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Confluence Leadership Podcast
51 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Good Deconstruction and Bad Deconstruction
Joshua Ryan Butler speaks to what the church gets right when it comes to deconstruction and what many get wrong with deconstruction. He skillfully unpacks why many are taking the deconstruction road in our culture of suspicion. And, Josh will help us navigate, as well as pastor through, this popular conversation.
34 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Temple Courts and House to House
The two key rhythms of New Testament church life are a larger, once a week worship gathering and smaller gatherings in homes during the week. The emphasis on one or the other has varied over time, but both remain important for a healthy church. In this episode, Bryan Mowrey and Bo Noonan discuss the importance of each and how to keep a healthy balance of both in your church.
42 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Certainty and Uncertainty
On this episode of the Confluence Leadership Podcast, Bo Noonan is joined by John Mark Comer. John Mark is the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church, and has a Master's degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary. He is the author of several books, co-host of the podcast This Cultural Moment, and lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and three children. In this episode, John Mark and Bo tackle the tension of certainty and uncertainty. Join us as we look at how the pandemic has magnified this tension, discuss our desire for control, and reflect on this year as a whole.
44 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Church and State
On this episode of the Confluence Leadership Podcast, Bo Noonan is joined by Josh Wester. Josh serves as the Chair of Research in Christian Ethics at the ERLC. He is also pursuing a Th.M. in Public Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh is married to McCaffity, and they have two children. In this episode, Josh and Bo tackle the tension of church and state. Join us as we discuss the history, how this tension can be applied during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we as church leaders can lead through this election season.
44 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Spirit and Sacrament
On this episode of the Confluence Leadership Podcast, Bryan Mowrey is joined by Andrew Wilson. Andrew is Teaching Pastor at King’s Church London (which is a part of the Newfrontiers Global family of churches), and has degrees in history and theology from Cambridge (MA), London School of Theology (MTh), and King’s College London (PhD). He is an award-winning columnist for Christianity Today, and has written ten books, including Incomparable, Spirit and Sacrament and Sophie and the Heidelberg Cat. In this episode, Andrew and Bryan discuss the tension of being led by the Spirit and maintaining the sacraments of more traditional and liturgical worship services. We invite you to join in to see how we as Church leaders can balance this tension and explore the advantages of both.
47 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Moving Beyond Racial Gridlock
On this episode of the Confluence Leadership Podcast, Bryan Mowrey is joined by George Yancey (PhD, University of Texas). Dr. Yancey is professor of sociology at Baylor University, specializing in race/ethnicity, biracial families, and anti-Christian bias. He is also the author of the book Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility (IVP, 2006). We invite you to listen to this helpful dialogue that includes traps we often fall into, ways to move beyond this gridlock, and the role the Church plays in racial reconciliation.
54 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Legalism and License
Legalism and license are easy traps to fall into. Paul wrote letters to confront both, pointing to the grace of God as the antidote. This podcast explores God’s Grace and our enjoyment of Him to lead ourselves and those we lead away from these two dangers.
45 minutes | May 26, 2020
Prosperity and Poverty
How we view money has a tremendous impact on how we live out our faith. To over-relate to a prosperity or poverty theology can have damaging consequences. How then are we to live in the middle and what should be our view toward the possessions and resources God has gives us? Scott Marques, who leads Disciple Nations and owns multiple businesses throughout Zimbabwe and Mozambique, joins Bryan Mowrey to discuss this tension and how to lead our people to balance it.
42 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Gathering and Scattering
The church is called to both gather and scatter, but which is more important? And how has this tension changed given the current healthcare crisis? Alan Frow from Southlands Church in Southern California joins Bryan Mowrey to discuss how we as church leaders can balance this tension.
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