Spiritual Formation

  • Replacing Church Sabbath Practice and Resistance

#84 Sabbath Practice & Resistance

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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By |2018-07-09T22:14:49-07:00January 3rd, 2018|Innovation, Podcast, Spiritual Formation, Theology|Comments Off on #84 Sabbath Practice & Resistance
  • Replacing Church Podcast Jon Huckins

#83 Jon Huckins on Everyday Peacemaking

Jon Huckins is the Co-Founding Director of The Global Immersion Project, a peacemaking training organization that helps individuals and communities move towards conflict and become everyday peacemakers. He is the co-author of Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World and Thin Places: Six Postures for Creating and Practicing Missional Community, and writes for numerous publications including USAToday, Red Letter Christians, Sojourners, and Relevant. Jon lives in San […]

By |2018-07-09T22:18:01-07:00December 5th, 2017|Activism/Justice, Community, Community Development & Organizing, Leadership, Podcast, Spiritual Formation, Theology|Comments Off on #83 Jon Huckins on Everyday Peacemaking
  • Replacing Church Podcast Preston Pouteaux

#82 Preston Pouteaux on Bees and Beauty in the Neighbourhood

Dr. Preston Pouteaux is the author of The Bees of Rainbow Falls: Finding Faith, Imagination, and Delight in Your Neighbourhood. He is a beekeeper, writer, published watercolour portrait artist and neighbourhood enthusiast. Preston is a syndicated columnist with 13 Ways. Since 2015, his column “Into the Neighbourhood” has been printed over one million times in weekly newspapers. He is a pastor at Lake Ridge Community Church, serves nationally […]

By |2018-07-09T22:20:42-07:00November 16th, 2017|Community, Community Development & Organizing, Pastor/Church, Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast, Spiritual Formation|Comments Off on #82 Preston Pouteaux on Bees and Beauty in the Neighbourhood
  • Replacing Church Podcast Daniel Hill

#80 Daniel Hill on Waking Up to Whiteness

Daniel Hill is the Author of White Awake: An honest look at what it means to be white and 10:10: Life to the Fullest. He is the Founding and Senior Pastor of River City Community Church, located in the west Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, a church that is on the quest to become a multiethnic community of Jesus-followers that transforms the city of Chicago through worship, […]

By |2018-07-09T22:24:35-07:00October 18th, 2017|Pastor/Church, Podcast, Racism, Spiritual Formation|Comments Off on #80 Daniel Hill on Waking Up to Whiteness
  • Replacing Church Podcast Kaitlin Curtice

#79 Kaitlin Curtice on Finding the Divine in Everyday Places

Kaitlin Curtice is a Native American Christian author, speaker and worship leader. She is the author of Glory Happening: Finding the Divine in Everyday Places. Her writing has appeared in Sojourners in addition to the Patheos blog and her own website www.kaitlincurtice.com. Kaitin is an enrolled member of the Potawatomi Citizen Band and she writes on the intersection of American spirituality, mystic […]

By |2018-06-20T18:48:24-07:00October 11th, 2017|Indigenous Wisdom, Podcast, Spiritual Formation|Comments Off on #79 Kaitlin Curtice on Finding the Divine in Everyday Places
  • Replacing Church Wendy VanderWal Gritter

#75 Wendy VanderWal Gritter on Faith, Gender and Sexuality

Wendy VanderWal Gritter is the Executive Director of Generous Space Ministries, a Canada-based organization that cultivates safe and radically hospitable spaces for conversation about faith, gender and sexuality. Generous Space is committed to eliminating the fear, division and hostility that so often mark the church’s engagement with these issues. She is also the author of Generous Spaciousness, a book that offers pastoral guidance to church leaders, […]

By |2018-06-21T12:16:01-07:00July 18th, 2017|Activism/Justice, Podcast, Spiritual Formation|Comments Off on #75 Wendy VanderWal Gritter on Faith, Gender and Sexuality
  • Replacing Church Podcast Gideon Tsang

#69 How Gideon Tsang Is Avoiding Burnout

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 […]
By |2018-06-20T18:38:02-07:00May 30th, 2017|Pastor/Church, Podcast, Spiritual Formation|Comments Off on #69 How Gideon Tsang Is Avoiding Burnout
  • Replacing Church Podcast Genius Loci

#61 & #63 The Genius Loci, Parts 1 & 2

We often use the word “genius” to describe people, but in Roman culture “genius” described places.

  • In part 1, I introduce the concept of the Genius Loci and talk about why it matters for church and mission by exploring the writings of Thomas Moore, activist/theologian Ched Meyers' “Watershed Discipleship,” and the late Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah.”
  • In part 2, I continue to explore the concept […]
By |2018-06-20T18:45:55-07:00March 28th, 2017|Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast, Spiritual Formation, Theology|Comments Off on #61 & #63 The Genius Loci, Parts 1 & 2

#59 Ian Cron on the Enneagram as a Tool for Self-Knowledge

Ian Cron is a popular speaker, Enneagram teacher, psychotherapist, and Episcopal priest. He is co-author with Susan Stabile of The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery and the author of Chasing Francis and the spiritual memoir, Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me. Together with Susan Stabile he also hosts The Road Back to You Podcast, a podcast that looks at […]

By |2018-06-20T18:29:30-07:00February 21st, 2017|Podcast, Spiritual Formation|Comments Off on #59 Ian Cron on the Enneagram as a Tool for Self-Knowledge

#58 Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers on Sex, God & the Church

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 […]

By |2018-06-21T12:16:18-07:00February 14th, 2017|Activism/Justice, Podcast, Spiritual Formation|Comments Off on #58 Dr. Tina Schermer Sellers on Sex, God & the Church