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Bridgetown Audio Podcast

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Rank #55 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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Constantly learning how to love like Jesus

By IZIKMUZIK - Oct 16 2019
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This church makes following Jesus so tangible and meaningful

Thank you

By NJuliette - Mar 24 2019
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This podcast is definitely in step with God’s will.

iTunes Ratings

1052 Ratings
Average Ratings
969
33
23
13
14

Constantly learning how to love like Jesus

By IZIKMUZIK - Oct 16 2019
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This church makes following Jesus so tangible and meaningful

Thank you

By NJuliette - Mar 24 2019
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This podcast is definitely in step with God’s will.

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

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

1hr 1min

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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

1hr 6mins

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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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Marriage

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From the series: Loveology

Feb 02 2014

42mins

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Let's Talk About Sex

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Jun 28 2015

34mins

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Hearing God's Voice

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Feb 01 2015

1hr 3mins

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Hearing God's Voice

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Apr 12 2015

51mins

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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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The Sandwich

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From the series, "Gospel of Mark"

Sep 01 2013

45mins

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Generous Living

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Generosity is a lifestyle. In this teaching, we explore how to leverage all that we have been given for God‘s kingdom even in the age to come.

This teaching began with a video on the theology of generosity from The Bible Project. Watch the video here.

Oct 20 2019

37mins

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What Does it Mean to be Human?

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Oct 25 2015

40mins

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Divorce

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From the series: Loveology

Jan 26 2014

43mins

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Sex Pt. 1

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From the series: Loveology

Mar 19 2014

34mins

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The Sabbath was Made for Man

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From the series, "Gospel of Mark"

Jun 28 2013

42mins

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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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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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The Three Ways

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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 an attempt to map the spiritual journey. And while all journeys are different, it turns out, all journeys are similar too. In the first teaching in our series, we explore an ancient paradigm called “The Three Ways,” which charts a course from purgation through illumination to union.

Apr 14 2019

50mins

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The Betrayal

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From the series, "Gospel of Mark"

Jun 20 2014

35mins

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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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Man’s Search for Meaning

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From the series The Sage: On The Problem Of Evil And Good as part of the Year Of Biblical Literacy.

Jun 12 2016

48mins

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Fast Fashion and Blood Money

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Our annual lecture on shopping habits and how they affect human rights and the environment.

Taught by Josh Porter of Van City Church

Dec 02 2019

34mins

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The Power of Margin in a World Without Limits

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Part 6 of the series "Unhurrying with a Rule of Life", as part of Practicing the Way. Most of us live with low-grade fatigue, depression, stress, and a feeling of chronic burnout that rarely goes away. Tired is the new normal. The concept of margin – the space between our load and our limits – is alien in a secular world that is obsessed with time and efficiency, but has no vision of eternity. In this teaching we explore a biblical theology of limits, as well as the practice of simplicity as a way to live within our God-given limits and become people of love.

Dec 01 2019

45mins

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Sabbath Summit

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Part 5 of the series "Unhurrying with a Rule of Life", as part of Practicing the Way. Ultimately nothing in this life, apart from God, can satisfy our desires. But tragically we continue to chase desire in a chronic state of restlessness, coupled with underlying anxiety driving us increasingly into a life of hurry. In this teaching we take a look at sabbath as a means to fight hurry and tap into the deep soul rest Jesus offers.

Nov 24 2019

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The Power of Quiet in a World of Noise

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Part 4 of the series "Unhurrying with a Rule of Life", as part of Practicing the Way. Richard Foster once said, “Our adversary, the devil, majors in three things: noise, hurry, and crowds.” It’s not just the hurry of the modern, secular world that’s at odds with the life we crave, but the noise. For millennia, master teachers of the way of Jesus have said that silence and solitude are indispensable to the spiritual life. In this teaching, we explore the practice and power of quiet in a world that can’t stop talking.

Nov 17 2019

58mins

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The Case for a Digital Asceticism

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Part 3 of the series " Unhurrying with a Rule of Life", as part of Practicing the Way. The odds are high that even if we come up with a healthy, wise, thoughtful rule of life, our digital devices will likely sabotage our best intentions. In this teaching we make the case for a digital asceticism, or a digital rule of life, as well as explore the key role attention plays in our spiritual formation.

Nov 10 2019

58mins

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Developing a Rule of Life

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Part 2 of the series " Unhurrying with a Rule of Life", as part of Practicing the Way. Jesus said the secret to experiencing the life and joy He has for us is to “abide in the vine.” But how do we do this in the day and age of smartphones and news alerts and urban noise and the demands of adulthood? The answer from the ancient church is to develop a rule of life. In this teaching we explore this ancient, yet incredibly helpful idea.

Nov 03 2019

56mins

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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

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Generous Living

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Generosity is a lifestyle. In this teaching, we explore how to leverage all that we have been given for God‘s kingdom even in the age to come.

This teaching began with a video on the theology of generosity from The Bible Project. Watch the video here.

Oct 20 2019

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Becoming People of Generosity

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The cultural current of our day moves us on a trajectory toward greed, materialism, hurry, and discontentment. But Jesus said that generosity is the key to living a happy, content, free life. In this teaching, we explore Jesus’ teaching in Luke 11 on generosity and the inner architecture of our hearts.  

Oct 13 2019

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Becoming People of Love

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“Love is the acid test of spiritual formation.” If the telos of the spiritual journey is to become the kind of people who receive and give the love of God, the question is, How do we become people who are pervaded by love? In this annual update to our learnings around spiritual formation, we explore a very simple idea and practice that has the potential to transform us into people of love.  

Oct 06 2019

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How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People

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Even when we're asking God for what we want, we're giving him what he wants: our heats. In this teaching, we learn practical steps on a lifelong, and life-giving practice; Prayer

Taught by Pete Greig (Emmaus Rd. & 24-7 Prayer)

Sep 29 2019

51mins

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Telling Others in this Cultural Moment

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How do we tell others about Jesus with confidence and without fear in an increasingly hostile culture?

Taught by Ger Jones of Vintage Church

Sep 22 2019

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Special Announcement: Building Campaign Update

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We are over half way into our building campaign and continue to be so encouraged by your generosity. Since the campaign began, our church has given more than ever before. We are confident that God is at work in the hearts of our church family. Our goal is to raise $3 million by December, 2019 for the purchase of Holladay Park Church of God, in Northeast Portland. And with $1 million already in savings from previous years of giving, our hope was to pay for all the needed renovations within that saved budget. Unfortunately, we have learned the required renovations will cost more money and take more time than anticipated.

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Sep 16 2019

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Vision Sunday

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In our annual vision series, we lay out a paradigm for what it means to apprentice under Jesus. To follow Jesus is to organize your entire life around three goals: to be with Jesus, to become like Jesus, and do what Jesus would do if he were you. This is our vision of practicing the way of Jesus, together.

Sep 15 2019

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The Heart of a Disciple

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What does the heart of a disciple look like? It is the heart to die to self and leave the resurrection up to God. Jesus not only lives this lifestyle but teaches us to have it by giving us the metaphor of pruning and producing fruit in John 15. It is God's desire that we bear fruit, as he is glorified by it and heaven comes through it.

Taught by Alex Rhettmann of Saints Hill Church

Sep 08 2019

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Jesus on Becoming a Non-Anxious Presence

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In this well known, but often missed-out-on story of Jesus walking on the water, we notice the writer Matthew’s key insights from Jesus life and teaching about to become a “non-anxious presence” in a world caught in a vicious cycle of anxiety. We have faith and release control.

Sep 01 2019

51mins

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Jesus and the Five Thousand

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Facing rejection and grief Jesus retreats from the busyness of his work to find a quiet place to be alone. When he gets there he's faced, not by silence, but by need.

What can we as modern disciples of Jesus learn from one strange story of how Jesus turns a little bit of food into a lot more?

Aug 25 2019

44mins

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Severed Heads & Phony Kings

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In the middle of Matthew's biography of Jesus, we learn the awful fate of John the Baptist. If this is what happens to the one who prepares the way for the Messiah, what will happen to the Messiah himself? This haunting story acts as an enduring reminder that the way of Jesus will always be an affront to the powers that be.

Aug 18 2019

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

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Part 5 from the series "Community", as part of Practicing the Way. Dave Lomas teaches from the life of Mary, the wisdom of Proverbs, and the 9th Commandment: “Do not give false testimony.” In this we learn one of the foundational practices for emotionally healthy relationships - the need to stop mind reading and start clarifying expectations. 

Aug 11 2019

44mins

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Trinity & Hospitality

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Part 4 from the series "Community", as part of Practicing the Way. We are relational beings because we are created in the image of a relational God. As we look at how God Father, Son, and Spirit relate to one another we learn about how true community is marked by hospitality. 

Aug 04 2019

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