Mark Charles is the son of a Navajo man and a woman of Dutch heritage. He is a speaker and writer focused on forging a path of healing and conciliation in the United States by fostering a deeper understanding of American history regarding race, culture, and faith. Currently, much of his emphasis is on the Doctrine of Discovery and how it has shaped the foundations of our nation. He is currently writing a book about the Doctrine of Discovery with Dr. Soong-Chan Rah. After living on the Navajo reservation with his wife and three children for over a decade, Mark and his family moved to Washington, D.C. where he serves as the correspondent for Native News Online. He continues to write at http://wirelesshogan.blogspot.com. In this episode of the RePlacing Church Podcast, part one of a two part conversation, he joins me to discuss:

  • How boarding schools were used to assimilate Native Americans into Western European American culture.
  • Why contextualizing the gospel in native communities is challenging
  • How different cultural perceptions of time play themselves out in church and culture
  • An eye opening, but common story that captures the failure of the western european church to promote gospel contextualization

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Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right" and "You Won't Walk Alone" by Mercir. "Closed" by Zadok Wartes. Used with Permission.

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Dr. Ron Ruthruff is the author of The Least of These: Lessons Learned from Kids on the Street and Closer to the Edge: Walking with Jesus for the World's Sake. He is the Associate Professor of Theology and Culture at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Ron has spent thirty years serving unhoused, street involved youth and their families, and has cultivated community for over twenty-five years in Seattle's Rainier Valley with his wife Linda. In this episode of the RePlacing Church Podcast, he joins me to discuss:

  • Having the courage to step 'towards the edge' and into the unique faith journey God has for you
  • How to listen to, understand and value people with different experiences to your own
  • Admitting our shortcomings and taking a posture of humility and mutuality
  • Why we must locate our faith in the context of our neighborhood

*Originally posted at theV3movement.org

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Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right" and "You Won't Walk Alone" by Mercir. "Closed" by Zadok Wartes. Used with Permission.

Production Assistance by Nate Tubbs.

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Casper Ter Kuile is co-author (along with Angie Thurston) of the How We Gather report and its sequel, Something More, which map a landscape of life-giving organizations that are emerging even as religious affiliation declines, such as Crossfit and The Dinner Party.

Casper is training to be a minister for non-religious people to build a world of joyful belonging. He is a graduate of Harvard Divinity and Kennedy Schools, the co-host of the hugely popular Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, named of one of iTunes best podcasts in 2016, and a fellow and contributor with Krista Tippet's On Being.

In this episode of the RePlacing Church Podcast, he joins me to discuss:

  • How the religiously unaffiliated are finding and forming spiritual community
  • What new expressions of spiritual community are emerging
  • How accountability is making a comeback
  • Why covenants are important in community and how to craft them
  • How to engage Harry Potter like a sacred text and why that's connecting with so many people.

*Originally posted at theV3movement.org

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Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right" and "You Won't Walk Alone" by Mercir. "Closed" by Zadok Wartes. Used with Permission.

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