Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is the author of Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion. In 2003, he and his wife Lead founded the Rutba House, a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless are welcomed into a community that eats, prays, and shares life together. As the director of the School for Conversion, Jonathan pursues the beloved community in his neighborhood, North Carolina prisons, and in community-based education around the country. He is an Associate Minister at the historically black St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church and a promoter of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. He is a co-compiler of Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, the coauthor with Reverend Dr. William Barber II of The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, and the author of multiple books on Christian spirituality including The Wisdom of Stability and The New Monasticism. In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to discuss:

  • The context and challenges of his neighborhood
  • Advice for those who want to invest in their communities
  • How we can be blind to the passing down of 'slaveholder religion'
  • The Poor People's Campaign and moral narrative in the public square
  • How our reading of scripture can shift from head knowledge to embodied practices
  • How the Gospel in America has been shaped by our history of white supremacy

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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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Jim Herrington coaches leaders in church, nonprofit organizations, business, and beyond towards “Wholehearted Leadership” through The Leader’s Journey. He was the founding Executive Director of Mission Houston and Co-Founder of Faithwalking, a spiritual formation ministry that equips people to live the “fully human, fully alive, missional life” that Jesus demonstrates. As pastor for 45 years and denominational executive for almost 30 years, Jim has worked with hundreds of congregations in the areas of personal and congregational transformation. He has co-authored three books: Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide to the Transformational Journey, The Leader’s Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation, and Learning Change: Congregational Transformation Fueled by Personal Renewal. In this episode of RePlacing Church, he joins me to discuss:

  • Personal experiences that led him into a journey of spiritual formation
  • Why we must be in touch with our emotions
  • The importance of creating safe spaces for sharing vulnerable stories
  • How understanding Jesus' humanity impacts how we should follow him
  • The power of identifying and naming our underlying anxieties 

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Get your free RePlacing Church Resource Lista guide to being and becoming the church in the neighborhood.

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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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Some reflections on my experience at the first ever On Being Gathering at the 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, CA, including the poetry of Marilyn Nelson and David Whyte, the words of Rilke and Barth, and insights from a Pixar movie and peacemaker John Paul Lederach.

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Episode Song Credits: "Another Wrong to Right" by Mercir. Used with Permission.

Production Assistance by Nate Tubbs.

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