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
For all of us, 2020 has been a challenging year. In spite of the reality of the global pandemic, a contentious election cycle, and intense racial outcries, we can still genuinely celebrate the hope of Jesus who brought good news that is for all people. In this episode of the Ephesiology Podcast, join Matt, Andrew,Continue reading Ep 67: Happy Covid Christmas
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
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
On this week’s Ephesiology Podcast, Michael talks with Kathryn Richards Bhatia, assistant professor of social justice in our Master of Arts Missiology of Movement degree, about ministry to the exploited and marginalized. As one of the three markers of the early church, social justice is a vital ministry that emulates the life of first centuryContinue reading Ep 64: What is Social Justice?
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