What is Our Ecclesiological Kingdom Identity?

What is Our Ecclesiological Kingdom Identity?

A dear friend of mine recently suffered a tragic loss in his life and, after all of the chips had fallen, wondered to himself, “What the hell is the point?” This vulnerable question seemed to get at this nagging question related to faith —...
The Spirit as the Power & Presence of God

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…

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

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

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...