The Seven Minute Seminary is an initiative to capture and catalog hundreds of thoughtful seven-minute mini-lectures on a full range of issues and subjects spanning the disciplines taught by Asbury Seminary's faculty and beyond. Download group discussion guides for these videos at store.seedbed.com/collections/seven-minute-seminary-guides
Episode 336: What High-Commitment Youth Ministry Looks Like - with Matt Friedeman
Many engage in youth ministry as if young people are satisfied with distractions and can only swallow shallow faith. The church often responds as if there were no way around this assumption. In today’s Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Matt Friedeman offers an alternate model—one which requires a high-commitment of participants and yields a more fruitful result.
Episode 335: Jesus and the Creed Are Supervise - with Carolyn Moore
Many people assume that Jesus is merely a nice person, or perhaps a safe idea, that helps people cope with the challenges of life. On the contrary, the claims that Jesus makes on the world are totalizing and life-altering. In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Carolyn Moore explains the subversive nature of Jesus’ life and ministry. The gospel of the kingdom of God requires all people to check their allegiances and realign their lives with the reality of Jesus Christ’s lordship.
Episode 334: How the Doctrine of the Trinity Helps Our Pastoral and Counseling Practice - with Virginia Holeman
The doctrine of the Trinity, and the persons of the Trinity themselves, have a deep impact on our pastoral and counseling practices. God’s inherent relational nature helps define what it means to be whole and how we can get there. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary by Dr. Virginia “Toddy” Holeman as she makes the connection between the trinitarian God of Christianity—the God of holy love—and the process of healing and sanctification for all person.
Episode 333: The Problem with Attractional Services - with Steven Bruns
For whom should worship services be designed? Should their intended purpose be evangelism, discipleship, or both? Should seekers (non-Christians) be in mind, or Christians already in the faith? In today’s Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Steven Bruns looks back to history in order to discover the models used by the church during some of the church’s most vibrant eras. The video will challenge some of the common assumptions about church services in America.
Episode 332: What Repentance Has to Do with Evangelism - with Scott Camp
What does repentance have to do with evangelism? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Scott Camp challenges the church not to leave out an essential ingredient—repentance—when presenting the good news of Jesus in the 21st century. Camp defines repentance as a change of mind that leads to a change of direction, and explores why its critical that this remain at the heart the gospel message.
Episode 331: How Jesus Christ Atones for Our Sins - with Joshua McNall
How does Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection atone for our sins? How does the death of a fully divine and fully human person offer salvation for all of humankind? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Joshua McNall presents four models for what’s called atonement, or being made at-one with God. Collectively, these models paint a picture of how we can understand the saving work of Jesus Christ.