#29 Dr. Christopher B. James on Neighborhood Church Planting & the None Zone | Researcher, Professor & Practitioner
Dr. Christopher B. James joins me to talk about his research on church planting in Seattle, including the unique dynamics of the so-called “None Zone,” the four expressions of church that his extensive research identified (Great Commission Team, Household of the Spirit, New Community, and Neighborhood Incarnation), and the gifts and liabilities of neighborhood expressions of […]
Dee Yaccino joins me to talk about power dynamics in church partnerships, harnessing social capital, a different approach to short term missions, and what the church in the US can learn from the church in Latin America.
Dee has been involved in transformational cross-cultural ministry for almost 30 years, beginning with community development work in rural Bolivia and continuing […]
#22 Reesheda Graham-Washington & Community Transformation | Social Entrepreneur & Community Developer
Reesheda Graham-Washington joins me to talk about returning and giving back to the neighborhood she grew up in, learning “Asset Based Community Development” from the innate practices of her Great-Grandmother and African ancestors, social entrepreneurship risks and funding, her latest venture (L!VE Cafe), and the one thing she wants the church to hear from her as […]
Alan Roxburgh joins me to talk about his own vow of stability, the influence of Lesslie Newbigin, what he calls “The Great Unraveling” happening in the western church, the future of theological education and church leadership, and learning to ask the question, ‘How do we join in what God is up to in our neighborhoods and communities?”
Alan Roxburgh […]
Tom Sine joins me to talk about his come-to-Jesus moments and turning 80, share stories of how churches are innovating in and impacting their neighborhoods, and discuss ageism, Babette's feast, contextual forecasting, and how following Jesus is a design opportunity. Tom is the founder of Mustard Seed Associates and has consulted countless churches and organizations around themes of […]
The church is integrating… People everywhere are waking up to the presence and activity of God in all aspects of their lives: in the places they live, work, and play. In this episode, the third of a four part series on the idea of RePlacing church, I talk about adjectival modifiers, Bowe Bergdahl, and Jacob’s ladder as I explore how this integration is impacting conventional and institutional church, […]
In this mini-episode, I take a stab at answering my first question: Ben, you talk about new expressions of church and innovation, but don’t you think that there is still a place for more traditional churches? Or are you saying they have the same fate as Blockbuster video?