The Parousia Prognosis


A compelling examination of the Lord’s return through the words of Jesus in the gospels.

Parousia – puh-rew-‘see-uh – An official visit, presence, return. 

“For those who are interested in an honest, thoughtful, and balanced consideration of the relevant biblical texts concerning the glorious appearing of our Lord, Dr. Joab Lohara offers a most worthy contribution. Here is a tried and tested servant leader, no mere academic scholar. He once again proves himself to be a careful and critical thinker, competent to engage both the heart and the mind as he interacts with the writings of some of the most prominent and influential theologians in the history of the church. I am helped by this teaching, as my heart cries out more than ever: Come Lord Jesus!” (Rev. Douglas Corlew)


Dr. Joab Lohara

Navigating Transitions

Fraser Venter’s spiritual journey has included periods that seem like “incredible highs with God.” He has also experienced times when he felt spiritually low, but much of the journey has involved in-between spaces where he “felt like God was forming me, but I didn’t know what it meant.”

Loving the LGBTQ+ Community From Where We Stand

How can churches reach and serve people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer without compromising the truth of Scripture?
Feature Article by Jeff Finley

Rooting Kids in the Holy Spirit

The ROOTS children’s curriculum is back with a new emphasis: the fruit of the Spirit.
Feature Article by Jeff Finley

Let the Band Play: Multiplying Disciples and Churches

The sign of a true disciple is to help someone else become a disciple.
By Larry Walkemeyer

Learn, Seek, Defend, Take Up, Plead

Love is the compelling force for justice work.
By Kevin Austin

Discovering the Love Required of Us

Free Methodist author Liz Cornell’s “The Love Required of Us” helps churches and people with racial understanding and reconciliation.
By Jeff Finley

Trading Legalism for God’s Holy Love

The legalistic approach to religion hindered my understanding of God’s deep love.
By Kathy Gaulton

Introducing The Free Methodist Way

It is our hope that The Free Methodist Way will become an important tool in our work of discipleship and leadership development.
By Bishop Keith Cowart