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John Wesley did not consider eating to be a morally neutral act. In fact, wellness and diet were central to Wesley’s message in ways that might seem strange to most American churchgoers today. Read more on the blog from Bill Guerrant, a farmer and leader in the food movement.

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.

Biblical singleness more closely aligns to the concept of “single-­minded focus” or “exclusivity of intent” or the “undivided life.”

Same-sex marriage has quickly become the presenting moral issue that divides our culture. The US Supreme Court will soon offer a ruling on whether or not states can ban gay marriage. Read up on 7 facts related to gay marriage in today's article by Andrew Dragos.

Helping our churches make this transition from Christendom to post-­Christendom may be one of the most important pastoral challenges we have faced in decades.

Scientists, philosophers, and sociologists have long debated as to which was stronger: nature or nurture. It is clear that our genetics can affect things like our decision-making and personalities. But, how can these factors affect disciple-making?
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In this Seven Minute Seminary, Craig Keener helps explain the context of Israel's laws by pointing out that many of the laws were admittedly meant to limit sin, not abolish it altogether.
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In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Mark Ongley explains that the starting point for sexuality in God's design is a healthy relationship.

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.

Though not yet having undergone gender-reassignment surgery, Bruce Jenner has taken several steps towards becoming a woman, including asking the public to call him Caitlyn. In this article, John A. Murdock navigates the issue with sensitivity and care.

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