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Doctrine and Discipline

Posted on : November 24, 2021

In the previous Consider Wesley we looked at the promise of holiness, that is, of restoring the image of God to humans such that they love as God loves, as the orienting core of Wesleyan… Continue Reading

Building a New Testament Library: Romans — Ephesians

Posted on : November 17, 2021

There are literally hundreds of commentaries written on the Bible. Many of us cannot afford to purchase anywhere near that number, nor would we have the time to read them all. That is why it… Continue Reading

Building a New Testament Library: Romans — Ephesians

Posted on : November 17, 2021

There are literally hundreds of commentaries written on the Bible. Many of us cannot afford to purchase anywhere near that number, nor would we have the time to read them all. That is why it… Continue Reading

Five Models of Scripture

Posted on : November 15, 2021

When one thinks about Scripture, particularly reading this sacred text, many think about what a passage or the whole canon says. One might also question how Scripture’s content informs how to read it. In Five… Continue Reading

Ecclesiology and the Small Church

Posted on : November 8, 2021

This fall Faith Communities Today, a research organization, released its FACT 2020 report on church attendance patterns in the US. This organization has been surveying thousands of congregations for the last twenty years. I paid… Continue Reading

Near-Death Experiences and the Church: Divine Revelation, Fantasy, or a Third Way?

Posted on : November 3, 2021

What is your biggest challenge in ministry, especially as it relates to your theology? I’ve asked this question many times to the graduates of the seminary that I teach, and the most frequent response relates… Continue Reading

Praying with Your Imagination

Posted on : November 1, 2021

Using your imagination as the primary means of interpreting Scripture doesn’t sound like rigorous Bible study. Yet, for nearly 500 years, the highly self-disciplined Society of the Jesuits have regularly engaged in the practice of… 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 …