Westview Christian Fellowship
When the Church Lacked Biblical Authority (inspired by affirming churches everywhere)

When the Church Lacked Biblical Authority (inspired by affirming churches everywhere)

May 17, 2020

Recorded at Westview Christian Fellowship on May 17, 2020 - Caleb Ratzlaff discusses Acts 15 - the moment the church affirms uncircumcised Gentiles.

 

Inspired by the experience of LGTBQ Christians, Caleb finds parallels between Westview's journey to be an affirming church and the early church's struggle to affirm uncircumcised Gentile Christians.

 

Spoiler: there's more biblical grounding for affirming LGBTQ Christians than there is supporting Paul's argument that circumcision wasn't always necessary.

God VS. Mammon (Capitalism)

God VS. Mammon (Capitalism)

May 17, 2020

Recorded at Westview Christian Fellowship on March 15, 2020 - Caleb Ratzlaff discusses Luke 16, the parable of the rich fool, the lilies of the field, and the dishonest manager.

 

Inspired by Hollis Philps' book, "Jesus and the Politics of Mammon," Caleb finds two competing mindsets in Luke 16: a mindset of scarcity vs. a mindset of abundance.

Jesus Calls A Bunch of Powerful Men Adulterers

Jesus Calls A Bunch of Powerful Men Adulterers

February 2, 2020

Recorded at Westview Christian Fellowship on Feb. 16, 2020 - Caleb Ratzlaff discusses Matthew 5:21-37.

Using two commandments -- do not murder and do not commit adultery -- Jesus elaborates on what he means when he says that his life and works fulfill the law and the prophets while offending the powerful.

The end discussion has been edited for sound quality and length. 

Why I don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus

Why I don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus

January 5, 2020

Sermon and discussion at Westview Christian Fellowship Jan. 5, 2020

Here Caleb discusses why he doesn't have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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