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This Is the Way

Posted on : May 16, 2022

I’ve been a fan of Star Wars since its beginning. I’m enough of a fan to know my depth of knowledge, nuanced understanding, and level of involvement are considered casual (at best) in the scheme… Continue Reading

After (United) Methodism

Posted on : May 9, 2022

As of May 1, the largest body of Methodists in the world has split, officially, into The United Methodist Church (UMC) and the Global Methodist Church (GMC), formalizing divisions that had until now been contained,… Continue Reading

Losing Our Religion—Is That Possible?

Posted on : May 4, 2022

A vegan, an atheist, and a cross-fitter walked into a bar. We know this because they each announced it to everyone in the bar within two minutes of entering. Virtue-signaling, such as we find in… Continue Reading

Reform and Separation from a Wesleyan Perspective

Posted on : May 2, 2022

When efforts to reform one’s church fail, is separation a prudent choice? Or is it better to spare the church yet another division and do one’s best to worship and live faithfully as a diehard… Continue Reading

Reform and Separation from a Wesleyan Perspective

Posted on : May 2, 2022

When efforts to reform one’s church fail, is separation a prudent choice? Or is it better to spare the church yet another division and do one’s best to worship and live faithfully as a diehard… Continue Reading

Reading Romans with a Master Guide

Posted on : April 25, 2022

Years ago, in the New Testament postgraduate seminar at the University of Aberdeen, we took a break from our usual diet of engaging each other’s papers and guest presentations in order to read through Romans… Continue Reading

Challenges and Opportunities for Evangelism Today

Posted on : April 20, 2022

“What if evangelism is one of the things that our world needs most?” Brian McLaren’s penetrating question offers an apt avenue to launch this essay. His question takes us on a different tack from most… Continue Reading

Challenges and Opportunities for Evangelism Today

Posted on : April 20, 2022

“What if evangelism is one of the things that our world needs most?” Brian McLaren’s penetrating question offers an apt avenue to launch this essay. His question takes us on a different tack from most… Continue Reading

Reading while White (4)

Posted on : April 18, 2022

In an earlier period of my life, I slogged through a master’s degree while working for a business in Midtown Atlanta. One day, I found myself idling in the city’s famously inert rush hour traffic,… Continue Reading

Building a New Testament Library: Hebrews—Revelation

Posted on : April 13, 2022

I had one opportunity to spend time one-on-one with the late James D. G. (“Jimmy”) Dunn. In that delightful time, we bonded over our love for the letters from Hebrews to Jude, and he shared… Continue Reading

Recalculating

Posted on : April 11, 2022

I don’t always have the best sense of direction. That’s one reason why I was particularly thankful when GPS systems became available for our cars. I no longer had to pull over to look at… Continue Reading
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May 16, 2022

I’ve been a fan of Star Wars since its beginning. I’m enough of a fan to know my depth of knowledge, nuanced understanding, and level of involvement are considered casual (at …

May 9, 2022

As of May 1, the largest body of Methodists in the world has split, officially, into The United Methodist Church (UMC) and the Global Methodist Church (GMC), formalizing divisions that had …

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March 8, 2022

The 2022 AFTE Christmas Conference was held at The Woodlands Methodist Church in The Woodlands Texas January 13-15, 2022. Both …

November 29, 2021

The 2022 AFTE Christmas Conference will take place at The Woodlands Methodist Church in The Woodlands Texas January 13-15, 2022. …