Mission Archives - Seedbed

Sometimes we carry the heavy burden of caring for others and making a difference in the world. Reed Hoppe shares six missionaries' stories that help us to see it is the work of the Holy Spirit to bring transformation to lives and communities.

What are the problems and dangers facing the 21st century church? Josh McNall shares four challenges he believes today's church needs to address.

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?

Sometimes, circumstances change so much over time that it becomes necessary to change the way you think and do things. Jim Ramsay shares the shifting tides in missions and how the church needs to change in order to continue being effective.
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What happens to those who never hear the gospel? In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Ben Witherington tackles the problem by drawing a parallel to how God will deal with his people Israel at the end of the age, a theme treated in Romans 11.

From the beginning, the Wesleyan Revival was a 
movement largely for and among the poor, those whom “gentlemen”
and “ladies” looked on simply as part of the machinery of the new 
industrial system.

What happens to those who have never heard the gospel? In today's article, Brian Shelton, a new expert on the scriptural basis for prevenient grace, explores how this Wesleyan theological theme might make a difference in the destiny of the unevangelized.
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In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Rich Villodas calls us to deep abiding in Jesus—the only kind of life that can help heal the fragmentation in our world.

St. Thomas is commonly known in the church as “Doubting Thomas.” In today's blog post, Timothy Tennent wants to tell you the rest of the story.
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In this Seven Minute Seminary episode, Tara Beth Leach explains how Christians can once again become a radiant people whose life welcomes the world in to follow Jesus.

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