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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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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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.
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