Ep 70: Crisis at the Capitol, Crisis in the Church

The events in Washington D.C. last Wednesday were troubling and tragic. The political, economic, and societal turmoil in the United States continue to find new expressions in 2021. While we all have high hopes for the new year, the reality of Wednesday’s shocking display of utter disregard for the democrat process makes us wonder ifContinue reading Ep 70: Crisis at the Capitol, Crisis in the Church

Ep 68: The Non-Hierarchical Leadership of the New Testament Church

Contemporary church leadership tends to model itself after various social structures of leadership whether in business or politics. The DNA of the New Testament church looked altogether different as Jesus instituted a leadership style that was counter-cultural and unique for His church. Join Matt, Andrew, and Michael as they continue to discuss the non-hierarchical leadershipContinue reading Ep 68: The Non-Hierarchical Leadership of the New Testament Church

Ep 66: The Dark Side of Hierarchical Leadership

Leadership is one of the most important issues confronting the church today. In this podcast, Andrew, Matt, and Michael address the distinction between hierarchical and flat leadership. A discussion originating with a recent blog on the topic, Michael focuses attention on how the Trinity is a model for the body of Christ and how JesusContinue reading Ep 66: The Dark Side of Hierarchical Leadership

Ep 65: Kingdom-Minded Church Planting

On this week’s Ephesiology Podcast, Michael talks with Jeff Christopherson about his upcoming course on Church Planting. Jeff brings years of experience and wisdom from his career as a serial church planter. The course, based on his book Kingdom Matrix, focuses on equipping church planters in fundamentals based upon Kingdom concepts. Jeff explains that churchContinue reading Ep 65: Kingdom-Minded Church Planting

Ep 63: Christianity and the Government

This week’s podcast dials in on Christianity’s relationship to governments as Andrew and Michael explore a subject appropriate for Christians around the world. Based on a lecture from an Ephesiology Master Class, The Church in Times of Crisis, Michael unpacks four areas in the New Testament where we learn about this important topic: Jesus, ActsContinue reading Ep 63: Christianity and the Government

Ep 61: QAnon and Conspiracies

Next on the Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew and Michael are talking with John W. Morehead about QAnon. The right-wing conspiracy theorist(s) has found his way into the mainstream and sadly many evangelicals are listening. John, Andrew, and Michael discuss why evangelicals are susceptible to conspiracy theories and how we might be able to constructively engage thoseContinue reading Ep 61: QAnon and Conspiracies

Ep 59: The State of Theology

Over the past four years, Ligonier and Lifeway Research have published the State of Theology surveys as a resource for understanding what Americans think about important religious statements. Join Matt, Andrew, and Michael as they take a detailed look at several statements on the 2020 survey and offer insights in what they communicate about evangelicalismContinue reading Ep 59: The State of Theology