Krista Tippett is the Founder and CEO of The On Being Project and host of the Peabody Award winning conversation, On Being, which she began 15 years ago as a weekly national public radio show originally called Speaking of Faith. On Being explores the big questions of meaning - What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? Who will we be to each other? - and pursues deep thinking and social courage, moral imagination and joy, to renew inner life, outer life, and life together. Krista is also the author of multiple books including Speaking of Faith, Einstein’s God, and, most recently, the 2016 New York Times best-selling Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, which opens into the questions and challenges of this century. She is currently working on her next book, Letters to A Young Citizen. Through On Being, Krista has had over 450 conversation partners over the years and each week On Being goes out to over one million listeners. In this episode of RePlacing Church, Krista Tippett joins me to discuss:

  • Making space for solitude and rest
  • Her background in journalism and evolution into her present work
  • Her journey of faith and public theology
  • The lifegiving power of friendship and community
  • Lessons learned and future ambitions

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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 his wife Miche’al and community members, Jonathan created the 5 Loaves Food co-op, providing healthy food options for the neighborhood. In this episode of RePlacing Church, Jonathan joins me to discuss:

  • The history and challenges of his urban community
  • White flight, disinvestment, and neglected neighborhoods
  • The narrative of escaping forsaken places, and why he returned
  • How a 'bifocal' perspective helps us to see brokenness and beauty at the same time
  • Why there are no God-forsaken places, only church-forsaken ones
  • The power of ownership and collaboration in a place

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Austin Channing Brown is the author of I’M STILL HERE: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. She is a writer and speaker with a focus on black womanhood and faith. Her work has appeared in Sojourners, Relevant, Mutuality and on her blog austinchanning.com. Austin has been committed to advancing racial justice and reconciliation in her work with nonprofits, churches, parachurch ministries, and universities in both the urban and suburban context. Most recently, she served as a Resident Director and Multicultural Liaison at Calvin College. In this episode of RePlacing Church, she joins me to discuss:

  • Black dignity in the midst of white dominant culture
  • Why we are at a loss without the voices of Black women
  • Turning anger into action for the good of others
  • The necessary relationship between reconciliation and justice
  • How speaking out and challenging systems is costly

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AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez is an IndoLatinx mujerista working to create and agitate her way through the latin diaspora. She is a writer and speaker, visual artist, and faith-based community organizer. She blogs at Patheos Progressive Christian and shares other resources at browneyedamazon.com. Born in Venezuela, she came to the United States at a young age where she was adopted and given the name Ashley. When she was 15, she stood before a judge and declared, “I want my name back.” This reclamation of her name and identity has marked her work in the areas of decolonization in the church and beyond, intersectionality, and LGBT inclusion ever since. In this episode, AnaYelsi joins me to discuss:

  • Identity and name reclamation
  • Being displaced and living as part of a cultural diaspora
  • Language and intentional use of terms like "Latinx"
  • Finding refuge and healing in community
  • Why decolonization must go beyond the personal level and address unjust systems
  • The power of art to capture and speak to complex issues

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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 

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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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