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May 2018

#99 Krista Tippett on Being

By | 2018-05-15T05:42:39+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Innovative Community, Podcast|

Krista Tippett is the Founder and CEO of The On Being Project and host of the Peabody Award winning conversation, On Being, which she began 15 years ago as a weekly national public radio show originally called Speaking of Faith. On Being explores the big questions of meaning – What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? Who will […]

#98 Jonathan Brooks on Exile and Englewood

By | 2018-05-14T21:42:21+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Inequity, Local Spirituality, Place, Podcast, Social Change|

Jonathan Brooks is the pastor of Canaan Community Church in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood and the author of the forthcoming book, Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods. He is a community developer, hip hop artist and Chicago city director for Mission Year. Jonathan grew up in Englewood on Chicago’s south side, moved away, and eventually returned to build community. Together with […]

#97 Austin Channing Brown Is Still Here

By | 2018-05-02T04:59:33+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Podcast, Race, Social Change|

Austin Channing Brown is the author of I’M STILL HERE: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. She is a writer and speaker with a focus on black womanhood and faith. Her work has appeared in Sojourners, Relevant, Mutuality and on her blog austinchanning.com. Austin has been committed to advancing racial justice and reconciliation in her work with nonprofits, churches, parachurch ministries, and […]

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April 2018

#96 AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez on Identity & Decolonization

By | 2018-04-25T11:48:58+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Podcast, Race, Social Change|

AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez is an IndoLatinx mujerista working to create and agitate her way through the latin diaspora. She is a writer and speaker, visual artist, and faith-based community organizer. She blogs at Patheos Progressive Christian and shares other resources at browneyedamazon.com. Born in Venezuela, she came to the United States at a young age where she was adopted and given the name Ashley. When she […]

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#95 Mark Mulder on Urbanism, Congregations & White Flight

By | 2018-04-17T03:31:27+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Local Spirituality, Parish, Podcast|

Dr. Mark Mulder is professor of sociology, adjunct professor of congregational and ministry studies, and director of the urban studies minor and at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He teaches classes on church and society, diversity and inequality, and urban sociology. Mark is the author of Congregations, Neighborhoods, PlacesShades of White Flight: Evangelical Congregations and Urban Departure, and co-author of 

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#94 Kathy Khang on How to Raise Your Voice

By | 2018-04-09T19:47:29+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Podcast|

Kathy Khang is the author of the forthcoming book, Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up. She is a speaker, journalist, and activist with expertise in the issues of gender, ethnicity, justice and leadership development. She has worked in campus ministry for more than twenty years. She is a columnist for Sojourners magazine, a writer for Faith & […]

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March 2018

#93 Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove on Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion

By | 2018-03-20T05:32:06+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Podcast, Social Change|

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is the author of Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion. In 2003, he and his wife Lead founded the Rutba House, a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless are welcomed into a community that eats, prays, and shares life together. As the director of the School for Conversion, Jonathan pursues the beloved community in his neighborhood, North […]

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#92 Jim Herrington on Becoming Fully Human, Fully Alive

By | 2018-03-13T06:18:45+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Podcast|

Jim Herrington coaches leaders in church, nonprofit organizations, business, and beyond towards “Wholehearted Leadership” through The Leader’s Journey. He was the founding Executive Director of Mission Houston and Co-Founder of Faithwalking, a spiritual formation ministry that equips people to live the “fully human, fully alive, missional life” that Jesus demonstrates. As pastor for 45 years and denominational executive for almost 30 years, Jim has […]

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#91 What Happened Under the Redwood Tree

By | 2018-03-05T13:26:41+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Podcast|

Some reflections on my experience at the first ever On Being Gathering at the 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, CA, including the poetry of Marilyn Nelson and David Whyte, the words of Rilke and Barth, and insights from a Pixar movie and peacemaker John Paul Lederach.

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February 2018

#90 DeAnza Spaulding is Table Turning (and you can too!)

By | 2018-02-13T18:49:13+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Podcast|

DeAnza Spaulding is the Lead Disrupter for Table Turning, a Holy Week movement initiated by her neighborhood church, Valley & Mountain, that is “grounded in the radical tradition of Jesus, who turned tables to interrupt the oppression of people disregarded by society.” The daughter of a Filipina mother and Norwegian father, DeAnza is committed to the liberation and empowerment of marginalized people in her […]

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