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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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 Table, Pre-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 the “Hope from the Hood: the Peaceful City Podcast” Sandhya Jha is a faith-rooted organizer, anti-racism/anti-oppression trainer, an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) who is passionate about effecting change in urban policy and fostering interfaith relationships and collaboration. In this episode of RePlacing Church, she joins me to discuss:

  • Why complex issues need multifaceted solutions
  • Ministry leadership and the priesthood of all believers
  • Non-traditional and bivocational ways of ministry
  • The importance of self-care through beloved community
  • Why we should focus on what we are building and not just what we are dismantling
  • The myth of independence and the essential nature of community

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What is Sabbath? Why is it so important for our society right now? How can we put it into practice this year and beyond? Some reflections on sabbath practice, featuring the Ice Bowl, Walter Brueggemann’s Sabbath As Resistance, pour over coffee, the pomodoro technique and much more in this episode of RePlacing Church.

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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 Diego with his wife and four children where he pastors an intentional faith community. In this episode of RePlacing Church he joins me to talk about:

  • The need for developing a holistic view of peace
  • Peacemaking in the spheres of interpersonal relationships, local injustice and international conflict
  • How our theology should fuel rather than restrict our pursuit of peacemaking and renewal
  • Stories of confronting violence with a posture of non-violence
  • Why we need wisdom to know when to leverage our privilege for others, and when to lay down our privilege for others

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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 with Forge Canada Missional Training Network, and teaches community engagement, spiritual formation, and biblical geography at colleges across the country. Preston lives and gardens in Chestermere, Alberta, with his wife Kelly, their daughters Scotia and Ivy, and a few thousand honeybees. In this episode of RePlacing Church he joins me to talk about:

  • How exposure to beauty can inspire neighborhood imagination
  • Metaphors that can reshape dialogue among community members
  • How bees (or people) can function as 'keystone species' that cause everything around them to flourish
  • Intentional practices that can take advantage of seasons - even winter
  • How the church can awaken communities and inspire awe in local everyday places
  • Why we are called to be 'keepers' of our neighborhoods

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The Reverend Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is the author of Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times, The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity, Many 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 reconciliation and social justice in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Rah is now the Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. He currently serves on the board of World Vision and Evangelicals 4 Justice, and previously served with Sojourners and the Christian Community Development Association. In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to discuss:

  • How the Church is returning to justice
  • How church planting is often linked to cultural ideas of triumphalism and exceptionalism
  • Why lament needs to be an essential response to suffering in our world
  • Why 'thoughts and prayers' are insufficient for leading us to communal response to tragedy
  • How to move beyond the white, Western, dominant narrative of the Church
  • How to practice lament in your local church

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