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,...
My 2021 Sacramental Charismatic Rhythms

My 2021 Sacramental Charismatic Rhythms

I love lots of things about the new year, but nothing as much as starting some new rhythm that I hope becomes a regular part of my life. This year I've spent the last month thinking about some changes I want to make and in addition to eating healthier (and less!),...

An Interview w/ John Wimber’s Daughter

An Interview w/ John Wimber’s Daughter

Check out this two part interview I did with Stephanie Ruppe, the one and only daughter of John Wimber. We discuss what it was like having Wimber as her dad, her experience in the early years of the formation of the Vineyard, and lots more! Big thanks to Stephanie for...

Ep 8: Water Baptism & Clark Pinnock

Ep 8: Water Baptism & Clark Pinnock

On episode 8, I had a discussion with Andrew Ray Williams to talk about a sacramental charismatic approach to baptism that takes catechesis serious! This is a great discussion about how we can develop a more robust baptismal practice in the local church. Andrew Ray...

Ep 7: The Best Books on the Subject of Healing

Ep 7: The Best Books on the Subject of Healing

On this episode of the Sacramental Charismatic, I provide a list of some of the best books on the topic of healing (from a charismatic perspective). If you are looking to explore the subject more, this podcast is for you! https://youtu.be/_Nxw9CWD2ms

An Interview w/ Chris Lizotte on John Wimber

An Interview w/ Chris Lizotte on John Wimber

Check out this interview I did with Chris Lizotte, one of my favorite worship leaders! We discuss his relationship with John Wimber, his music, and the super secret tape of his last recording of John Wimber's music! https://youtu.be/UJRgc9fZInE

My Interview w/ Carol Wimber

My Interview w/ Carol Wimber

I had the tremendous honor of spending some time with the Wimber family to discuss the ongoing legacy of John Wimber (thanks to Dave & Debbie King!). Over the course of several days, I sat down with Bob Fulton, Tim Wimber, Stephanie & Danny Ruppe, Chris...

Live-Streaming Church (How and What Equipment to Use)

Live-Streaming Church (How and What Equipment to Use)

With thousands of churches canceling their "in person" worship services, lots of people are trying to determine how to "do church" online using live-streaming or YouTube. In this video, I share some of the different options (live-streaming versus prerecorded) as well...

Worship at the Samaritan Well

Worship at the Samaritan Well

Because we believe that worship is an environment in which we experience God, worship is a priority in the Vineyard. From the very beginning of our history, which traces back to the late 1970’s, worship has been important in our movement. In this post, we look at worship through the lens of John 4…

Our Ministry Trip to New Zealand

Our Ministry Trip to New Zealand

My wife and I had a wonderful time in New Zealand working with the Vineyard movement. In addition to visiting a number of churches, we taught their pastors on the Holy Spirit. Plus... WE GOT TO SEE SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LAND IN THE WORLD (including some trout)....

Resources on Women in Leadership in the Church

Resources on Women in Leadership in the Church

In this #theovlog, I share some resources in support of women in leadership in the Church! If you are looking for helpful books from a range of biblical scholars, theologians, pastors, etc. -- check the video and links below 👇🏽 https://youtu.be/zyW_39d3nxo Book...

What Will Church Planting Look Like in the Future?

What Will Church Planting Look Like in the Future?

The Send Institute hosted a Think Tank called "The Future Multiplying Church" and I was fortunate enough to attend with Michael Gatlin and represent Multiply Vineyard. In this vlog, you'll hear from a bunch of church planters, pastors, missiologists, and more! Plus, I...

No More Mistakes with the Trinity

No More Mistakes with the Trinity

Why does theology matter, especially the doctrine of the Trinity? In fact, what exactly IS the Trinity? In this vlog, I share some thoughts concerning the debate about whether or not we should use the concept of "subordinationism" in regard to the Trinity... or should...

Confessions of a TheoVlogger

Confessions of a TheoVlogger

After going back and forth about whether I'd have my own YouTube page or just post stuff on our church page (https://youtube.com/redbluffvineyard), I've decided to do it. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, I'm going to make videos on this here social media platform....

Connecting Theology to Worship & Discipleship

Connecting Theology to Worship & Discipleship

My relationship with the Vineyard has, at times, been somewhat complex. I've found that this is common for other people in the Vineyard I came into the Vineyard as a kid when my parents started attending one in Denver, CO. I’ve been basically hanging around ever since...

Women in the Kingdom of God (Resources and the Podcast)

 On Sunday, I shared a message addressing the question, "Is Christianity oppressive to women?" Take a listen by clicking "play" above or go here and download it. My conclusion is that, yes, sometimes Christianity has been oppressive to women and has marginalized...

Uniquely Vineyard: Avoiding Theological Ditches

Locating the Vineyard's history is much easier than predicting our future, depending on who you speak to. The influence of the Quakers, Evangelicalism, and Pentecostalism is well known amongst students of Vineyard history but how other traditions will shape our future...

Thoughts on #SVS2018 from the cheap seats…

This year's Society of Vineyard Scholars annual meeting was at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Featuring a number of well-known scholars (e.g., Howard Snyder, Craig Keener, Eleanor Mumford), Vineyard thinkers and friends of the Vineyard gathered...

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