http://youtu.be/j1AwDQBvRQQ How do you reconcile the reality of evil, pain and suffering in our world with the existence of a loving God? Professor of Philosophy...
Whether you're a small group leader, a Sunday School teacher, or just sharing Scripture with people in your life, teaching the Bible is a high calling. However, it doesn't have to be mysterious and out of reach. In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Brian Russell offers three tips for faithfully teaching the Bible.
Most of us have jobs that we need to attend, and most of the time we don't want to be there. We view work as a burden, but what does work really mean? Does the gospel have anything to say about work? Dr. Greg Forster discusses a theology of work in this Seven Minute Seminary.
What was the first Christmas really like? When did the Magi visit Jesus, and how about the shepherds? In this video, Dr. Craig Keener shares historical background that illumines the Christmas story found in the Gospels. He reveals how the Gospels choose to contrast the powerful with the weak and the illuminating parallels between Jesus and Caesar Augustus.
Satan is very comfortable with having people love the Bible and not love God. In this video, Dr. Bill Mounce suggests that we approach the Bible in order to love God more, not to just gain information. He suggests we followup each study with the questions, "What do you learn about God, and what do you learn about yourself and others?"
http://youtu.be/3x4JyCDqW1g What is the meaning of Christmas, anyway? Dr. Michael Pasquarello explains. View our growing playlist of Seven Minute Seminary here.
Do you understand the Christian faith to be more like a path, a circus, or a box? In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Mark Ongley challenges our notions of grace and the metaphors we use to express our relationship with God.
http://youtu.be/EIdNL6Jawo8 Dr. Jim Miller on the relation between sin and worship in the book of Romans. View our growing playlist of Seven Minute Seminary here.
In light of this weekend's Left Behind movie release, Dr. Michael Halcomb addresses the question, "Is the rapture in the Bible?" by taking a look at three different core verses that sensationalists use to support the rapture. As Dr. Halcomb shows us, Matthew 24:37-41, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, and Revelation 4:1-2 mean something different than Left Behind enthusiasts like to believe.
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.