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#10 - What is the Spirit Empowered Church?

#10 - What is the Spirit Empowered Church?

July 16, 2019

In episode ten, Doug Erickson, Thomas Lyons, and Luke Geraty talked about ecclesiology! What is a church? What are things the church should know and be and do? Check out these Vineyard thinkers as they wrestle with a conversation on this crucial topic! 

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#9 - Truth-Telling as a Theological Task

#9 - Truth-Telling as a Theological Task

May 9, 2019

On episode nine, Luke Geraty and Thomas Lyons are joined by Rose Swetman to discuss truth-telling as a theological task! How is ruth-telling connected to worship? What about the tension between grace and truth and what are some of the barriers to truth-telling? Listen in to learn more! 

Participants:

Rose Swetman and her husband, Rich, co-founded The Practicing Church in Shoreline, Washington. She is the founder of Turning Point, a missional group that partners with local agencies to serve low-income families in the greater Seattle area. She is the Regional Leader in the Northwest Region of Vineyard USA. Rose obtained her Doctor of Ministry from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, Washington focused on Transformational Leadership for the Global City. She currently is an adjunct professor at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Rose and Rich have a blended family of 8 children, spouses and over 22 grandchildren.

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Luke Geraty is a pastor-theologian in Northern California and can be reached on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube. He also writes from time to time on his blog: http://spiritchurchmission.com/

Thomas Lyons is a PhD candidate at Asbury Theological Seminary and until he gives us more info, this is all that we can mention :)  

#8 - What About John Wimber for Those of Us Born in the 80’s and 90’s?

#8 - What About John Wimber for Those of Us Born in the 80’s and 90’s?

May 2, 2019

On episode eight, Luke Geraty had a conversation with Ramon Mayo about John Wimber and his impact on the Vineyard movement and church at large. Touching on a few resources covering the life of Wimber, they discussed the legacy that Wimber has left and also talked a bit about some of the things that they disagreed with Wimber on (What?!?!?! How could you?!?!?!). 

Resources:

John Wimber: The Way it Was by Carol Wimber.

The Quest for the Radical Middle by Bill Jackson.

Worshiping with the Anaheim Vineyard by Lester Ruth.

Lovin' on Jesus by Swee Hong Lim and Lester Ruth.

Participants:

Ramon Mayo is the Student Ministry Coordinator at South Suburban Vineyard Church in Chicago and has an MA from Fuller. You can follow him on Twitter or check out his blog: http://ramonlmayo.com/

Luke Geraty is a pastor-theologian in Northern California and can be reached on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. He also writes from time to time on his blog: http://spiritchurchmission.com/

#7 - What We’re Reading, Recommended Resources, and Technology

#7 - What We’re Reading, Recommended Resources, and Technology

December 4, 2018

On episode seven, Thomas Lyons and Luke Geraty shared a bit on what they are currently reading, some recommended resources, and discussed what technology they use for their study and devotional lives. Doug Erickson was sleeping in a snow storm in Duluth, so he wasn't able to make it and Luke technically was recording in a tin can. But thankfully Thomas had sound quality and shared some details about his dissertation! 

Resources:

Ritual Water, Ritual Spirit: An Analysis of the Timing, Mechanism and Manifestation of Spirit-Reception in Luke-Acts, by David J. McCollough.

Loveology: God. Love. Marriage. Sex. And the Never-ending Story of Male & Female, by John Mark Comer. 

Enneagram and the Way of Jesus: Integrating Personality Theory with Spiritual Practices and Biblical Narratives Paperback, by AJ Sherrill.

The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships, by Suzanne Stabile.

Reimagining the Examen app.

Echo Prayer app.

 

 

#6 - The Bible and Its Interpretation

#6 - The Bible and Its Interpretation

October 26, 2018

Episode six of The Vineyardists, while being long overdue, jumps into a robust discussion of the Bible -- what it is (and isn't), how to approach it, and ways of reading and interpreting the text. Join Doug Erickson, Thomas Lyons, and Luke Geraty as they share thoughts on the infallible source of revelation for the Church. 

Shoutouts: 

Thomas Creedy.

Resources:

The Hermeneutical Spiral, by Grant Osborne.
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, by Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart.
Reading and Understanding the Bible, by Ben Witherington III.
The Origin of the Bible, edited by Philip Wesley Comfort.
The Canon of Scripture, by F. F. Bruce.
Canon Revisted, by Michael Kruger. 
The Way In is the Way On and Everyone Gets to Play, by John Wimber.

 

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#5 - Worship, Culture, and Vineyard Kenya

#5 - Worship, Culture, and Vineyard Kenya

August 24, 2018

Episode five of The Vineyardists was recorded live in Nukuru, Kenya, a beautiful city in eastern Africa! Minus Doug Erickson and Thomas Lyons, Luke Geraty had a chance to sit down with Edgar King, a Kenyan Vineyard leader. Luke had the honor of being the guest speaker for the Kenyan Vineyard National Conference, so they figured they could sit down and record an episode for The Vineyardists. on this episode, Luke and Edgar discussed the history of the Vineyard in Kenya, Edgar's story of leading within the Vineyard, and topics related to worship, culture, and church! 

Shoutouts: 

Gia and David Downs, Noah Gitau, Rhoda Abwao, Adam and Melody Mosley, and Jeremy Cook. 

Guests:

Edgar King is the senior pastor of Trinty Vineyard in Nakuru, Kenya. Having served the Vineyard movement in Kenya as the national worship coordinator, Edgar currently is on the national executive team for the Kenyan Association of Vineyard Churches. Check out Edgar's blog and follow him on Instagram and Facebook

 

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#4 - Whose kingdom is this?

#4 - Whose kingdom is this?

August 4, 2018

The Vineyardists are back at it, only this time, on the fourth episode, they are tackling the topic of the Kingdom of God! In that the Vineyard movement centers its theological identity in kingdom theology, this important topic raises many questions about our practices. Take a listen as Doug Erickson, Luke Geraty, and Thomas Lyons attempt to provide some thoughts toward defining the kingdom and how it affects our practices, including ecclesial and racial diversity, signs and wonders, and much more! 

 

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#3 - Bubba Justice, continuing education, and the art of reading

#3 - Bubba Justice, continuing education, and the art of reading

July 24, 2018

On episode three, the Vineyardists interviewed Bubba Justice, the National Coordinator for Vineyard USA. In addition to discussing Bubba's role in the Vineyard, we discussed continuing education, the importance of reading, had him answer a few of our listener's questions, and more! 

Shoutouts:

Steve Nicholson, Luke Canady of Vineyard Canon City, Jon Sterns, Matthew Walker, Ramon Mayo, and Kevin Fisher (Go Pack!). 
 
Guests:
 

Elgie “Bubba” Justice has served as the National Coordinator of Vineyard USA (VUSA) since January 2017. In his capacity as National Coordinator, Bubba supports the National Director, Phil Strout, in providing pastoral support to the movement in areas such as strategic planning, pastoral care, and oversight of the Vineyard Service Group based in Houston, TX. He serves on the VUSA Executive Team, Finance Team, Vineyard Missions Board, Vineyard Resources Board, Vineyard Worship Board, and on the Multiply Vineyard Advisory Team.

Prior to working with VUSA as National Coordinator, Bubba was the senior pastor of the Inverness Vineyard Church (IVC) and before that worked in the financial world as a C.P.A., a financial manager, and chief financial officer. Bubba and his wife Melany live in Birmingham, AL, and have two grown daughters.

Links & Resources:

Vineyard Institute.

Asbury Theological Seminary.

ABC interview w/ John Wimber.

 

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#2 - Regional conferences, local churches, & women in leadership

#2 - Regional conferences, local churches, & women in leadership

July 16, 2018

In the second episode of The Vineyardists podcast, we had some amazing guests: Rose Swetman, Kyla Morgan, and Dawn Geraty (bios below). We discussed the recent Northwest Regional Conference, our local churches (and what's been happening in them), and ended with a great conversation about women in leadership. 

Shoutouts:

Amanda Nash, Steve Sjogren, the Cincinatti Vineyard, Red Bluff Vineyard, Duluth Vineyard, and the Lexington Vineyard. With extreme shoutout and respect to Jed and Kim Johnson of Wide Awake.

Guests:

Rose Swetman and her husband, Rich, co-founded The Practicing Church in Shoreline, Washington. She is the founder of Turning Point, a missional group that partners with local agencies to serve low-income families in the greater Seattle area. She is the Regional Leader in the Northwest Region of Vineyard USA. Rose obtained her Doctor of Ministry from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, Washington focused on Transformational Leadership for the Global City. She currently is an adjunct professor at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Rose and Rich have a blended family of 8 children, spouses and over 22 grandchildren.

Kyla Morgan is a doctoral candidate at Princeton University in the department of history. She has served on church staffs in Ohio, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and is currently a part of a church planting team in Princeton, NJ.

Dawn Geraty is the co-lead pastor of the Red Bluff Vineyard and involved in numerous aspects of local church ministry. She and her husband have five children, one amazing dog, and a leopard gecko. Dawn, most of all, loves Jesus and is one of the kindest human beings alive. 

Links & Resources:

Wide Awake (the organization that works in Ukraine). 

Gary Hoag's Youtube video, courtesy of Seedbed, "Why Women Must Learn in Quietness and Submission" (nerd out on his book, Wealth in Ancient Ephesus and the First Letter to Timothy).

 

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#1 - Who, why, and what are the Vineyardists?

#1 - Who, why, and what are the Vineyardists?

July 12, 2018

On the first episode of The Vineyardists, you'll meet our hosts (Doug Erickson, Luke Geraty, and Thomas Lyons) as well as hear about what this podcast is all about. The hosts talk about what they plan to do, who they want to engage with, and why they have decided to start this podcast. 

 

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