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Boundless #6 – Transformation

As we look at Pangea Church’s story, several threads run through its vision to be “a church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” We are influenced by our Anabaptist heritage, contemporary evangelical (missional) mini...

Boundless #5 – Hope

As we look at Pangea Church’s story, several threads run through its vision to be “a church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” We are influenced by our Anabaptist heritage, contemporary evangelical (missional) mini...

Boundless #4 – Peacemaking

As we look at Pangea Church’s story, several threads run through its vision to be “a church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” We are influenced by our Anabaptist heritage, contemporary evangelical (missional) ministry model, charismatic / spiritual formation approach to life with God, and liturgical practices. Our 5 core values flow out of these streams of the faith. In this series, we look at the center of our faith: a God of love. This God is boundless, unable to be captured by our ideas, while at the same time attempting to articulate the good and beautiful God we experience in Jesus by the Spirit. This boundless God is boundless in love, a love that relentlessly moves us to lean into our core values, with the ultimate hope: to see people transformed for the good of our city and world. This series is all about our vision and identity at Pangea.

Boundless #3 – Mystery

As we look at Pangea Church’s story, several threads run through its vision to be “a church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” We are influenced by our Anabaptist heritage, contemporary evangelical (missional) ministry model, charismatic / spiritual formation approach to life with God, and liturgical practices. Our 5 core values flow out of these streams of the faith. In this series, we look at the center of our faith: a God of love. This God is boundless, unable to be captured by our ideas, while at the same time attempting to articulate the good and beautiful God we experience in Jesus by the Spirit. This boundless God is boundless in love, a love that relentlessly moves us to lean into our core values, with the ultimate hope: to see people transformed for the good of our city and world. This series is all about our vision and identity at Pangea.

Paul, Creation & Evolution #7 – Original Sin and Paul (EP-57)

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In this series, Kurt will explore Paul’s worldview concerning God and creation. What did Paul have in the background? How did this affect how he would think about Adam and Eve? Then, we will end our series looking at Romans 5 and its compatibility with evolution (or lack there of).

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This episode is sponsored by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. They are excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. This online program, designed for practicing pastors and ministry entrepreneurs, will help you understand and integrate sub-cultures, theology, and leadership into practice. Guest faculty like Bruxy CaveyGreg Boyd and Brian Zahnd model practical integration of Anabaptist theology and 21st century kingdom work. Learn more at fpu.edu/paulcast.

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Boundless #2 – LGBTQ – Inclusion (part 2)

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This message is about our posture, as Pangea Church, regarding the inclusion of LGBTQ followers of Jesus. In order to be extremely helpful to our church community, we are including the ppt slides here for reference. We also want to offer books as resources from both a traditional and a progressive theological stance. At the bottom of this page, you can see the sermon series description.

Sermon Slides PDF

Books to Read

  • People to Be Loved by Preston Sprinkle (pastoral / theological perspective) [Traditional]
  • A Letter to my Congregation by Ken Wilson (pastoral / theological perspective) [Progressive]
  • Washed and Waiting by Wesley Hill (LGBTQ Christian) [Traditional]
  • Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-Vs-Christians Debate by Justin Lee (LGBTQ Christian) [Progressive]
  • All But Invisible: Exploring Identity Questions at the Intersection of Faith, Gender, & Sexuality by Nate Collins (LGBTQ Christian) [Traditional]
  • God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines (LGBTQ Christian) [Progressive]

Series

As we look at Pangea Church’s story, several threads run through its vision to be “a church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” We are influenced by our Anabaptist heritage, contemporary evangelical (missional) ministry model, charismatic / spiritual formation approach to life with God, and liturgical practices. Our 5 core values flow out of these streams of the faith. In this series, we look at the center of our faith: a God of love. This God is boundless, unable to be captured by our ideas, while at the same time attempting to articulate the good and beautiful God we experience in Jesus by the Spirit. This boundless God is boundless in love, a love that relentlessly moves us to lean into our core values, with the ultimate hope: to see people transformed for the good of our city and world. This series is all about our vision and identity at Pangea.

Boundless #1 – Inclusion (part 1) – Family

As we look at Pangea Church’s story, several threads run through its vision to be “a church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” We are influenced by our Anabaptist heritage, contemporary evangelical (missional) ministry model, charismatic / spiritual formation approach to life with God, and liturgical practices. Our 5 core values flow out of these streams of the faith. In this series, we look at the center of our faith: a God of love. This God is boundless, unable to be captured by our ideas, while at the same time attempting to articulate the good and beautiful God we experience in Jesus by the Spirit. This boundless God is boundless in love, a love that relentlessly moves us to lean into our core values, with the ultimate hope: to see people transformed for the good of our city and world. This series is all about our vision and identity at Pangea.

Soundtrack #3 – The Magnetism of Love

This three-week series addresses the call of every Christian to live with an attitude that honors Jesus and attracts others to him. When we get down to it, our life has a soundtrack. It's making a noise, a melody, a distinct overall presentation that c...

Soundtrack #2 – The Unity of Love

This three-week series addresses the call of every Christian to live with an attitude that honors Jesus and attracts others to him. When we get down to it, our life has a soundtrack. It's making a noise, a melody, a distinct overall presentation that c...

Soundtrack #1 – A Chorus of Love

This three-week series addresses the call of every Christian to live with an attitude that honors Jesus and attracts others to him. When we get down to it, our life has a soundtrack. It's making a noise, a melody, a distinct overall presentation that c...

Things Jesus Never Said #9 – When God sees you, He sees Me (José Guillen)

Jesus gets credit for all sorts of things that he never said and this is a problem. We have a tendency to attach attach our own made-up ideas and cultural experiences to Jesus and some of these ideas have the potential to shape our relationship with God and with people.

Or perhaps worse, we fill in the blank with what we want Jesus to say and create a Jesus that shares our values and priorities.

If we give Jesus credit for an idea that wasn’t his, we assign kingdom value to that idea and this can destroy relationships and give us a distorted of what it means to follow Jesus.

...these are just some of the things, Jesus never said.

Things Jesus Never Said #8 – This world is not my home (Jake Brunelli)

Jesus gets credit for all sorts of things that he never said and this is a problem. We have a tendency to attach attach our own made-up ideas and cultural experiences to Jesus and some of these ideas have the potential to shape our relationship with God and with people.

Or perhaps worse, we fill in the blank with what we want Jesus to say and create a Jesus that shares our values and priorities.

If we give Jesus credit for an idea that wasn’t his, we assign kingdom value to that idea and this can destroy relationships and give us a distorted of what it means to follow Jesus.

...these are just some of the things, Jesus never said.

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