Dr. David Leong is the author of the forthcoming book Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation. He is Associate Professor of Missiology at Seattle Pacific University where his teaching and research focuses on the theological meaning of the city in an increasingly globalized and urbanized world. He lives in Seattle's Rainier Valley with his wife and two sons where they are a part of Rainier Avenue Church. In this episode of the RePlacing Church Podcast, he joins me to discuss:

 

  • What gentrification is and why it’s a “hot topic” right now (6:50) 
  • What a gentrifying business looks like (11:10)
  • The church and its impact on gentrification (14:30)
  • Why good intentions are not enough when it comes to church planting (16:46)
  • How to avoid displacing people on the margins who to displace instead (20:30)
  • How community organizing can create social capital that slows developers (20:50)
  • Gentrification in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood (23:30)
  • Why we have to talk about race when we talk about place (27:39)
  • One way for white churches to begin to break through residential segregation (32:30)
  • How Jesus’ ministry was rooted in a place (36:06)

*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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Matt Canlis is the creator of Godspeed, a short film about the spiritual formation he experienced during his 13 years as a parish minister in Scotland. Today he serves as pastor of Trinity Church in Wenatchee, Washington where he and his congregation are trying to translate the wisdom learned from people rooted in the parishes of Scotland onto American soil. In this episode of the RePlacing Church Podcast, he joins me to discuss:

  • How his mentor and friend Eugene Peterson started the geographical revolution in Matt’s life (3:43)
  • How the parish helped him escape the sickness of the American church (5:46)
  • Why pastors should spend less time preparing sermons (14:14)
  • The five rooted places of a minister in the Scottish parish and what they teach us about our true identity (19:12)
  • The definition of parish in Scotland (21:53)
  • The one thing he learned about reading the Bible from a character in his parish (28:39)
  • How to translate the wisdom of the Scottish parish into the USAmerican context (34:11)
  • The one thing he would replace in the church (39:55)

*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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Dr. Caprice Hollins is the Co-Founder of Cultures Connecting, a consulting firm that helps leaders and organizations have conversations about race, culture and social justice. She is the Co-Author of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race and an Affiliate Professor at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. In this episode of the RePlacing Church Podcast, she joins me to discuss:

  • How embracing your own bias leads to freedom (10:30)
  • The one thing white people who are waking up to racial realities need to know about interacting with people of color (19:47)
  • Who the most challenging audience is when it comes to talking about race (23:24)
  • Why Christians have a hard time talking about race (26:17)
  • Four things white churches can do to combat racism (28:20)
  • Two cautions for millennials who care about racial inequality (32:30)
  • The one thing she wants to tell everyone about race (37:00)

*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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Mike McHargue, aka “Science Mike,” is the author of Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found it Again Through Science. He is the host of the Ask Science Mike podcast and co-host of The Liturgists Podcast. He is a self-confessed nerd who is a unique, leading voice on the intersection of science and faith. He has written for The Washington Post, Don Miller’s Storyline, RELEVANT, and Biologos. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his family. In this episode of the RePlacing Church Podcast, he joins me to discuss:

  • The darkest moment in his life and how it led to what he does now (8:00)
  • How he encountered God on a California beach and what he did next (14:10)
  • Three ways to increase your propensity to have a mystical experience (17:04)His thoughts on faith, science, and revelation (22:46)
  • On being hopelessly in love the church (26:30)
  • Why people who’ve left the faith are more open to God than church again (29:17)
  • What he says to church leaders who have major doubts/asking God questions (31:30)
  • What it’s like to be Science Mike’s pastor (34:48)
  • How to form positive bonds with our neighborhoods and other places (36:42)
  • The question that took him 15 seconds to answer (43:30)
  • Why all lives should support Black Lives Matter (44:00)
  • The one thing he would replace in the church (45:04)

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

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