Howard Snyder Archives - Seedbed

I am seventy-eight years old, and I have never seen the United States in a more precarious or vulnerable position. And I am an...

I’m a Wesleyan. Always have been, always will be. However, as I look across the landscape of American evangelicalism, it’s hard to escape the...

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.

For months and now years, the news has been full of weather disasters. Fires and horrendous mudslides in California; repeated blizzards and “thundersnow” in...

What is the strongest answer Wesleyan Arminianism has for 5-Point Calvinism? David Hatton explains his journey of understanding both doctrinal stances and calls for a better understanding of our strongest argument: Prevenient Grace.

What happens to those who have never heard the gospel? In today's article, Brian Shelton, a new expert on the scriptural basis for prevenient grace, explores how this Wesleyan theological theme might make a difference in the destiny of the unevangelized.

A better understanding of the idea of power can aid us in understanding the love of God in partnership with his sovereignty. Leah Hartman shares what she learned about these dynamics in the context of her relationship with the man who would later become her husband.

How large should your church be? Silly question, you say. Depending on your theology or worldview, you might add: * Large as possible! Bigger is better! *...
Seedbed - Seven Minute Seminary

Does Romans 9-11 teach Calvinist predestination? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Ben Witherington explains that Paul's aim is to refute the idea that God now favored the Romans, or Gentiles, rather than the Jews. In the process, he explains how the terms predestination, election, and salvation relate—or don't relate—to one another.
Seedbed - Seven Minute Seminary

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.