Local Spirituality

May 2018

#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 […]

April 2018

#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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January 2018

#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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#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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December 2017

#83 Jon Huckins on Everyday Peacemaking

By | 2017-12-27T03:17:18+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Innovative Community, Local Spirituality, Podcast|

Jon Huckins is the Co-Founding Director of The Global Immersion Project, a peacemaking training organization that helps individuals and communities move towards conflict and become everyday peacemakers. He is the co-author of Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World and Thin Places: Six Postures for Creating and Practicing Missional Community, and writes for numerous publications including USAToday, Red Letter Christians, Sojourners, and Relevant. Jon lives in San […]

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November 2017

#82 Preston Pouteaux on Bees and Beauty in the Neighbourhood

By | 2017-11-15T19:31:25+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Innovative Community, Local Spirituality, Podcast|

Dr. Preston Pouteaux is the author of The Bees of Rainbow Falls: Finding Faith, Imagination, and Delight in Your Neighbourhood. He is a beekeeper, writer, published watercolour portrait artist and neighbourhood enthusiast. Preston is a syndicated columnist with 13 Ways. Since 2015, his column “Into the Neighbourhood” has been printed over one million times in weekly newspapers. He is a pastor at Lake Ridge Community Church, serves nationally […]

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September 2017

#77 Randy Woodley on The Harmony Way

By | 2017-09-11T17:42:20+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Innovative Community, Local Spirituality, Podcast|

The Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley and his wife Edith are co-sustainers of Eloheh Farm, a permaculture, regenerative teaching farm, school and community in Newberg, Oregon. Dr. Woodley, a legal descendent of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, is an activist/scholar, distinguished speaker, teacher and wisdom keeper who addresses a variety of issues concerning American culture, faith, justice, diversity, racism, our relationship with the earth and Indigenous […]

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#76 D.L. Mayfield on Racism, Refugees and Religiosity

By | 2017-09-06T06:29:39+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Local Spirituality, Podcast, Social Change|

D.L. Mayfield is the author of Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith. Her writing has been featured in numerous publications, such as McSweeny’s, Relevant, Geez, The Toast, and Conspire! Her recent articles include “Facing Our Legacy of Lynching,” a cover story for Christianity Today and “Church Planting and the Gospel of Gentrification,” a cover story for Sojourners. She has […]

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July 2017

#74 Rev. Harriett Walden on Charleena Lyles & Police Accountability

By | 2017-07-03T08:02:45+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Local Spirituality, Podcast|

Rev. Harriett Walden is the cofounder of Mothers for Police Accountability, an almost 30 year-old Seattle-based organization that advocates for the dignity and security of the whole community against injustices in law enforcement and the criminal justice system; educates young people on their legal rights and responsibilities in relationship with the police; and organizes partner organizations to hold police accountable. She is a member of Seattle’s Community Police […]

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