When We Belong by Rohadi

When We Belong.

Reclaiming Christianity on the Margins

If you’ve been searching for language to describe a faith and community where you can live out your whole being…I’ve got a couple ideas. Step into a journey toward liberation, belonging, and a faith that makes you whole again.

We need belonging to survive and thrive. For Christians who know the pain, isolation, and loss of identity that comes with the ongoing struggle to be seen in churches and institutions full of barriers to belonging, you are not alone. Sometimes it can feel easier to walk away from faith completely. But there is another way. When it feels as though there’s no place left to belong, Jesus invites us into a love that knows no bounds and a community that truly liberates.

Coming Summer 2022

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Podcast Episodes

#35 – Starlette Thomas and the Raceless Gospel

It’s often challenging to picture a world that could be beyond the formation of institutional Christianity. In this episode, Starlette paints a picture of what is to come. An idea, a vision, the possibilities, of rooting our faith in the Kingdom coming.

Starlette Thomas is an author, activist, visual artist and race abolitionist. She is the founder and director of The Raceless Gospel, LLC, a non-profit para-church teaching ministry dedicated to leading didactic dialogues on race and its progeny, which empower Christian believers, leaders and thinkers to passionately, pastorally and prophetically speak about the sociopolitical construct of race and the myriad injustices that intersect in their churches, communities and country.

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#33 – Pulling Back the Layers of Multi-Ethnic Identity vs. Assimilation with Chandra Crane (Part 1)

“So what are you?” Ya, that’s a question I’ve grown up fielding. Chandra Crane has a thing or two to say about that. Two fantastic episodes you don’t want to miss? Devoted to multi-ethnic people, we dig into identity and the superpowers we have. Most often overlooked, multi-ethnic/multi-racialized people are finally coming to the forefront. As we learn to live and own our bodies and beliefs, great things can happen. Everyone can enjoy this episode, but we keep that focus on folks like us. Check out the show notes for details about this episode.

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#32 – the_decolonized_christian on deconstruction

In this edition, deconstruction at its finest. A story about coming out of fundamentalism, and into a journey of deconstruction. We mark pathways out of white supremacy and white evangelicalism. My guest, the_decolonized_Christian from Instagram

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#30 – Rohadi Announces his Next Book and Intros Season 5 Guests

How about a quick intro into the latest season of the Faith in a Fresh Vibe podcast? Guests include Terence Lester, Starlette Thomas, the_decolonized_christian, Melissa Florer-Bixler, and Chandra Crane. I open this season, however, with an inside look at my forthcoming book, When We Belong. Reclaiming Christianity on the Margins. You get an exclusive preview inside as I share direction and the heart of why I am writing a story on deconstruction and decolonizing Christianity.

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From the Blog

The Missional Movement is Overwhelmingly White

Written in June, 2019. Updated. While finishing my book (e-book only $2.99!) Thrive, the bibliography reminded me of overwhelming lack of representation in the movement. At one point there were ZERO authors of color in the list. There was one woman. In fact, despite...

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3 Ways Churches Fake Success

Originally posted in 2015 and updated. The church in North America has lost profound influence over the past 50 years. That's no longer a surprise to leaders. Despite watching the slow decline unfold leaders have either ignored the shift, or at best made attempt small...

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Rohadi’s Books

Thrive. Ideas to lead the church in post-Christendom.

“Thrive”, is a guide to help unlock features in you, and your church, to emerge as leaders and co-creators in our cities, neighborhoods, and beyond. With the increasing number of people claiming no religious affiliation, it may be surprising to learn core values like purpose, justice, spirituality, and love remain important. The stage is set. Our culture presents a great opportunity for the church that seeks to live out the Gospel in a post-Christian world.

Soul Coats: Adult Coloring Book

Inspirational adult coloring book. 64 pages of professionally illustrated scenes from the Bible like you’ve never seen before! Bulk quantity discounts available for ministries (up to 75% off).

Featuring:

  • The #1 faith-based adult coloring book based on beauty. Professionally illustrated including renowned artists.
  • 72 pages with over 64 illustrations to color.
  • Including 9 beautiful hand lettered scripture pages.
  • Browse the Scene Key for included scenes.
  • Premium book construction perfect for markers & pencils.
  • Created, made, and printed in North America.
  • FREE small group study content available for download.
  • Exclusive newsletter content for subscribers with tips and giveaways.