News & Culture Archives - Seedbed

When we approach the Bible other than a grand story that reveals God’s work in the world, we mischaracterize it.

Talking to a secular about life, then about limitations, then about various spiritualities, all the while letting them be the ones to shift the conversation, is a very rewarding part of the dinner church experience.

We need to engage in more than half-hearted attempts at reading our Bible and praying. And it needs to start with addressing all of the distractions we face on a daily basis.

Sometimes a distorted view of God Himself can become an idol, if we replace the true and living God with a god more in keeping with our own imaginations.

Because fresh expression of church will be such a new concept to so many in your congregation, it should be helpful to anticipate some of the questions they likely will ask.
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In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Scott Camp challenges the church not to leave out this essential message when presenting the good news of Jesus in the 21st century.

The choice of solitude puts our lives in the crucible and allows God to burn away all of the impurities.

Today’s student is living a life that is distracted by the chaos of campus and culture – a life where they often struggle to discern or experience the activity of God in their midst.
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Steve Addison offers a different starting point for church-planting—evangelism and discipleship. He then explores how this movement model multiplies and how traditional churches can participate in this kind of gospel work.
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Many consider the 21st century to present a unique set of challenges to Christian evangelism and discipleship. But rather than lament the state of digital culture and biblical illiteracy, we can learn to how reach our communities in fresh ways.