The Monkey and the Fish

During my doctoral studies in the early 2000s, Paul Hiebert shared a story that I have never forgotten.  Dr. Hiebert was a master at using illustrations and case studies to highlight essential missiological principles. His years of experience in India and as a world renowned missiological anthropologist made those attending his classes sit on the edge ofContinue reading The Monkey and the Fish

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

The Call for Courageous Leaders

The global west is now on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19. The epicenter of the novel coronavirus has shifted from our distant shores to our communities. After a sudden two-week blitz in the United States of implementing extreme social distancing measures that included closing stadiums, canceling large events, shutting our borders, closingContinue reading The Call for Courageous Leaders

Ep 27: Leading a Movement, Part 2

The growth of the church will rise and fall on leadership and having the right team will position the church for continued growth. Join us in the riveting episode when our podcasters unpack the roles of apostles, prophets, evangelists, and shepherd-teachers. Leadership in the church in Ephesus adopted forms from the culture that contributed toContinue reading Ep 27: Leading a Movement, Part 2

Ep 21: The Movement and Ethnic Diversity, Part 2

The early Christian movement was uniquely diverse, but not without its problems. Join our podcasters and special guest Pastor Devlin Scott as they unpack Ephesians 2 and its implication for ministry today. To comment on this episode and future episodes, be sure to login. Discussion Forum Find Us On: Search “Ephesiology” on your preferred podcastContinue reading Ep 21: The Movement and Ethnic Diversity, Part 2

Ep 20: The Movement and Ethnic Diversity

The early Christian movement was uniquely diverse, but not without its problems. Join our podcasters and special guest Pastor Devlin Scott as they unpack Ephesians 2 and its implication for ministry today. To comment on this episode and future episodes, be sure to login. Discussion Forum Find Us On: Search “Ephesiology” on your preferred podcastContinue reading Ep 20: The Movement and Ethnic Diversity

Ep 7: The Legacy Church and Movement Making, Part 3

Join us as we engage in a community dialogue about a church planting movement in the New Testament. This is part three of a series addressing what many are calling the “legacy church.” In this episode, our podcasters drill down on diagnostic questions for the legacy church and unpack the concept of being disciples. To commentContinue reading Ep 7: The Legacy Church and Movement Making, Part 3

Ep 6: Here comes the King

Palm Sunday is also regarded as the “triumphal entry” because the King had arrived in Jerusalem. But was it the way he was received worship, or something masquerading as it? To comment on this episode and future episodes, be sure to login. Discussion Forum Find us on: Search “Ephesiology” on your preferred podcast app.

Ep 2: The Legacy Church and Movement Making, Part 1

Join us as we engage in a community dialogue about a church planting movement in the New Testament. This is the first episode of a three part series addressing what many are calling the “legacy church.” Some use it pejoratively while others use it in recognition of the church’s historic significance. This is a topic thatContinue reading Ep 2: The Legacy Church and Movement Making, Part 1