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Extended Christian Life and the Church

Posted on : April 21, 2021

  Question: “What does a prosthetic limb, a continuous glucose monitor, and a cell phone all have in common?” Answer: “They all extend human capacities beyond their normal limitations.” An artificial limb enhances an amputee’s… Continue Reading

How Did We Get the Bible?

Posted on : April 19, 2021

Scripture doesn’t tell us much about the process by which it came to be. However, there are a few passages that give us clues. Second Peter informs us: “Above all, you must understand that no… Continue Reading

Thinking Biblically about Diversity

Posted on : April 14, 2021

Diversity is an intrinsically complex concept. It is not redundant, nor a case of circular reasoning, to say that there multiple ways to think about diversity. The term itself invites as many perspectives as there… Continue Reading

Thinking Biblically about Diversity

Posted on : April 14, 2021

Diversity is an intrinsically complex concept. It is not redundant, nor a case of circular reasoning, to say that there multiple ways to think about diversity. The term itself invites as many perspectives as there… Continue Reading

The Crowded Road to Emmaus

Posted on : April 12, 2021

Not long ago, a friend shared with me how a series of unexpected difficulties impacted her life. She couldn’t understand how these things could happen to someone like her. She said she believed in God,… Continue Reading

Pistis (Faith) Conversations in New Testament Scholarship

Posted on : April 7, 2021

Mark Twain once said, wryly, “Faith is believin’ what you know ain’t so.” Many Christians, including myself, would have much to disagree with in Twain’s description, but one thing he got right about virtually all… Continue Reading

Sabbath…And It Was Good

Posted on : April 5, 2021

Time is the first thing marked holy in Scripture. After all of the light and darkness, land and sea, stars and moon, birds and sea creatures, after all that God created and saw and called… 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 …