Weekly conversations about important issues facing the local church today. Hosted by Pastors Brady Boyd and Andrew Arndt of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO. More information can be found at TheEssential.Church
Episode 110: An Interview with Lucy Peppiatt - Rediscovering Scripture's Vision for Women (Pt. 1)
In this episode (part one of two) we sit down with theologian and New Testament scholar Lucy Peppiatt to talk about her book Rediscovering Scripture’s Vision for Women: Fresh Perspectives on Disputed Texts in which she unpacks why and how the biblical texts traditionally used to support the subordination of women to men might not be saying what we think they’re saying.
Episode 109: Developing Preachers and Teachers
In this episode we sit down to talk about some of the ins and outs of intentionally developing preachers and teachers in our congregations.
Episode 108: An Interview with Winn Collier - A Burning in My Bones
In this episode we sit down with Winn Collier, Director of the Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination at Western Theological Seminary and to talk with him about the release of his book, A Burning in My Bones: The Authorized Biography of Eugene Peterson.
Episode 107: Four Rules for Preachers
In this episode we sit down to talk about some of the marks of genuine Spirit-inspired preaching.
Episode 106: An Interview with Dr. Chris Green - Sanctifying Interpretation
In this episode we sit down with Dr. Chris Green to talk about his book, Sanctifying Interpretation, and how God uses the ‘troubling texts’ of Scripture to make us holy.
Episode 105: The Places of Encounter
In this episode we feature a conversation we had at our recent Essential Church Learning Community on “the places of encounter” in our worship gatherings.
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In my opinion, this is the best wholistic church leader podcast. It touches leadership, theology, issues of the day, and so much more. It’s also done in a way that is encouraging and refreshing to the soul. It’s a real gift to the local church. Thank you.
Essential Church—Be Merciful to those who doubt
Loved this concept when you encounter people struggling with their faith...let’s go to Jesus. What do you think of Him? And there is a positive response...well I think He’s great. Hang onto that...let’s go with that for a little bit. That’s the central part of our faith, not the side issues that can derail us. How that would change every conversation with someone struggling and show love and mercy.
Today’s interview with Pastor Ray Johnston was a thrill for me. I’m in the military and have twice been stationed near Sacramento. On both occasions, my family and I attended Bayside Church. Previously, when stationed in Colorado, I also attended New Life. Needless to say, I was ecstatic to see two churches that have poured so much into my family connect with each other. Keep up the great podcast!