Pastor/Church

  • Replacing Church Podcast Jonathan Brooks

#98 Jonathan Brooks on Exile and Englewood

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 […]

By |2018-07-09T21:38:11+00:00May 8th, 2018|Community Development & Organizing, Innovation, Pastor/Church, Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast, Racism, Theology|Comments Off on #98 Jonathan Brooks on Exile and Englewood
  • Replacing Church Podcast Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

#93 Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove on Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion

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 […]

By |2018-07-09T21:45:17+00:00March 20th, 2018|Activism/Justice, Community Development & Organizing, Pastor/Church, Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast, Racism, Spiritual Formation, Theology|Comments Off on #93 Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove on Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion
  • Replacing Church Podcast Jim Herrington

#92 Jim Herrington on Becoming Fully Human, Fully Alive

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 […]

By |2018-07-09T21:46:15+00:00March 13th, 2018|Leadership, Pastor/Church, Podcast, Spiritual Formation, Theology|Comments Off on #92 Jim Herrington on Becoming Fully Human, Fully Alive
  • Replacing Church DeAnza Spaulding

#90 DeAnza Spaulding is Table Turning (and you can too!)

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 […]

By |2018-07-09T21:49:56+00:00February 14th, 2018|Activism/Justice, Pastor/Church, Podcast, Racism, Theology|Comments Off on #90 DeAnza Spaulding is Table Turning (and you can too!)
  • Replacing Church Brian McLaren

#87 Brian McLaren on the Great Spiritual Migration

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 […]

By |2018-07-09T22:04:00+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Activism/Justice, Innovation, Pastor/Church, Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast, Racism, Spiritual Formation, Theology|Comments Off on #87 Brian McLaren on the Great Spiritual Migration
  • Replacing Church Podcast Sandhya Rani Jha

#85 Sandhya Rani Jha on Transforming Communities

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 […]

By |2018-07-09T22:11:49+00:00January 9th, 2018|Activism/Justice, Community, Community Development & Organizing, Leadership, Pastor/Church, Podcast|Comments Off on #85 Sandhya Rani Jha on Transforming Communities
  • Replacing Church Podcast Preston Pouteaux

#82 Preston Pouteaux on Bees and Beauty in the Neighbourhood

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 […]

By |2018-07-09T22:20:42+00:00November 16th, 2017|Community, Community Development & Organizing, Pastor/Church, Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast, Spiritual Formation|Comments Off on #82 Preston Pouteaux on Bees and Beauty in the Neighbourhood
  • Replacing Church Podcast Daniel Hill

#80 Daniel Hill on Waking Up to Whiteness

Daniel Hill is the Author of White Awake: An honest look at what it means to be white and 10:10: Life to the Fullest. He is the Founding and Senior Pastor of River City Community Church, located in the west Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, a church that is on the quest to become a multiethnic community of Jesus-followers that transforms the city of Chicago through worship, […]

By |2018-07-09T22:24:35+00:00October 18th, 2017|Pastor/Church, Podcast, Racism, Spiritual Formation|Comments Off on #80 Daniel Hill on Waking Up to Whiteness
  • Replacing Church Habitats for a New Humanity

#71 Habitats for a New Humanity

Is a worship gathering enough to form us in the way of Jesus? Or are there other ways we can gather? Do “good teaching” and thoughtful worship actually increase our longing for God's kingdom? Or is there another more powerful and formative way?

In this episode of RePlacing Church, I interact with my friend Matt’s mastery of Sonos sound systems, the work of philosopher James K.A. Smith in You Are […]

By |2018-06-20T18:38:02+00:00June 13th, 2017|Innovation, Pastor/Church, Podcast|Comments Off on #71 Habitats for a New Humanity
  • Replacing Church Podcast Gideon Tsang

#69 How Gideon Tsang Is Avoiding Burnout

Gideon Tsang is a pastor with Vox Veniae in east Austin, Texas which pioneered Space 12, a unique non-profit collaborative space which serves as a neighborhood gathering point hosting art shows, concerts, slam poetry events, computer classes, and dance classes, while partnering with neighborhood associations and varying organizations. In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to talk about:

  • How the city gave their church their […]
By |2018-06-20T18:38:02+00:00May 30th, 2017|Pastor/Church, Podcast, Spiritual Formation|Comments Off on #69 How Gideon Tsang Is Avoiding Burnout