Leroy Barber is the author of Embrace: God’s Radical Shalom for a Divided World and numerous other books. He is Co-founder of The Voices Project, which brings together influential African American leaders for important conversations about the current challenges and triumphs of the Black community. He is the Director of Hope Mob, the world’s first platform dedicated to resourcing leaders and communities of color. He resides in Portland, Oregon and serves as Chaplain and Kiln’s College in Bend, Oregon. In this episode of the RePlacing Church Podcast, he joins me to discuss:

  • Why the story of Israel’s exile in Babylon is so important for our world today and what it says to the marginalized and privileged (6:20)
  • How to embrace the call to difficult places and neighborhoods (18:56)
  • How long you have to listen in a new place before you can contribute (20:59)
  • The one practice white neighborhoods and churches can engage in to begin to combat systemic racism (27:25)
  • Why he ended Embrace with a chapter on Black Lives Matter (31:44)
  • What he thinks about athletes using their platform for social activism (34:36)
  • The one thing he would replace in the church (39:34)

*Originally posted at theV3movement.org

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Episode Song Credits: “Another Wrong to Right” by Mercir. “Closed” by Zadok Wartes. Used with Permission.

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In this episode, I explore the Teachers as "Sage" by looking at the story of Apollos from the early church, and identifying the three main practices of Sages as they pursue restoration in the neighborhood.
Series Summary: In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul mentions 5 gifts for the church - Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher (APEST). Over the past decade of missional church and church planting conversations, Alan Hirsch, Mike Breen, J.R. Woodward and others have done some good work towards expanding our understanding of these "Ministries," "Equippers," or "Intelligences." But what do we learn about these gifts when we replace APEST, when we explore what these 5 gifts look like in the neighborhood

*Originally posted at theV3movement.org
*Get your free RePlacing Church Resource List, a guide to being and becoming church in the neighborhood!

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Additional Resources:
The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch
 

 

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Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right," "The Beach," "Plumes" by Mercir. Used with Permission.
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In this episode, I explore the Shepherd as "Healer" by looking at Psalm 23 and the story of Barnabas from the early church, and identifying the three main practices of Healers as they pursue restoration in the neighborhood.
Series Summary: In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul mentions 5 gifts for the church - Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher (APEST). Over the past decade of missional church and church planting conversations, Alan Hirsch, Mike Breen, J.R. Woodward and others have done some good work towards expanding our understanding of these "Ministries," "Equippers," or "Intelligences." But what do we learn about these gifts when we replace APEST, when we explore what these 5 gifts look like in the neighborhood

*Originally posted at theV3movement.org
*Get your free RePlacing Church Resource List, a guide to being and becoming church in the neighborhood!

Related Episodes:

 

Additional Resources:
The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch
 

 

SUBSCRIBE, RATE, and REVIEW The RePlacing Church Podcast on iTunes, or listen on StitcherGoogle Play, or Podbean.
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Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right," "Alphanumeric" by Mercir. Used with Permission.
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In this episode, I explore the Evangelist as "Host" by looking at the story of Lydia from the early church and identifying the three main practices of Hosts as they pursue restoration in the neighborhood.
Series Summary: In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul mentions 5 gifts for the church - Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher (APEST). Over the past decade of missional church and church planting conversations, Alan Hirsch, Mike Breen, J.R. Woodward and others have done some good work towards expanding our understanding of these "Ministries," "Equippers," or "Intelligences." But what do we learn about these gifts when we replace APEST, when we explore what these 5 gifts look like in the neighborhood

*Originally posted at theV3movement.org
*Get your free RePlacing Church Resource List, a guide to being and becoming church in the neighborhood!

Related Episodes:

 

Additional Resources:
The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch
 

 

SUBSCRIBE, RATE, and REVIEW The RePlacing Church Podcast on iTunes, or listen on StitcherGoogle Play, or Podbean.
Sign up for RePlacing Church updates at www.replacingchurch.org.
Like on Facebook, Follow on Instagram.

 

Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right," "You Won't Walk Alone," "Plumes" by Mercir. Used with Permission.
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