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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 […]

#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 […]

#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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#89 Suzanne Stabile on Discernment & Spiritual Direction

By | 2018-02-07T08:50:50+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Podcast|

Suzanne Stabile is the author of the upcoming book, The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships, and coauthor of The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery. She is cofounder of Life in the Trinity, a nonprofit ministry dedicated to spiritual growth. Suzanne is a sought after and engaging teacher who speaks with levity, gravity, creativity and […]

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January 2018

#88 Chris Heuertz on the Sacred Enneagram

By | 2018-01-29T07:26:20+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Podcast|

Chris Heuertz is a founding partner of Gravity, a center for contemplative activism based in Omaha, Nebraska that helps people “to do good better” by hosting a weekly prayer sit, leading contemplative retreats and pilgrimages, providing spiritual direction, and facilitating Enneagram consultations. Prior to starting Gravity, the he co-founded and served for 20 years with Word Made Flesh, a non-profit organization that extends love […]

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#87 Brian McLaren on the Great Spiritual Migration

By | 2018-01-22T07:34:01+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Innovative Community, Local Spirituality, Podcast|

Brian McLaren is a well-known author, speaker, activist and public theologian who has been advocating for “a new kind of Christianity” that is just and generous for over twenty years since he wrote The Church On the Other Side while serving as pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church. Since then, he has written numerous books including A New Kind of Christian, A Generous Orthodoxy and Why […]

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#86 Tina Schermer Sellers on #MeToo, Consent & Christian Culture

By | 2018-01-16T09:53:08+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Podcast|

Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers is the author of the 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 God For Sex […]

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#85 Sandhya Rani Jha on Transforming Communities

By | 2018-01-10T03:36:29+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Local Spirituality, Podcast|

Sandhya Jha is the founder and director of the Oakland Peace Center, a collective of people and organizations committed to creating access, equity and dignity for all in Oakland and the Bay area. She is the author of Room at the TablePre-Post-Racial America: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines and, most recently, Transforming Communities: How People Like You are Healing Their Neighborhoods. She has previously created and hosted […]

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#84 Sabbath Practice & Resistance

By | 2018-01-09T07:30:17+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Innovative Community, Local Spirituality, Podcast|

What is Sabbath? Why is it so important for our society right now? How can we put it into practice this year and beyond? Some reflections on sabbath practice, featuring the Ice Bowl, Walter Brueggemann’s Sabbath As Resistance, pour over coffee, the pomodoro technique and much more in this episode of RePlacing Church.


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