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Knowing God

Posted on : November 27, 2019

In the first article for this series I highlighted the universality of grace. Keeping in mind that for Wesley grace is both the unmerited favor of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, we… Continue Reading

Encouragement for Weary Preachers

Posted on : November 20, 2019

What can we do when we’ve lost the heart to preach? Many of us are familiar with this experience. But many of us bury our lack of enthusiasm and feelings of exhaustion and hopelessness and… Continue Reading

Cultivating Joy through Theological Study

Posted on : November 18, 2019

Make time to study. For the seminarian, the need is obvious. Whether to read required texts, research a term paper, or prepare for a final exam, there is certain expectation that a fair amount of… Continue Reading

The Church and Its Missional Vocation

Posted on : November 13, 2019

When the Argentinian mission leader René Padilla addressed the important Lausanne Assembly in 1974, he said there is “no use in taking for granted that we all agree on the Gospel that has been entrusted… Continue Reading

Evangelism in a Plural World: (2) Listen

Posted on : November 11, 2019

Bill Clinton once said that being president was a lot like running a cemetery. “You have a lot of people under you, but nobody is listening.” With the ubiquity of social media, we might think… Continue Reading

Building an Old Testament Library: Samuel–Job

Posted on : November 6, 2019

Biblical exposition is becoming a lost craft. These days what I mostly hear from the pulpit is either meandering personal reflection or speculative historicizing in the style of academic exegesis (“you see, back then people… Continue Reading

Building an Old Testament Library: Samuel–Job

Posted on : November 6, 2019

Biblical exposition is becoming a lost craft. These days what I mostly hear from the pulpit is either meandering personal reflection or speculative historicizing in the style of academic exegesis (“you see, back then people… Continue Reading

Randy Maddox—A Wesleyan, RessourcementTheologian

Posted on : November 4, 2019

This year Randy Maddox retires from teaching Wesleyan and Methodist Studies at Duke Divinity School, where he has been on the faculty since 2005. In March, Maddox received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the… Continue Reading

Randy Maddox—A Wesleyan, RessourcementTheologian

Posted on : November 4, 2019

This year Randy Maddox retires from teaching Wesleyan and Methodist Studies at Duke Divinity School, where he has been on the faculty since 2005. In March, Maddox received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from 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 …