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As we continue our Seedbed series Practical Divinity, today we focus on how understanding the means of grace sheds light on our own role in reaching others. We offer three practical ways in which John Wesley's means of grace impacts our Christian witness.   

Caleb Friedeman’s recent post titled “Eight Things Wesleyans Could Learn from Neo-Calvinists” seemed to be right and true. It got me thinking, however, about...
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http://youtu.be/6sG08YuAZEU Dr. Ben Witherington III discusses why he considers the Wesleyan understanding of the gospel to be most faithful to Scripture. View our growing playlist of...

When thinking of the Wesleyan understanding of God’s love, keep in mind both ways of describing grace. Mercy is the love of God toward the individual. It forgives, embraces, and accepts. Power is the love of God within the individual. It transforms and makes new.
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http://youtu.be/Jwb9LdSCtkI What is justifying grace? Dr. Chuck Gutenson here discusses this ever important part of the order of salvation. View our growing playlist of Seven Minute...

Read this reflection on Lent as Evelyn Bence draws comparisons to Popeye, the Apostle Paul, and herself.
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What happens to those who never hear the gospel? In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Ben Witherington tackles the problem by drawing a parallel to how God will deal with his people Israel at the end of the age, a theme treated in Romans 11.

Brian Shelton realized that gaining clarity when it comes to predestination and free will is to be found not in the synthesis of these two doctrines, but in their separation. Read about his journey into exploring the biblical foundation for prevenient grace.

The story of restoration is a story written for all, excluding no one. Read more from David Hull as he shares the gospel in story form.

http://youtu.be/EBWNsSMtou4 Dr. Kenneth Collins on the center of John Wesley's theology—holiness and grace. View our growing playlist of Seven Minute Seminary here.