Episode 9: Growing a Church in a Post-Christian Culture w/ Dr. Bradley T. Noel

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 →

Episode 6: The Incarnational Pastor w/ Jason Normore

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 →

We Believe in Women Pastors, Just Not Enough to Hire Them: Why the PAOC’s Statement on Gender Equality is Significant

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 →