For Wesleyans the contemporary food movement shouldn’t be seen as something new. Rather, for Christians in Wesleyan traditions the principles motivating today’s food movement are part of our ecclesiastical DNA. Read more from ethical farmer Bill Guerrant in today's piece.
In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Sandra Richter shares on the topic of Christians and environmentalism, and why the Bible has more to say on the topic than most people think.
In the New Testament, what is the link between theology and ethics; between what Christians believe and how Christians behave? In Part II of this video series, Ben Witherington suggests that behavior can and does affect a person's eternity.
In the New Testament, what is the link between theology and ethics; between what Christians believe and how Christians behave? In this video, Ben Witherington introduces the idea and proposes that the imago dei is this important link.
Islamaphobia is real and has expressed itself in recent Christian publications in ways that simply don't reflect the heart of the gospel. Drawing on the example of Raymond Lull, who lived through the Crusades, Timothy Tennent puts forth a proper Christian response to radical Islam like that of ISIS.
In a world of vast economic change, can the gospel inform our vision and practice of work and the economy? Using the Wesleyan movement as an example, Dr. Greg Forster of Acton University discusses how the gospel can lead to positive impact on the economy and on community's lives.
Wesley and his followers of the first 150 years or so did not deploy the institutional church for routine engagement in political specifics. Instead they produced Christians and citizens who understood they operated under God in a wider social accountability. Their faithfulness could bring blessings upon their nation, and their sins could contribute to divine judgment and social decay.
The Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 has gotten a lot of attention of late. Those who want to change The United Methodist Church’s position on same-sex practices cite it frequently. Did James and the other apostles decide that portions of the Mosaic law no longer applied to them? In what ways is our current debate similar to and different from the Jerusalem Council?
What does the Bible teach about remarriage and divorce? Are there ever exceptions? Dr. Craig Keener leads us in a sensible discussion on a very sensitive and pressing subject. Watch this for information on remarriage and divorce in biblical perspective.
The problem of violence in the Old Testament doesn't involve what we'd call mere criminality. The real problem is divinely sanctioned, divinely commanded violence, and...