And the beat goes on

And the beat goes on

Here in Cincinnati, we are still celebrating the 50th anniversary of our Vineyard movement. It’s been moving to hear the stories of our beginnings, the people who invested their all in this new stirring of the Holy Spirit, the new songs that gripped hearts and...
Living and Functioning and Having our identity

Living and Functioning and Having our identity

We are eternal beings living lives boundaried by time. Our souls know only eternity. Our minds know only 24 hours per day. Our bodies submit to the arc of birth, childhood, adulthood, death. We are, nonetheless, eternal beings filled with bounding hope. Jesus referred...
From the victors’ side

From the victors’ side

Once, following a particularly well-advertised, Spirit-led renewal in Texas, friends sent VHS tapes of a baptism service. Yes, baptisms. These were unlike many you may have seen. The candidates were plunged into the water as usual, but it was then that these tapes...
Power, Power, Wonder-Working Power

Power, Power, Wonder-Working Power

 A seven-year-old orphan has spent his entire life ‘in the system’ and has been shunted from one foster situation to another. There’s been everything from neglect to abuse to shaming. Then ‘it’ happens – he’s been adopted by a loving family! It’s his first ‘happy’...
ALL Things Made New

ALL Things Made New

We are Pentecost-accosted, or ‘Pentecosted’ people. This is God’s Plan ‘A.’ The radical Kingdom makeover which was lovingly visited upon the disciples is also our new now. We are called/chosen/invited/anointed/commissioned (choose your preferred verb here) to live out...