Ched Myers is an activist theologian, biblical scholar, popular educator, organizer and advocate who has spent the past 40 years working in movements for social change, and empowering Christians in the life and work of peace, justice, and radical discipleship. He is the author of more than 100 articles and over a half dozen books, including Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark's Story of Jesus, The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics, and Our God is Undocumented: Biblical Faith and Immigrant Justice. Most recently, he is the editor and contributing author to Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional faith and practice. He lives in the Ventura River watershed in southern California where he carries out his work through Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries. In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to discuss:

  • What is a watershed
  • How two-dimensional political maps harm our imaginations
  • The triple entendre of Watershed Discipleship
  • Why church needs to move beyond creation care
  • His personal journey of re-place-ment
  • How to undergo a “catechism of place”
  • Why it’s a great time to be a disciple of Jesus and trying to figure out how to be church

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We often use the word “genius” to describe people, but in Roman culture “genius” described places. In this episode of RePlacing Church, I continue to explore the concept of the Genius Loci and why it is so important for growing our understanding of who God is by looking at the work of Vincent Donovan, wondering about territorial spirits, and considering how our neighborhoods are icons.

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Phil Nellis is an artist, spiritiual director, and the former pastor of Wits' End Church, a faith community in Seattle, WA that recently ended. In this episode of the RePlacing Church Podcast, he joins me to talk about:

  • The importance of practicing sabbath
  • Tips on asking for and taking a sabbatical
  • How to end a church well
  • What it's like to be a pastor who's no longer a pastor

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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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