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Join us for a conversation with Randy Evans of Walking Tall in Wilmington, NC

Episode Highlights Include:

  • Why you should quit using the word “Homeless”
  • How Randy learned that the Christian way of life “is not a means to an end”
  • Why church volunteers struggle to cultivate friendships with those who are unhoused
  • The story of the time that Randy hosted 35 people, 4 dogs, and a three year old in his house during Hurricane Florence
  • Randy de-mythologizing himself and sharing the ways he’s still growing and healing

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

  • Gavin Rogers, where he talks about joining the migrant caravan and building friendships with those who are unhoused in San Antonio, Texas
  • Ryan Klinck, where he shares about see his unhoused friends as saints.
  • Jerry Herships, pastor of AfterHours, which meets in bars and serves PB&J and Communion to his friends in public parks in Denver, CO.

Thanks to our amazing supporters, including

Stay tuned next for: A bonus episode where Randy talks more about how Walking Tall worships together and a frank conversation about Christian formation and new spiritual communities with Kenda Creasy-Dean of Princeton Seminary

Join us for a conversation with Randy Evans of Walking Tall in Wilmington, NC

Episode Highlights Include:

  • Why you should quit using the word “Homeless”
  • How Randy learned that the Christian way of life “is not a means to an end”
  • Why church volunteers struggle to cultivate friendships with those who are unhoused
  • The story of the time that Randy hosted 35 people, 4 dogs, and a three year old in his house during Hurrican Florence
  • Randy de-mythologizing himself and sharing the ways he’s still growing and healing

Support us by:

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

  • Gavin Rogers, where he talks about joining the migrant caravan and building friendships with those who are unhoused in San Antonio, Texas
  • Ryan Klinck, where he shares about see his unhoused friends as saints.
  • Jerry Herships, pastor of AfterHours, which meets in bars and serves PB&J and Communion to his friends in public parks in Denver, CO.

Thanks to our amazing supporters, including

Stay tuned next for: A bonus episode where Randy talks more about how Walking Tall worships together and a frank conversation about Christian formation and new spiritual communities with Kenda Creasy-Dean of Princeton Seminary



Join us for a conversation with Chris Jenkins of Hope Restorations in Kinston, North Carolina, as he shares his journey from personal grief to community transformation. Hear him tell the story of how they’re restoring hope and houses in his rural community; why they focus on hiring those who typically find it difficult to find work, why true communion means seeking those who are not yet at the table, and how joy and grief dance together.

You can become on our patron and unlock exclusive content by backing us at www.patreon.com/reports.

You can hear conversations with other spiritual pioneers by subscribing to us with Itunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Make sure to visit Facebook  and our website for all your updates, including new episodes, news from our guests, and writing from Ben.

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier is sponsored by patrons like you, by Path1 the church planting agency of the United Methodist Church, by the Oregon-Idaho Conference, by Bayit: Your Jewish Home, and by the Upper New York Annual Conference.



Join us for a little more of our conversation with Greg Moore, Executive Director of New Faith Communities for the North Carolina Annual Conference, as he shares more about what it means to center friendship in spiritual community (and measure whether you’re doing it well.) If you haven’t heard it yet, make sure to check out our full conversation with Greg as well.

You can become on our patron and unlock exclusive content by backing us at www.patreon.com/reports.

You can hear conversations with other spiritual pioneers by subscribing to us with Itunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Make sure to visit Facebook  and our website for all your updates, including new episodes, news from our guests, and writing from Ben.

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier is sponsored by patrons like you, by Path1 the church planting agency of the United Methodist Church, by the Oregon-Idaho Conference, by Bayit: Your Jewish Home, and by the Upper New York Annual Conference.

Join us for a conversation with Greg Moore, Executive Director of New Faith Communities for the North Carolina Annual Conference, as he shares about cultivating spiritual community at the rate of friendship. Hear him share about his experience as a church planter, about the challenges of planting “oak tree churches”, the oft-confused difference between consumption and communion, and the challenge of being a spiritual pioneer.  

You can become on our patron and unlock exclusive content by backing us at www.patreon.com/reports.

You can hear conversations with other spiritual pioneers by subscribing to us with Itunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Make sure to visit Facebook  and our website for all your updates, including new episodes, news from our guests, and writing from Ben.

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier is sponsored by patrons like you, by Path1 the church planting agency of the United Methodist Church, by the Oregon-Idaho Conference, by Bayit: Your Jewish Home, and by the Upper New York Annual Conference.

Join us for a little more of our conversation with Shawn Moore of The Beloved United Methodist Church as he shares about what he doesn’t know yet. If you haven’t heard it yet, make sure to check out our full conversation with Shawn as well.

You can become on our patron and unlock exclusive content by backing us at www.patreon.com/reports.

You can hear conversations with other spiritual pioneers by subscribing to us with Itunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Make sure to visit Facebook  and our website for all your updates, including new episodes, news from our guests, and writing from Ben.

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier is sponsored by patrons like you, by Path1 the church planting agency of the United Methodist Church, by the Oregon-Idaho Conference, by Bayit: Your Jewish Home, and by the Upper New York Annual Conference.

Join us for a conversation with Shawn Moore of The Beloved United Methodist Church in Saint Paul, MN; as he shares about the journey of transforming his young, non-denominational church into an age-diverse, United Methodist community; about the centrality of daily obedience for spiritual growth; and how true multicultural community is more than a diversity fair.

You can become on our patron and unlock exclusive content by backing us atwww.patreon.com/reports.

You can hear conversations with other spiritual pioneers by subscribing to us with Itunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Make sure to visit Facebook  and our website for all your updates, including new episodes, news from our guests, and writing from Ben.

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier is sponsored by patrons like you, by Path1, the church planting agency of the United Methodist Church, by the Oregon-Idaho Conference, by Bayit: Your Jewish Home, and by the Upper New York Annual Conference.

Join us for an updated re-release of our first-ever episode, a conversation with Jerry Herships from Afterhours Denver. Hear him talk about what’s new with AfterHours since 2016, his upcoming book, and a few words of lament, comfort, and hope for those feeling discouraged after the United Methodist General Conference in February, 2019.

Highlights include:
– Denver: The Land of Comics Turned Pastors
– Getting Behind the Mule
– The Church’s Delivery System
– What Jerry Doesn’t Know Yet
– A Shameless Plea to Help Jerry Buy His Son’s College Textbooks
– A Quote That Is Definitely Not By E. E. Cummings

You can hear conversations with other spiritual pioneers by subscribing to us with Itunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

You can become on our patron and unlock exclusive content by backing us at www.patreon.com/reports.

Make sure to visit Facebook  and our website for all your updates, including new episodes, news from our guests, and writing from Ben.

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier is sponsored by patrons like you, by Path1 the church planting agency of the United Methodist Church, by the Oregon-Idaho Conference, by Bayit: Your Jewish Home, and by the Upper New York Annual Conference.

Join us for a conversation with Reports’ host Ben Yosua-Davis, as he is joined by Gavin Rogers of Travis Park United Methodist Church, as he talks about encountering God on a migrant caravan. Hear him share about how he learned about the importance of authenticity, how migrants and those who are homeless showed him radical hospitality, the challenges of living a fully integrated public and private life, and the story of Willy, his homeless friend who also became his roommate.

You can become on our patron and unlock exclusive content by backing us at www.patreon.com/reports.

You can hear conversations with other spiritual pioneers by subscribing to us with Itunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Make sure to visit Facebook  and our website for all your updates, including new episodes, news from our guests, and writing from Ben.

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier is sponsored by patrons like you, by Path1 the church planting agency of the United Methodist Church, by the Oregon-Idaho Conference, by Bayit: Your Jewish Home, and by the Upper New York Annual Conference.

Join us for a conversation with Reports’ host Ben Yosua-Davis, as he is joined by Gavin Rogers of Travis Park United Methodist Church, as he talks about encountering God on a migrant caravan. Hear him share about how he learned about the importance of authenticity, how migrants and those who are homeless showed him radical hospitality, the challenges of living a fully integrated public and private life, and the story of Willy, his homeless friend who also became his roommate.

You can become on our patron and unlock exclusive content by backing us at www.patreon.com/reports.

You can hear conversations with other spiritual pioneers by subscribing to us with Itunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Make sure to visit Facebook  and our website for all your updates, including new episodes, news from our guests, and writing from Ben.

Reports from the Spiritual Frontier is sponsored by patrons like you, by Path1 the church planting agency of the United Methodist Church, by the Oregon-Idaho Conference, by Bayit: Your Jewish Home, and by the Upper New York Annual Conference.

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