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In Portland as it is in Heaven. All teachings are available to stream and download at bridgetown.church.

In Portland as it is in Heaven. All teachings are available to stream and download at bridgetown.church.
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In Portland as it is in Heaven. All teachings are available to stream and download at bridgetown.church.

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Jesus' Call to Community

7/14/2019
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Part 1 from the series "Community", as part of Practicing the Way. We kick off our summer practice with a teaching on the fallout of individualism in the Western world – loneliness, and its dark twin: tribalism. Is there a practice from the way of Jesus that would set us up to live in a rich web of relationships where we grow and mature into Christlikeness? Yes, it’s community, Jesus’ school of love.

Duration:01:04:20

The Inevitability of Rejection

7/7/2019
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When Jesus returns to the familiarity of his home and his family he is met not with a celebratory welcome, but with skepticism and rejection. The divisive nature of Jesus’ person and teachings serves as both warning and encouragement for all who would follow in his footsteps: Rejection is inevitable.

Duration:00:42:24

The Wheat & the Weed Wackers

6/30/2019
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Throngs of people crowded around Jesus on a lakeshore. The question on their minds was, “what is the coming Kingdom going to be like?” Jesus’ answer is surprising, frustrating, and seemingly foolish: God’s rule is like good people and bad people growing together.

Duration:00:53:05

The Four Soils

6/23/2019
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Matthew 13 begins a series of teachings of parables. These common stories are meant to surprise us and invite us to re-evaluate our lives from the ground up. Jesus begins his parabolic teachings with a story about a farmer sowing seed, encouraging his audience to think and re-think whether or not they have truly heard the message of the kingdom.

Duration:00:55:18

Case Study: Rachel & Leah

6/15/2019
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Part 10 from the series "Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship" as part of Practicing the Way. We end our spring practice on stage theory with a case study from the story of Rachel and Leah. At first glance, it’s just a story about patriarchy and sex and power dynamics in family, but upon closer inspection, we realize it’s actually story about the ideas from the last two months of teaching – first and second half of life, the wall, the dark night, and the tragedy of what happens when people...

Duration:00:51:21

The Dark Night of the Soul Pt. 2

6/9/2019
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Part 9 from the series, "Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship", as part of Practicing the Way. In this follow up teaching on the dark night of the soul, we explore St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila’s paradigm of the “dark night of the senses” and the “dark night of the spirit,” and they fit into the ancient stage theory paradigm of the “three ways.” Whether you agree with their view or not, and regardless of whether you’re in a dark night, or a season of the felt-presence of God,...

Duration:00:52:58

The Dark Night of the Soul

6/2/2019
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Part 8 from the series, "Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship", as part of Practicing the Way. At some point in the spiritual journey, we come to what St. John of the Cross called “the dark night of the soul” – a season in which our experience of God feels more like absence than presence. God intentionally withdraws the felt-sense of his presence to do a work of purgation and preparation for a deeper intimacy. But few of us have a category of this, so we misdiagnosis the phenomena and often...

Duration:00:49:38

Second Half of Life Spirituality

5/26/2019
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Part 7 from the series, "Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship", as part of Practicing the Way. America is a first half of life culture. As a result, most of our spirituality focuses on the first half and very little is offered about how to navigate the shifts that occur during the second half of life. In this teaching with Morris Dirks we highlight the spiritual challenges as well as the opportunities as we climb the “second mountain.” It’s never to early to ask the question, “What kind of an...

Duration:00:47:07

Active & Passive Spirituality

5/19/2019
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Part 6 from the series, "Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship", as part of Practicing the Way. In this teaching we introduce an ancient paradigm called “active and passive spirituality,” a key idea in spiritual formation that we’ve lost in the modern, Western church. We mature by a combination of practicing the way of Jesus (active spirituality) and accepting the invitations of Jesus in our pain. A key question we must ask daily is: What is Jesus trying to do in my life, and how do I...

Duration:00:50:32

Interview with Mike Pilavachi

5/17/2019
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We sit down to talk Holy Spirit with Mike Pilavachi from Soul Survivor in Watford, UK.

Duration:00:37:16

First Half / Second Half of Life

5/12/2019
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Part 5 from the series, "Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship", as part of Practicing the Way. The most basic stage theory paradigm is the two halves of life, which even Jesus gives a nod to in a post-resurrection conversation with Peter. Many find this simple frame of the spiritual journey to be enormously helpful, especially if they are in the arduous middle passage from first to second. In this teaching, we explore the dangers and invitations for us as followers of Jesus in Portland,...

Duration:00:53:54

The Critical Journey

5/5/2019
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Part 4 from the series, "Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship", as part of Practicing the Way. We overview a stage theory paradigm called “The Critical Journey,” a six-stage journey to a life of love. We then talk about getting stuck, transitions, our culture’s conspiracy against the depth and maturity, and the wall.

Duration:01:04:21

Shema Reimagined

4/28/2019
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Part 3 from the series, "Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship", as part of Practicing the Way. In every stage of our formation journey we must awaken to engage all dimensions of our being. This core truth—rooted in the sacred text from Deuteronomy 6v4—guided the ancient Israelites, and is just as imperative for us to apply to our formation today.

Duration:00:33:20

The End of the Journey is Love

4/21/2019
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From Easter 2019 and Part 2 of the series, "Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship" as part of Practicing the Way. We summarize Bernard of Clairvaux’s stage theory paradigm of love and reiterate that the end goal of the spiritual journey is love. As Paul said, “Now remain these three: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” However, love cannot grow outside the soil of faith and hope, and our Western culture is hemorrhaging both faith (or meaning) and hope. What does the good...

Duration:00:43:27

The Three Ways

4/14/2019
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Part 1 from the series, "Naming Your Stage of Apprenticeship", as part of Practicing the Way. If apprenticeship to Jesus is a journey, is there a map? Or at least some landmarks to navigate by? Have any older, wiser followers of Jesus left behind insights on how to stay on the path? Avoid detours and pitfalls? Continue to progress, and not plateau, or worse, regress? It turns out, the answer is a resounding yes. Since the very beginning of the church, teachers of the way of Jesus have made...

Duration:00:50:01

Session 1

4/9/2019
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Session 1 of the 2019 Holy Spirit Conference with special guest Alan Scott from Vinyard Anaheim

Duration:00:39:29

Interview with Luke & Anna Hellebronth

4/8/2019
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A sit down conversation with Luke & Anna Hellebronth from Worship Central and Gas Street Church.

Duration:00:42:14

Question & Response

4/8/2019
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Live Q&R from the Holy Spirit Conference with Luke & Anna Hellebronth, Alan Scott, & John Mark Comer

Duration:00:53:03

Session 3

4/7/2019
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Session 3 of the 2019 Holy Spirit Conference with special guest Alan Scott from Vinyard Anaheim

Duration:00:43:39

Session 2

4/6/2019
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Session 2 of the 2019 Holy Spirit Conference with special guest Alan Scott from Vinyard Anaheim

Duration:00:55:20