Refuge Vineyard (Cambridge) planter Brad Culver pointed me to this book by Gerald R. McDermott. Can Evangelicals Learn from World Religions? Jesus, Revelation and Religious Traditions sounds quite daunting. It is actually a very accessible read and one of the more useful books in my library. McDermott tackles the problem of religious pluralism (our cultural reality) and provides a real workable and... more
The Webinars that Vineyard Resource Canada has been putting on are excellent. I try to be part of as many as I can, but it is not always possible for me to participate at the time of the event. If you've participated in past webinars and would like to write a short report, that would be really helpful for this blog. What we'd be looking for is simple:
What was the topic and how does that topic... more
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During our webinar in the past week it was immediately clear to me that we wouldn't begin to mine the depths of this topic sufficiently in one setting to do it any justice. As a result we are going to offer a followup webinar on this topic in January. What do I think that we... more
We asked Dan Wilt to pitch his work training worship leaders. Worship is often the first place people learn theology - it is so very important for us as a movement to pay attention to the quality of our worship. Much as we all love just getting lost in God's presence (what's not to love!) we must also recognize we are training our people in the things of God. Dan's work draws deep from the breadth... more
I have been busy lining up content for this blog. I should have something new every week, and I've scheduled this content to come out on Mondays at 8AM (I am good up until mid-January with more content on the way!). A great Monday ritual would be to check here and see what is new.
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This summer I presented a few Thoughtworks workshops at the National Gathering in Penticton, BC. We had such a good crowd for the Theology Pub/Post-modern Hermeneutics workshop that we had to run two groups (sample theology pubs)! The format was simple, I presented a bit on the model of theology pubs and then we did it on the topic of post-modern hermeneutics. Some of the feedback on the theology... more
Recently on my personal blog I talked about the importance of presenting papers at academic conferences. And this morning a reminder came into my inbox about the near deadline to submit papers to the Society of Vineyard Scholars. Much as I'd love to participate, I have prior commitments this year. But that should not stop you from considering it. The call is open to all who believe in the mission of... more
The Canadian Vineyard is a wonderfully active place. The Worship Development team has set up an amazing site for sharing and developing new worship songs. It is called the Vineyard Song Share Project. As Prosper of Aquitaine (390-455) noted, lex orendi, lex credendi, that is how we worship shapes what we believe, therefore, it is so important that we intentionally develop worship that reflects the... more
Thoughtworks is a Development Group of the Vineyard Church in Canada. Our purpose is to equip churches to faithfully love God with both heart and mind. While our resources focus on thoughtful engagement with Christian theology, history, and practice, our ultimate passion is to see Christians strengthened in their faith so that they can participate with God's redemptive works throughout the whole... more