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April 2017

#64 Ched Myers on Watershed Discipleship

By | 2017-04-25T05:37:35+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Local Spirituality, Podcast|

Ched Myers is an activist theologian, biblical scholar, popular educator, organizer and advocate who has spent the past 40 years working in movements for social change, and empowering Christians in the life and work of peace, justice, and radical discipleship. He is the author of more than 100 articles and over a half dozen books, including Binding the Strong Man: A […]

#62 Phil Nellis on Sabbath, Sabbatical and Church Endings

By | 2017-04-25T05:42:29+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Local Spirituality, Podcast|

Phil Nellis is an artist, spiritiual director, and the former pastor of Wits' End Church, a faith community in Seattle, WA that recently ended. In this episode of the RePlacing Church Podcast, he joins me to talk about:

  • The importance of practicing sabbath
  • Tips on asking for and taking a sabbatical
  • How to end a church well
  • What it's like to be a pastor who's no longer a […]

March 2017

#61 & #63 The Genius Loci, Parts 1 & 2

By | 2017-04-25T05:38:45+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Local Spirituality, Parish, Podcast|

We often use the word “genius” to describe people, but in Roman culture “genius” described places.

  • In part 1, I introduce the concept of the Genius Loci and talk about why it matters for church and mission by exploring the writings of Thomas Moore, activist/theologian Ched Meyers' “Watershed Discipleship,” and the late Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah.”
  • In part 2, I continue to explore the concept […]

February 2017

#60 Mike Baughman on Innovative Expressions of Church

By | 2017-04-25T05:41:34+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Innovative Community, Local Spirituality, Podcast|

Mike Baughman is the Community Curator and founding pastor of Union, a coffee and community space in northeast Dallas committed to cultivating the divine spark in their neighbors for the good of the city and the world it inspires through outstanding coffee, robust community and engaging causes. He is editor and contributing author of Flipping Church: How Sucessful Church Planters Are Turning Conventional Wisdom Upside-Down. Married to […]

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#59 Ian Cron on the Enneagram as a Tool for Self-Knowledge

By | 2017-04-25T05:38:59+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Podcast, social change|

Ian Cron is a popular speaker, Enneagram teacher, psychotherapist, and Episcopal priest. He is co-author with Susan Stabile of The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery and the author of Chasing Francis and the spiritual memoir, Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me. Together with Susan Stabile he also hosts The Road Back to You Podcast, a podcast that looks at […]

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#58 Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers on Sex, God & the Church

By | 2017-04-25T05:39:06+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Innovative Community, Podcast|

Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers is the author of the forthcoming book, Sex, God & the Conservative Church – Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy. She promotes a “sex-positive Gospel” in her work as a licensed marriage and family therapist, Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Director of Medical Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University, and blogger and speaker. She is the founder of the Thank […]

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#57 Christine Sine on Cultivating Creative Spiritual Practices

By | 2017-04-25T05:39:13+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Innovative Community, Podcast|

Christine Sine a contemplative activist, passionate organic gardener, and author who is committed to helping others integrate spiritual practices with everyday life. She is the founder and contributor to Godspace, an online community focused on spirituality, sustainability, hospitality, and community. She cofounded Mustard Seed Associates with her husband, Tom, where she served as Executive Director until recently. A former physician, she […]

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January 2017

#55 & #56 Mark Charles on the Doctrine of Discovery

By | 2017-04-25T05:39:20+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Podcast|


Mark Charles is the son of a Navajo man and a woman of Dutch heritage. He is a speaker and writer focused on forging a path of healing and conciliation in the United States by fostering a deeper understanding of American history regarding race, culture, and faith. Currently, much of his emphasis is on the Doctrine of Discovery and how it has shaped […]

#54 Ron Ruthruff is Closer to the Edge

By | 2017-02-02T05:13:36+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Podcast|

Dr. Ron Ruthruff is the author of The Least of These: Lessons Learned from Kids on the Street and Closer to the Edge: Walking with Jesus for the World's Sake. He is the Associate Professor of Theology and Culture at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Ron has spent thirty years serving unhoused, street involved youth and their families, and has cultivated community for over […]

#53 Casper Ter Kuile on the New Spiritual Communities of the Religiously Unaffiliated

By | 2017-02-02T05:13:36+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Innovative Community, Podcast, social change|

Casper Ter Kuile is co-author (along with Angie Thurston) of the How We Gather report and its sequel, Something More, which map a landscape of life-giving organizations that are emerging even as religious affiliation declines, such as Crossfit and The Dinner Party.

Casper is training to […]