Steve Bremner | Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru http://stevebremner.com Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:25:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru Steve Bremner clean Fire Press Productions Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru Steve Bremner | Author, Podcaster & Missionary to Peru http://stevebremner.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/podcastlogo.jpg http://stevebremner.com No, God’s NOT Going to Change His Mind In The End http://stevebremner.com/2014/11/no-gods-not-going-to-change-his-mind-in-the-end/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/11/no-gods-not-going-to-change-his-mind-in-the-end/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:22:44 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14774 I started to write the following blog post over the past weekend before I saw an article show up in my news feed that basically gave me pause for thought. Or at least pause for concern, to say the least. It was for an article on the Huffington Post called You Know God's Going to Change His Mind and Save Everyone in the End, Right? by Mick Mooney. I'm seeing a lot of my friends in the "Hyper Grace" camp -- of which on certain specific points I consider myself apart of -- champion a lot of his [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/11/no-gods-not-going-to-change-his-mind-in-the-end/feed/ 0 Brian Jones,francis chan,Hell Is Real (But I Hate To Admit It),Hyper Grace,jonah,Mick Mooney,nahum,ultimate reconciliation,universalism,Who Goes To Hell?,why I'm not a universalist I started to write the following blog post over the past weekend before I saw an article show up in my news feed that basically gave me pause for thought. Or at least pause for concern, to say the least. - I started to write the following blog post over the past weekend before I saw an article show up in my news feed that basically gave me pause for thought. Or at least pause for concern, to say the least. It was for an article on the Huffington Post ... Steve Bremner clean 59:26 The Manifest Presence of God is Birthed in Intimacy http://stevebremner.com/2014/11/the-manifest-presence-of-god-is-birthed-in-intimacy/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/11/the-manifest-presence-of-god-is-birthed-in-intimacy/#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:36:10 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14764 This week we finally release an interview I've been sitting on for a couple of months with Brian Guerin, itinerant minister with Bridal Glory International, and author of the new book God of Wonders: Experiencing God's Voice Through Signs, Wonders, and Miracles. This episode flows nicely with what we've been talking about concerning the collective Bride of Christ and we get back to "the upper room" again. We started off today with learning a little bit about Brian and his testimony, and [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/11/the-manifest-presence-of-god-is-birthed-in-intimacy/feed/ 0 brian guerin,bridal glory international,bridal paradigm,enjoying god,God of Wonders,intimacy with God,signs and wonders This week we finally release an interview I've been sitting on for a couple of months with Brian Guerin, itinerant minister with Bridal Glory International, and author of the new book God of Wonders: Experiencing God's Voice Through Signs, Wonders, This week we finally release an interview I've been sitting on for a couple of months with Brian Guerin, itinerant minister with Bridal Glory International, and author of the new book God of Wonders: Experiencing God's Voice Through Signs, Wonders, and Miracles. This episode flows nicely with what we've been talking about concerning the collective Bride of Christ and we get back to "the upper room" again. We started off today with learning a little bit about Brian and his testimony, and specifically his experiences cultivating an intimacy with God and experiencing signs and wonders on a regular basis and we discuss God's supernatural provision. Make sure you stick around for the prophetic word Brian has for his nation toward the end of the show. If you have the Stitcher Radio app on your smartphone, click the “listen later” button below and save this show for later. About Our Guest Brian Guerin, Founding Director of Bridal Glory International, is a friend of God. As a prophetic mouthpiece and itinerate speaker, he is sent out all over the world to ignite lovesick passion and abandonment for Him alone. He carries the kingdom of heaven, as his ministry is marked by unusual signs and wonders, powerful miracles and healing, and the very fingerprints of God. His passion is the presence. He recklessly pursues the very face of God with all of his heart, soul, mind, and strength. He wants to go where no man has ever gone in God and carry a generation with him home to heaven, as His Bride equally yoked in love. Brian ministers from the depth of that intimacy with the Love of his life, releasing an overflow of revelation, impartation, and an undeniable demonstration of the Spirit's power. His greatest desire in life is to love Jesus like no man has ever loved Him before, to intimately know and be known by the King of Glory, being transformed into His likeness, while watching this pattern repeat itself in others. Get Brian's book, God of Wonders: Experiencing God's Voice Through Signs, Wonders, and Miracles on Amazon. Check out this clip from an interview with Brian that Eric Gilmour did Subscribe to Fire On Your Head If you’d like to subscribe to the Fire On Your Head Podcast, visit our directory in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or visit FireOnYourHead.com for more subscription options. Like The Fire On Your Head Podcast on Facebook Steve Bremner clean 1:00:17 The Holy Spirit Flows Through Intimacy and Community | Podcast http://stevebremner.com/2014/11/the-holy-spirit-flows-through-intimacy-and-community/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/11/the-holy-spirit-flows-through-intimacy-and-community/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:47:19 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14745 Today's podcast is another word of encouragement that follows along the thoughts I began unpacking in the last podcast -- or at least the last one I did alone without a guest -- Come Up Out of Babylon and Build God's Temple. You don't have to listen to that one first before jumping straight in today, but it might help. If you have the Stitcher Radio app on your smartphone, click the “listen later” button below and save this show for later. Recenly Shaun Wissmann, who I’ve had on [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/11/the-holy-spirit-flows-through-intimacy-and-community/feed/ 0 acts 2,community,day pentecost,family on mission,holy spirit,organic,organic church,song of solomon,the upper room Today's podcast is another word of encouragement that follows along the thoughts I began unpacking in the last podcast -- or at least the last one I did alone without a guest -- Come Up Out of Babylon and Build God's Temple. Today's podcast is another word of encouragement that follows along the thoughts I began unpacking in the last podcast -- or at least the last one I did alone without a guest -- Come Up Out of Babylon and Build God's Temple. You don't have to listen to... Steve Bremner clean 30:44 Reimagining Church — A Quick Review of Frank Viola’s Book http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/reimagining-church-a-quick-review-of-frank-violas-book/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/reimagining-church-a-quick-review-of-frank-violas-book/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:13:02 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14682 The following post is an expansion of the one I wrote for this book over at Amazon after I finished reading it. If you liked that review, could you please click "yes" to finding it helpful? Thanks in advance. One person over there who gave it a negative review said Frank Viola writes in a "my way or no way at all" approach to how church is to be done. I found that hilariously preposterous since I didn't get that vibe at all. This is the first of his books I've read, and recently I just finished [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/reimagining-church-a-quick-review-of-frank-violas-book/feed/ 0 Left Behind, Revival, and Organic Church | Podcast http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/left-behind-revival-and-organic-church-podcast/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/left-behind-revival-and-organic-church-podcast/#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:52:26 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14709 This week we finally have Dave Edwards back on the podcast and talk about some of the latest goings on in theological internet-land. We recorded this episode a few weeks ago and the Left Behind reboot had just tanked at the box office, so naturally we get talking about it a bit and how much our eschatology shapes our worldview. Are our assumptions of end times correct? Then we segue into first century church life and Dave's thoughts on organic church and recent revelations on revival. Recommended [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/left-behind-revival-and-organic-church-podcast/feed/ 0 david w edwards,left behind,organic church,podcast,revival This week we finally have Dave Edwards back on the podcast and talk about some of the latest goings on in theological internet-land. - We recorded this episode a few weeks ago and the Left Behind reboot had just tanked at the box office, This week we finally have Dave Edwards back on the podcast and talk about some of the latest goings on in theological internet-land. We recorded this episode a few weeks ago and the Left Behind reboot had just tanked at the box office, so naturally we get talking about it a bit and how much our eschatology shapes our worldview. Are our assumptions of end times correct? Then we segue into first century church life and Dave's thoughts on organic church and recent revelations on revival. Recommended Reading: The Practice of the Presence of God - Brother Lawrence (Kindle, Audible) Supernatural: The Life of William Branham (Paperback) From Eternity To Here by Frank Viola (Kindle, Audible) If you have the Stitcher Radio app on your smartphone, click the "listen later" button below and save this show for later.    Also make sure to check our our mechandise. So far we only have Fire On Your Head coffee mugs, but we'll be expanding soon. Subscribe to Fire On Your Head If you’d like to subscribe to the Fire On Your Head Podcast, visit our directory in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or visit FireOnYourHead.com for more subscription options. Steve Bremner clean 1:00:16 Wrath and Tribulation Are Two Different Things http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/wrath-and-tribulation-are-two-different-things/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/wrath-and-tribulation-are-two-different-things/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:21:47 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14619 Sure, I can see how they can be confused as the same thing, but hear me out. Not that I'm pre-tribulationist, but I want to help my friends out who hold to the pre-trib doctrine by giving many of you a helpful nugget here. This is also for those sending me emails and private Facebook messaged setting up straw man arguments about what you THINK post tribbers or amillenialists (or those of us who are both) believe without having bothered to actually look into it or ask one of them for yourself. Here's [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/wrath-and-tribulation-are-two-different-things/feed/ 0 Stop Giving Junk To Jesus http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/stop-giving-junk-to-jesus/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/stop-giving-junk-to-jesus/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:19:35 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14589 A few months ago we were switching my office in our apartment with the guest bedroom to prepare for our intern named Lauren to arrive and have more space for her bedroom. As we were doing so, I put the books on my small bookshelf into a box to make migrating them to the new office much easier (and to make the bookshelf lighter when we carried it, mostly). That's when I noticed a big honking King James Translation of the Bible I had never noticed before. Since I never bought nor did I recollect [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/stop-giving-junk-to-jesus/feed/ 0 Missionary Tip #5: Don’t Thank Everybody Equally http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/missionary-tip-5-dont-thank-everybody-equally/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/missionary-tip-5-dont-thank-everybody-equally/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:32:43 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14544 The following tip might seem obvious to some, but might cause a light to go off for others. You may have heard or believed that if you have partners who give you five dollars a month, and other partners who support you at $1000/month, to treat them all the same. For as long as I've been a missionary on support, I've also given to missions. The amounts I've been able to give have been pretty small due to the amount of my sustenance, but I've still been in the habit of doing so -- even now as [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/missionary-tip-5-dont-thank-everybody-equally/feed/ 0 Come up out of Babylon And Build God’s Temple http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/come-up-out-of-babylon-and-build-gods-temple/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/come-up-out-of-babylon-and-build-gods-temple/#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:04:35 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14563 Today I'm going to do something I've never quite done before. I initially sat down to write this after meditating on and praying into just what building the Lord's church looks like. I had recently talked to a friend and teacher of mine in Bible school named Bob Gladstone that helped stir some things up in my foundational thinking. Simultaneous to that I just finished reading Frank Viola's book From Eternity To Here, and came across something that gave words to what I've been feeling. From [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/come-up-out-of-babylon-and-build-gods-temple/feed/ 1 building the temple of God,come up out of babylon,Ezra,many are called few are chosen,Nehemiah,rebuilding the walls Today I'm going to do something I've never quite done before. - I initially sat down to write this after meditating on and praying into just what building the Lord's church looks like. I had recently talked to a friend and teacher of mine in Bible sch... Today I'm going to do something I've never quite done before. I initially sat down to write this after meditating on and praying into just what building the Lord's church looks like. I had recently talked to a friend and teacher of mine in Bible school named Bob Gladstone that helped stir some things up in my foundational thinking. Simultaneous to that I just finished reading Frank Viola's book From Eternity To Here, and came across something that gave words to what I've been feeling. From there, a spark was ignited and I initially planned on this being a simple blog post, but it kept getting longer so I decided to see where inspiration took me. In the end I wound up using the following to "preach" on the latest episode of the podcast. It's a challenge and hopefully an encouragement. If you'd rather listen as a long blog post is too much for you to make it through without a coffee, make sure to download the podcast (download here). If you have the Stitcher Radio app on your smartphone, click the "listen later" button below and save this show for later.  Here we go. You can never satisfy the dream of God while living in Babylon. His house simply cannot be built there. In addition, it will cost you something to leave Babylon. It will come at a price.  Frank Viola, From Eternity to Here I've been thinking about and meditating on the concept of “many are called but few are chosen”. Jesus said this in the Gospel of Matthew in the parable of The Marriage Feast: And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying,  “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come.  Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’  But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them.  The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.  Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy.  Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’  And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests. “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22:1-14, ESV) It’s interesting to me to note that many were invited to the marriage feast. In this writing we won’t cover the church of God as a Bride, or as a building, because those concepts are beyond the scope of today’s article. But I want to draw attention to the fact that many were invited to the wedding, rejected the invitation, and the king invited others. Then, amongst those who were present at the wedding, he kicked out some who were not dressed right. There is a lot to meditate on here and ponder. Many are called to build God’s temple, His Bride. In fact, if you’re a Christian, and call Jesus Christ your Lord, you’ve been tasked with the responsibility to invite others to the Marriage Feast of The Lamb. You don't have a say in this. You have been tasked with whatever means necessary at your disposal to build God’s temple, a habitation with which He wants to dwell. Some are called to stay and partner with those who are called to go, whether that be across town or across the globe. We all have a role to play, Steve Bremner clean 41:26 The Disciples Were Losers Like Us http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/the-disciples-were-losers-like-us/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/the-disciples-were-losers-like-us/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:55:03 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14549 "Note that in making his selection, Jesus bypassed the religious institutions and took it to the streets. He snubbed the head of the class, the cream of the crop. He ignored credentials, achievements, and the “who’s who” of religious piety. He jettisoned every qualification we deem important in leadership and chose instead to call ordinary people—mostly manual laborers with little or no education, ministry experience, or leadership skills. They didn’t bring much to the table. They [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/the-disciples-were-losers-like-us/feed/ 0 Missionary Tip #4: Slow IS Faster Than You Think http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/missionary-tip-4-slow-is-faster-than-you-think/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/missionary-tip-4-slow-is-faster-than-you-think/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:59:02 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=13671 That's to say that real solid long-term fruit takes time. My tip today, though succinct, might not be as specific and practical, but give it some thought: If you rush things, you may accomplish something fast, but it might not be fruitful in the long-term. Take gardening for example. Some plants take time before you even see evidence that they're growing. Once you plant a seed in the ground, you don't keep digging it up to see if it's producing anything, do you? Of course not, you leave [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/missionary-tip-4-slow-is-faster-than-you-think/feed/ 0 Understanding: The Key To Success | Interview with Dr Shane Wall http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/understanding-the-key-to-success-interview-with-dr-shane-wall/ http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/understanding-the-key-to-success-interview-with-dr-shane-wall/#comments Sun, 05 Oct 2014 19:25:45 +0000 http://stevebremner.com/?p=14521   Greetings friends. I've got quite a different episode of the show for you today -- unlike any I've recorded before. No, not because every episode is unique and so of course it stands to reason that this one is too. A number of months ago a listener of the show named David sent me an email through our Fire Press email account, telling me he was a long-time fan and wanted to know if I would be interested in previewing a copy of a book by his pastor, who also is a long-time fan of [Continue reading...]]]> http://stevebremner.com/2014/10/understanding-the-key-to-success-interview-with-dr-shane-wall/feed/ 0 dr shane wall,pastor shane wall,shane wall,understanding book,understanding: all success is attained by it,understanding: the key to success   - Greetings friends. I've got quite a different episode of the show for you today -- unlike any I've recorded before. - No, not because every episode is unique and so of course it stands to reason that this one is too. -   Greetings friends. I've got quite a different episode of the show for you today -- unlike any I've recorded before. No, not because every episode is unique and so of course it stands to reason that this one is too. A number of months ago a listener of the show named David sent me an email through our Fire Press email account, telling me he was a long-time fan and wanted to know if I would be interested in previewing a copy of a book by his pastor, who also is a long-time fan of the show. Since I get a decent amount of emails from people wanting to know if I will write sponsored posts on my blog, or review their book or someone else's, and 97% of the time my answer is no (for obvious reasons, like say, um, the content or subject matter has NOTHING to do with my blog or what my podcast listeners have come to expect). But since David's email was not only different -- like it wasn't a copy and paste job that clearly had been emailed to 50 other people as well as me -- I thought I'd at least give it a shot. Carefully choosing my words to not promise anything I might not fulfill, I had a polite interaction with David and then when I finished reading what turned out to be an excellent book, he got me in touch with Pastor Shane. Which leads to today: we chatted, and the pastor of Feast of the Lord Church and author Dr. Shane Wall shared lots of great insights. We started off sharing a bit about how today's discussion came to be and the interesting details that led to us being introduced to one another. Dr. Wall shared his heart for discipleship and seeing believers empowered to do the work of the Gospel themselves and not just follow a man on Sunday mornings. Then we segue into discussing is newly-released book, Understanding: All Success Is Attained By It. If you'd like to get a copy of the audio version, head over to audibletrial.com/fireonyourhead and get a copy free with your *30 day free trial, or click on the photo below.   If you enjoyed Pastor Shane's voice, you'll be pleased to know he narrate his book himself! If you have the Stitcher Radio app on your smartphone, click the "listen later" button below and save this show for later.  Subscribe to Fire On Your Head If you’d like to subscribe to the Fire On Your Head Podcast, visit our directory in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or visit FireOnYourHead.com for more subscription options. Steve Bremner clean 1:01:33