Earl Creps' Podcast
A podcast presentation from the speaking ministry of Earl Creps, Pastor of 360church in Berkeley, CA.

Dr. Janet Creps' talk on the life of Anna (one of "The Other Guys" seldom mentioned in discussion of the Incarnation) focuses on the question of what we can expect from God now that Jesus has come. This is Part 3 in TOG series.

Direct download: The_Other_Guys-Anna_Janet_Creps.mp3
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Simeon is one of "The Other Guys" in the narrative of the Incarnation. He plays a vital role, but is largely unknown. This talk highlights the power of simply "being there" when God does the things that only God can do.

Direct download: 12.2The_Other_Guys.mp3
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Based on the life of John the Baptist, this talk launches the Christmas season at 360church on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, just as retail launches its season on Friday of the same weekend.

Direct download: 11.25_Black_Sunday.mp3
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This Thanksgiving talk at 360church is drawn from the story of the 10 lepers in Luke 17 and challenges the notion that gratitude is an "attitude." So what is it?

Direct download: 11.18_Gratitude.mp3
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This talk given at 360church is based on Acts 16 and asks what practical assets does faith offer us in the real world?

Direct download: Is_Faith_Practical.mp3
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Based on the book of 1 Corinthians, this talk at 360church deals with the task of the church to represent God to the world by being a paradox, rather than a contradiction or a dilemma.

Direct download: The_Inexplicable_Church.mp3
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This talk by Byron Klaus from the book of Philemon deals with the question of how the gospel changes both individual people and the social structures in which they live.

Direct download: Byron_Klaus-From_Useless_to_Useful.mp3
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This midweek talk at 360church by Dr. Byron Klaus, drawn from the Exodus 33 account of Moses' leadership, challenges us to avoid substituting our abilities for God's power.

Direct download: Byron_Klaus-Spirit-Empowered_Leaders.mp3
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Part 3 of the 360church "Holy Spirit" series, this talk from Acts 1 explores the ways in which the Holy Spirit made the good news about Jewsus "viral" both in the ancient world and today.

Direct download: the_holy_spirit-going_viral.mp3
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Part 1 of the 360church "Holy Spirit" series, this talk by Janet Creps unpacks the importance of receiving the Spirit's power.

Direct download: Receivers.mp3
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Part 1 of the 360church "Holy Spirit" series, this talk by Alan Weissenbacher deals with the ways the gifts of the Spirit shape our service to God and the world.

Direct download: Getting_Presents_from_God.mp3
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Part 4 of the 360church "Faith and Culture" series, this talk from Acts 17 compares Paul's sermon to the Areopagus to the possibilities for the Christian faith in a post-everything, pluralistic city like Berkeley.

Direct download: can_berkeley_be_christian.mp3
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Part 3 in the 360church "Faith and Culture" series, this talk by Marc Madrigal from 1 Corinthians 10 explores whether the purpose of our technology is serving others or serving ourselves.

Direct download: Would_Jesus_Own_a_Smartphone.mp3
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Part 2 of the 360church "Faith & Culture" series, this talk by Alan Weissenbacher deals with the question of whether science and faith are doomed to be enemies.

Direct download: science_and_christianity.mp3
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Part 1 of the 360church series of the same title, this talk based on Acts 17 draws out two questions posed by culture that Christians must be prepared to answer in word and conduct.

Direct download: Jesus_Keeps_up_with_the_Kardashians.mp3
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Part 5 of the 360church "Transitions" series, this talk by Earl & Janet Creps desbribes how Christian marriage in some ways chages everything and in other ways changes nothing.

Direct download: The_Transition_into_Marriage.mp3
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This talk by Jeff Sandstrom was given at 360church on Jeff & Ericka's last Sunday before heading home to Illinois to start a new congregation. 

Direct download: The_Cost_of_Discipleship.mp3
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Part 2 of the 360church "Transitions" series, this talk from Colossians 1 draws the distinction between life in a domain ruled by me vs. a Kingdom ruled by God.

Direct download: Domains.mp3
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This talk by Earl Creps is Pt 1 of the "Transitions" series at 360church. Based on Acts 13 and featuring an interview with Jeff Sandstrom, the talk emphasizes that the work of the Spirit to send people out with the good news about Jesus is not the exception, but "The New Normal."

Direct download: New_Normal.mp3
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This talk by Jeff Sandstrom is Pt 4 in the 360church "Best Practices" series. To have the things we need, sometimes we give up the things we want.

Direct download: Discipline.mp3
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Part 4 of our "Best Practices" series, this talk from Romans by Dr. Janet Creps spells out the great things that can happen if we open the doors of our homes and lives.

Direct download: Hospitality.mp3
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Part 4 of the "Best Practices" series, this talk from 1 John 3 tools out the tangible forms that love takes when it takes notice of the needs of others.

Direct download: Compassion.mp3
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Part 1 of the "Best Practice" series, this talk at 360church is taken from 2 Corinthians 9 and deals with the role of Generosity in producing a life of enduring fruitfulness.

Direct download: Generosity.mp3
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Part 4 of the "Why Can't We All Just Get Along?" series from Matthew 18, this talk at 360church deals with the gift of forgiveness we can give to others "from the heart." 

Direct download: Do_The_Math.mp3
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Part 4 of the "Why Can't We All Just Get Along Series" from Matthew 18, this talk at 360church works through Jesus teaching on how to confront those in a faith community who wander into sin.

Direct download: We_Need_To_Talk.mp3
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Part 2 of the "Why Can't We All Just Get Along?" series from Matthew 18, this talk uses the film 127 Hours to illustrate Jesus teaching on the painful necessity of dealing with sin.

Direct download: A_Boulder_and_a_Choice.mp3
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This talk at 360church is Part 1 of a series from Matthew 18 called "Can't We All Just Get Along?" It distinguishes between a life of child-like humility and a life spent polishing our own millstones.

Direct download: A_Child_or_a_Millstone_.mp3
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Part 3 of the "What's the Plan?" series from 360church, this talk drawn from 1 Thess. 5 considers how we can live out God's will in between the "highlight" moments of life.

Direct download: Whats_the_Plan-Pt_3-Default_Apps.mp3
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Part 2 of the "What's the Plan" series at 360church, this talk lays out the rationale for home bible studies from Acts 2. The title is taken from the most popular course at Cal, "Physics for Future Presidents."

Direct download: Whats_the_Plan_-_Home_Groups_for_Future_Presidents.mp3
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This talk by Jeff Sandstrom is Pt 1 of the "What's the Plan?" series from 360church (Berkeley, CA) and deals with the issue of defining God's plan for our lives.

Direct download: Whats_the_Plan_-_Finding_Gods_Will.mp3
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Part 2 of the 360church series on 1 John, this talk asks what happens to our lives when they are illuminated by God through faith in Jesus.

Direct download: God_is_Light.mp3
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This talk given at 360church in Berkeley is taken from 1 John and asks if "God Is Life," how would we know if we are alive?

Direct download: God_is_Life.mp3
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Thomas' encounter with the resurrected Jesus in John 20 is the source of this Easter talk given at 360church on the process of developing three-dimenstional faith.

Direct download: Three_Dimensional.mp3
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This Palm Sunday talk by Earl Creps at 360church is set in the John 12 description of Jesus' "Triumphal Entry" into Jerusalm and encourages us to let Jesus make the same kind of entrance into our lives.

Direct download: Entrances_are_Everything.mp3
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Drawn from Psalm 57, this talk by Earl Creps is Part 4 of The Creative Life series at 360church and deals with the ways faith turns fear into worship.

Direct download: God_and_My_Stress.mp3
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Part 2 of "The Creative Life," this talk explores Jesus' response in Matthew 20 to followers who asked for positions of special privilege, offering them a life of sacrifice and servanthood instead.

Direct download: God_and_My_Status.mp3
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Based on Jesus' teaching in Matthew 6, this talk is Part 1 in the series, "Navigating the Creative Life." It focuses on Jesus' challenging of the comfortable assumption that we can acquire and manage our stuff with no concern for anyone but ourselves.

Direct download: God_and_Stuff.mp3
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How do church insiders relate to cultural "outsiders"? Drawn from Colossians 4, this talk given on 2.26.12 at 360church unpacks Paul's instructions to the church at Colossae on this critical issue.

Direct download: Outsiders.mp3
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Dr. Janet Creps presented this talk at 360church on 2.19.12. Drawn from Acts 4 it deals with the ways in which followers of Jesus need to react to the forces of intimidation.

Direct download: Spiritual_Bullies.mp3
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Comparing the lives of Judas Iscariot and Peter, this talk given on 2.12.12 at 360church, deals with the critical issue of how we handle second chances.

Direct download: Second_Chances.mp3
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Our lives are shaped by defining moments that change everything. This talk given at 360church on 2.5.12 draws on the life of Jesus for insights into navigating these critical seasons.

Direct download: Defining_Moments.mp3
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This talk given at 360church on 1.29.12 provides a status report on the congregation's life and work, as well as dreams for the future.

Direct download: State_of_the_Church.mp3
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Given at 360church on 1.22.12, this talk is drawn from Acts 8 and Luke 24 and deals with the threat that Scripture reading poses to mediocrity, stale piety, and selfishness.

Direct download: Dont_Read_the_Bible.mp3
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This talk by Dr. Janet Creps drawn from the book of Genesis reveals the power of God's presence to transform us as illustated in Jacob's dream encounter at Bethel.

Direct download: Jacobs_Ladder.mp3
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Drawn from Matthew's account of Jesus' birth, this talk given at 360church on 1.1.12 deals with the role of dreams in moving God's plan forward.

Direct download: A_Season_of_Dreams.mp3
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