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 for missional leaders with Thresholds, based in San Diego, CA where she leads a neighborhood faith community in the Golden Hill neighborhood. A daughter and granddaughter of missionaries, Christiana grew […]
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 […]
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 […]
Killian Noe is the Founding Director of Recovery Cafe in Seattle, WA, a refuge of healing and transformation for women and men who have been traumatized by homelessness, addiction and other mental health challenges. Prior to moving to Seattle in 1999 and starting Recovery Cafe in 2003, Killian lived in Washington, D.C. where she was a part of
Dan White, Jr. joins me to talk about his journey from the megachurch world to the minimal church world of being a community of Jesus followers rooted in a neighborhood, practices of presence in the neighborhood, the healing power of hospitality, what “discipleship” means and why it matters so much, and the biggest reasons pastors and leaders hesitate to […]
Ancient biblical poems speak of humans being “crowned with glory and honor” and “fearfully and wonderfully made,” but do we actually SEE these realities in one another? In this episode, I recount the greatest wedding ever, share stories of Jesus the Seer, and explore some guiding principles to help us truly SEE people in our neighborhoods, workplaces, and third places.
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A neighborhood disaster and the loss of loved ones have me in a season of grief. Whether you are in a season of grief at the moment or not, check out this episode in which I reflect on why it is so critical for us to welcome grief in our lives and communities, share stories from my neighborhood church's encounters with grief, and introduce four practices that help […]
Church plants and neighborhood church expressions of all kinds often have big hopes for community and “mission”, but our ability to truly grow in both of these areas depends on our capacity to name and navigate conflict. In this episode I talk about Master of None, the Tunnel of Chaos, and the Transfiguration as I explore why it's tempting to ignore conflict and identify 3 practices to help […]