Harbor, Pepperdine Bible Lectures
Can’t We All Just Lead Together? Principles and Practices for Shared Church Leadership

Can’t We All Just Lead Together? Principles and Practices for Shared Church Leadership

May 8, 2018

Jason Thompson

Our movement has a long history of shared leadership which is difficult, but possible. When done well, it is rewarding. When done poorly, it creates inertia, chaos and conflict. We will discuss best practices and principles for partnership among elders and ministers and review models of various sized congregations.

Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise

Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise

May 8, 2018

Richard Beck

God comes to us in strangers, but the strangeness of strangers causes us to miss the call to hospitality. Welcoming the Jesus who comes to us in disguise requires spiritual formation.

Disenchantment with Disenchantment: Faith in a Secular Age

Disenchantment with Disenchantment: Faith in a Secular Age

May 8, 2018

Richard Beck

Disbelief and doubt are on the rise with the "Nones." How do we nurture and cultivate faith in a secular age?

Naming the Devil: Spiritual Warfare Isn’t What You Think

Naming the Devil: Spiritual Warfare Isn’t What You Think

May 8, 2018

Richard Beck

Satan. Lucifer. Beelzebub. Explore how the names for the Devil can expand and challenge our notions of "spiritual warfare."

Open to the Spirit, Part 2

Open to the Spirit, Part 2

May 8, 2018

Scot McKnight 

One study after another has demonstrated both that the church is declining in the USA and that more and more of us are becoming self-oriented. We are in need of renewal of the church and revival of a Spirit-shaped life. The message of the Bible is clear and compelling, but are we genuinely Open to the Spirit? Many claim they are open but are they genuinely open?

Open to the Spirit, Part 1

Open to the Spirit, Part 1

May 8, 2018

Scot McKnight

One study after another has demonstrated both that the church is declining in the USA and that more and more of us are becoming self-oriented. We are in need of renewal of the church and revival of a Spirit-shaped life. The message of the Bible is clear and compelling, but are we genuinely Open to the Spirit? Many claim they are open but are they genuinely open?

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort, Part 3

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort, Part 3

May 8, 2018

Jeff Childers, Joel Childers 

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort. We have a tendency to fall for half-truths. While these myths may seem convenient, they can undermine a healthy life of faith and Christian community. Even when we claim not to believe the myths, our practices can reveal otherwise. This class examines some common 'tall tales' about commitment, tradition, and over-reaction, offering practices that can remedy the dangerous impact of these myths in our lives, homes, and churches.

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort, Part 2

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort, Part 2

May 8, 2018

Jeff Childers, Joel Childers 

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort. We have a tendency to fall for half-truths. While these myths may seem convenient, they can undermine a healthy life of faith and Christian community. Even when we claim not to believe the myths, our practices can reveal otherwise. This class examines some common 'tall tales' about commitment, tradition, and over-reaction, offering practices that can remedy the dangerous impact of these myths in our lives, homes, and churches.

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort, Part 1

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort, Part 1

May 8, 2018

Jeff Childers, Joel Childers 

Tall Tales of the Lethal Sort. We have a tendency to fall for half-truths. While these myths may seem convenient, they can undermine a healthy life of faith and Christian community. Even when we claim not to believe the myths, our practices can reveal otherwise. This class examines some common 'tall tales' about commitment, tradition, and over-reaction, offering practices that can remedy the dangerous impact of these myths in our lives, homes, and churches.

Keynote (2 Corinthians 3)

Keynote (2 Corinthians 3)

May 7, 2018

Andy Wall

"Transformed!"