The biblical mandate is clear—the people of God should be welcoming the stranger, even when it's risky and uncomfortable, because in doing so, they are welcoming God. In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Amy Oden shares about this essential Christian practice as its woven throughout Scripture and in early Christian tradition.
The life and ministry of Dr. Billy Graham has impacted millions of people all over the world. His name has become synonymous with his "crusades," which won masses of people to Christ. Yet, most people know little of how his ministry began. In today's post, Jake Hanson shares what he learned about Dr. Graham's personal faith history and early ministry.
If 70% of the world's population doesn't get its information through literacy, could it be that the methods we're using to reach them with the gospel need to be reconsidered? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Russell West illustrates why it's important to reach oral cultures through oral methods, and work on enhancing the qualities already present in leaders of the church.
It is well known that early Methodism was especially concerned for the poor of society. The Methodist revival included field preaching to coalminers and the establishment of schools, employment opportunities, and special banks for the poor. Andrew Dragos suggests 4 reasons why Wesleyan spirituality was oriented toward the under-classes of society.
Joel Mooneyhan shares what his craft has taught him about using art as a form of outreach.
Humanity has always been characterized by a toxic proclivity to exclude. Exclusion in capitalist countries materializes as a war between economic classes. Within families and small communities, exclusion damages or destroys interpersonal relationships. But God’s answer to exclusion is not self-preservation; it is hospitality.
Have you ever wondered whether it was a good idea to have entertainment that is overtly Christian? Chris McCreary shares some thoughts about the upcoming movie sequel, God's Not Dead 2 and what it means for both Christians and non-Christians.
Jesus said that the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few, which still seems to be true of the mission field and church today. In this article, Stan Self offers 7 ways to foster a climate of listening for God's calling within the local church.
On a recent Sunday, we celebrated the sacrament of baptism, received by the child of a new family who joined that same day. After...
Gareth Higgs shares 4 keys his local church took to become a more missionally-minded British Methodist congregation.