Theology

  • Replacing Church Podcast Jon Huckins

#83 Jon Huckins on Everyday Peacemaking

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 […]

By |2018-07-09T22:18:01+00:00December 5th, 2017|Activism/Justice, Community, Community Development & Organizing, Leadership, Podcast, Spiritual Formation, Theology|Comments Off on #83 Jon Huckins on Everyday Peacemaking
  • Replacing Church Podcast Soong-Chan Rah

#81 Soong-Chan Rah on the Prophetic Act of Lament

The Reverend Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is the author of Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled TimesThe Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural CaptivityMany Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church, and Return to Justice: Six Movements That Reignited Our Contemporary Evangelical Conscience. A former church planter and Senior Pastor of Cambridge Community Fellowship Church, a multi-ethnic church living out the values of racial […]

By |2018-07-09T22:22:10+00:00November 8th, 2017|Activism/Justice, Community, Podcast, Racism, Theology|1 Comment
  • Replacing Church Randy Woodley

#77 Randy Woodley on The Harmony Way

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 […]

By |2018-06-20T18:48:24+00:00September 12th, 2017|Indigenous Wisdom, Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast, Racism, Theology|Comments Off on #77 Randy Woodley on The Harmony Way
  • Replacing Church D.L. Mayfield

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

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 […]

By |2018-06-20T18:45:16+00:00September 6th, 2017|Activism/Justice, Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast, Racism, Theology|Comments Off on #76 D.L. Mayfield on Racism, Refugees and Religiosity
  • Replacing Church Podcast Genius Loci

#61 & #63 The Genius Loci, Parts 1 & 2

We often use the word “genius” to describe people, but in Roman culture “genius” described places.

  • In part 1, I introduce the concept of the Genius Loci and talk about why it matters for church and mission by exploring the writings of Thomas Moore, activist/theologian Ched Meyers' “Watershed Discipleship,” and the late Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah.”
  • In part 2, I continue to explore the concept […]
By |2018-06-20T18:45:55+00:00March 28th, 2017|Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast, Spiritual Formation, Theology|Comments Off on #61 & #63 The Genius Loci, Parts 1 & 2

#54 Ron Ruthruff is Closer to the Edge

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 […]

By |2018-06-20T18:45:55+00:00January 17th, 2017|Community, Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast, Theology|Comments Off on #54 Ron Ruthruff is Closer to the Edge

#35 Chris Heuertz on Contemplative Activism | Founding Partner of Gravity & Author of Unexpected Gifts

Chris Heuertz joins me to talk about contemplative activism and community, including:

  • The one thing church planters need to know when starting a community
  • Why solitude, silence, and stillness are so critical for our world right now
  • Why some people are surrounded by community but still so lonely
  • Why some Christians are scared of contemplative practice
  • What Christian organizations need to learn about handling transitions

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By |2018-06-20T18:46:45+00:00August 9th, 2016|Activism/Justice, Podcast, Spiritual Formation, Theology|Comments Off on #35 Chris Heuertz on Contemplative Activism | Founding Partner of Gravity & Author of Unexpected Gifts

#23 The Grounding Church (RePlacing Church, part 4a)

Perhaps the church as we know it is being replaced and replaced because God is actually being replaced… In this episode, part 4a of the RePlacing Church series, I take a look at what I call “Carl Sagan's Psalm,” interact with Diana Butler Bass' excellent recent book Grounded, and listen to the wisdom of folks like St. Thomas Aquinas, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Supreme Leader Snoke, as I […]

By |2018-06-25T07:49:59+00:00May 19th, 2016|Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast, RePlacing Church Series, Theology|Comments Off on #23 The Grounding Church (RePlacing Church, part 4a)