Wired to connect

A scientist says our need to connect is as fundamental as our need for food and water.…

Done fixing the church

A young pastor writes about learning to turn the future over to God.…

Power and the church

Andy Crouch reflects on how to recognize and use the gift that most eludes the church.…

Ben Witherington III

A New Testament scholar influencing the cultureBen Witherington

Witherington, a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary who has written more than 40 books, conducts seminars to combat Biblical illiteracy and is interviewed frequently on radio and TV.

Steve Moore

Serving and changing the world as a foundation CEO

Steve MooreThe CEO and executive director of the Murdock Trust has turned to other John Wesley Fellows about how to apply Wesleyan distinctives in the 21st-century context.

Ecclesial Challenges and the Millennial Generation

By G. Stephen Blakemore, associate professor of philosophy, Wesley Biblical Seminary

Is another gospel spreading among our youth? This essay focuses on the details of “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism” in order to explore new ways of being and living that may …

Ministering outside the pulpit

The percentage of M.Div. graduates who plan to minister full-time in a church has been declining. …

Seminarians, Seminaries, and the American Spiritual Landscape

By Frederick W. Schmidt, director of spiritual formation and Anglican studies, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Among the challenges that Protestant seminarians will face as they begin their studies are the fundamentally different impulses at work in the

Seminaries and the Future

Martin E. Marty tries to locate seminaries and graduate divinity schools in the public economy.…

Struggling seminaries

As Americans become less religious, seminaries face an uncertain future. Consider Luther Seminary.…

Q&A with a divinity dean

A Yale theologian, Emilie M. Townes, says Vanderbilt has a “progressive edge.”

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January 25, 2021

The task of faithfully pastoring a church so that its life together would embody Christ’s life and ministry has never been easy. It is even harder today in a deadly pandemic …

January 20, 2021

In 2015, Pauline scholars were eager to read the much-anticipated study by John M. G. Barclay entitled Paul and the Gift (Eerdmans) and it did not disappoint. It quickly became a …

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October 20, 2020

We have great news to share! The AFTE Advisory Task Force has been busy working on developing podcasts and they …

October 4, 2020

The 2020 AFTE Christmas Conference will take place December 10-12, 2020. This year the conference will be held virtually via …