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, Places, Shades of White Flight: Evangelical Congregations and Urban Departure, and co-author of Latino Protestants in America: Diverse and Growing. His research centers on the intersection of cities and congregations. In this episode of RePlacing Church, Mark joins me to discuss:

  • The shift in church culture and theology towards place
  • Historic and present-day barriers that perpetuate systemic inequity
  • Why churches should take inventory of their assets and explore how they can be utilized for their neighborhood
  • The "halo effect" of church impact on communities
  • The importance of ethnography, being attuned to your context, and a posture of humility
  • Historical example of white flight on Chicago's South side
  • Church adaptation in the tide of changing demographics

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Kathy Khang is the author of the forthcoming book, Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up. She is a speaker, journalist, and activist with expertise in the issues of gender, ethnicity, justice and leadership development. She has worked in campus ministry for more than twenty years. She is a columnist for Sojourners magazine, a writer for Faith & Leadership, and a coauthor of More Than Serving Tea: Asian American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership and Faith. In this episode of RePlacing Church, she joins me to discuss:

  • The importance of 'learning to use your voice'
  • Recognizing your privilege, even as an outsider
  • How we can be aware of and turn down the imposter syndrome
  • Lessons learned from speaking too soon
  • How raising your voice can articulate hope for others
  • Why good leaders see the potential in other people's voices as much as their own

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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 Carolina prisons, and in community-based education around the country. He is an Associate Minister at the historically black St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church and a promoter of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. He is a co-compiler of Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, the coauthor with Reverend Dr. William Barber II of The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, and the author of multiple books on Christian spirituality including The Wisdom of Stability and The New Monasticism. In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to discuss:

  • The context and challenges of his neighborhood
  • Advice for those who want to invest in their communities
  • How we can be blind to the passing down of 'slaveholder religion'
  • The Poor People's Campaign and moral narrative in the public square
  • How our reading of scripture can shift from head knowledge to embodied practices
  • How the Gospel in America has been shaped by our history of white supremacy

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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 worked with hundreds of congregations in the areas of personal and congregational transformation. He has co-authored three books: Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide to the Transformational Journey, The Leader’s Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation, and Learning Change: Congregational Transformation Fueled by Personal Renewal. In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to discuss:

  • Personal experiences that led him into a journey of spiritual formation
  • Why we must be in touch with our emotions
  • The importance of creating safe spaces for sharing vulnerable stories
  • How understanding Jesus' humanity impacts how we should follow him
  • The power of identifying and naming our underlying anxieties 

Visit Houston Responds to learn more about the recovery efforts and how you can contribute.

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Some reflections on my experience at the first ever On Being Gathering at the 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, CA, including the poetry of Marilyn Nelson and David Whyte, the words of Rilke and Barth, and insights from a Pixar movie and peacemaker John Paul Lederach.

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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 work as a therapist focused on trauma, as a doctoral candidate and researcher focused on survivors of domestic violence, and as a former pastor who led her church in the development of an day drop-in center for unhoused women and men. She blogs about her life and work at Created For More. In this episode of RePlacing Church, she joins me to discuss:

  • The Table Turning movement and how your community can join in

  • Why the church often ignores the story of Jesus turning tables in the temple
  • How her biracial, bicultural background has prepared her for this moment in our society
  • Why we need to make space to liberate and empower the voices of women
  • How communities can move beyond their denial about domestic violence
  • The many manifestations of domestic abuse
  • Why we need to move from “victim” to “survivor” language when we talk about domestic violence

Organize a Table Turning event in your community

 

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Suzanne Stabile is the author of the upcoming book, The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships, and coauthor of The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery. She is cofounder of Life in the Trinity, a nonprofit ministry dedicated to spiritual growth. Suzanne is a sought after and engaging teacher who speaks with levity, gravity, creativity and vulnerability. She is an internationally recognized Enneagram Master and has conducted over 500 Enneagram workshops over the past 25 years. In this episode of RePlacing Church, she joins me to discuss:

  • The current state of relationships in America
  • Moving from 'either or' thinking to 'both and' thinking
  • Why faithfulness and discernment are crucial spiritual practices
  • How we all need somebody who can speak difficult truths into our lives
  • Masculinity and the #MeToo movement

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Chris Heuertz is a founding partner of Gravity, a center for contemplative activism based in Omaha, Nebraska that helps people “to do good better” by hosting a weekly prayer sit, leading contemplative retreats and pilgrimages, providing spiritual direction, and facilitating Enneagram consultations. Prior to starting Gravity, the he co-founded and served for 20 years with Word Made Flesh, a non-profit organization that extends love and care to the most vulnerable in some of the world’s poorest slums, red light areas, and places of intense human suffering. Chris is the author of Unexpected Gifts: Discovering the Way of Community, which explores how the challenges of community, such as betrayal, failure, and doubt, can actually become unexpected gifts. His latest book is The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth. Chris is also regular guest on the Sleeping At Last podcast, which is creating a series of songs and conversations about all nine Enneagram types. In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to discuss:

  • What the Enneagram is and why it matters
  • How our Western culture affects our understanding of self and personality types
  • Why our desires for wisdom require doing the hard work of self-evaluation
  • The historical context of the Enneagram and it's present popular usage
  • How greater self-understanding can help us connect with God and people
  • How the Enneagram can help us turn comtemplative practices into embodied practices

Listen to the first interview with Chris, #35 Chris Heuertz on Contemplative Activism | Founding Partner of Gravity & Author of Unexpected Gifts

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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 Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?. His most recent work, The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian explores the spiritual, theological and missional conversions that the church needs to undergo in order to be true to the way of Jesus and make a generative impact on the world. Brian is an Auburn Senior Fellow and a leader in the Convergence Network, and collaborates with the Center for Progressive Renewal, the Wild Goose Festival and the Fair Food Program’s Faith Working Group. In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to discuss:

  • What he saw twenty years ago that launched him into writing to the church
  • How a mafia metaphor can help white people engage their whiteness
  • How to pray for your enemies
  • The important idea that Protestants missed in Luther’s 95 theses
  • Why the church should be a “school of love”
  • One key aspect of the next Reformation

*Check out the Prayer for Enemies that Brian mentions here.

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Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers is the author of the forthcoming book, Sex, God & the Conservative Church – Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy. She promotes a “sex-positive Gospel” in her work as a licensed marriage and family therapist, Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Director of Medical Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University, and blogger and speaker. She is the founder of the Thank God For Sex Project, an online community for people who have experienced religious sexual shame, and the Northwest Institute on Intimacy, which trains psychotherapists in sex and spiritual intimacy therapy. In this episode of the RePlacing Church Podcast, she joins me to discuss:

  • Recent headlines and the viral #MeToo hashtag
  • The importance of consent and the danger of silence and shame culture
  • How the Church can lead the way in listening to the voices of the abused and marginalized
  • Sexual values within the Biblical and Jewish tradition
  • How Christian community can cultivate healthy sexual relationships

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