Chris Heuertz is a founding partner of Gravity, a center for contemplative activism based in Omaha, Nebraska that helps people “to do good better” by hosting a weekly prayer sit, leading contemplative retreats and pilgrimages, providing spiritual direction, and facilitating Enneagram consultations. Prior to starting Gravity, the he co-founded and served for 20 years with Word Made Flesh, a non-profit organization that extends love and care to the most vulnerable in some of the world’s poorest slums, red light areas, and places of intense human suffering. Chris is the author of Unexpected Gifts: Discovering the Way of Community, which explores how the challenges of community, such as betrayal, failure, and doubt, can actually become unexpected gifts. His latest book is The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth. Chris is also regular guest on the Sleeping At Last podcast, which is creating a series of songs and conversations about all nine Enneagram types. In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to discuss:

  • What the Enneagram is and why it matters
  • How our Western culture affects our understanding of self and personality types
  • Why our desires for wisdom require doing the hard work of self-evaluation
  • The historical context of the Enneagram and it's present popular usage
  • How greater self-understanding can help us connect with God and people
  • How the Enneagram can help us turn comtemplative practices into embodied practices

Listen to the first interview with Chris, #35 Chris Heuertz on Contemplative Activism | Founding Partner of Gravity & Author of Unexpected Gifts

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Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right" by Mercir. "Feels Like Home" by Immersive Music. "Full Humanity" by Cymatix. Used with Permission.

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Brian McLaren is a well-known author, speaker, activist and public theologian who has been advocating for “a new kind of Christianity” that is just and generous for over twenty years since he wrote The Church On the Other Side while serving as pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church. Since then, he has written numerous books including A New Kind of Christian, A Generous Orthodoxy and Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?. His most recent work, The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian explores the spiritual, theological and missional conversions that the church needs to undergo in order to be true to the way of Jesus and make a generative impact on the world. Brian is an Auburn Senior Fellow and a leader in the Convergence Network, and collaborates with the Center for Progressive Renewal, the Wild Goose Festival and the Fair Food Program’s Faith Working Group. In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to discuss:

  • What he saw twenty years ago that launched him into writing to the church
  • How a mafia metaphor can help white people engage their whiteness
  • How to pray for your enemies
  • The important idea that Protestants missed in Luther’s 95 theses
  • Why the church should be a “school of love”
  • One key aspect of the next Reformation

*Check out the Prayer for Enemies that Brian mentions here.

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Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right" by Mercir. "Feels Like Home" by Immersive Music. "Full Humanity" by Cymatix. Used with Permission.

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Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers is the author of the forthcoming book, Sex, God & the Conservative Church – Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy. She promotes a “sex-positive Gospel” in her work as a licensed marriage and family therapist, Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Director of Medical Family Therapy at Seattle Pacific University, and blogger and speaker. She is the founder of the Thank God For Sex Project, an online community for people who have experienced religious sexual shame, and the Northwest Institute on Intimacy, which trains psychotherapists in sex and spiritual intimacy therapy. In this episode of the RePlacing Church Podcast, she joins me to discuss:

  • Recent headlines and the viral #MeToo hashtag
  • The importance of consent and the danger of silence and shame culture
  • How the Church can lead the way in listening to the voices of the abused and marginalized
  • Sexual values within the Biblical and Jewish tradition
  • How Christian community can cultivate healthy sexual relationships

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Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right" by Mercir. "Feels Like Home" by Immersive Music. "Full Humanity" by Cymatix. Used with Permission.

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Sandhya Jha is the founder and director of the Oakland Peace Center, a collective of people and organizations committed to creating access, equity and dignity for all in Oakland and the Bay area. She is the author of Room at the Table, Pre-Post-Racial America: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines and, most recently, Transforming Communities: How People Like You are Healing Their Neighborhoods. She has previously created and hosted the “Hope from the Hood: the Peaceful City Podcast” Sandhya Jha is a faith-rooted organizer, anti-racism/anti-oppression trainer, an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) who is passionate about effecting change in urban policy and fostering interfaith relationships and collaboration. In this episode of RePlacing Church, she joins me to discuss:

  • Why complex issues need multifaceted solutions
  • Ministry leadership and the priesthood of all believers
  • Non-traditional and bivocational ways of ministry
  • The importance of self-care through beloved community
  • Why we should focus on what we are building and not just what we are dismantling
  • The myth of independence and the essential nature of community

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Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right" by Mercir. "Feels Like Home" by Immersive Music. "Full Humanity" by Cymatix. Used with Permission.

Production Assistance by Nate Tubbs.

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What is Sabbath? Why is it so important for our society right now? How can we put it into practice this year and beyond? Some reflections on sabbath practice, featuring the Ice Bowl, Walter Brueggemann’s Sabbath As Resistance, pour over coffee, the pomodoro technique and much more in this episode of RePlacing Church.

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