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The True Gospel of God for all Persons

What is the good news of Jesus Christ for all people? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Phil Meadows challenges our misconceptions about the gospel and re-aligns us to God’s love as an embrace and transformation of our entire person.

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What Reading Fantasy Can Do for Christians

Is reading fantasy fiction a healthy practice, or a harmful distraction? In today’s Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. David Grubbs explains how the doctrine of the image of God serves as a foundation for the delight Christians can have in reading fantasy fiction.

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3 Major Shifts in Global Missions

The face of missions has changed drastically with the advent of the 21st century. In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Matthew Price shares three ways in which the way we do missions might be affected by the changing times.

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3 Steps to Creating a Recovery Culture in Your Church

Recovery ministry is an important work of the local church as it extends hope and grace to people who may need it most. In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Carolyn Moore shares three tips on how to move your local church to having recovery as an integral part of your local church’s DNA and culture

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The Subjective Part of Biblical Interpretation

For centuries the church has properly noted the social location of various parts of the Bible. But what about the social location of the readers? In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Mark A. Powell illustrates how our own cultural backgrounds color what we see in the biblical text.

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How Music Helps Explain the Trinity

How does music relate to theology, and how might a musical analogy help us better understand the Trinity? Watch today’s Seven Minute Seminary by Duke Divinity School’s Dr. Jeremy Begbie, professor of theology and musical performer.

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Why Christians Should Read Fiction

Should Christians read fiction? What value exists in this exercise and what does it have to do with our spiritual formation? Watch today’s Seven Minute Seminary from English Professor Dr. David Grubbs as he shares some of the theological and practical reasons for why Christians should take up reading more works of fiction.

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Biblical Theology of the Eucharist

Before we stylized the sacrament to make it expedient for large worship gatherings, the early church had some very distinct practices surrounding the communion. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary with Dr. Ruth Anne Reese as she explains the historical backdrop of the early church’s experience with the Last Supper.

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God Wants to Heal Our Sexual Brokenness

Augustine famously said, “You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you.” In today’s Seven Minute Seminary video, Christopher West shares how God wants to heal all of our sexual brokenness by inviting us to find our deepest longings in Jesus Christ.

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Divine Love Fulfills Our Desire for Eros

God created humans so that we would search for him and might come to know him (Acts 17: 22-27). In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Christopher West explains how we can have our deepest desires and affections fulfilled by divine love and the Christian community of saints.

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Why Gender Differences Matter

Why do gender differences matter, and what do they have to do with the spiritual union between Christ and his church? Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video with Christopher West, popularizer of Pope John Paul II’s work on Theology of the Body.

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Understanding Cultural Shifts in Sexuality

What happened during the 20th century sexual revolution, and how did this affect our culture’s views on sexuality? View this Seven Minute Seminary video from Christopher West, the world’s leading spokesperson on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

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What Is a New Testament Apostle?

What is a New Testament apostle? The definition of the word means sent one, or messenger. Watch today’s Seven Minute Seminary by Dr. Ben Witherington III as he explains the marks of a biblical apostle.

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Jesus Meets Desperate People in Desperate Situations

The miracle that happens at the wedding of Cana happens in the midst of desperation. In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Jessica LaGrone shows us how miracles in the Gospels are preceded by desperate situations, which points to the care and sufficiency of Jesus.

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Christians Should Confess Their Sins More

The practice of confession is the discipline of bearing ourselves before God and others for the sake of release from the power of sin. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary video with Dr. Kevin Watson as he shares an underrated and powerful spiritual discipline for the Christian life.

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