The Spirit as the Power & Presence of God

Theological discourse has changed in some significant ways in the past few decades. In the 1980’s, serious debate existed between scholars as to the relevance and reality of the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit. Some scholars, holding to a viewpoint known as...

Trinitarian Creedal Christianity

For most of my life, I've been connected to Vineyard churches, a unique movement of churches that has historically identified itself as the "radical middle" between Evangelicals and Pentecostal/Charismatics. I don't think I'd even heard of a "creed" until I was in...

The Cross & Resurrection of Christ…

While I'm not a fan of simplistic faith or anti-intellectualism, I do have a high value for discerning central themes or what some have described as the "simple" gospel, though sometimes I'm confused by what people mean by that term! Confusion aside, I think it is...

Power in the Name of Jesus

Years ago I was at a prayer gathering and we had a number of visitors from out of town. One of them, a young lady from Canada, requested prayer but was seemingly unsure of what she wanted prayer for. Our group spent the next hour praying for her and as we continued,...

On Associations, Networks, & Denominations…

Anaheim continues to be on my heart and mind as I have continued to receive emails and other forms of correspondence from people who have been significantly impacted by the decision to disassociate from the Vineyard movement. This has me thinking a bit more about the...

Be Like Lance…

The first time I attended the Anaheim Vineyard, I was pretty overwhelmed. John Wimber, the founder that local church, has made an indelible impact on my life. Though I grew up as a kid in the Vineyard, it wasn’t until around the age of twenty that I read Bill...

Ep 21: Gender Dynamics & the Politics of a “yellow” Kingdom w/ Melody Winderweedle

On episode twenty-one, I'm joined by Melody Winderweedle to discuss the various dynamics attached to women in ministry as well as a good bit of thinking in relation to how the politics of the kingdom of God are "yellow." About Melody: Melody Winderweedle is the...

Ep 20: Africans, African Americans, & Cultural Challenges in Church w/ Edgar King & Ramon Mayo

On episode twenty, I have a conversation with Edgar King and Ramon Mayo to discuss a lot of different topics, including Church, theology, and ethnic diversity. https://youtu.be/1zNvoVNDvhA You can download the audio...

Ep 19: Lament & Social Justice w/ Reese Hogg III

On episode nineteen I'm talking with my new friend Reese Hogg III. Reese and I have been connected through social media for awhile and finally had a chance to sit down and have a conversation. In addition to hearing Reese share his thoughts on social justice, church,...

Ep 18: Determination, Liberation, & Critical Race Theory w/ Donnell Wyche

On episode eighteen I'm talking with my friend Donnell Wyche. This conversation was a lot of fun and we talked about many important topics, including Liberation Theology (and why African American theologians have been overlooked), ethnic diversity in the Church,...

Trinitarian Creedal Christianity

For most of my life, I've been connected to Vineyard churches, a unique movement of churches that has historically identified itself as the "radical middle" between Evangelicals and Pentecostal/Charismatics. I don't think I'd even heard of a "creed" until I was in...

The Spirit as the Power & Presence of God

Theological discourse has changed in some significant ways in the past few decades. In the 1980’s, serious debate existed between scholars as to the relevance and reality of the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit. Some scholars, holding to a viewpoint known as...

The Cross & Resurrection of Christ…

While I'm not a fan of simplistic faith or anti-intellectualism, I do have a high value for discerning central themes or what some have described as the "simple" gospel, though sometimes I'm confused by what people mean by that term! Confusion aside, I think it is...

Power in the Name of Jesus

Years ago I was at a prayer gathering and we had a number of visitors from out of town. One of them, a young lady from Canada, requested prayer but was seemingly unsure of what she wanted prayer for. Our group spent the next hour praying for her and as we continued,...

On Associations, Networks, & Denominations…

Anaheim continues to be on my heart and mind as I have continued to receive emails and other forms of correspondence from people who have been significantly impacted by the decision to disassociate from the Vineyard movement. This has me thinking a bit more about the...

Be Like Lance…

Be Like Lance…

The first time I attended the Anaheim Vineyard, I was pretty overwhelmed. John Wimber, the founder that local church, has made an indelible impact on my life. Though I grew up as a kid in the Vineyard, it wasn’t until around the age of twenty that I read Bill...

Ep 19: Lament & Social Justice w/ Reese Hogg III

Ep 19: Lament & Social Justice w/ Reese Hogg III

On episode nineteen I'm talking with my new friend Reese Hogg III. Reese and I have been connected through social media for awhile and finally had a chance to sit down and have a conversation. In addition to hearing Reese share his thoughts on social justice, church,...

Ep 14: Sacramental Reality w/ Glenn Packiam

Ep 14: Sacramental Reality w/ Glenn Packiam

On episode fourteen of season two, I sit down with Glenn Packiam! We discuss what it looks like to pastor a sacramental charismatic church, the role of formation in Christian worship, and how the sacramental tapestry helped provide stability for New Life after their...

10 Days of Prayer Leading to the Inauguration (FIXED D

10 Days of Prayer Leading to the Inauguration (FIXED D

My good friend, Jimm Wood, and I put together a resource for churches to use for the next ten days. As all true followers of Jesus know that violence is not the way of the kingdom and last Wednesday's assault on American democracy was so troubling, we believe now is a...

Grieving to Exhaustion, Yet with Hope

Grieving to Exhaustion, Yet with Hope

Waves of grief have been washing over me these past few days… months… year? Never in my life have I felt such a roller coaster ride of emotion. As the regular routines of life take place, the overwhelming despair seeks to creep up and take over… … and the waves...

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