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Liturgical Mission: The Work of the People for the Sake of the World

Posted on : October 26, 2022

When most Christians think of worship and liturgy, mission is not the first thing that comes to mind. We mostly agree that worship is central to who we are and that it is an essential… Continue Reading

Is It Biblical?

Posted on : October 24, 2022

In various contexts, I often hear or read the word biblical. In my experience, it’s typically used in reference to theological perspectives, moral decisions, or worldviews in general. One might, for instance, refer to biblical… Continue Reading

Building a Theological Bookshelf: Systematic Theology

Posted on : October 19, 2022

Systematic theology is a vast field with a wide range of sub-disciples and a seemingly endless number of scholarly approaches. It is nearly impossible to keep up with the number of publications annually, so a… Continue Reading

The United in United Methodist

Posted on : October 17, 2022

It may come as a surprise to the uninitiated in United Methodist history that the word United was not originally, formally associated with “the people called Methodists.” When and why did United come into the… Continue Reading

The Making of Biblical Womanhood

Posted on : October 12, 2022

“You want me to finish this book,” I said to my husband. It was early in March 2020—just one month before my manuscript deadline and just days before COVID-19 shut down the world. At the… Continue Reading

The Wonder in Silence

Posted on : October 10, 2022

When I was young, my grandmother had strict rules against working on Sundays. We were not allowed to do household chores, work in the yard, or do other such jobs. She insisted that we remember… Continue Reading

What Makes a Nation Christian?

Posted on : October 5, 2022

One of the prominent movements influencing American politics today is Christian nationalism. This is not a new phenomenon. Christian nationalism in one form or another has existed throughout American history. Nor is it uniquely American,… Continue Reading

What Makes a Nation Christian?

Posted on : October 5, 2022

One of the prominent movements influencing American politics today is Christian nationalism. This is not a new phenomenon. Christian nationalism in one form or another has existed throughout American history. Nor is it uniquely American,… Continue Reading

On Belonging

Posted on : October 3, 2022

“Belonging” seems to be a new buzzword. Everywhere I turn at my university people are talking about how students leave because they don’t feel that they belong, or we come up with new programs to… 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 …