It’s one thing to live in a post-Christian culture, it’s quite another to grow a church in it. In the second part of our interview with Dr. Bradley Truman Noel, he discusses some of the challenges to growth and adaptation for the 21st Century Church, particularly as it relates to Pentecostals. Have Pentecostals lost the Spirit-enfused creativity of their forbearers? Do pastors fear men more than God? Why do we hide from having challenging theological conversations between generations? This and a whole more on this week’s episode. Continue reading →
Jason Normore is considered by many in his home province to be an unconventional pastor. Even local media outlets have referred to him as “Not Your Nan’s Pastor.” He doesn’t wear suits, his church (Local Church St. John’s) doesn’t meet in a traditional worship space, and he is utterly indifferent towards religiosity. Jason cares about one thing: revealing Jesus to others by being Jesus to others. Continue reading →
Andy Stanley has a knack for being misunderstood. I like it. Largely because he exemplifies the ordinary struggle of good teaching pastors (despite being a popular Christian teacher). Andy appears to have big heart for Jesus, and as such, often pushes Christians to not get sidetracked into the religious enclave of Christian fundamentalism. Continue reading →
This past week the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada released a Statement of Affirmation Regarding Gender Equality in Leadership.
This is significant. Not because it highlights the need for gender equality within pastoral leadership (which is always important), but because it highlights the unwillingness of PAOC church culture to practice gender equality when considering senior pastoral candidates: Continue reading →
On this week’s episode of the Theologist Podcast, Dave examines three of the biggest misconceptions about Hell:
1 – Satan lives in Hell
2 – God sends people to Hell
3 – Hell is to be taken lightly
Find out how Dante’s Inferno has misled generations of Evangelicals into believing Hell is a mishmash of Greek/Roman mythology and Roman Catholic medieval imagination. We’ll also discuss such issues as pre-destination. It’s a packed show, so put on your sunblock as we dive into the infernal imagery of Hell.
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