2019 Q&A Calls

Feb 2019 - 1hr 37mins - Atonement | Non-Sacrifical Models of the Cross | Why Did Jesus Have to Die | Incarnation | Authenticity
Fantastic call this one where we discuss the cross and different ways to look at it.

Time – 1 Hr 37 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • How has our view of the cross changed over the years?
  • Is there ways to look at the cross that aren’t God needing a sacrifice?
  • Why did Jesus have to die anyway?
  • Is there a possibility that the incarnation is more important than the cross in a sense?
  • The importance of being authentic as a leader
Mar 2019 - 1hr 32mins - How to deal with suffering and disappointment
Another great call where we talk about what to do when life isn’t going the way you planned.

Time – 1 Hr 32 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • What do you do when life doesn’t go your way?
  • Asking “what next” instead of “why me”
  • Can suffering serve a purpose?
  • Does the church need to change it’s approach to perfection and suffering?
  • A few other bits and pieces here and there too
April 2019 - 1hr 54mins - Race | Gender | Politics | Sexuality | The Bible
Another great call where we talk about how politics has infected the Church today along with some other interesting topics

Time – 1 Hr 54 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • Does Christianity have a problem with race?
  • Why do we get so caught up with the gender/race of God?
  • Has Christianity been hijacked by politics?
  • Do we need a new “deconstruction/grace” based Bible?
  • A bunch of other stuff
May 2019 - 1hr 35mins - Inter-Faith | Christ In All | Universal Christ | Faith Post-Church
This month we talked about Christ in all, what does it mean for the hope of our glory to be rooted in Christ IN US!

Time – 1 Hr 35 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • What does it mean for Christ in us to be our hope of glory?
  • Is it just Christ in us, or could it be Christ in them?
  • How do we interact with different faiths, can we learn anything from them?
  • What does Christ look like once you take away the church context?
  • A bunch of other stuff
June 2019 - 1hr 33mins - Hell in the Charismatic Church? | How Fear/Pain Shapes Theology| Restorative Justice | Scapegoating LGBTQ
This month we talked about

Time – 1 Hr 33 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • Is Hell Shifting in the Charismatic Church?
  • How fear shapes people’s theology
  • How pain shapes people’s theology
  • We wrestle with restorative justice
  • How Christian’s scapegoat the LGBTQ community while playing the persecution card.
  • How to navigate the loneliness of being outside a Church
  • And much more
Aug 2019 - 1hr 35mins - Finding Community in Deconstruction | Community Rooted in Love| Physical Disciplines | Mysticism & Spiral Dynamics
This month we talked about

Time – 1 Hr 35 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • How to find community while going through deconstruction
  • The perils of community built on doctrines
  • Community rooted in love
  • Physical disciplines for spiritual connectedness
  • Mysticism through the model of Spiral Dynamics
  • And much more

2018 Q&A Calls

Jan 2018 - 1hr 26mins - Prayer & Fasting in Grace | Is it OK to Have Boundaries? | Swearing/Cussing | When Can God Use Me?
This was a fun call – I’ve been a bit sporadic with the “monthly” calls over the last few months and will continue to be until May. My mother was very sick with cancer at the time and actually passed away a week after this call. Appreciate your grace, love and support throughout this time!

Time – 1 Hr 26 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • What should prayer and fasting look like in Grace?
  • Is it OK to have boundaries? Isn’t it unloving?
  • What does the Bible have to say about swearing/cussing?
  • How do I we make room for God to use us in the midst of life
  • Operating out of rest not works
May 2018 - 1hr 56mins - Authenticity | Sexuality | Why People Don't Want to Change | Why Are People Leaving the Church?
So I’m finally back into the swing of things. I appreciate everyones support and grace for me as I was grieving and continue to grieve. Life is good though and we had a lot of fun on this call. Hope you enjoy it!

Time – 1 Hr 56 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • How to be authentic with where you are at but take people with you who aren’t ready for the message
  • Sexuality – The biggest topic Christians just don’t want to talk about
  • Why do people so strongly oppose changing their views or entertaining other views?
  • Why are people leaving the church enmass?
June 2018 - 1hr 3mins - What is the church? Is it shrinking? What is its future? What should it look like?
This month was a bit of a shorter one – just an hour but we packed a lot in. We discussed the church in depth, what is it and what should it look like, why is it shrinking… if in fact that is what’s happening etc.

Time – 1 Hr 3 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • What is church?
  • What problems is it facing today
  • Why it it facing these problems
  • What can be done about it?
  • What should church look like?
July 2018 - 1hr 39mins - The future of Christianity. The rise of dualism. What does a non-prescriptive Christianity look like? Christian Dating. What happened at the cross

Time – 1 Hr 39 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • What is the future of Christianity?
  • How does the institutional church fit into this?
  • How do we deal with dualism in the church
  • What does a non-prescriptive Christianity look like?
  • Dating culture in the church
  • Scapegoating and Sacrafice
  • And lots more
Aug 2018 - 1hr 37mins - Impartation, Popcorn prophets, The Church's need for true prophets, Searching for a church, Being angry/bitter at the church.

Time – 1 Hr 37 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • What is impartation?
  • What’s with all the popcorn prophets right now?
  • What was the prophet historically and are we missing something?
  • What to do when you don’t have a home church?
  • How to stop being “bitter” or “angry” at the church
  • (and why it’s OK to be angry)
  • And lots more
Sept 2018 - 2hrs 11mins - Homosexuality - Disagreeing Well - Finding Church/Community.

Time – 2 Hrs 11 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • How the launch of the Homosexuality module has gone?
  • What do each of us think about the topic and what that means in our lives / churches?
  • How can we disagree well?
  • Is it possible for us to disagree well in the church?
  • How to find a healthy community to call home.
  • How to identify a healthy church.
  • And lots more
Oct 2018 - 1hr 28mins - Prayer - Gods Will - Open Theism - Suffering - Self Help.

Time – 1 Hr 28 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • What is prayer?
  • Why even bother praying?
  • What is God’s will?
  • What is open theism and how might it affect the way we see things
  • Is suffering in a paradoxical sense good?
  • The difference between growing with God and self help
  • And lots more

2017 Q&A Calls

March 2017 - 1hrs 20mins - Finances | Prayer | Open Theism | Does God Get Angry | Evolution
This was our first Partners Monthly Q&A.

I was experimenting with the technology for our calls so the quality isn’t HD, but it’s just my ugly mug anyways… no high def is probably a good thing this close up :) The audio quality is great and we discussed some GREAT topics.

Resources mentioned:
Peter Enns – The Evolution of Adam
Andre Rabe – Desire Found Me
Multiple Authors – The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views

Time – 1 Hr 20 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • The balance between budgeting finances and living in faith.
  • Why pray if we have everything through the finished works?
  • Why pray if God already knows what’s going to happen and people have free will?
  • Open Theism and it’s ramifications on prayer and the prophetic.
  • Does God get angry?
  • Evolution, science and Genesis.
  • What is Original Sin and is it relevant to the message of grace.
  • Why did Jesus die – we talked about a few views of the atonement.
May 2017 - 1hrs 7mins - Gracious Grace | Obedience | Bringing About Prophecy | 'End Times Nuts' | Day-to-Day Christianity
In this Q&A we had a great discussion about how to live life graciously in places and around people who have yet to be set free from legalistic views.

There was a lot of technical difficulties as I tried out a new provider and we defaulted back to Facebook Live from my iPad which is why it’s in a lower quality – we will be using this format from now on as it works well and people seem to find it easiest. At least until I find another option that is easy and affordable.

Time – 1 Hr 07 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • How can we live graciously around those under the law?
  • What does obedience look like if we aren’t under the law?
  • What is our role in bringing about prophetic words?
  • How to respond to “end time nuts”?
  • How do we do our “day to day” with Christ?
June 2017 - 1hrs 9mins - The Bible | Heresy | Prostituting Yourself
In this Q&A we talked about the response to my recent conversations on The Bible on my FB page and we dived into what it looks like to be labeled a heretic, what is a heretic and why we love that word so much! We also talked about prostitution (selling yourself for money) and how many Christians engage in it in a non-sexual way every day… especially our leaders.

Time – 1 Hr 09 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • What’s the deal with the Bible?
  • Why are people responding the way they are?
  • Why do people call others heretic?
  • What is a heretic and should we be concerned that we are one?
  • Are we and others around us prostituting themselves without realising it?
Sept 2017 - 1hrs 3mins - LGBTQ | The History of Homosexuality | What Does The Bible Say? | What is Love?
So I’m officially married and the monthly Q&A’s will actually be monthly now that I’m not planning a wedding! This month while love is still fresh in the air you wanted to talk about LGBTQ – that’s, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans & Queer – and how it relates to the church. It’s a good one and loads of people have already messaged me to tell me how helpful it’s been – do check it out!

Time – 1 Hr 03 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • A brief history of homosexuality
  • What is the Bible talking about when it uses the term homosexuality?
  • Can we just chalk it up to cultural differences?
  • How can the church reach out to the LGBTQ community?
  • Is it loving to expect them to change who they are?
  • Are gay/trans people made in God’s image?
Nov 2017 - 1hr 46mins - Relationship with God? | Who is God? | Where is God? | What's coming on TGC?
So we have a new piece of software that lest us properly chat with one another now. Really excited about that! So this months Q&A is a bit more conversational that usual and long may that continue! Hope to see even more of you on next month!

Time – 1 Hr 46 Minutes

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Questions / Topics discussed:

  • What does relationship with God look like in Grace?
  • Questioning our motives – why do we relate to God?
  • Who is God?
  • Where can we find God?
  • What is coming up on TGC?