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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Recent Episodes

#70 – Author Mekdes Haddis on A Just Mission

#70 – Author Mekdes Haddis on A Just Mission

Welcome to Episode #70 with author Mekdes Haddis. Her debut book is called "A Just Mission. Laying Down Power and Embracing Mutuality." Listeners who have read Rohadi's book, When We Belong, will know the nascent Ethiopian connection formative to his journey in...

#69 – Author Caroline Sumlin – We’ll All Be Free

#69 – Author Caroline Sumlin – We’ll All Be Free

How a Culture of White Supremacy Devalues Us and How We Can Reclaim Our Truth Worth A season on authors and their new books. In this episode I feature Caroline Sumlin. Here's a brief synopsis of her debut. BREAK UP WITH THE STANDARD Society has told you that you’re...

#68 – Dr. Chanequa on Sacred Self-Care, Connection, Reconciliation, and Strategies to Survive

#68 – Dr. Chanequa on Sacred Self-Care, Connection, Reconciliation, and Strategies to Survive

Since last season was one on embodiment and mental health, and this season is for authors and their new books, I thought an episode that covers both would be fitting. Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes is someone I’ve been looking to invite on the podcast for sometime. You might remember her words if you’ve read my book, When We Belong. I reference, I Bring the Voices of My People, in my chapter on white supremacy. But this episode we talk more than reconciliation. We discuss Dr. Chanequa’s latest book, Scared Self-Care. We go deeper to address the systemic issues that impact self-care and how wholeness and liberation are tied to community and reconciliation. Dr. Chaenqua’s book is built to provide daily practices and strategies to survive what is often an unjust and hyper-individualized world. Listen in to this insightful and in-depth conversation to hear the expertise of a public theologian and clinical psychologist.

#64 – Dr Peace Amadi on Spiritual Bypassing and Mental Health

#64 – Dr Peace Amadi on Spiritual Bypassing and Mental Health

Ever heard a phrase from the pulpit that made you cringe? But not only cringe, distinctly left you on the outside looking in in a community you're supposed to belong to? Let's talk about that. Let's talk about spiritual bypassing. Let's also talk about why mental...

#63 – Try Softer with Author and Trauma Therapist Aundi Kolber

#63 – Try Softer with Author and Trauma Therapist Aundi Kolber

What if instead of white knuckling through life trying to keep up with the 'Joneses', we became more attuned to what our bodies need?   Season 9 continues with author and trauma therapist Aundi Kolber. Aundi recently celebrated 100,000 copies sold for her book Try...

Season 9 and 10 Coming Soon!

Listen to a preview of what is to come in Season 9 AND Season 10 from the Faith in a Fresh Vibe podcast. Guests including: Dr. Hillary McBride, Aundi Kobler, Dr. Peace Amadi, Mekdes Haddis, Caroline Sumlin, and more! Season 9 on Embodiment and Mental Health. Season 10...

#61 – How to Read the Bible with Karen Keen (Part 2)

#61 – How to Read the Bible with Karen Keen (Part 2)

Biblical interpretation that does not result in love of God and neighbor is incorrect and compels you to go back and interpret again. Rohadi invites Karen Keen back for Part 2 of a small series on How to Read the Bible. What do we do with the way we’ve been formed...

#60 – How (Not) to Read the Bible with Karen Keen (Part 1)

#60 – How (Not) to Read the Bible with Karen Keen (Part 1)

Do you have a complicated relationship with the Bible? This episode (in two parts) is for you. Are you struggling to figure out how to interpret scripture without past baggage? Wondering if there is a different way to move forward especially coming out of traditions...

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