Confluence Reformed Charismatic Blog launches today

Today is a big day. An exciting brand new blog has been born. Confluence aims to be a meeting place where the reformed, charismatic, and missional streams coalesce. If like me you, "want it all" then this blog should immediately be added to your reading list. You can subscribe to it today by RSS or by email on the blog itself. It's posts also appear on Twitter and I have added the feed to my list of Newfrontiers Twitterers.I have had a sneak preview of some of what is coming, and like it … [Read more...]

Mbonisi Malaba interview by Brian Mowrey

I really enjoy watching Brian Mowrey's video interviews. This one with "Bones" is no exception. Watch and enjoy! This reminded me of when I interviewed Mbonisi myself. … [Read more...]

TOAM10 – Interview on Church planting in Australia

Pete Brooks leads the Pacific Rim team of Newfrontiers and Grace City Church in Sydney. He speaks in this video about the challenges and rewards of planting on the opposite side of the world, even though Australia was where he was born and raised. Pete was a great person to interview and I am sure that this story will thrill you, inspire you, and make you ask the important question before you rush into a church plant: am I SURE that this is what God wants me to do? Pete also talks about an … [Read more...]

SERMON: What has sustained John Piper for thirty years?

These notes are from the morning session of the 300 conference we recently had with John Piper. I have set them to auto-publish today, as I have been reliably informed that by now the video and audio of both this talk and the excellent Q and A should be available from 300leaders.org pop over and watch it if like me you are getting Piper withdrawal syndrome! I hope you enjoy this talk which was vintage John Piper. He was clearly enjoying himself as he preached one of only a very few messages … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo: On Grace

Terry's teaching on grace has radically changed thousands of Christian's lives. In this video he argues that many who claim to love the doctrines of grace have never truly heard it in their heart. When you have watched this, go and visit his website and listen to him preach on grace. It could change everything for you.from Watch on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo: "apostolic" vs. "missional"

Today's video may challenge some of your preconceptions. In it Terry Virgo is asked if there is a difference between being apostolic and missional. In it he argues that the main task of apostles was not to write Scripture, and says that most Evangelicals today have only been taught to obey the Bible as individuals and not to obey what it says about the church.from Jubilee Church on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo: Being Reformed and Charismatic

It seems these days that being Reformed and Charismatic is all the rage these days. I have recently posted video from Matt Chandler on this theme, as well as Sam Storms, and Wayne Grudem. Here is a great short interview with Terry Virgo on this subject.Watch on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo: On Prayer

During my holiday this week, these videos will be published on autopilot. The interviewer is my friend Brian Mowrey, make sure you go subscribe to his blog, as well as Terry Virgo's right away! These videos were mentioned at the recent TOAM event and complement much of what was said there very well. This segment is on prayer, a subject which Terry is well known for after John Piper mentioned one of his sermons in a Tweet.Watch on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Terry Virgo on who has influenced him

During my holiday this week, these videos will be published on autopilot. The interviewer is my friend Brian Mowrey, make sure you go subscribe to his blog, as well as Terry Virgo's right away! These videos were mentioned at the recent TOAM event and complement much of what was said there very well.Watch on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

TOAM10 – We have the mind of Newfrontiers or "Brussels, anyone?"

One of the minor little things that stuck with me at TOAM was a phrase that appeared at the end of each of the video clips they showed on our values. "Who is Newfrontiers? You are." The truth is that Newfrontiers has always been more decentralized than many movements, and at the same time it is well-known for central strong anointed leadership. There is something of a paradox there, and it means that in some ways no one person can speak for the whole of the movement. We used to joke in the … [Read more...]