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For many today, notions of “the wrath of God” may seem outdated, questionable, or even backward. Regardless, the theme of God’s wrath permeates all of Scripture and was a central theme in the DNA of the Wesleyan revival. Paul Lawler offers 4 reasons why we should retain this important doctrine.

Ever wonder where all the female saints are? Though many treatments of church history overlook their role, they're there, even from a young age. Read this list of 10 young female saints who can inspire your own walk with God.

What does the Bible teach about remarriage and divorce? Are there ever exceptions? Dr. Craig Keener leads us in a sensible discussion on a very sensitive and pressing subject. Watch this for information on remarriage and divorce in biblical perspective.

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...

The Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 has gotten a lot of attention of late. Those who want to change The United Methodist Church’s position on same-sex practices cite it frequently. Did James and the other apostles decide that portions of the Mosaic law no longer applied to them? In what ways is our current debate similar to and different from the Jerusalem Council?
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In this Seven Minute Seminary, Craig Keener reminds us that salvation, even in the Old Testament, was always by grace through faith.
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In this Seven Minute Seminary, Craig Keener helps explain the context of Israel's laws by pointing out that many of the laws were admittedly meant to limit sin, not abolish it altogether.

Is the world going to hell in a handbasket? Bill Guerrant shares the truth about the "good old days" and where we stand now in terms of poverty, war, and the evils present in the world today.

There's a difference between how we treat homosexuality as an issue and how we treat people who struggle with homosexuality. Taylor Brown shares what we must do as the Church in terms of actual people.

Is everything dark? Are you disillusioned this Christmas season? Cheryl Johns explains why we really do need Advent.