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Science and Theology: Two Witnesses to Reality

Posted on : November 28, 2018

I was asked to write about the state of the science and faith conversation within the evangelical community – broadly defined. I write not as an outsider who sits some safe distance away and tries… Continue Reading

The One Church Plan: Problems of Governance and Theology

Posted on : November 21, 2018

The United Methodist Church (UMC) stands on the brink of formal division. Different groups within the church are at loggerheads over how we can best live together – if indeed we can live together –… Continue Reading

The One Church Plan: Problems of Governance and Theology

Posted on : November 21, 2018

The United Methodist Church (UMC) stands on the brink of formal division. Different groups within the church are at loggerheads over how we can best live together – if indeed we can live together –… Continue Reading

How Good Is the Good News?

Posted on : November 19, 2018

I’ve been in evangelical churches and circles for over forty years. I’ve taught theology for over twenty years in evangelical institutions. My experience and those of the majority of my students is that the gospel… Continue Reading

Spiritual Formation in Seminary: How Is This to Be Done?

Posted on : November 14, 2018

If pastoral scandals publicized in popular media do not convince us, if research informing us that young people avoid church because they think Christian leaders are not behaving like Christ does not convince us, at… Continue Reading

The Connection of Scripture and Doctrine in Early Christian Exegesis

Posted on : November 12, 2018

The confusion among Christians regarding core doctrines of the faith, recently highlighted in a survey published in Christianity Today, is not simply the result of a lack of teaching. The problem, rather, is that most… Continue Reading

Building a New Testament Library: Romans – Ephesians

Posted on : November 7, 2018

It is fair to say that more commentaries are published on the letters of Paul from Romans through Ephesians than most other biblical books. This is a blessing but also presents a challenge as students… Continue Reading

Still a Young Theologian

Posted on : November 5, 2018

A few weeks ago I got to speak at a prayer retreat in West Virginia. A Church of God (Anderson, IN) women’s organization runs this annual retreat, and as I walked into the cafeteria for… Continue Reading

Still a Young Theologian

Posted on : November 5, 2018

A few weeks ago I got to speak at a prayer retreat in West Virginia. A Church of God (Anderson, IN) women’s organization runs this annual retreat, and as I walked into the cafeteria for… Continue Reading
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January 23, 2023

“An abba said, ‘The prophets wrote books, then came our fathers, who put them into practice. Those who came after them learnt them by heart. Then came the present generation, who …

January 23, 2023

“An abba said, ‘The prophets wrote books, then came our fathers, who put them into practice. Those who came after them learnt them by heart. Then came the present generation, who …

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December 16, 2022

AFTE is now accepting scholarship applications for 2023. Applications and required supporting materials are due in the AFTE office no …

July 1, 2022

A Foundation for Theological Education (AFTE) John Wesley Fellowships have been awarded to six doctoral students. The John Wesley Fellows …