Bible & Theology Archives - Seedbed

For many today, notions of “the wrath of God” may seem outdated, questionable, or even backward. Regardless, the theme of God’s wrath permeates all of Scripture and was a central theme in the DNA of the Wesleyan revival. Paul Lawler offers 4 reasons why we should retain this important doctrine.

Do you wonder why some denominations ordain women and some do not? Kelly Soifer shares from the Free Methodist tradition.
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In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Jackson Lashier shares three reasons why knowing church history matters, and how it can make a difference in the life of discipleship.

Jesus' birth will gave rise to rumors of the kind that travel faster than a brushfire. Two realities, laid side by side: Royal birth. Royal scandal.

http://youtu.be/Qq-IfhdXDzg Dr. Richard Bauckham and Dr. Ben Witherington III discuss Jesus' divinity and how monotheism was conceived in the New Testament.
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What's the point of including genealogies in the Bible? Why are they included in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and what's the reason for some of the differences in them? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Craig Keener explains the function of Jesus' genealogies.

What was the first Christmas really like? When did the Magi visit Jesus, and how about the shepherds? In this video, Dr. Craig Keener shares historical background that illumines the Christmas story found in the Gospels. He reveals how the Gospels choose to contrast the powerful with the weak and the illuminating parallels between Jesus and Caesar Augustus.
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Can we trust the Bible? In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Bill Mounce responds to the notion, made popular in recent years by writers like Bart Ehrman, that the Greek manuscripts of the Bible are too different to provide reliable testimony concerning its claims.

Practical Divnity | Can a person know they're saved? John Wesley certainly thought so. He believed assurance was a common privilege of the children of God. Read this introduction to Wesley's docrine of assurance with 3 ways in which it makes a difference.

There is no more popular single word which summarizes the Christian faith than the word “gospel.” It comes from a word in the New Testament which means “the good message” or “the good news.”