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Luther, Plagues, and Christian Responsibility

Posted on : March 30, 2020

All across the world today, people are dying, schools have been closed, and universities have transitioned to distance learning as students are sent to their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The public are told… Continue Reading

Free Guide to Creating Online, Participatory Worship Services

Posted on : March 23, 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, church leaders are conducting worship online. It is tempting to merely stream sermons or create podcasts of sermons. Yet congregants are overloaded with information and deprived of meaningful connection. Congregants… Continue Reading

Learning Theology and Ethics from The Life of a Slave Girl

Posted on : March 16, 2020

In her Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861), Harriet Jacobs, writing under the pseudonym Linda Brent, relates her birth into and escape from nineteenth-century American slavery. Born in Edenton, North Carolina, in… Continue Reading

Fasting: It Never Was Really about Lent

Posted on : March 9, 2020

Tis the season for “giving up.” It is, after all, Lent, the liturgical season prior to Easter, which recalls the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness. For centuries, faithful Christians have fasted as a… Continue Reading

Evangelism in a Plural World (5): Encourage (to Take the Next Step of Faith)

Posted on : March 4, 2020

In most of life we need encouragement. When classes in school become difficult, I need someone to say to us, “Keep at it. Your hard work will pay off. Don’t quit.” When relationships break down… Continue Reading

Evangelism in a Plural World (4): Articulate the Story of God in Christ

Posted on : March 2, 2020

Most people I know are able to share stories of good news. If they are football fans, they will talk freely to others about their favorite team, especially if it is having a winning season.… 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 …