Gideon Tsang is a pastor with Vox Veniae in east Austin, Texas which pioneered Space 12, a unique non-profit collaborative space which serves as a neighborhood gathering point hosting art shows, concerts, slam poetry events, computer classes, and dance classes, while partnering with neighborhood associations and varying organizations. In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to talk about:

  • How the city gave their church their voice
  • Learning how to release agendas
  • The joys and struggles of starting a third space as a church
  • Pastoral burnout and the challenges of slowing down in a frantic culture
  • How not to be a pastor obsessed with performance (especially on Easter)
  • Why talent is a curse

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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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Sarah van Gelder is an activist and storyteller. She is the author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from 12,000 Miles Journey Through A New America. She co-founded the award-winning YES! Magazine over 20 years ago and has been an editor and contributor ever since. She also writes for the Guardian, Huffington Post and other publications, speaks internationally and is a guest on radio and television. Sarah is passionate about highlighting the work that we the people are doing to reinvent our economy, grow local foods, solve the climate challenge, create alternatives to prisons, and more. She lives on the Suquamish Tribe’s reservation west of Seattle, where she collaborated with tribal leaders to secure the return of the land where Chief Seattle lived. She also paddles with the tribe on their annual canoe journey. Sarah has lived in India, China, and Central America. She was a founding board member and resident of Winslow Cohousing. In episode of RePlacing Church, she joins me to talk about:

  • Why she took a 12,000 mile roadtrip and what she discovered
  • What Native Americans teach us about place
  • Stories of local communities combatting racism, environmental exploitation and economic disparity
  • How “land speculation” is a threat to revitalization in economically distressed urban areas
  • Why our politics must be rooted in the local
  • Why we need a “culture of connection” instead of an “economy of extraction”
  • How to cultivate local power

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Dominique Gilliard is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores (IVP, Spring 2018) and the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Love Mercy, Do Justice ministry initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), where he is an ordained minister. Dominique has served in pastoral ministry in Atlanta, Chicago and Oakland. He also serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA). The ECC named Dominique to its list of “40 Under 40” leaders to watch and the Huffington Post named him as one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.” In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to discuss:

  • How the incarceration of Paul and Silas influenced him
  • How our incarceration system is predicated on dehumanization, isolation and exploitation
  • How penal substitution theology has led to our American punitive criminal justice models
  • Racial disparities and incarceration
  • How for-profit private prisons have increased incarceration
  • How the Bible advocates for restorative justice and what Christians can do

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Dominique Gilliard is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores (IVP, Spring 2018) and the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Love Mercy, Do Justice ministry initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), where he is an ordained minister. Dominique has served in pastoral ministry in Atlanta, Chicago and Oakland. He also serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA). The ECC named Dominique to its list of “40 Under 40” leaders to watch and the Huffington Post named him as one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.” In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to discuss:

  • How the police killing of 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston awakening him to the injustices of the mass incarceration system
  • The present day legacy of “Sundown towns” and lynching, the practice of “spectacle lynchings,” and the church’s silence in the face of lynching.
  • What the incarnation of Jesus means for the church politically
  • How the church can resist “empire”
  • How the church sometimes uses the language of neighbor to exclude.

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Rev. Alexia Salvatierra is the founder and “madrina” of the Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork. She is a Lutheran Pastor with over 35 years of experience in community ministry, including church-based service and community development programs, congregational and community organizing, and legislative advocacy. She is the author with Dr. Peter Heltzel of Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World. She has been a national leader in the areas of working poverty and immigration for over 20 years, including the co-founding of the national Evangelical Immigration Table. In this episode of RePlacing Church, she joins me to discuss:

  • What is faith-rooted organizing
  • How to be wise as serpents and gentle as doves
  • Why organizers need to appeal to more than people’s self-interest for social change
  • Why faith-rooted organizing needs to be open sourced
  • The compassion of Jesus
  • The questions we must ask as we pursue “justice in the process”

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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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