Local Spirituality. Innovative Community. Social Change.
Imagining new expressions of church
Becoming church in the neighborhood
REPLACING CHURCH PODCAST
In each episode, I explore local spirituality, innovative community, and social change through interviews, stories, and ideas. Popular topics include: justice, leadership, church planting, parish, and many more.
Wendy VanderWal Gritter is the Executive Director of Generous Space Ministries, a Canada-based organization that cultivates safe and radically hospitable spaces for conversation about faith, gender and sexuality. Generous Space is committed to eliminating the fear, division […]
Rev. Harriett Walden is the cofounder of Mothers for Police Accountability, an almost 30 year-old Seattle-based organization that advocates for the dignity and security of the whole community against injustices in law enforcement and the criminal justice system; […]
Christiana Rice is the coauthor with Michael Frost of To Alter Your World: Partnering with God to Rebirth Our Communities. Christiana is an on-the ground practitioner and visionary voice in the missional movement, serving as a coach and trainer […]
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No one needs to be convinced that both the Church and the broader culture is undergoing massive change. If you are interested in the growing movement of people joining God at work in your everyday life, in your neighborhoods, amongst a team of friends, this is the podcast for you. Ben is a wise guide, I’m thrilled he’s offering this wisdom in a podcast.
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Last weekend I took a quick trip from Seattle to my hometown of Milwaukee, WI. My brother’s baby was turning one. Over 500 people came out to celebrate. There were live bands on a big [...]
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Ben has a truly unique gift of standing in the gap, believing in people, mobilizing, encouraging, and catalyzing a delicate hope into bold and audacious action that changes lives, churches, neighborhoods, and cities.
Ben has a unique ability to identify people’s gifts and coax them out. He helped me not only to see my unique abilities and strengths, but to believe in and trust them. He has a great sense of humor, is genuine and smart, and has great intuition. Anyone who works with Ben will benefit greatly.
It’s no secret the church world is struggling to remain vibrant and meaningful as committed believers leave in droves. I’ve had the privilege of joining Ben on his adventure in Seattle the past 7 years, and among the scores of men and women I’ve enjoyed working with in the ecclesial world, he is one of the most talented we’ll see. Those aspiring to accomplish what he has will benefit greatly from his wisdom and insight.