Tag Archives: Dave Schmelzer

Connecting to God in Hollywood, the Ivy League, and Beyond

February 25, 2014


Spiritual disciplines are designed not so much to “get you somewhere” in your career as much as to keep you alive spiritually in a constantly shifting landscape of success and failure.

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Toward a Deep Blue Ocean: Forging a Robust Spiritual Development Stage-Theory, by Gary David Stratton

April 26, 2012


This paper was originally delivered at the 2012 Society of Vineyard Scholars in Minneapolis, MN.  Jonathan Edwards placed the blame for Satan’s victory in the First Great Awakening on the failure of the stage-theory used by the pastors of his day. Are Blue Ocean churches in danger of a similar gaffe? By Gary David Stratton, PhD • Bethel University The great […]

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Blue Ocean Summit 2011: Hearing from God in Prayer and Society, by Dave Schmelzer

August 12, 2011

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One highlight of our recent trip to New England was the Blue Ocean Summit in Cambridge, MA., where I was pressed into service on a couple of plenary panel discussions. Stanford anthropologist, Tanya Luhrmann, PhD, started the week off with a remarkable report on her study of the impact of kataphatic prayer (prayer where God […]

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Two Handed Warriors at Eight Months

July 10, 2011

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Reflections on the Relaunch of Two Handed Warriors Dear Two Handed Warrior Community, When Sue and I first launched Two Handed Warriors eight months ago we never could have imagined how many people would connect with our theme. All we had was a deep conviction that an unnecessary dichotomy between faith and culture has plagues both […]

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J. J. Abrams, Stephen Spielberg, Woody Allen, Elvis, and God’s Unique Work in Us when We’re 14, by Dave Schmelzer

June 23, 2011

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Playwright-turned-pastor Dave Schmelzer is a true two handed warrior with a background both in theology (Fuller Seminary, ’87) and the arts (Stanford University, ’84.) Dave leads a thriving church, The Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Greater Boston, writes fiction, and lives just outside Boston with his wife, Grace and their five children. With four children in the […]

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Podcast: Dave Schmelzer and Gary David Stratton on Faith, Culture, Hollywood and Ivy League

April 28, 2011


On April 7, author, and playwright-turned-pastor Dave Schmelzer interviewed me for a podcast posted 4/19 on his website: Not The Religious Type, on the Blue Ocean platform. It was a great experience, and I really want you to listen to it. However, first I’d like you to know a few things about Dave and his […]

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