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,...

Bob Fulton on Discipleship & the future of the Vineyard (part 3)

On this episode of Wednesdays with Wimber, I share the final and third part of my interview with the legendary Bob Fulton on the future of the Vineyard. Bob shares more brilliant insights related to discipleship as well as what he sees as the future of the Vineyard....

Ep 17: Ethnic Reconciliation & Justice w/ Stephanie Snow

On episode seventeen I have a conversation with Stephanie Snow! I've known Stephanie long enough that I wasn't even sure how we met (it was at a Vineyard church). On this episode we talk about issues connected to ethnic reconciliation, how churches can be more...

Bob Fulton on Wimber’s humility and early stages of ministry (part 2)

On this episode of Wednesdays with Wimber, I share part 2 of my interview with the legendary Bob Fulton! Bob is part of Vineyard history folklore as he is the brother-in-law to John Wimber and was there for it all! Bob more details about the early stages of John...

Ep 16: Africa, Worship, & Sacramental Theology w/ Edgar King

On episode sixteen I have a conversation with my good friend, Edgar King. Hailing from Kenya, Edgar is a gifted worship leader and the lead pastor of Trinity Vineyard Church in Nakuru. We are all over the map on this one, discussing the Kenya context, missions,...

Bob Fulton on Wimber’s beginnings & how there would be no Vineyard without Gunner Payne (part 1)

On this episode of Wednesdays with Wimber, I share part 1 of my interview with the legendary Bob Fulton! Bob is part of Vineyard history folklore as he is the brother-in-law to John Wimber and was there for it all! Bob shares his testimony, the impact of Gunner Payne...

Ep 15: Black History Month & Reclaiming Diversity w/ Ramon Mayo

On episode fifteen, and in celebration off #BlackHistoryMonth​, I sit down with Ramon Mayo to discuss the history and importance of Black History Month, the need for nuance in today's world, and his forthcoming book, "Reclaiming Diversity." About Ramon: Ramon Mayo is...
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...

3 Ways to Get More Invitations in Your Church

Let’s be clear, inviting someone to church isn’t necessarily the same thing as sharing the gospel with them. And attending a church does not equate to having a transformative relationship with Jesus. There are plenty of people who attend churches all over the world...

Happy Women’s Day: 6 Books You Need to Read

Continuing my tradition of writing something in honor of International Women's Day, I'd like to suggest six important books written by women addressing issues related to women within the Church: Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle's Vision for Men and Women in...

The Rhetoric of Love in a Tone Deaf World

Communication in today’s world can be pretty challenging. We are overloaded with so many communication channels, whether it's print media, social media, or face to face conversation. The art of "discussion" has increasingly become frustrating because often people...

The Sacramental Nature of the Church

If a sacrament is a means of grace, or to improve upon an Augustinian idea, a visible sign of both invisible and visible grace, how might the church be sacramental?  This is a question I have long been wrestling with and the suggestion I made in my dissertation was...

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