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Join us for our updated conversation with Brian Kemp-Schlemmer of City Square Church in Phoenix, Arizona.

Episode Highlights Include:

  • [Update] Inviting Gun-Toting protestors to the conversation
  • [Update] The challenge of community and personal sustainability
  • City-Shaped Churches
  • Would I Pastor if I wasn’t Paid?
  • The difference between inputs and outputs

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Stay tuned next for: A new conversation with Rev. Carlos Reyes-Rodriguez, who works with DACA students, about the life of the undocumented student.

Join us for our updated conversation with Hannah Terry of FAM Houston.

Episode Highlights Include:

  • [Update] How FAM Houston has grown and what Hannah has learned
  • What happens when people from different walks of life begin to encounter each other
  • The Missional Wisdom Foundation and living in intentional community
  • Bridge building with refugees in apartment complexes

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Stay tuned next for: An updated conversation with Brian Kemp-Schlemmer of City Square Church in Phoenix, Arizona, followed by our upcoming fall season!

Join us for our updated conversation with Stephanie Price of The Land, an outdoor faith community in Aurora, Colorado.

Episode Highlights Include:

  • What happens when dreams meet bureaucracy
  • The practice of patience
  • How God has an answer for Stephanie’s every excuse
  • Learning to lean into the unknown
  • How to love your people more than an idea

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Stay tuned next for: An updated conversation with Brian Kemp-Schlemmer of City Square Church in Phoenix, Arizona.

Join us for a little more of our conversation with David Bailey, Executive Director of Arrabon, where he talks about what it means for people of privilege to de-center themselves during the work of community building.

If you haven’t heard it yet, check out our full conversation with David, Reconciling Communities Across Class and Race. 

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  • Darlene Hutto of the Forum for Theological Exploration, talking about exploring vocation for people of color
  • Shawn Moore, on following Jesus in a multicultural community
  • Laura and Jaybee Byrch, on discovering the gifts of the poor in Bradford Trailer Park.
  • Carlos Rosa-Lageur, on Jesus, hot dogs, and cultivating immigrant-based faith communities

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Stay tuned next for: An updated conversation with Stephanie Price of the Land, an agriculturally based faith community in Aurora, Colorado.

Join us for a conversation with David Bailey, Executive Director of Arrabon, an organization that equips churches for the work of reconciliation.

Episode Highlights Include:

  • What a Biblical vision for reconciliation looks like (and how to be realistic about outcomes)
  • Practicing reconciliation for youth through music
  • The challenge of decentering ourselves in community, both in terms of race and class
  • How white progressives and white conservatives aren’t all that different
  • Why you should find something worthwhile and commit to it for ten years

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  • Darlene Hutto of the Forum for Theological Exploration, talking about exploring vocation for people of color
  • Shawn Moore, on following Jesus in a multicultural community
  • Laura and Jaybee Byrch, on discovering the gifts of the poor in Bradford Trailer Park.
  • Carlos Rosa-Lageur, on Jesus, hot dogs, and cultivating immigrant-based faith communities

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Stay tuned next for: An updated conversation with Stephanie Price of the Land, an agriculturally based faith community in Aurora, Colorado.

Join us for an updated re-release of our conversation with Sean Steele of St. Isidore’s Episcopal Church in Houston, TX.

Episode Highlights Include:

  • [New] Why Sean uses the term “midwife” rather than “church planter” to describe his work
  • What it means to create brave space for excluded people
  • The offensive generosity of free laundry, free haircuts, and a food truck
  • What it means to hold the “yes” and the “no” as a leader

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Stay tuned next for: A conversation with David Bailey of Arrabon, a movement for reconciliation in Christian community through conversation and music.

 

Join us for a conversation with Nicole Reilley of Valencia United Methodist Church.  

Episode Highlights Include:

  • How to spiritually flourish on the Titanic
  • Mindfulness Meditation and Christian Formation
  • Releasing Institutional Expectations (and Institutional Anxiety)
  • Spiritual Dynamics for Religious Pioneers and Those Who Supervise Them

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  • Chris Jewell and Rebecca Priest, sharing about their mobile meditation space, Into Silence.
  • David Masland, who shares about supporting spiritual pioneers in Upper New York.
  • Erin Martin, who shares about the life of a missional, monastic district superintendent in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference.
  • Greg Moore, Executive Director of New Faith Communities in North Carolina, sharing about a theologically and spiritually integrated way to form religious pioneers.

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Stay tuned next for: An updated conversation with one of our favorite episodes from season two, with the offensively generous Sean Steele of Saint Isidore’s Episcopal Church.

Join us for a little more of our conversation with Kenda Creasy Dean of Princeton Theological Seminary and Ministry Incubators, where she talks about how communities survive shipwreck.

If you haven’t heard it yet, check out our full conversation with Kenda, Youth Spirituality and the Advent of A New Church.

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  • Paul Nixon, founder of the Epicenter Group, as he talks about the big picture changes in the American religious landscape, ecclesial forest fires, weird churches, and hope for the future
  • Dan Wolpert, of the MICAH Institute, talking about the spiritual life of pastoral leaders.
  • Beth Estock, co-author of Weird Church, talking about the new forms of spiritual community emerging in the United States.

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Stay tuned next for: A conversation about over-performing spiritual pioneers, developing a sustainable spiritual life, and institutional stresses with Nicole Reilly of Valencia United Methodist Church.

 

Join us for a conversation with Kenda Creasy Dean of Princeton Theological Seminary and Ministry Incubators.

Episode Highlights Include:

  • Why mainline Christians suck at spiritual formation
  • The difference between good action and holy action
  • How formation shifts when mainline Christians acknowledge they are a religious minority
  • The Advent season of the American church
  • Why teens are looking for something worth dying for

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If you liked this episode, check out our conversations with:

  • Paul Nixon, founder of the Epicenter Group, as he talks about the big picture changes in the American religious landscape, ecclesial forest fires, weird churches, and hope for the future
  • Dan Wolpert, of the MICAH Institute, talking about the spiritual life of pastoral leaders.
  • Beth Estock, co-author of Weird Church, talking about the new forms of spiritual community emerging in the United States.

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Stay tuned next for: A bonus episode where Kenda talks about how spiritual communities can survive shipwreck.

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