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The Lesson on the Mount

25 Sep 2021 | Peter J. Williams

In part 2 of Peter J. Williams' series on The Genius of Jesus' Teaching, we will consider the most detailed lesson plan we have from Jesus. We’ll see evidence that Jesus used both Greek and Aramaic in his teaching and that he made use of techniques that would help people remember what he said.

How Jesus Interacted - The Genius of Jesus' Teaching, Part 1

25 Sep 2021 | Peter J. Williams

This is part 1 of a 5-part series on the Genius of Jesus' Teaching. Jesus is admired for many things, but less often for his intellect. In this series, we consider evidence of Jesus’s profound knowledge of the Old Testament as shown in his parables, his use of memory techniques, and his methods of teaching. It is hoped that you will come away both with a sense of wonder at the depth of the stories you already know and inspired by the practical lessons we can learn as we convey God’s truth to others. This first talk focuses on Matthew’s Gospel.

Defuse Explosive Meetings and Negotiate Wise Agreements

14 May 2021 | Ken Sande

This is part 4 of a 6-part series on preventing and resolving conflict in the church. In this talk, Ken explains how to diffuse explosive meetings and what you need to negotiate. The series provides guidance on how Christian leaders can teach, model, and practice the principles of relational wisdom (a gospel-based form of emotional intelligence) and biblical peacemaking within their churches and ministries.

Building Passport, the 3 P's, and Charitable Judgements

14 May 2021 | Ken Sande

This is part 3 of a 6-part series on Preventing and Resolving Conflict in the Church. In this session, Ken discusses how to "build passport," the "Three P's" of satisfaction, and how to teach others to practice charitable judgments. This series provides guidance on how Christian leaders can teach, model, and practice the principles of relational wisdom (a gospel-based form of emotional intelligence) and biblical peacemaking within their churches and ministries.

The Golden Result and the Power of the Gospel

14 May 2021 | Ken Sande

This series provides guidance on how Christian leaders can teach, model, and practice the principles of relational wisdom (a gospel-based form of emotional intelligence) and biblical peacemaking within their churches and ministries. The goal is to develop in-house “Peace Sower Teams” of gifted members who will provide ongoing training, coaching, and mediation with other members, thus relieving leaders of the pressure to deal with all of the relational problems and conflicts in their churches or ministries (see Exod.

Overcoming Idolatry, Hijacking, and Misunderstandings

14 May 2021 | Ken Sande

This is part 2 of a 6-part series on preventing and resolving conflict in the church. In this session, Ken exposes idols that drive conflict and explains how to guard against and counter amygdala hijacking. This series provides guidance on how Christian leaders can teach, model, and practice the principles of relational wisdom (a gospel-based form of emotional intelligence) and biblical peacemaking within their churches and ministries.

Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church

19 May 2021 | Diane Langberg

Leadership is very important from a Biblical perspective. Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.” However, leadership can be abused. The body of Christ desperately needs to understand the form power takes, how it can be abused, and how to respond to abuses of power. This interview is with Diane Langberg discussing her recent book.

Training or Discipling?

18 May 2021 | Marcus Honeysett

The Apostle Paul's aim was to work with the church in Philippi for their "progress and joy in the faith, so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me" (Phil. 1:25-26). It can be easy to confuse growing disciples who are overflowing with joy in Jesus with merely training people in skills and knowledge. We may not realise that we are doing it. This talk helps us consider how to nurture men and women as disciple-making disciples, rather than merely equipping them with courses, skills, and knowledge.

Critical Theory in Theology: Understanding an Influential Academic Movement

17 May 2021 | Adam Szabados

For decades, Critical Theory has been influencing Western thinking. Despite the failed Marxist experiments of the 20th century, there is a growing movement in the Western church that uncritically accepts the premises and implications of Cultural Marxism and incorporates them into Christian theology. This session aims to explore the roots and leaves of Critical Theory and evaluate its influence.