More than 12 million Americans call themselves United Methodists, but how many have a deep insight into the origins of the Methodist faith, or the way Wesleyan thought shapes denominational beliefs? Wesley Theological Seminary created an exciting opportunity for laypeople who want to learn more about their Wesleyan faith – the new Wesley Lay Academy. […]
Archives for June 2017
Rev. Jon Moore (M.Div. 2002) has been appointed to a new ministry placement as the pastor of First United Methodist Church in downtown Albuquerque, N.M., effective July 1, 2017.
Wesley Theological Seminary recently announced a unique partnership with Shenandoah University, located in Winchester, Va. This partnership offers the next generation of church leaders – both lay and clergy – a streamlined academic journey that eases the burden of student loans and advances new leaders into ministry more quickly. Described as a “3+3 fast-track agreement,” […]
As Rev. Kyle Durbin arrived at Frostburg United Methodist Church in Frostburg, Md., last summer, he brought with him a wealth of experience in theatre ministry – not just the occasional chancel drama, but theatre as a spiritual practice that transforms lives. A top priority for Durbin, who received his Master of Divinity from Wesley […]
When Dr. Shively Smith, assistant professor of New Testament, set out to write her latest book called, “Strangers to Family: Diaspora and 1 Peter’s invention of the household of God,” she first had to confront her own resistance to the text. But her interests were clear: she wanted to offer a re-framing of the biblical […]