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#16 - Theological Ecumenism in the Vineyard and Beyond

#16 - Theological Ecumenism in the Vineyard and Beyond

October 28, 2019

In episode sixteen, Thomas and Luke discussed Luke's recent participation in the Evangelical-Catholic Dialogue, hosted in Bismark, ND, at the University of Mary. Reflecting on the challenge of being a "non-confessional" movement, the episode acknowledges the challenge of church unity while also suggesting that unity and uniformity are not the same thing! 

Check out Justified in Jesus Christ: Evangelicals and Catholics in Dialogue, edited by Dr. Steven Hoskins and Dr. David Fleischacker for more info on the Dialogue. 

Participants:

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 Spirit-Church-Mission and you can find more content and support him at his Patreon page!

Thomas Lyons (Ph.D. B.S. Candidate) is a Vineyard scholar who is passionate about biblically educating leaders and providing theological reflection for the Church in this increasingly post-Christian world. Thomas has been a part of the Vineyard Movement for over 18 years and participated in Vineyard communities in Ohio, Kentucky, and Texas.

#15 - Pneumatological Realism w/ Gary Tyra

#15 - Pneumatological Realism w/ Gary Tyra

October 22, 2019

In episode fifteen, Luke Geraty spent time talking with Dr. Gary Tyra about his new book, Getting Real: Pneumatological Realism and the Spiritual, Moral, and Ministry Formation of Contemporary Christians. This included a discussion on the person of the Holy Spirit, the Vineyard, missiology, and so much more!

Participants:

Dr. Gary Tyra teaches theology courses in Vanguard University’s traditional (undergrad and grad) programs and its School for Professional Studies—courses which aim to help students experience growth toward spiritual, moral, and ministry maturity. Having spent over three decades providing pastoral leadership for three congregations, he now devotes himself full time to teaching, mentoring future leaders, preaching in various churches, and writing. His books included Getting Real, Christ's Empowering PresenceThe Holy Spirit in Mission, and many more (check out his Amazon page). 

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 Spirit-Church-Mission and you can find more content and support him at his Patreon page. He also is a fly fishing guide and aspiring film maker. 

#14 - Reading Romans Backwards w/ Scot McKnight

#14 - Reading Romans Backwards w/ Scot McKnight

August 26, 2019

On episode fourteen, Thomas Lyons and Luke Geraty had a conversation with Dr. Scot McKnight, author of the a new booked called Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire. The discussion focused on Paul's letter to the Romans, Thomas' painful high school athletic career, and the skillset of academic writing. 

Participants:

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author or editor of some seventy-five books, is the Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lisle, IL.  Dr. McKnight has given interviews on radios across the nation, has appeared on television, and is regularly speaks at local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the USA and abroad. Dr. McKnight obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham (1986) and has been a professor for more than three decades. He regularly blogs at Jesus Creed.

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 Spirit-Church-Mission and you can find more content and support him at his Patreon page!

Thomas (Ph.D. B.S. Candidate) is a Vineyard scholar who is passionate about biblically educating leaders and providing theological reflection for the Church in this increasingly post-Christian world. Thomas has been a part of the Vineyard Movement for over 18 years and participated in Vineyard communities in Ohio, Kentucky, and Texas.

#13 - Vineyard Conferences, History, and Global Experience

#13 - Vineyard Conferences, History, and Global Experience

August 20, 2019

In episode thirteen, our regular Vineyardists (Doug, Luke, and Thomas) have a conversation about the Vineyard USA national conferences, Luke's recent trip to speak at Vineyard Aotearoa New Zealand, and Doug's participation in looking through the Wimber Library at Regent in Virginia Beach. Our faithful crew wrestled with the positive and challenges, made observations about different cultures, and overall had a great time together! 

Participants

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 Spirit-Church-Mission and you can find more content and support him at his Patreon page!

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

Doug Erickson lives in beautiful Duluth, MN and is the author of Living the Future: The Kingdom of God and the Holy Spirit in the Vineyard Movement. Doug's PhD is in systematic theology from Marquette University. 

#12 - Reflecting on the Atonement w/ Dr. Steve Burnhope

#12 - Reflecting on the Atonement w/ Dr. Steve Burnhope

August 12, 2019

On episode twelve, we were fortunate to have Dr. Steve Burnhope of the Aylesbury Vineyard with us talking about the subject of his book, Atonement and the New Perspective: The God of Israel, Covenant, and the Cross. We talked about biblical imagery of the Atonement, the various Atonement "models" or "theories" (and whether that's even the right language to use), and a variety of other related topics as well as some personal insights and appreciations of the Vineyard movement. 

Or, this is the episode recorded at 11pm Luke's time, 2am Thomas' time, and 7am Steve's time... also known as the time when Thomas fell asleep during the recording (thank goodness for editing!). 

Participants

With his wife Lyn, Steve is Senior Pastor at Aylesbury Vineyard, which is one of the larger Vineyard Churches in the UK. He has a Masters Degree in biblical interpretation from the London School of Theology and a PhD in systematic theology from King’s College London. His PhD Thesis was published by Wipf and Stock in 2018 under the title Atonement and the New Perspective: The God of Israel, Covenant, and the Cross. Check out Aylesbury's talks, especially when they had the greatest preacher of all time (here, here, and here). 

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 Spirit-Church-Mission and you can find more content and support him at his Patreon page!

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

#11 - Sacramentality, Art, & Ethnic Reconciliation (a conversation w/ Dr. Chris E. W. Green)

#11 - Sacramentality, Art, & Ethnic Reconciliation (a conversation w/ Dr. Chris E. W. Green)

August 1, 2019

How can charismatic churches include liturgy, the Lectionary, In episode eleven, Luke Geraty has a conversation with Dr. Chris Green on the subject of sacramental theology, art, and ethnic reconciliation! This is a great conversation about these crucial topics and have a lot of application in the Vineyard movement! 

Chris is a Professor of Theology at Southeastern University (https://www.seu.edu/academics/faculty/cegreen/), teaching pastor, and author of numerous academic works. Check out his excellent book, Surprised by God: How and Why What We Think About the Divine Matters. You can also follow him on Twitter (@cewgreen), Instagram (@cewgreen), and at his website (https://invisiblewords41.wordpress.com/). 

Recommended Resources:

Pentecostal Sacraments: Encountering God at the AltarDaniel Tomberlin.

Evangelical, Sacramental, and Pentecostal: Why the Church Should Be All Three, by Gordon T. Anderson.

 

 

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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.