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What Are They Saying about the Study of the Gospels?

Posted on : February 24, 2021

Over the past several years biblical scholarship has given vigorous attention to the character of our Gospels and to the most appropriate ways to read and understand them. And these recent years have witnessed significant… Continue Reading

What Are They Saying about the Study of the Gospels?

Posted on : February 24, 2021

Over the past several years biblical scholarship has given vigorous attention to the character of our Gospels and to the most appropriate ways to read and understand them. And these recent years have witnessed significant… Continue Reading

The Hole in Our Training: An Open Letter of Appeal to All Seminarians (2)

Posted on : February 17, 2021

The other day, I was reading a major Christian publication when I learned of yet another significant Christian leader embroiled in issues of sexual immorality. This all-too-familiar story is derailing an otherwise exceptional career and… Continue Reading

The Hole in Our Training: An Open Letter of Appeal to All Seminarians (2)

Posted on : February 17, 2021

The other day, I was reading a major Christian publication when I learned of yet another significant Christian leader embroiled in issues of sexual immorality. This all-too-familiar story is derailing an otherwise exceptional career and… Continue Reading

What Role Should Experience Play in Christian Spirituality? (2)

Posted on : February 15, 2021

In my last blog post, I outlined the role of experience in Christian spirituality and noted a variety of religious experiences. The task now is to assess, evaluate, and discern criteria for genuine and true… Continue Reading

The Trinity as Practical Divinity: The Trinitarian Vision of John Wesley

Posted on : February 10, 2021

Elmer Colyer’s The Trinitarian Dimension of John Wesley’s Theology (New Room, 2019) is by far the most extensive examination of Wesley’s trinitarianism. In it Colyer shows in great detail the pervasiveness of the Trinity throughout… Continue Reading

Lent Is a Chance to Let God Destroy Our Idols

Posted on : February 8, 2021

Many Christians mark the season of Lent with a time of an emphasis on prayer, reflection, and self-sacrifice. Using Jesus’s example of being separated and alone in the wilderness for forty days of fasting and… Continue Reading

Lent Is a Chance to Let God Destroy Our Idols

Posted on : February 8, 2021

Many Christians mark the season of Lent with a time of an emphasis on prayer, reflection, and self-sacrifice. Using Jesus’s example of being separated and alone in the wilderness for forty days of fasting and… Continue Reading

Educational Insights for Seminarians

Posted on : February 3, 2021

What does it mean when we say we have learned something? Why do we forget so much of the information we are taught in church? Perhaps how teachers teach is not necessarily how learners learn?… Continue Reading

On Preparation

Posted on : February 1, 2021

I asked a seminary student what she wanted to read about in Catalyst, since this is a resource for seminarians. What would be helpful to her? She answered by asking, “Seminary is meant to prepare… 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 …