Building a Theological Library: Historical Theology

Posted on : November 23, 2022

St. Vladimir’s Popular Patristics Series Building a historical theology library must begin with primary sources. I know that many of you are looking to this series for recommendations of recent scholarship to keep your library… Continue Reading

Removing Blocks to Reading Scripture for the Love of God and Neighbor

Posted on : November 21, 2022

In On Christian Doctrine, Augustine wrote, “So anyone who thinks that he has understood the divine scriptures or any part of them, but cannot by his understanding build up this double love of God and… Continue Reading

On Spiritual Idolatry

Posted on : November 16, 2022

Concern for idolatry permeates the Scriptures. If idolatry is understood as turning away from God and placing one’s trust in someone or something else, it appears as early as Gen 3. John Wesley addresses it… Continue Reading

What Use Is a Pastor?

Posted on : November 14, 2022

Just recently, in my eighth year as a pastor, serving my fourth congregation, for the first time, I found myself in one of the most stereotyped pastoral circumstances: the middle of the night phone call… Continue Reading

Centering Prayer and Deep Formation in Christ

Posted on : November 9, 2022

“In a revealed religion, silence with God has a value in itself and for its own sake, just because God is God. Failure to recognize the value of merely being with God, as the beloved,… Continue Reading

On Traffic Circles and Theological Education

Posted on : November 7, 2022

“To teach is to create a space where obedience to truth is practiced.” (Parker Palmer, To Know as We Are Known) Despite all anecdotal evidence to the contrary, traffic circles do not exist to test… Continue Reading

Practicing Truth Together

Posted on : November 2, 2022

When I first drafted my proposal for the book that would become Untrustworthy: The Knowledge Crisis Breaking Our Brains, Polluting Our Politics, and Corrupting Christian Community (Baker Academic, 2022), my literary agent had some feedback.… Continue Reading
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A Foundation for Theological Education (AFTE) John Wesley Fellowships have been awarded to six doctoral students. The John Wesley Fellows …