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Scripture, Ministry, and Moral Injury

Posted on : September 29, 2021

When thinking about those who need ministry care within our congregations, it’s easy to overlook service members, veterans, and military families. They often appear composed, resolute, and strong. Yet caregivers both inside and outside the… Continue Reading

Just Tell the Truth

Posted on : September 27, 2021

St. Augustine, writing in what is arguably the most influential handbook for preachers in the Christian tradition (De Doctrina Christiana) begins by citing the experience and words of St. Paul to emphasize the importance of… Continue Reading

Christians and COVID

Posted on : September 20, 2021

Christians and COVID—what are the issues and possible responses? Earlier this summer, D. Gareth Jones, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy in the University of Otago (NZ) and renowned bioethicist, wrote an important essay outlining how the… Continue Reading

The Practice of Lectio Divina

Posted on : September 13, 2021

[Note: This article is part of a series on engaging Scripture as a means of spiritual formation.] Lectio divina is a formational approach to Bible reading in which the reader takes seriously that the primary… Continue Reading

Preaching: Preparation and Trust

Posted on : September 6, 2021

One of the pandemic’s “gifts” to me was that, for the first time in years, I started watching videos of my preaching on a regular basis. It wasn’t intentional. Mostly I’ve been watching the videos… 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 …