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Theology and Education
James Salley speaks about his vision for Africa University, the United Methodist-related institution in Zimbabwe. Salley was recently named president and chief executive officer of Africa University (Tennessee) Inc. He continues in his role as associate vice chancellor for institutional advancement. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

James Salley on growing tomorrow’s African leaders

On the occasion of being named president and chief executive officer of Africa University (Tennessee) Inc., James Salley looks back on the 30-year history of the United Methodist university in Zimbabwe and shares his hopes for the future.
Theology and Education
A 2022 edition of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible updates language, grammar and punctuation aimed at increasing the Bible's accuracy. Image by Canva.

Update aims to make Bible translation more accurate

A 2022 edition of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible updates language, grammar and punctuation aimed at increasing the Bible's accuracy.
Mission and Ministry
The ordination of Bishop Francis Asbury performed by Bishop Thomas Coke in Baltimore, Md., at the Christmas Conference, the historic meeting establishing the Methodist Episcopal Church of the United States in 1784. An engraving by A. Gilchrist Campbell from a painting by Thomas Coke Ruckle, 1882. Courtesy of the Drew University Methodist Collection (Madison, New Jersey) via Wikimedia Commons.

Ask The UMC: What influence did Francis Asbury have on the role of bishops?

Francis Asbury set the precedent for the work of Methodist bishops as organizers of ministry, as a source of unity, and in developing consensus.
Theology and Education
The Rev. William J. “Billy” Abraham, a longtime professor at Perkins School of Theology, is shown here at Perkins Chapel in Dallas in 2014. Abraham died Oct. 7 at 73. File photo by Hillsman Stuart Jackson, © Southern Methodist University.

Billy Abraham, traditionalist scholar, dies

Longtime Perkins School of Theology professor never shied from a debate but maintained friendships across the theological divide.

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