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Soma Communities | Reorientation Around the Mission

May 5, 2011

Over the past two years, Soma Communities ranks in the top five resource centers that have helped me in theology and practice, in particular as it relates to gospel, community, and mission.  Jeff Vanderstelt and Caesar Kalinowski are careful theologians and seasoned practitioners who are consistently forwarding the vision of what it means to be gospel communities on mission.  Below is a video of Jeff Vanderstelt talking about their passion and orientation around the mission of the church with gospel intentionality.

[vimeo 22754743]

Jeff Vanderstelt on Gospel Centrality

December 18, 2010

Few evangelical leaders have done more to promote gospel centrality than Soma Communities, and in particular Jeff Vanderstelt and Caesar Kalinowski. If you are new to Soma, here’s a good place to start.  You can also access a wealth of gospelicious audio (to borrow Scotty Smith’s term) from their archives (especially check out their stuff from Soma School).

Below is a brief interview where Justin Anderson asks Jeff Vanderstelt about what does it mean to be gospel-centered and how it affects us having an outward focus.  Check it out.

Soma Communities: Living as a Gospel Community

September 26, 2009

Last week, I linked to a series of talks on “Living Inside the Gospel Story” from Soma Communities.  I want to follow up this week with another series by Soma Communities on “Living as a Gospel Community.”  The links below are to downloadable audio and available PDF’s are in parenthesis. Enjoy.

1.  Moving Outward (PDF)
2. Relating in Gospel Community (PDF)
3. Gospel Contextualization Part 1
4. Gospel Contextualization Part 2
5. Gospel Embodiment
6. Gospel Hospitality (PDF)
7. Spiritual Gifts

Soma Communities: Living Inside the Gospel Story

September 17, 2009

I’ve mentioned a couple of times already that I’m currently teaching through The Gospel-Centered Life, and if you haven’t checked it out already, I encourage you to do so.  While supplementing my reading/listening of gospel-centered resources, I came across a series of messages at Soma Communities called “Living Inside the Gospel Story.”  It appears that this series may be an early version of The Gospel-Centered Life curriculum, and the messages are delivered by Jeff Vanderstelt. In any case, I think these messages would be an encouragement to those of you seeking a radical reorientation around the gospel of Jesus.

Below are the links to the downloadable audio (PDF notes are in parenthesis).

1. The Gospel Lens (notes)
2. Gospel Viewpoints (notes)
3. Performance (notes)
4. Dishonesty (notes)
5. The Law and the Gospel (notes)
6. Lifestyle Repentance (notes)
7. Transformational Faith
8. Review