Podcast Archive 2017-01-30T15:19:54+00:00

October 2017

September 2017

#78 Church in the Wild: Alaska, God Our Refuge, and Safe Space for Youth

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |


A recent trip to Alaska has me reflecting on our human longings for wildness and safety, the church as refuge, and how Parachutes, a drop-in center for high-risk, street-involved youth in Anchorage is creating a safe physical, social […]

#77 Randy Woodley on The Harmony Way

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Innovative Community, Local Spirituality, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 […]

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

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Local Spirituality, Podcast, social change|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 […]

July 2017

#75 Wendy VanderWal Gritter on Faith, Gender and Sexuality

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: Podcast, social change|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wendy VanderWal Gritter is the Executive Director of Generous Space Ministries, a Canada-based organization that cultivates safe and radically hospitable spaces for conversation about faith, gender and sexuality. Generous Space is committed to eliminating the fear, division […]

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

By | July 4th, 2017|Categories: Local Spirituality, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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; […]

June 2017

#73 Christiana Rice is Altering the World

By | June 28th, 2017|Categories: Innovative Community, Local Spirituality, Parish, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 […]

#72 Colleen Echohawk on the Resilience of Native People

By | June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Local Spirituality, Podcast, social change|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Colleen Echohawk is the Executive Director of the Chief Seattle Club in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood, a non-profit dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless and low-income urban Native people in Seattle. The Chief Seattle Club provides a sacred […]

#71 Habitats for a New Humanity

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Innovative Community, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 […]

#70 Michael Mata on Urban Transformation

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Innovative Community, Parish, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Michael Mata is the director of the transformational urban leadership program at Azusa Pacific Seminary. An experienced urban planner and pastor, Michael has spent over 30 years in leading and equipping others in […]

May 2017

#69 How Gideon Tsang Is Avoiding Burnout

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Innovative Community, Local Spirituality, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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, […]