For those longing to connect theology and mission, we are talking about God and everything else. Broadcasting from NORTHERN SEMINARY, in partnership with Missio Alliance, David Fitch and Mike Moore bring their experiences as pastors and professors to bear on issues of mission and church.
Pull up a chair or take them and their guests with you around town.
S6: E9 Who Will Be My Witness? A Conversation with Drew Hart
Fitch & Mike sit down with Dr. Drew Hart, professor at Messiah University to discuss his new book, "Who Will Be My Witness?"
S6:E8 Discerning Through Theological Disagreements
How does a local church discern through disagreements? How do we decided what "issues" are essential?
Here are the steps proposed in this episode, following the apostles work in Acts 15
1) The apostles and elders (leaders) met to consider the question (v6)
2) They observed what the Holy Spirit was doing (v8-9, 12)
3) A whole community listened and discerned (v12) They wokred with the leaders (v22). There was mutality of listening, consensus, etc.
4) Scripture was carefully considered...drawing its past meaning into the present (v15-19)
5) They wrote down their discernment in a letter "it seems good to the Holy Spirit and to us...." (v26)
Lastly, check out our Church Planting Webinar in a few weeks with Hugh Halter: https://www.seminary.edu/churchplantingwebinar_mission/
S7: E7 Increase Density. Decrease Numbers.
What would it look like for us to focus our ministry on increasing density, rather than increasing numbers? Listen to find out!
S6: E6 Church Planting Webinar with Hugh Halter
This bonus episode is the audio from our webinar with Hugh Halter on church planting. Our conversation kicks off the introduction of the Church Planting Institute at Northern Seminary. Check us out at churchpi.com
S6: E5 What to do with the 74 Million?
How do we respond to a post-Trump presidency? Fitch suggests a few different approaches drawing on authors who write about post-Nazi Germany and Ta Nehisi Coates.
To be clear, we aren't accusing those who voted for Trump of being Nazi’s! We are offering perspectives (some from post Nazi Germany) for those of us who can’t relate or find it difficult to engage the 74 million who did vote for Trump.
S6: E4 Advent for "the Rest of Us"
"To pursue liturgy for our own depths of formation and ignore the cultural engagement of those outside the faith is a luxury of Christendom." --Dave Fitch
In this episode we discuss the "post-evangelical" turn towards liturgy and the great joy of celebrating Advent. We contend that Advent is for the formation of Christians and for the purposes of engaging those outside of liturgical traditions of the church.
Check out Fitch's article here: https://www.missioalliance.org/advent-for-the-rest-of-us-avoiding-exclusion-welcoming-wonder/
Like Inside Baseball, but for Theology Nerds
Awesome, fun, informative, challenging. Great stuff!
Uncritical and riding the elephant of their political persuasion
Their podcast on Jan. 26 indicates where their allegiance lies - Caesar (culture/media) and not Jesus Christ. Instead of proclaiming a Christ who cuts across both political parties as He does our identities, they only perpetuate tribalism. Instead of trying to understand and “embrace the other” as Miroslav Volf would say, they only exclude the other. As a result, they have joined hands with secular culture to build the wall of partition Christ tore down 2,000 years ago. As a result I say with Barth “Nein!!!”
Listened to episode on racism. Full of full acceptance of the Marxist, all whites are born into privilege, all blacks are held back, America is racist to the core lies and garbage. If you are a Biblically minded Christian of any color listen elsewhere like Just Thinking podcast or Steve Deace.