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Interviews and messages designed to help you understand, apply and teach the Bible with power and clarity to this generation.

Expositors Collective Mike Neglia, Calvary Global Network (CGN)

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Interviews and messages designed to help you understand, apply and teach the Bible with power and clarity to this generation.

    Preaching Up A Storm - Tim Brown

    Preaching Up A Storm - Tim Brown

    In a creative journey through the steps of evaporation, condensation and precipitation Pastor Tim Brown will take us on a journey through Psalm 29 and highlight the parallels between the forming of a Mediterranean stormcloud and the dumping of water and the steps that faithful preachers go through in studying, meditating and preaching. 

     Tim Brown had a life changing encounter with Jesus Christ on January 3rd, 1972. After that, he went to Bible College where he gained a degree and a bride. He has been in many forms of ministry since February of 1973. He has been a youth pastor, an assistant pastor, and a senior pastor. He planted the church, Calvary Chapel Fremont in Fremont, California, in January of 1997, and has been the Senior Pastor there, ever since.



    Recommended Episodes: 

    Wesley Brown on Sermon Preparation:  https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/the-journey-from-the-ancient-text-to-the-contemporary-culture

     Dominic Done, David Guzik, Pilgrim Benham, John Geraci, Nick Cady and Pete Nelson on Sermon Preparation: https://expositorscollective.org/expositors-collective-podcast/panel-discussion-on-sermon-preparation/

    Paul Mowery on Preaching as a Labor of Love: https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/precision-in-the-pulpit-a-labor-of-love-with-paul-mowery







    Pleasanton, California Expositors Collective Training Event May 24th & 25th



    We’re excited to be partnering with Valley Community Church to host our first training seminar in the Bay Area. We have a lot of friends (and podcast downloads) in that part of California and we know that it is going to be a great time!

    To register or for more information visit https://expositorscollective.org/gatherings/

    The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/



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    • 49 min
    Dripping Vision with Luke Simmons

    Dripping Vision with Luke Simmons

    What is a Vision Statement and why does it matter? Is there a point in having a "Vision Sunday" at the beginning of the year, or is the congregation better served by "dripping vision" throughout the 52 Sundays of the calendar year? Is having a church vision even Biblical? Mike asks these questions and more to the more-than-capable Luke Simmons in a fun and informative conversation about the difference between church vision and church mission, and so many other topics having to do with leading healthy churches. 

    Luke Simmons is the founding and Lead Pastor of Ironwood Church, a growing church in the Phoenix metro area. He’s been in full-time pastoral ministry since 2004 and has the scars to prove it. As a catalytic leader, he’s been curating resources and coaching leaders for over a decade.

    Because Luke loves to learn and enjoys sharing what he’s learned with other pastors, he founded Faithful and Fruitful to help pastors experience a lifetime of joyful, God-honoring ministry.

    Through resources, tools, and coaching experiences, he helps pastors build their confidence to lead for the long-haul in a changed and changing world. Faithful and Fruitful is a biblical vision of ministry and a lot of fun.

    As an experienced church planter, Luke also leads the Redeemer City to City Church Planting Incubator for the Surge Network in Phoenix, where he helps planters begin their churches with theological vision, effective systems, and sustainable personal habits.

    Luke has a communications degree from the University of Illinois, where he played third base for the Fighting Illini, as well as an M.A. in Missional Theology from Covenant Theological Seminary.



    You can find out more about Luke's next Preaching Lab here:  https://faithfulandfruitful.com/the-preaching-lab-interest/

    Subscribe to Luke's podcast "Preaching Through" here: https://ptpodcast.buzzsprout.com/



    Suggested Listening: 

    Vision Casting as a Tool to Serve God's People - Todd Peeble : https://open.spotify.com/episode/5vrAj8VyWcaTvl2NbN9vsq?si=a94e08ad028c4e71 

    Exposing the Word or Imposing Upon the Word - Mike Neglia  : https://open.spotify.com/episode/3acaNXkFJyzTziG88cbaFp?si=62785bfe930a4ae9 

    True and False Pastoral Productivity - Chad Brooks: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6p7ROrx8GYSNiBM9Qk4sBq?si=f2178ed29e664f49 





    Pleasanton, California Expositors Collective Training Event May 24th & 25th

    We’re excited to be partnering with Valley Community Church to host our first training seminar in the Bay Area. We have a lot of friends (and podcast downloads) in that part of California and we know that it is going to be a great time!

    To register or for more information visit https://expositorscollective.org/gatherings/

    The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/



    Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective



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    • 56 min
    Symphonic Preaching, Bad Sermons & Consistent Improvement with Heath Hardesty

    Symphonic Preaching, Bad Sermons & Consistent Improvement with Heath Hardesty

    Heath Hardesty from Valley Community Church in Pleasanton, California explores the concept of "symphonic preaching" with Mike, and the value of emphasizing connections between the Old and New Testaments and their relevance today to all of life. Heath sees the wonder of the world around us, and the beauty and treasure of the Bible's story. Heath also talks about how he dealt with preaching a sermon so bad, that he ruined someone's Christmas, and his commitment to consistent growth and improvement as a preacher. 

    Heath Hardesty is an author and the lead pastor of Valley Community Church in the heart of Pleasanton, in the East Bay region of California. 

     

    Heath grew up in a blue-collar home and was a plumber’s apprentice and service plumber in Colorado for several years before becoming a pastor in the technicolor land of Apple, Google, Pixar, Meta, Tesla, Twitter(X), and Netflix. He is married to Marla, his wife of 18 years, and has three kids: Silas, Hadley, and Olivia. 

     

    He holds an undergraduate in Literature and Religious Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Master’s in Biblical Leadership (MABL) from Western Seminary, and a Master’s in Biblical and Theological Studies (MABTS) also from Western Seminary.



    Recommended Episodes: 

    Heath's earlier interview: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0t3UHCQ09Ub9byMvZevgYD?si=64bd6695df514ffc

    Jon Tyson on Sermon Preparation: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7Jv5UKAuXXhIykHEZzZej4?si=758a0ed3f8794303 

    Paul Mowery on Precision in the Pulpit: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4iDSOck6l9LsYslom7IbHI?si=7138393c858a4cc8 







    Pleasanton, California Expositors Collective Training Event May 24th & 25th



    We’re excited to be partnering with Valley Community Church to host our first training seminar in the Bay Area. We have a lot of friends (and podcast downloads) in that part of California and we know that it is going to be a great time!

    To register or for more information visit https://expositorscollective.org/gatherings/

    The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/



    Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective



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    • 49 min
    The Journey From the Ancient Text to the Contemporary Culture

    The Journey From the Ancient Text to the Contemporary Culture

    Wesley Towne speaks about the 4 steps that he takes in his sermon preparation process to go from the passage to his own heart and then to people of his particular context and culture. 

    Wesley lives in Davis, CA with his wife and chihuahua Lucy. He has planted two churches, both in university cities, and is thankful for the opportunity to pastor and invest into the next generation. He is currently the Lead Pastor of Bayside Davis. Wesley is also the founder of Better Days, an organization seeking to bring hope, awareness and education to all things mental health + suffering. Better Days helps people, churches and leaders understand the intersection between mental health + suffering, and following Jesus. In his down time he writes and podcasts on mental health and suffering, runs, reads and enjoys plant based eating. 

    https://www.betterdaysfmly.co

    Additionally, Wesley serves as the pastor of Bayside Davis. With previous experience directing a Bible College and teaching at Christian colleges and universities, he founded a church named Ekklesia in Eugene, OR in 2008. Under his leadership, Ekklesia experienced significant growth from a small gathering in a living room to a congregation of two thousand people across two campuses within five years. In 2013, Outreach Magazine recognized him as the youngest megachurch pastor in America. 

    Educationally, Wesley holds a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees. Above all, he is deeply committed to following Jesus, expressing love for others, and believes his purpose on earth is to offer encouragement and instill hope in individuals navigating through complex and challenging moments in life.



    Recommended Episodes: 

    Wesley's interview  from 2021: https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/every-hero-suffers-wesley-towne 

    Sermon Preparation as Soul Care : https://cgnmedia.org/podcast/expositors-collective/episode/sermon-preparation-as-soul-care-with-ben-campbell 

    Panel Discussion on Sermon Preparation: https://expositorscollective.org/expositors-collective-podcast/panel-discussion-on-sermon-preparation/



    Pleasanton, California Expositors Collective Training Event May 24th & 25th

    We’re excited to be partnering with Valley Community Church to host our first training seminar in the Bay Area. We have a lot of friends (and podcast downloads) in that part of California and we know that it is going to be a great time!

    To register or for more information visit https://expositorscollective.org/gatherings/

    The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/



    Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective



    Click here to support Expositors Collective

    • 27 min
    Reading and Preaching the Psalms Chronologically and Canonically with Wyatt Graham

    Reading and Preaching the Psalms Chronologically and Canonically with Wyatt Graham

    Are the Psalms individual isolated poems that have no connection to one another, or are they a unified, edited story that we are supposed to notice? Wyatt Graham answers these questions and more in this conversation about how to think deeply about the Psalms, and what sort of connections should we expect to see from one chapter to the next. 

    Currently, he serves as the executive director of the Gospel Coalition Canada. He has spoken in a variety of ecclesial and academic settings and regularly writes a column called DeTrinitate for TGC Canada on the intersection of life and theology. He is married to Leanne, and they have one daughter and one son. Follow him on Twitter (@wagraham) and Instagram (@wyattagraham).


    PhD, Biblical Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


    ThM, Church History/Patristics, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


    ThM, Old Testament, Master’s Seminary


    MDiv, Old Testament, Master’s Seminary


    BA, Philosophy and Religion, Liberty University



    To hear Wyatt's sermon on Mark 14 that was discussed at the end of the episode you can view it here: https://www.pbfchurch.ca/sermons/sermon/2024-02-25/its-all-in-gods-control 



    Recommended Episodes: 

    Preaching the Psalter as a Book - Lindsay Kennedy: https://expositorscollective.org/expositors-collective-podcast/preaching-the-psalter-as-a-book-lindsay-kennedy/ 

    Preaching Christ from the Psalms - Lindsay Kennedy:  https://expositorscollective.org/expositors-collective-podcast/preaching-christ-from-the-psalms-lindsay-kennedy-part-2/



    Lindsay Kennedy's Bibliography for further reading: 

    Bibliography: 

    Psalmcast podcast I recorded this several years ago but am still pretty happy with it all!

    Robertson, The Flow of the Psalms The best introduction to reading the Psalms as a book. Great place to start.

    Rydelnik and Blum (eds.) The Moody Handbook of Messianic Prophecy The Psalms essays are top-notch and closest to my view from anything I've read.

    Jim Hamilton's Psalms Vol 1 and Vol 2 (EBTC, forthcoming) Though Hamilton is heavy on typology, his is the best commentary that reads the Psalms as a book.

    Reardon, Christ in the Psalms He reads Jesus in every Psalm in the tradition of the Fathers. Quite devotional though and he doesn't defend his approach enough to convince the skeptical.

    On that note, Irenaeus' On the Apostolic Preaching, Augustine's Psalms commentaries, and Athanasius' To Marcellinus on the Interpretation of the Psalms are all incredible and show that what I'm saying about Jesus in the Psalms is far from new (even if I don't quite "get" everything they're seeing!)

    Mitchell, The Message of the Psalter The most impacting book on my interpretation of the Psalms. Incredibly provocative and unique. Dense though.

    Bates, The Birth of the Trinity Prosopological exegesis as practiced by the Fathers was the missing piece for me. Very dense though.





    You can find Wyatt's book -

    The Promised Davidic King: Psalm 108’s Canonical Placement and Use of Earlier Psalms

    (at a discounted rate) here. https://lexhampress.com/expositors





    Pleasanton, California Expositors Collective Training Event May 24th & 25th

    We’re excited to be partnering with Valley Community Church to host our first training seminar in the Bay Area. We have a lot of friends (and podcast downloads) in that part of California and we know that it is going to be a great time!

    To register or for more information visit https://expositorscollective.org/gatherings/

    The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/



    Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    How to Discover the Author's Intended Meaning with John Whittaker

    How to Discover the Author's Intended Meaning with John Whittaker

    John Whittaker teaches a workshop in Temecula California on how the inductive Bible Study method helps to discover the divine and human author's meaning of a text.

    John Whittaker is a preacher, teacher and pastor. He holds theology and ministry degrees from Boise Bible College, Cincinnati Bible Seminary, and a doctorate in preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - the only reason for all of that is to help bring God's word into the lives of people more effectively.  John has been serving in ministry for 30 years. He has served as a Professor of Preaching and New Testament at Boise Bible College for 19 years. During that time, he also helped plant a church in Kuna, Idaho, where he led the adult education ministry and preached for 11 years. He has taught classes for Eternity Bible College and taught and preached in various places around the country and the world. Most recently, he served for nearly 4 years as one of the teaching and campus pastors at The Pursuit, in Boise and is currently on the preaching coaching team at Calvary Boise.

    You can learn more about John Whittaker at https://www.johnwhittaker.net/

    Additional Resources:

    Listeners Bible Commentary: https://www.listenerscommentary.com/

     The Listener’s Commentary provides clear, accessible teaching through each book of the New Testament in audio format so you can learn and live the Bible. 

    https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/tips/the-inductive-method-of-bible-study-the-basics-11628183.html

     https://www.crossway.org/articles/10-tips-for-getting-started-with-inductive-bible-study/

    Recommended episodes:

    Cody King on bivocational ministry: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2019/9/17/episode-65-bivocational-ministry

    Neil Spencer on Inductive Bible Study: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2019/4/10/the-who-what-when-where-and-why-of-bible-study

    Josh Turansky on Inductive Bible Study: https://www.expositorscollective.com/podcast/2020/2/7/episode-88-treat-your-text-like-a-crime-scene-bonus-episode

    Pleasanton, California Expositors Collective Training Event May 24th & 25th

    We’re excited to be partnering with Valley Community Church to host our first training seminar in the Bay Area. We have a lot of friends (and podcast downloads) in that part of California and we know that it is going to be a great time!

    To register or for more information visit https://expositorscollective.org/gatherings/



    The Expositors Collective podcast is part of the CGNMedia, Working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches. For more content like this, visit https://cgnmedia.org/



    Join our private Facebook group to continue the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExpositorsCollective



    Click here to support Expositors Collective

    • 28 min

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