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Politics and Truth

Posted on : June 29, 2020

I am concerned about our current climate of political polarization. My concern is not that people have different views about a wide range of issues or that they come to different conclusions. What concerns me… Continue Reading

The End of The Good Place

Posted on : June 22, 2020

[Warning: This essay contains spoilers about The Good Place.] While watching the final season of the NBC sitcom The Good Place, I couldn’t stop thinking about Gregory of Nyssa. A strange connection, perhaps, but, then,… Continue Reading

Ministry in the Newly Distanced Church (2)

Posted on : June 15, 2020

In my previous article, I talked about some ways the newly distanced church can think about worship, discipleship, and outreach in the still-developing COVID-19 crisis. Here, I offer some practical steps to consider for discipleship… Continue Reading

The General Rules: Continuing to Shape and Guide the People Called Methodist

Posted on : June 10, 2020

Whether one was introduced to Wesley’s General Rules for their historical significance in a seminary class or encountered them in sermons from pastors and bishops steeped in the Wesleyan tradition, the General Rules have an… Continue Reading

The General Rules: Continuing to Shape and Guide the People Called Methodist

Posted on : June 10, 2020

Whether one was introduced to Wesley’s General Rules for their historical significance in a seminary class or encountered them in sermons from pastors and bishops steeped in the Wesleyan tradition, the General Rules have an… Continue Reading

Ministry in the Newly Distanced Church (1)

Posted on : June 8, 2020

Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine,… Continue Reading

Ministry in the Newly Distanced Church (1)

Posted on : June 8, 2020

Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine,… Continue Reading

Prayer as First Response

Posted on : June 1, 2020

Public first responders are rightly honored for their courageous work. They are heroes and heroines who intervene to save and protect lives, often at the risk of their own. In many cases they are specially… 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 …