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November 15, 2023

Part 3 - The Relevancy of Jesus in our Cultural Moment: What are we to do with the Israel and Palestinian war?

58 min

A pastor, lobbyist, network leader, and Middle East peace advocate talk about the war in Palestine and Israel. Join Keith Smith, Mercy Aiken, Anna Vogt, and Jon Hand as they share insights into the unfolding war and how we can be peacemakers in the tensions created by this tragedy.

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November 6, 2023

What the New Testament Book of Galatians Has to Say in our Polarized Age with Prof. Mark Baker

1 hr 10 min

Join Paul and Cherish in this insightful exploration into the wisdom of the New Testament book of Galatians. Professor Mark Baker, author of Centered-Set Church, highlights his new commentary on Galatians. This conversation highlights the humanity of Paul, the missional heart of this letter, how this letter addresses identity and cancel culture, and how it critiques progressive and conservative ideologies, plus much more.

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October 30, 2023

Part 2 - The Relevancy of Jesus in our Cultural Moment with Panel Discussion

58 min

In these dynamic times, a healthcare professional, church developer, co-pastor, and network leader come together to discuss the relevancy of Jesus. Be part of this varied group of leaders as they explore the implications of adopting a Jesus-centric approach to address the emerging challenges in their specific environments. This engaging dialogue underscores the significant and optimistic role that the church plays in their settings. Tune in to hear stories of personal growth, the influence of the Gen Z demographic, and strategies for leading more optimistically during uncertain times.

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October 23, 2023

Part 1 - The Relevancy of Jesus in Our Cultural Moment with Meghan Larissa Good

37 min

In Part 1 of this thought-provoking mini-series, we hear from Pastor Meghan Larissa Good speaking at Jesus Collective's in-person gathering in June 2023 at Woodland Hills Church as she shares about our current cultural moment—a moment defined by its uncertainty, where the ground beneath us is shifting faster than ever before. Meghan offers some deep insights into the rise of 6 dynamics in our cultural moment creating both pain and opportunity for a heightened relevence of Jesus: pluralism, polarism, technology, individualism, scientism, and depression. Meghan helps us see that this is an opportunity for the movement of God in our day. Perhaps, we are on the edge of something new?

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October 19, 2023

Jesus Collective Vision Update: New team, snapshot of the current church landscape, and where is Jesus Collective heading.

47 min

Welcome to another episode of the Jesus Collective Podcast. In this episide we pause to delve into the vision and heartbeat of Jesus Collective, introduce new core leadership team, and highlight wins from this past year. Plus, we explore the current landscape of church, and hear how Jesus Collective is responding to these shifting dynamics as we move into an exciting future together with a broader Jesus-centred movement. It's all packed into this dynamic episode. Enjoy!

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August 8, 2023

Centering Jesus with Derek Vreeland

1 hr 26 min

In a world filled with hostility, division, and polarization it's time to refocus on Jesus. Join us for a captivating episode as Derek Vreeland, author of "Centering Jesus," reveals the consequences of losing sight of Jesus and the transformative impact of keeping Him at the center of our lives. Derek invites us to imagine what it looks like to keep Jesus as the Lamb of God at the center of three key areas of our lives—our spiritual formation, our moral lives, and our common life together.

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July 25, 2023

Unveiling Post-COVID Challenges: Mental Health in the Church with Carolyn Klassen

56 min

Join us for a thought-provoking episode as we delve into the crucial topic of mental health within the church in the post-COVID era. In this enlightening conversation, we sit down with Carolyn Klassen, a counselor, public speaker, and leader within her church community. Together, we explore the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental well-being of the church community. Has the conversation around mental health evolved? What are the emerging mental health challenges faced by the church in this new era? We delve deep into these questions and uncover the shifts in understanding and approach that have taken place within the broader church since the pandemic began.

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July 11, 2023

Looking For Hope in a Post-Christendom World - With Greg Boyd & Adam Dyer

50 min

Adam Dyer, our brand new Jesus Collective Executive Director, sits down with Greg Boyd for a conversation about hope in a post-Christendom context. Adam and Greg explore how the rapid changing context of a post-Christendom culture is actually a good thing because it provides space for people to embrace an authentic faith, instead of simply acquiescing to the common shared trend of the larger culture. If the church is going to bring the gospel of Jesus, we must offer a life that stands in contrast because a polarized church has little to say to a polarized world. Adam shares some stories of hope from his own context as a pastor of Yeovil Community Church in England. And how he and his Church discovered that when Jesus is at the centre we find ourselves working against the polarization of our age by sharing life with others who see things in differing ways.

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June 16, 2023

How Does A Bigger, King Jesus-Centered Gospel Connect With Our Secular Culture?

56 min

When we tell a reduced Gospel story, we get reduced results. In this podcast, we sit down with Matthew Bates as he shares his latest book, "Why the Gospel?". Matthew helps us see how the Gospel is a bigger story than personal salvation or forgiveness. The Gospel is a larger story based on Jesus the King who is the ultimate answer to our more profound questions about ourselves, God, and our world. If we are going speak to the deep longings of our secular post-modern culture, we need to tell a bigger story, a story with Jesus at the center.

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May 30, 2023

The Relevancy of Jesus in Deeply Dissatisfied Culture with Jonny Morrison

1 hr 18 min

Jesus Collective Partner, Jonny Morrison explores with us the dissatisfaction in our culture and why it's important for pastors and leaders to analyze culture more deeply. Morrison's book Light as Air: Practicing Authenticity, Depth, and Purpose in a World of Empty Promises may also offer some clues. We also delve into why some of us tend to individualize Jesus apart from his Kingdom political message and how we can become "wide awake Christians."

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