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June 22, 2022 01:18:42
Candy and Josh Brown: Bridging the Worlds of Science and Faith

Candy and Josh Brown: Bridging the Worlds of Science and Faith

In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Jay talks with Candy and Joshua Brown about the historically contentious relationship between the scientific and faith communities, and the ways in which they are working to overcome the unhealthy perspectives on both sides to document the miraculous. Candy and Joshua share about their experiences documenting the healing of people who are deaf and blind in Mozambique, their process of gathering empirical evidence to write peer-reviewed scientific articles, and the work they do at the Global Medical Research Institute. Joshua Brown (Ph.D., Boston University) is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. He directs the Cognitive Control laboratory at IU, which focuses on functional brain imaging, higher cognitive function, addiction, psychopathology, transcranial electrical neurostimulation, computational neural modeling, and artificial intelligence. He has authored over 79 peer-reviewed scientific papers in all of these areas, and his work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, NPR, the New York Times, Fox news, and numerous other national and international media. He also directs the graduate program in Neuroscience at Indiana University and serves as the Director of the Global Medical Research Institute, whose work has been featured recently in the documentary film Send Proof. Candy Gunther Brown (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Professor of Religious Studies, Indiana University, and author or editor of six books, including Testing Prayer: Science and Healing and Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion? Media coverage includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Religion Dispatches, The Conversation, Huffington Post Live, Psychology Today, Mindful Leader, National Catholic Register, Atheist Yoga, Interfaith Voices, and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. Show Notes: Sign ...

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June 15, 2022 01:27:02
Mike and Julie Yoder: Church Transition - A Stewardship of Grace

Mike and Julie Yoder: Church Transition - A Stewardship of Grace

In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Jay Pathak talks with Mike and Julie Yoder about each of their early years and how they met, how they’ve navigated career paths in faith, and their process of transitioning into leadership of an established church. They also discuss working through disillusionment, and how character is shaped through risks of faith and obedience. Mike and Julie Yoder serve as the Senior Pastors of The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois and have recently accepted a role as Regional Leaders for the Midwest Central Region. Mike grew up in Arthur, Illinois as a Mennonite. He came to the Vineyard in the early 2000s and fell in love with the Holy Spirit and a girl. Mike decided to make the Vineyard his home and marry the girl. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Christian Studies from Crown College in 2002. Mike went on to spend 13 years in the business sector before joining the staff at The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois in 2015. Mike has a passion for organizational clarity, community partnerships, tackling tough conversations, and doing Holy Spirit ministry. He is currently getting his Masters of Divinity from Global Awakening Theological Seminary. Julie grew up in Champaign, Illinois, and was raised in the Vineyard. She earned a degree in Elementary Education from Olivet Nazarene University in 2004 and spent 4 years as a public school reading teacher. Julie is a 2009 Vineyard Leadership Institute graduate. She has spent over 15 years communicating, leading, and developing others. Julie is passionate about helping people encounter Jesus and partner with the Holy Spirit in their everyday lives. She leads the preaching team and ...

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June 08, 2022 01:16:47
Brenda Gatlin: The Cost And The Blessing Of Saying

Brenda Gatlin: The Cost And The Blessing Of Saying "Yes" To Jesus

In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Jay and Brenda Gatlin talk about growing up in small town Alaska, learning to discern the Lord’s voice, and her powerful deliverance from a religious spirit. Brenda also shares her story of endurance in following the long call of the Lord, and the ways He provided for their family every step of the way. Brenda Gatlin is a Super Regional Leader for Vineyard USA. Brenda, affectionately known as “B”, has had the assurance of a life-time call to full-time kingdom ministry since the age of 17. She is passionate about leading from her transparent authenticity and seeing people set free from oppression. She is focused on healing and becoming whole biblical people, so we are a right reflection of who God is. She has a long track record of fruitfulness, for training and equipping others to continue doing all the things that Jesus did and for helping leaders become healthy. Brenda and her husband Michael have been Senior Pastors at Duluth Vineyard in Minnesota since 1997. In addition to this local leadership, Brenda served as an Area Pastor in her Region for 5 years, and in 2013 was appointed as the Regional Leader for the Midwest North Region. For nearly 10 years, she has been serving about 50 local churches in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Chicago area. Michael and Brenda have been the sending church for 6 Vineyard church plants and love Multiply Vineyard communities. In the fall of 2021, Brenda and Michael celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. They are parents to three grown and married children, and grandparents to two girls. Her favorite ways to practice Sabbath are riding her motorcycle along Lake ...

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June 01, 2022 01:17:08
Steve Nicholson: It's Not What We Do, It's What's Been Done To Us

Steve Nicholson: It's Not What We Do, It's What's Been Done To Us

In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Steve Nicholson shares about the process of deciding for himself to follow the Lord, his early evangelism experiences, and the Holy Spirit encounter that changed it all! He and Jay also talk about what Steve sees happening in the church today amongst different generations. Steve Nicholson began ministering as a college student through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in the early 1970s. After graduation, he moved to the Chicago area where he and several other twenty-something leaders founded a church. That fellowship, begun in 1976 in Evanston, Illinois, placed a high priority on contemporary worship, biblical teaching, openness to the Holy Spirit, and committed relationships as a church family. In 1981, Steve and a team from the fellowship established a new church in Humboldt Park, a neighborhood in Chicago’s inner city. Both churches joined Vineyard USA in August of 1985, and Steve transferred leadership of the Humboldt Park Vineyard to one of his team members in 1986. The Evanston Vineyard has since planted nine other congregations in the Chicago area, and another fifteen in other cities or countries. Steve led Vineyard USA’s church planting task force for over twenty years. Steve has ministered to and trained church leaders in India, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Turkey, Lebanon, Brazil, Chile and several Central Asian countries as well as in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Evanston Vineyard is a diverse congregation from over 50 nations of the world with no majority racial or cultural group. Since 1986 the ministry of the Holy Spirit has been a regular and ongoing strength and emphasis of the Evanston Vineyard. Steve and his wife, Cindy, live in Chicago. They have three ...

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May 25, 2022 01:16:18
Jordan Seng: Faith Is Spelled T-R-Y

Jordan Seng: Faith Is Spelled T-R-Y

In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Jordan Seng shares the tumultuous story of his younger years and growing up as a “wild Christian”, his first experiences in the church and how always feeling different may have been a hidden blessing. He and Jay then talk about Jordan’s experience of doing ministry in a rough neighborhood, his perspective on living out faith, and some of what the Holy Spirit is doing in his church today. Dr. Jordan Seng and his wife Sonya are lead pastors of Bluewater Mission, a creative, justice-oriented church in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jordan is author of Miracle Work: A Down-to-Earth-Guide to Supernatural Ministries, and the upcoming Life of Try. He has ministered broadly through church-planting, teaching, healing and prophecy, and has led training conferences for every major Christian denomination and numerous para-church and missions organizations in North America, Europe, Latin America, East Asia, South Asia and the Caribbean. Jordan holds a degree in political theory from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He was a National Security Fellow at the School of Government at Harvard. He’s an avid sailor and owns two U.S patents for marine technologies. He has two teenage children. Show Notes: Miracle Work by Jordan Seng Vineyard USA’s recommended reading for May https://bit.ly/382EPdN Jordan’s Church www.bluewatermission.org Socials: Vineyardusa.org @vineyardusa ...

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May 18, 2022 01:13:41
Julia Pickerill: Anything Real Requires Hard Work

Julia Pickerill: Anything Real Requires Hard Work

In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Jay and Julia Pickerill reminisce about their younger years together in youth and young adult ministry. They talk about the importance of embodied connection over simply teaching information and how Julia was changed by being exposed to a theology of the local church. Julia also passes on a crucial word about longevity in pastoring. In January of 2021, Julia Pickerill became one of the Senior Pastors of the Columbus Vineyard alongside her husband Eric, succeeding Rich Nathan, who founded the church in 1987. Julia and Eric have been a part of the Vineyard movement for twenty-five years, during which time they’ve held multiple roles in the Columbus Vineyard and served as church planters and Lead Pastors of Vineyard Amsterdam (Netherlands). They returned to the US in 2015 and transitioned into senior leadership of Vineyard Columbus in January 2021. Julia is a nine on the enneagram, is a really bad cook, dislikes writing speaker bios, has three fabulous kids, and relaxes by reading novels about existential threats. Show Notes: Miracle Work by Jordan Seng Vineyard USA’s recommended reading for May https://bit.ly/382EPdN The Singer Trilogy by Calvin Miller https://amzn.to/3FRxXwk The Tower of Geburah by John White https://amzn.to/3sFhztk ...

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