Bible & Theology Archives - Seedbed

The grace that "goes before" is a doctrine worth knowing. This primer briefly introduces the reach and scope of prevenient grace as understood by John Wesley. Explore some biblical references that serve as a foundation for this important doctrine.

Last week's outbreak of deadly tornadoes across the Midwest and South have left some people questioning the will of God in these times of tragedy. What does the bible say about this and how are we to respond? We asked several Asbury Seminary professors "are natural disasters the will of God." Read more to see their thought-provoking answers.

This Seven Minute Seminary will help you evaluate if you are an effective Christian leader. Dr. Wes Griffin outlines things that every Christian leader needs to do to be effective and fruitful in ministry.

We continue our Seven Minute Seminary video series with Dr. Bryan Edgar. Edgar confronts topics like IVF, cloning, and trans-species gene transfer. What are the theological implications of these advances in medicine and techonology? Hear what Dr. Edgar has to say. 

Dr. Brian Edgar, Professor of Theological Studies at Asbury Seminary, confronts ethical questions that arise from advances in biology and medicine. Edgar uses in vitro fertilization as an example and proposes a Christian response to the ethical questions one might face following IVF.  

From the Seedbed vault. Does your church need a healing ministry? In part four of this six part series, Canon Mark Pearson sits down with JD Walt and Steve Seamands to discuss why every churches needs a healing ministry.

From the Seedbed vault. “Fire in the Fireplace” by Charles Hummel details the history of charismatic renewal and where its going. In the final installment of the series, Canon Mark Pearson sits down with JD Walt and Steve Seamands and discusses this book. Pearson explains why the fire needs the fireplace and why the fireplace needs the fire and what that means in a Christian context.

From the Seedbed vault. Spiritual Healing goes beyond the physical; sometimes emotional healing is the key. In part one of this six part series, Canon Mark Pearson sat down with JD Walt and Steve Seamands to discuss his experience with healing ministries.

The formation of children is the formation of the future, the shaping of history. Catherine the Great of Russia is a perfect example of this. Noted missions expert and author, Dr. Howard Snyder, explains how her life holds a timely lesson for us today about spiritual formation.

This Seven Minute Seminary episode features Dr. Jim Miller as he discusses how collective identity motivates us to action and what our collective identity looks like in Christ. 

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