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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In this episode I invite my friend Omar Reyes who lives in Edmonton, Alberta, to share about his journey through deconstruction. Originally form El Salvador, Omar grew up in the Pentecostal tradition and found himself a pastor for a decade. But then something didn’t fit. Listen to Omar’s story, his thoughts on deconstruction, moving away from works and shame based faith tradition, and how he thinks of deconstruction through an emotional and connective lens. We often spend a lot of time working out the “right” way to believe when in fact we should consider the right way to be in relationship with one another.
We end our conversation talking about ideas of how Christian gatherings look like in a pandemic age.
#exvangelical and all that Episode #40 welcomes Blake Chastain who coined the #exvangelical hashtag alongside the launch of the Exvangelical podcast in July 2016. Exvangelical conversations and communities have proliferated online across social networks like Twitter,...
Drew and Rohadi conclude a three part series on deconstructing Christianity. In this episode they talk about their list of items from contemporary church traditions they would trash, keep, and reclaim. Listen in as both share their stories and paint a picture of what Christian community can look like moving forward.
Deconstructing the Christian Worship Industrial Complex with Rohadi and Drew Brown (Part 2). Continuing our series on deconstruction, Drew and Rohadi discuss major pillars in deconstruction. In this episode they tackle worship, or Christian music, and the ways it has formed Christian churches in good and bad ways. They discuss their experience, how they determined mainstream Christian music wasn’t going to work, and end with some ideas for deeper/better.
Have you heard about deconstruction?! It’s all the rage.
Drew and Rohadi take offer a take on what Christian deconstruction examining the root cause–white supremacy. They share stories growing up in different churches, making sense of a Christianity that seeks to make marginalized people less whole, their journey through deconstruction.
Divesting from institutional whiteness needs different voices speaking of different realities and hope, a new imagination, around faith and belonging. Here are two.
We BACK! Get yourself prepared for SEASON 6 of Faith in a Fresh Vibe Podcast on DECONSTRUCTION. Bringing the often excluded marginalized voices to the centre, we take a deep dive into the past, present, and future chase in deconstruction. Who's we? From the Prairies...
In the final episode of the Summer Season 5 edition of Faith in a Fresh Vibe, we welcome pastor Melissa. This insightful episode offers a number of interesting and pragmatic ways to re-think Christian formation. Ranging from leadership formation for predominantly white congregations seeking racialized justice, to to tangible ways to access and unlock scripture in new and exciting ways.
From the Blog
So a year ago Charlotte Donlon (you can find her episode on the Faith in a Fresh Vibe podcast here)asked me for my take on Kristin Dumez's book, "Jesus on John Wayne", as a Canadian who grew up in white evangelicalism. First off, Dumez's book is a must read. It's up...
As many of you know, I'm somewhat of a connoisseur of deconstruction. My next book will include a deep dive into deconstructing faith. Deconstruction is so hot right now that white thought leaders are finding ways to monetize it, and fundamentalists are finding ways...
Check it out, it's here, the awesome cover for my upcoming book coming Summer 2022! I was honestly apprehensive about this part, because book covers and design are up to the publishing house. I did mention I wanted to have a say, but ultimately decision rests with...
It's BACK! Rohadi's "let's review Christian Music Charts to see how white it is" fun time. I mean, I think it's fun.... In this edition I take a look at the latest Billboard Top 50, followed by the top 50 on CCLI. The results may surprise you. Just kidding, they...
BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT! I'm thrilled to finally announce that my next book is coming next year in Spring/Summer! I recently signed a deal with Herald Press to produce: "Liberating Belonging. Deconstructing and Reclaiming Christianity for People on the Margins" (tentative...
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...
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...
Thrive. Ideas to lead the church in post-Christendom.
â€œThriveâ€, 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.
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