Beliefs Matter

Beliefs Matter

Welcome to Beliefs Matter, a podcast from the Confessing Movement where our passion is to help persons encounter God’s radical grace and to confess Jesus as God’s son, Savior and Lord. Beliefs Do Matter, Beliefs shape personal faith which often inspires movements of God to impact our world. Each episode we’ll pull up a chair and hear insights from leaders in Christian orthodoxy and the Wesleyan faith and practice with host Rev. Dr. Maxie Dunnam.

Episodes

September 2, 2022 65 min

Why does church multiplication matter?  Join Maxie Dunnam as he has a passionate conversation with Rev. Charles Kyker, lead pastor of Christ Church in North Carolina, and with Rev. Jorge Acevedo, co-lead pastor of Grace Church in Florida.  

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Join Maxie Dunnam for his discussion on Sanctification as he pulls up a chair with Peter J. Bellini, professor of Church Renewal and Evangelism in the Heisel Chair at United Theological Seminary, and Kevin Watson, seminary professor and associate pastor for First UMC, Waco, Texas.  What is sanctification in the Wesleyan tradition?  What we believe matters.  Thanks for joining us!

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Join Maxie Dunnam for his discussion on Wesleyan Bands, Classes, and Societies as he pulls up a chair with J.D. Walt, founder and Chief Sower at Seedbed, and Kevin Watson, seminary professor and associate pastor for First UMC, Waco, Texas.  How do we recover the discipline of banding together?  What we believe matters.  Thanks for joining us!

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July 22, 2022 39 min

Join Maxie Dunnam his discussion on the Wesleyan Means of Grace as he pulls up a chair with Andrew Thompson, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Springdale, Arkansas.

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Join Maxie Dunnam as he has a conversation with Dr. Wes and Joy Griffin from the International Leadership Institute talking about leadership training in the church.  Wes and Joy are the International Directors of ILI.  In-person, online, hybrid, and on-demand leadership training resources can be found at the ILI website and at www.christiantothecore.org.

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Why DO beliefs matter?  Pull up a chair and listen in as Rev. Dr. Maxie Dunnam meets with two leading scholars in the Wesleyan tradition, Dr. Ken Collins and Dr. David Watson, to discuss Wesleyan catechesis - what we teach in order to prepare and equip people for discipleship in the Methodist tradition.

Ken Collins is the Professor of Historical Theology and Wesley Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky and Dav...

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Join Maxie Dunnam as he has a conversation with Rev. Jessica LaGrone and Bishop Mike Lowry about Holy Communion and the sacramental life.  Jessica is the Dean of the Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky and Mike Lowry is Bishop Emeritus of the Global Methodist Church.

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Join Maxie Dunnam as he has a conversation with Rev. Leah Hidde-Gregory  and Rev. Jessica LaGrone about women leading us in ministry. Leah is Executive Director of the Smith Center for Evangelism, Mission and Church Growth for the Central Texas Conference and Jessica is the Dean of the Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. 

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Join Maxie Dunnam as he has a conversation with Simon Mafunda and Keith Boyette about why the Global Methodist Church matters.  Simon is the African Coordinator for the Wesleyan Covenant Association and Lay Leader for the .   Keith serves as the Transitional Connectional Coordinating Officer for the Global Methodist Church.

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Join Maxie Dunnam as he has a conversation with Rev. Greg Stover and Rev. Stephen Sparks about why sharing our faith matters. Greg is a Retired UM Elder and Director of the Global Wesleyan House of Study at United Theological Seminary and Stephen is lead pastor of Maples Memorial UMC in Mississippi.  Both Greg and Stephen serve on the Board of Directors of the Confessing Movement.

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Why does scripture matter?  Join Maxie Dunnam as he has a passionate conversation with Rev. Charles Kyker, lead pastor of Christ Church in North Carolina, and with Rev. Steven Taylor, lead pastor of Panama UMC in New York.  Both Charles and Steve serve on the Board of Directors of the Confessing Movement and share their hearts for scripture in today's episode.

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Join Maxie Dunnam for Part 2 of his discussion on Wesleyan Distinctives as he pulls up a chair with Andrew Thompson, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Springdale, Arkansas, and Kevin Watson, seminary professor and associate pastor for First UMC, Waco, Texas.  What are the distinctive aspects of the Wesleyan way?  What we believe matters.  Thanks for joining us!

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Join Maxie Dunnam as he pulls up a chair with Andrew Thompson, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Springdale, Arkansas, and Kevin Watson, seminary professor and associate pastor for First UMC, Waco, Texas.  What are the distinctive aspects of the Wesleyan way?  What we believe matters.  Thanks for joining us!

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Join Rev. Dr. Maxie Dunnam as he discusses church multiplication with two multi-site pastors from different parts of the United States.  Rev. Rurel Ausley is lead pastor of Crosspoint UMC in Florida and Rev. Steve Cordle is lead pastor of Crossroads UMC in Pennsylvania.  

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Join Maxie Dunnam as he shares his heart with us about why prayer matters. Maxie is minister-at-large of Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.  During more than sixty years of ministry, he has served as pastor of rural, suburban and urban congregations. Apart from pastoral assignments, he has served as world editor of the Upper Room and president of Asbury Theological Seminary.  He also serves as the president of th...

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Beliefs DO matter, especially the belief that the Great Commission is Jesus' command for all His followers.  Join Rev. Dr. Maxie Dunnam as he has an inspiring conversation with Dr. Kimberly Reisman, Executive Director of World Methodist Evangelism, and Rev. Dr. Jack Jackson, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, Mission, and Global Methodism at Claremont School of Theology.  You heart will be warmed by the engagin...

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Why DO beliefs matter?  Is there such a thing as absolute truth?  Pull up a chair and listen in as Rev. Dr. Maxie Dunnam meets with two leading scholars in the Wesleyan tradition.  Beliefs DO matter!

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