Teachings from the Christian Tradition

 

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TEACHINGS FROM THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION (posts & podcasts)

Becoming a Christian

TONGUES

A brief introduction to all the teachings that follow…

A SPIRITUAL SMORGASBORD

Listening to God  1.01– a theological start-point

Learning to Hear the Voice of God – a panel discussion

Rumours of Angels – Part 1

Rumours of Angels – Part 2

Good News or Bad News – A Better Telling

The Power of a Little Ritual

The Simplicity of Bold, Persistent Prayer

Art, Performance and the Spirit of Pentecost

Following the Spirit & Applying the Blood of Jesus

Can we Enter into God’s New Thing?

A Time to Lament

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THE LUKE 10 ROAD-TRIP In the Gospel of Luke Jesus sends out the second wave of missionaries to embody his mission. 72 of them. It’s a mission we all inherit as followers of Jesus. The Church calls this aspect of Christianity the “apostolic life.” So how might that look for us? The Luke 10 Road-Trip re-frames our idea of Christian mission. It explores how we can grace-fill our relationships and incarnate God’s love for people, by following the timeless principles Jesus’ laid out for his 72:

Part 1 – Fixing Attitudes, Multiplying Channels & Occupying Territory

Part 2 – Giving Away & Sharing the Journey

Part 3 – Finding and Recognizing People of Peace

Part 4 – Being Good Guests in the Lives of Others

Part 5 – Acts of Befriending – Churching or Discipling?

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THE GENESIS OF US – Genesis is an ancient library containing some of the world’s oldest narratives. The presence in those texts of YHWH the Holy Name for God, not revealed until the time of Moses, clues us that we are not reading the earliest version of these narratives. There is a scholarly consensus that the current form of the Hebrew scriptures was crafted by a redactor or redactors during the people of Israel’s captivity in Babylon.

The theology that shaped the scrolls at that time into a single work brings important and beautiful truths to the world, most fundamentally that there is only one True God; one ultimate source of all things; one creator and Father of all. In the form we now have it, how does Genesis frame the story of the Bible, God and Jesus? And  what does it have to say about us today? The following podcasts explore that layer of Genesis…

Scrolls, Stories & Creation – Genesis 1:1-3

All about How we Listen and How we Feel – Genesis 1:1-2:3

The Story of Us and what The Fall wasn’t – Genesis 2:15-3:24

Did Jesus have a sinful nature? And what The Fall wasn’t – Genesis 2:15-3:24

It’s about Soul Work and Keeping…Genesis 4:1-24

NEW BOOK – The words of Genesis hold deep mysteries for the translator. My new book probes some of these issues reaching to the even more ancient sources on which Genesis draws. What were the original stories, hidden in plain sight in the text of the Bible? And what did they say about who we are and where we all came from? “ESCAPING FROM EDEN” reveals some unfamiliar layers to the stories we’re all familiar with – arriving at some shocking and controversial conclusions. Watch this space for the new book…

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THINKING AGAIN

The Great Reformers established the importance of perpetually returning to the Scriptural sources of Christian faith and asking afresh, “Have we read this right?” From time to time our habitual patterns of thought and doctrine find themselves challenged by a refreshed reading of the Scriptures…

Re-discovering the Kingdom of God…

“Come Sunday” – Carlton Pearson & the fires of Hell

Beauty, Sex and Babies, and what Augustine got wrong…

Worshipping with Weed?

Understanding Church as Households (PODCAST)

Women’s Leadership & the Bible

God Loves People and Places

Everything we Need for Today (PODCAST)

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NOTES ON MY SPIRITUAL ROOTS IN VINEYARD

Carol Wimber talks about Vineyard’s Roots (8 PODCASTS)

Five Step Model for ministering with Healing (PODCAST)

Saying Thank You to St Andrew’s Chorleywood

Vineyard and the Avoidance of Hype

The Heart of Vineyard Worship – No Small Gift

Rare Live Vineyard Worship 1984 (PODCAST)

Vineyard DNA & New Wine (PODCAST)

Vineyard’s Vital Debt to Quakerism

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