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Bridgetown Audio Podcast

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Rank #51 in Christianity category

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

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By d-mac40 - May 28 2020
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Thank you for doing this! Listening from VA and this has been a daily encouragement!!

Love this!

By 72830 - May 21 2020
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The morning and evening meditations are wonderful!

iTunes Ratings

1604 Ratings
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1484
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34
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20

Thank you!

By d-mac40 - May 28 2020
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Thank you for doing this! Listening from VA and this has been a daily encouragement!!

Love this!

By 72830 - May 21 2020
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The morning and evening meditations are wonderful!
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Bridgetown Audio Podcast

Latest release on Jul 06, 2020

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

Rank #1: The Propaganda of More

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Part 1 of the series "Simplicity". As part of Practicing the Way. We live with a nagging sense that we never have enough – enough time in the day or money in the bank. We feel torn in multiple directions. Tired of low-grade fatigue. Behind on everything. Beset by constant distraction. We all know the cliché that “the most important things in life aren’t things” is true, and yet time and again we fall for advertising’s ploy. Is there a practice from the way of Jesus that could set our heart free from what Jesus called “the deceitfulness of wealth,” the false promise that money and stuff can give us security and satisfaction? To get free of the endless cycle of desire, and find contentment, margin, and life in the kingdom with Jesus? Yes. It is the practice of simplicity.

May 11 2020

42mins

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Rank #2: Rest For Your Soul

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Part 1 from the series "Sabbath" as part of Practicing the Way. We begin one of the most important practices of Jesus with a big picture look at the restlessness of the human condition, and how it’s exacerbated by the digital age and our consumeristic culture. We contrast that with the restfulness of Jesus, which is more than just a day, but is a spirit we live by all week long.

Jan 06 2019

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Rank #3: The Problem With the Bible

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From the series It Is Written as part of the Year Of Biblical Literacy. 
We have a problem with the Bible. More and more followers of Jesus in the west don’t read it, don’t now how to read it, don’t even like it, and frankly, take issue with it. So why do we follow the Bible? Because we follow Jesus. He is our authority, but he has mediated his authority through the Bible. And on its pages we discover the map to the life that Jesus has on offer.

Jan 10 2016

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Rank #4: Part 1: The Truth About Lies

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From the series, "Fighting the World, the Flesh, & the Devil" as part of Practicing the Way. The modern, secular world laughs off the idea of the devil as a relic from the pre-scientific age. “Now we know better” is the mantra of the progressive west. And yet, secular theories that attempt to explain evil fall flat of the human experience. For Jesus, there is an invisible but intelligent evil at work in the world, but his primary strategy isn’t what most of us expect. It’s lies. Fighting the devil is first and foremost about the war to believe truth over lies.

Sep 30 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #5: Marriage

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From the series: Loveology

Feb 02 2014

42mins

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Rank #6: A Day in the Life of Jesus of Nazareth

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From the series, "Gospel of Mark"

Jun 02 2013

39mins

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Rank #7: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

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Part 1 of the series " Unhurrying with a Rule of Life", as part of Practicing the Way. Dallas Willard once called hurry, “the great enemy of spiritual life in our day,” and said followers of Jesus (who was rarely, if ever, in a hurry) must “ruthlessly eliminate hurry.” In this teaching, we kick off our fall practice with the pyscho-spiritual case against hurry as incompatible with love, and touch on the ancient practice of a rule of life as a way to slow down to the speed of love.

Oct 27 2019

45mins

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Rank #8: Hearing God's Voice

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Feb 01 2015

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Rank #9: Simplicity of Heart

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Part 2 of the series "Simplicity" as part of Practicing The Way. We begin our exploration of the practice of simplicity with what previous followers of Jesus called “simplicity of heart.” It’s not enough to simplify our possessions, we must simplify around something (or someone). And what you center your life on will define who you become, for better or worse.

May 18 2020

40mins

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Rank #10: The Sandwich

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From the series, "Gospel of Mark"

Sep 01 2013

45mins

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Rank #11: Holy Uncertainty

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From the series, "House to House". In times of great uncertainty and trauma, we can feel powerless, and our default tendency is to grasp for control. That is antithetical to the faith, hope and love of the way of Jesus. We end our series of pastoral words with a teaching on “holy uncertainty,” and a vision for the coming season in the confusing in-between. This coming year in the desert could be the defining moment for our church, and set the stage for our future.

May 04 2020

43mins

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Rank #12: Divorce

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From the series: Loveology

Jan 26 2014

43mins

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Rank #13: Part 5: How to Become the Happiest Person Alive

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From the series, "Eating and Drinking" as part of Practicing the Way.  Jesus was the happiest person alive, and he prayed that his apprentices would have “the full measure of my joy within them.” Joy is more than just an emotion; it is an overall condition of the heart. But how do we become joyful people? Through the spiritual discipline of celebration. And the best way to do that is to eat together as a family…

Jul 15 2018

58mins

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Rank #14: Part 1: The Journey

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From the series “Discovering Your Identity & Calling” as part of Practicing The Way. We kick of our series and practice of discovering your identity and calling with an overview of the journey all followers of Jesus are invited to go on. In ways that few people recognize, the journey into self-awareness is also the road to spiritual formation. As we become more like Jesus, we become more like our real, true self. It takes courage to go on this journey, but it’s worth every harrowing, beautiful step.

Oct 15 2017

45mins

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Rank #15: Sex Pt. 1

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From the series: Loveology

Mar 19 2014

34mins

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Rank #16: The Betrayal

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From the series, "Gospel of Mark"

Jun 20 2014

35mins

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Rank #17: The Sabbath was Made for Man

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From the series, "Gospel of Mark"

Jun 28 2013

42mins

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Rank #18: Simplicity of Speech

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Part 3 of the series "Simplicity" as part of Practicing The Way. We explore the ancient Christian practice of simplicity of speech, a disciplined attempt to talk like Jesus. And not talk like Jesus. To become aware of all the ways we utilize speech to manipulate people to do or think what we want them to do or think. By learning to embrace silence, we deepen our confidence in God.

May 25 2020

43mins

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Rank #19: Let's Talk About Sex

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Jun 28 2015

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Rank #20: Part 1: Teach Us to Pray

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From the series "Prayer" as part of Practicing The Way. Prayer was the center point of Jesus’ relationship with the Father. It was woven into the fabric of his daily life, and it seems like it wasn’t a chore for him - he really enjoyed his Father’s company. Most of us can’t relate to that. Prayer feels boring or awkward or hard. Could it be that we have yet to experience prayer like Jesus? In Luke 11, Jesus’ disciples ask, Teach us to pray! Jesus’ answer is a framework for prayer that has the potential to open up a whole new dimension to our life with the Father.

May 07 2017

41mins

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Simplicity of Pleasure

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Part 6 of the series "Simplicity" as part of Practicing The Way. God designed us to experience joy. He wired the complex chemical reactions of our brains to accommodate it. But we are broken. And so is the world. And so many corrupt the freedom of Jesus twisting and mangling it so that it becomes a license for excess. Simplicity of Pleasure declutters the mind and the soul so that we can become active channels of the Holy Spirit.

Jul 06 2020

41mins

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Bridgetown Daily: Becoming God's Friend

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jul 03 2020

9mins

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Bridgetown Daily: Beholding In Prayer

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jul 02 2020

10mins

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Bridgetown Daily: A Good Night

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jul 01 2020

10mins

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Bridgetown Daily: Abiding as Knowing

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jun 30 2020

10mins

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Bridgetown Daily: God Listens

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jun 29 2020

12mins

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Simplicity of Stuff

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Part 5 of the series "Simplicity" as part of Practicing The Way. After laying the groundwork for the practice of simplicity, we tackle materialism head on. A truth that cuts across the human condition is: the more you get, the more you want. Many of us live in a kind of captivity to the desire for more. How do we break free? In this teaching we examine 1 Timothy 6 and explore two practices from the way of Jesus that both fall under the rubric of simplicity: 1. Limit how much you own, and 2. Practice generosity. A life of freedom is waiting for us in the kingdom of God. 

Jun 29 2020

45mins

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Bridgetown Daily: The Welcoming Prayer

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jun 26 2020

14mins

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Bridgetown Daily: Guest Post from Tom & Elle Limebear

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jun 25 2020

9mins

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Bridgetown Daily: Let Pass & Let It Be

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jun 24 2020

9mins

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Bridgetown Daily: Imaginative Prayer Through Psalm 139

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jun 23 2020

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Bridgetown Daily: You Are What You Contemplate

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jun 22 2020

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A Pastoral Word on our Cultural Moment 

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We are all reeling from the last few months of life in America. The partisan divide between Right and Left, and the level of anger and acrimony, is at an all-time high, into the global pandemic of COVID-19, into a global recession, which so many out of work, or living in fear of a layoff, into a tipping point in the outcry over systemic racism in our country after George Floyd’s murder set off a wave of protest unlike anything in our nation’s history, where for the first time, the vast majority of the population is ready to do whatever it takes to change, into rioting and violence – the cascade effect has felt like wave after wave.

Jun 22 2020

31mins

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Bridgetown Evening: Psalm 145

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When morning dawns and evening fades, we want to call forth songs of joy that center us on God. Listen along to the Bridgetown Morning & Evening Podcast for weekly songs of worship, meditations on scripture, and reflections on liturgy. Look forward to new episodes coming every Saturday, with one in the morning and one in the evening.

Jun 21 2020

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Bridgetown Morning: Psalm 131

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Song by Micheal Hughes Watson

When morning dawns and evening fades, we want to call forth songs of joy that center us on God. Listen along to the Bridgetown Morning & Evening Podcast for weekly songs of worship, meditations on scripture, and reflections on liturgy. Look forward to new episodes coming every Saturday, with one in the morning and one in the evening.

Jun 20 2020

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Bridgetown Daily: The Life God Has Assigned

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jun 19 2020

11mins

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Bridgetown Daily: Guest Post from Sarah Deutscher of Red Church

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jun 18 2020

10mins

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Bridgetown Daily: We Will Sing

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jun 17 2020

8mins

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Bridgetown Daily: Stories To Be Heard

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jun 16 2020

8mins

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Bridgetown Daily: The Good Samaritan

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A daily meditation on scripture, a quote, or the life of a saint to ground you in God and his peace.

Jun 15 2020

13mins

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iTunes Ratings

1604 Ratings
Average Ratings
1484
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34
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Thank you!

By d-mac40 - May 28 2020
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Thank you for doing this! Listening from VA and this has been a daily encouragement!!

Love this!

By 72830 - May 21 2020
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The morning and evening meditations are wonderful!