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The Reason for Faith: Is Christianity Oppressive to Women?

The Reason for Faith: Is Christianity Oppressive to Women?

October 29, 2018

Many people have asked whether Christianity is oppressive to women based on the way that women have often been marginalized and overlooked throughout history. In this sermon, pastor Luke provided the biblical-theological and practical reasons why the Vineyard believes women can serve in leadership roles within the church. Building on a robust look at the whole of Scripture and engaging in a strong look at the culture surrounding the text of Scripture most often used to keep women from leadership, this talk provoked a lot of great discussion! 

Recommended Resources:

Bourgeois Babes, Bossy Wives, and Bobby Haircuts: A Case for Gender Equality in Ministry

Discovering Biblical Equality

Paul, Women, & Wives

Relationshift

Why Women Must Learn in Quietness & Submission (1 Timothy 2) youtube video

Five Principles on Serving

Five Principles on Serving

October 22, 2018

In this sermon, pastor Dawn shared from Matthew 20's emphasis on serving! Providing five practical foundations to serving, she shared a number of great stories to help us understand why serving is so important! 

The Reason for Faith: How can there be only one true religion?

The Reason for Faith: How can there be only one true religion?

October 14, 2018

A popular question people have about religion in general is this: how can there be only one true religion? In this sermon, pastor Luke addresses some of the assumptions that underly this question and demonstrates that everyone has views and opinions on religion... the key question is why those views are held. In light of Jesus' statement that he was the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6), people must wrestle with his claims for he is, as C. S. Lewis suggested, either Lord, a liar, or a lunatic. 

Recommended books: 

The Reason for God, by Tim Keller.

Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis.

The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, Lesslie Newbigin

The Reason for Faith: An Introduction

The Reason for Faith: An Introduction

October 9, 2018

Many people have questions about what Christians believe and why they believe. In this new series, The Reason for Faith, pastor Luke is providing answers to some of the toughest questions that people have about Christianity. In this first sermon, we're introduced to the challenges Christianity faces and encouraged to engage in the life of the mind as a crucial component to our spirituality. After all, Jesus told us that we are to love the Lord with all of our being, including our mind (Mark 12:30). 

Recommended books:

The Reason for God.

The Whole-Brain Child.