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Reading Theology with Wisdom and Love

Posted on : February 27, 2019

One of the greatest challenges I faced as a seminarian and grad student in theology was the fearful prospect of having to make a skilled judgment about what I was reading. It was not uncommon… Continue Reading

Reading Theology with Wisdom and Love

Posted on : February 27, 2019

One of the greatest challenges I faced as a seminarian and grad student in theology was the fearful prospect of having to make a skilled judgment about what I was reading. It was not uncommon… Continue Reading

Influence, Authority, and Legacy: Early Christian Women’s Contributions to Theology

Posted on : February 20, 2019

The story we tell of early Christianity tends to focus almost exclusively on the church fathers and their contributions leading to major developments in Christian theology. Women’s contributions are often seen as ancillary to the… Continue Reading

The Perils and Promise of Transformation (Practically Speaking)

Posted on : February 18, 2019

The promise of change and transformation is captivating to the human spirit. For followers of Jesus, transformation is supposed to occur as a result of Christian faith and living. Revelation 21:5 echoes the declaration in… Continue Reading

Building a New Testament Library: Philippians – Philemon

Posted on : February 13, 2019

Although older, two of the most valuable commentaries on Philippians are those of Gordon D. Fee (New International Commentary on the New Testament [NICNT]; Eerdmans, 1995) and Markus Bockmuehl (Black’s New Testament Commentary [BNTC]; Hendrickson,… Continue Reading

On Connecting and Social Media

Posted on : February 11, 2019

Over lunch recently, a ministerial colleague and I were discussing the various ways local churches seek to use social media to promote their ministry. He and I have served in a variety of contexts, and… Continue Reading

What Is Grace?

Posted on : February 6, 2019

John Wesley, like all Protestants, believed we are saved by grace alone. But what is grace? The common definition in both standard English and theological dictionaries is something like the unmerited favor of God. The… Continue Reading

United Methodists and the Ecumenical Vocation

Posted on : February 4, 2019

United Methodists might be surprised to learn that our denomination has a constitutional mandate committing us to unity in the body of Christ “at all levels of church life” (The Book of Discipline of the… 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 …