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Four Unique Challenges for Women as Church Planters

The global church has long debated the topic of women in leadership and ministry. Even in traditions that support women as pastors, women who are called to church planting often still face unique challenges of their own. Carolyn Moore explains some of these challenges in this Seven Minute Seminary video.

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The Church Should Start Reading the Bible as Literature

The church should read the Bible as more than literature—but never less than literature. In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. David Grubbs suggests that when the church begins to read the Bible as literature, it opens up fresh insights that honors this remarkable gift from God.

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What Does Work Have to Do with Worship?

Does the Bible have anything to say about work? It may just be that work is more intimately connected to spirituality than we imagined. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary with Dwight Gibson as he discusses work and worship.

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9 Myths Christians Believe about Pain, Suffering, and Evil

The Bible reminds us that God is good, he created a good world, and that he loves us. Beyond this, our experience with pain and suffering largely remains a mystery. There are, however, common myths that should be dispelled. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary from Carolyn Moore to learn more about a biblical theology of suffering.

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Lent Re-orients Us to the Gospel

Lent, which begins roughly 40 days before Easter, can be a time of spiritual sojourn and reorientation to Christ. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video from Dr. Winfield Bevins for an introduction to the spiritual disciplines commonly practiced during Lent.

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Sin Divided the Kingdom of Israel into North and South

In the 10th century BC, and just four rulers into the kingdom of Israel, the 10 northern tribes of Israel rebelled and broke away from the coalition of tribes. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary with Dr. Sandra Ricther to find out the particular sins and historical context that led to the split between Israel in the north and Judah in the south.

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The Small Group Band Meeting: A Place to Grow in Holiness Together

In 18th century Methodism, ordering people according to gender and marital status and putting them in micro-communities catalyzed spiritual growth of regions and realigned the spiritual trajectory of entire nations. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video of Kevin Watson painting a compelling picture of Wesleyan band meetings.

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Discipleship is Modeling Jesus to Others

Dietrich Bonhoeffer famously said, “Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.” Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video with Mike Breen, a leader in the global missional movement, as he walks through three aspects of discipleship—information, imitation, and innovation.

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What Is the Unforgivable Sin?

What is the unforgivable sin in the Bible, and how does this blasphemy of the Holy Spirit relate to apostasy from Hebrews 6 and the sin unto death in 1 John 5? Dr. Ben Witherington explains in this Seven Minute Seminary video.

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Helpful Tips for Teaching the Bible

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.

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The Seven Signs in the Gospel of John

Have you ever stopped to notice some of the elements consisting of the perfect number seven in the Gospel of John? In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Ben Witherington III shares how recognizing the seven signs are key to understanding our fourth Gospel.

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The Gospel's Final Enemy: Empire, Satan, Sin, or Death?

The church’s earliest and simplest creed was, “Jesus is Lord.” Against the backdrop of the Roman empire, this had immense political implications, not least because Caesars’ title was “lord.” But is this what the gospels and Paul are getting at when they make bold claims about Jesus and the kingdom of God? Watch this Seven Minute Seminary with Dr. John Barclay for more insight into the ultimate enemies to the cause of God’s kingdom.

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A Surprising Twist on the Parable of the Good Samaritan

The parable of the Good Samaritan continues to be one of the most well-known stories of Scripture. There remain, however, treasures to be gleaned by reading it with fresh eyes and from insights of different people groups. In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Mark Allen Powell shows the surprising results of simply empathizing with an unsuspecting character in the story.

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World Christianity In an Age of Global Migration

Most Christians in North American imagine that missions work is the church in the West bringing the gospel to the undeveloped world. In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Stanley John dispels this myth by highlighting important statistics about global Christianity, and shares stories about how the global church is reaching a globalized world.

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Why God's Grace Is So Radical

The truth is that grace, or gift, was not a concept unique to the Christian faith in the first century. In fact, even pagan religion afforded grace a role in the relationship between the gods and their followers. What makes the grace of the Christian gospel unique? In today’s Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. John Barclay explains that it’s the nature of the recipients—us—that is so telling about the grace of God in Jesus Christ.

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Psalms: Understanding the Book’s Structure

Are the Psalms a random collection of texts, or is there some meaning to how we find them in the Bible? In today’s Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Brian Russell explains the structure of the Psalms so that they can be more effectively read and used in worship.

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