If you have been following the news regarding Grace Community Church and its pastor John MacArthur’s battle in the courts of California, you might be thinking this is one of those complex issues confronting Christian churches across the country. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com The claim that California is prohibiting the freedom to worshipContinue reading Fighting for Freedom of Religion?
A new season of the Ephesiology Podcast begins with Andrew, Matt, and Michael sharing about the exciting work of how Ephesiology engages in equipping the saints for works of ministry. Join our podcasters as they look to this next season and the continuation of applying the principles of the first century Christian movement in EphesusContinue reading Ep 58: Ephesiology’s New Season
Are you struggling with American evangelicalism? It’s gotten to the point where it is difficult to recognize a theological tradition that has been around for nearly 500 years. In his recent book, Dr. Cooper shares his concerns for loosing the American evangelical identity. Michael shares: You’ll read about how the majority of evangelicals live outsideContinue reading Ep 57: When Evangelicals Sneeze
It is that time of year, but a different year for sure. As best as we can in the time of COVID-19, we’re going to take a few weeks of rest. We are very grateful for our listeners and excited to return the first week of September. In the meantime, we’ll be reposting some ofContinue reading Ep 56: Summer Break
Join our discussion with Brad Watson as we hear about his book on Ephesians as well as what he and Soma are doing in Los Angeles. While COVID-19 continues to present its challenges, Brad and Soma are seeing some neat things as they reach their community with Christ. And, if you haven’t heard about ourContinue reading Ep 55: Ephesiology with Brad Watson
So often, the church looks at business people as those who will pray and pay for the ministry. In this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, we talk business with Mike Sharrow, president and CEO of C12 Group. You’ll no doubt be encouraged to learn about how business people are engaging their employees with the gospelContinue reading Ep 54: Movements and Business
These are interesting days. COVID-19, George Floyd, President Trump and his Trumpgelicals. We address all of these in a spontaneous podcast that is challenging us to think about our allegiance. Join Matt, Michael, and Brian – an unsuspecting guest to the podcast cast – as they discuss race relations, the president, and current crises inContinue reading Ep 53: race relations, the president, and current crises in the United States
We’re excited to welcome a first time guest, Kyle Pierson. Kyle focuses on helping people think about movement in the context of the United States with East West Ministries International. This will be an encouraging podcast as we hear about how people are catching a vision for multiplying disciples in the church. To comment onContinue reading Ep 51: Getting to Movement During the Plague
Zoom fatigue, plague fatigue. How are you feeling? We’re discussing where we are emotionally and spiritually as we continue to evaluate the long-term effect of the novel coronavirus. Join our podcasters as they reflect on the impact of the virus, news, and evil on our society. Also, take advantage of our free book offer whenContinue reading Ep 50: Fatigue or Burnout?
Our podcasters go live on Zoom and Facebook for the first time in our new month segment. You have heard us say many times that we love doing theology in community and a live discussion about Ephesiology is a great way to collaborate on the significance of the first century church’s relevance for today. You’llContinue reading Ep 49: A Monthly Monday Movement Moment
Now is a time to empower people to use their gifts (2 Tim 1:3-6), inspire them to join in hardship (2 Tim 1:8-14), entrust them to teach faithful people to carry on the mission (2 Tim 2:1-7), and remind them to preach the word in season and out of season (2 Tim 3:16-4:2). This littleContinue reading COVID-19 and the Church
We jumped on to record a podcast regarding a new reality due to COVID-19. Join Matt and Andrew as they begin to initially wrestle with how the church might respond to the pandemic. To comment on this episode and future episodes, be sure to login. Find Us On: Search “Ephesiology” on your preferred podcast appContinue reading Ep 42: Initial Reaction to COVID-19
Many churches and parachurches are evaluating the question of their vision and mission. What is it that we can give up without compromising our mission as we live in the world of the Coronavirus? Now, you have to take what I’m writing as coming from a person who has a medium-to-high tolerance for risk andContinue reading In Spite of the CoronaVirus … Stay on Mission
While many are rightly concerned about the spread of the Coronavirus, it is important to highlight three historical events in the church where God turned the tragedy of the spread of plagues to His glory. First, a plague between 165 AD and 180 AD resulted in a dramatic population decline. Over the course of more thanContinue reading Coronavirus, History, and God’s mission in the world
As cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) begin to rise across the globe, governments are instituting travel restrictions, encouraging social distancing, canceling major community and social events, establishing quarantines, and in some cases imposing large-scale lockdowns. Such disruptive measures to daily life in the free world are naturally upsetting and worrisome. Anxiety is already highContinue reading Dear Church, This is Our Moment