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In the Margins of the Church

Posted on : December 19, 2022

In a strange confluence of events, I found myself writing a master’s thesis on the apostle Paul’s usage of the term “body” while having my own body examined and tested by several medical specialists. My… Continue Reading

Creation, Culture, and a Missional Approach to Church History

Posted on : December 14, 2022

The term “church history” immediately conjures up a collage of images: Gothic script and stone cathedrals; flowing vestments, gleaming chalices, bones, and books. The thing is, most conventional accounts of church history masquerade as comprehensive… Continue Reading

A Time to Ponder, a Time to Proclaim

Posted on : December 12, 2022

“Mary treasured up all [the words of the shepherds] and pondered them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19) In Luke’s account of the birth of Christ, we see angelic messengers proclaim the newborn king. Shepherds, the… Continue Reading

In a Complicated World, the Spirit Is with Us

Posted on : December 7, 2022

  At one of the most pivotal moments in the history of the early apostolic church—an inflection point recorded in the book of Acts—we read: While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy… Continue Reading

On Friendship

Posted on : December 5, 2022

Three of my best friends and I sat on a bench at the back of the chapel after vespers, after an evening of sunset canoeing and the kind of day that makes me expel an… 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 …