Resources

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Because the nature of our Gatherings is more interactive and discussion-oriented, our sermons are only posted occasionally.

 

However, we do want to recommend resources that have been impactful

to our formation and beliefs.

We think you will find them challenging and encouraging.

 

Enjoy!

  
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We greatly appreciate all of the sermon resources available through Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul Minnesota. While we are not affiliated with Woodland Hills or Greg Boyd in any way, we have greatly benefited from the podcasts they make available and encourage you to check out their many sermons and sermon series. Here are a few of our favorite.
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Books

Here are a few of the books that have been greatly impactful for us. For additional books you can CLICK HERE to find our recommendations on Goodreads!
gospel primer
 
 
 
Many in our churches have spent years listening to sermons, studying theology and reading the Word of God, yet still feel intimidated or unable to naturally express the good news of the Gospel into normal life, conversations, and circumstances. We will never experience gospel-transformation and missional movement unless this changes. The Gospel Primer is designed to help any group of people cultivate a practical understanding of the gospel and grow in gospel fluency––the ability to proclaim and demonstrate the gospel in absolutely every area of life. ~Missio Publishing
blue parakeet
 
 
 
 
 
The Blue Parakeet is author Scot McKnight’s deeply reasoned, compelling statement of how to read the Bible in a new evangelical generation. In re-examining the Bible, McKnight provides an exciting “Third Way” that appeals to the millions in today’s church who long to be authentic Christians, but don’t consider themselves theologically conservative or liberal. ~Zondervan
benefit of the doubt
 
 

Have you ever struggled with doubts about your faith? Has the Bible sometimes felt like a shaky foundation? Are you afraid to talk about it for fear of judgment from those who seem to have it all figured out?

Gregory Boyd knows how you feel. For him, faith has been anything but certain. In Benefit of the Doubt, he invites you to embrace a faith that doesn’t strive for certainty but rather for commitment to Christ in the midst of uncertainty. Join him as he shares with poignant honesty his own inspirational journey, offering reassurance that you can experience a life-transforming relationship with Christ, even with unresolved questions about the Bible, theology, and ethics. ~Baker Publishing Group

tangible kingdom
 
 
 
 
Written for those who are trying to nurture authentic faith communities and for those who have struggled to retain their faith, The Tangible Kingdom offers theological answers and real-life stories that demonstrate how the best ancient church practices can re-emerge in today’s culture, through any church of any size. In this remarkable book, Hugh Halter and Matt Smay “two missional leaders and church planters” outline an innovative model for creating thriving grass-roots faith communities. ~Missio Publishing
 
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Evangelicals stand divided in their view of women in the church. On one side stand complementarians, arguing the full worth of women but assigning them to differing roles. On the other side stand egalitarians, arguing that the full worth of women demands their equal treatment and access to leadership roles. Is there a way to mend the breach and build consensus? Sarah Sumner thinks there is. Avoiding the pitfalls of both radical feminism and reactionary conservatism, she traces a new path through the issues–biblical, theological, psychological and practical–to establish and affirm common ground. Arguing that men and women are both equal and distinct, Sumner encourages us to find ways to honor and benefit from the leadership gifts of both. Men and Women in the Church is a book for all who want a fresh and hope-filled look at a persistent problem. ~InterVarsity Press