Faith in a Fresh Vibe Podcast

On decolonizing and deconstructing Christianity.

Let’s re-imagine Christianity towards collective liberation. Conversations around the Christian faith including: deconstruction, reconciliation, liberation, mental health, and spirituality. Hosted by Rohadi Nagassar. Author of “When We Belong”; “Thrive”; and “Soul Coats”; co-pastor of A Beautiful Table, social entrepreneur, & non-profit developer. Recording on Treaty 7 territory in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Rohadi Nagassar

Rohadi writes and speaks on the topics of decolonizing, liberation, and deconstructing Christianity. He holds a Business Certificate from Mount Royal College, a BA in Economics from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Divinity from Canadian Theological Seminary.

He has co-launched three churches including A Beautiful Table (online) and an inner-city multi-ethnic expressions called Cypher Church. He has written extensively in the areas of missions and church leadership, including his book, “Thrive. Ideas to lead the church in post-Christendom”. Find Rohadi’s latest publication, “When We Belong. Reclaiming Christianity on the Margins.”

His experience includes non-profit work in both governance and organizational development. He is the past-chair of ACT Alberta, one of the largest anti-human trafficking NGOs in Canada, and a current director with Mosaic Ministries. Rohadi’s private sector experience includes twenty years running a marketing and communications consultancy firm.

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