The Spirit as the Power & Presence of God

Theological discourse has changed in some significant ways in the past few decades. In the 1980โ€™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...

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,...

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...

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 wasnโ€™t until around the age of twenty that I read Bill...