In 18th century Methodism, ordering people according to gender and marital status and putting them in micro-communities catalyzed spiritual growth of regions and realigned the spiritual trajectory of entire nations. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video of Kevin Watson painting a compelling picture of Wesleyan band meetings.
I was recently listening to a member of my church talk about stewardship. As chairman of my parish council, I am chairman of the...
Sequence is everything. What comes first? What comes second? In today's post, our sower in chief J. D. Walt challenges the way we typically envision the spiritual disciplines.
The American culture is marked by its individualistic ideals. However, the body of Christ does not function effectively on an individualistic basis. Andy Hogue explains our intense need for discipleship within the body of Christ and shares four things we should include in our discipleship efforts.
In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. David Durst suggests that in order to effectively communicate the good news as a Christian evangelist, we should first take into account everyone's unique stories and backgrounds.
Reading the Bible can lead to knowledge of God, and knowledge of God can lead to salvation.
How people pray greatly impacts what they believe. The early Church taught its people prayers and how to pray so that their faith would be correct and intact. It was one of the ways the Church discipled its people and encouraged them in their spiritual life and growth. Read more from Steven Bruns as he continues his series on discipleship in the early church.
The parable of the Good Samaritan continues to be one of the most well-known stories of Scripture. There remain, however, treasures to be gleaned by reading it with fresh eyes and from insights of different people groups. In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Mark Allen Powell shows the surprising results of simply empathizing with an unsuspecting character in the story.
In today's Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. John Oswalt encourages us to believe and receive the biblical promise that the Holy Spirit enables Christians to live for and please God, day by day, without limit, and without rival.
Why do we pray? Is it for us, or for God? The truth is, there’s a both/and character to our prayers—it is both petition and formation.