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A Christian commentary on the way of Jesus in the world today with Red Letter Christian leaders Dr. Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne. This program airs in the UK, Sundays at 5pm on Premier Radio (http://www.premierchristianradio.com/).

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    Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals | Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 64:13


    Co-authors Chris Haw and Shane Claiborne discuss updates to their influential book Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radials -Jesus for President stirs the imagination of what the church could look like if it placed its faith in Jesus instead of Caesar. A fresh look at Christianity and empire, Jesus for President transcends questions of "Should I vote or not?" and "Which candidate?" by thinking creatively about the fundamental issues of faith and allegiance." Special brief appearance by guest Dr. Chris Hall.  RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  Order your copy from Zondervan here To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Revolutionary Capitalism + A ”Life-Giving” Economy for Social Change | Don Golden

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 27:51


    Don Golden from Just Capital Quotient explores Revolutionary Capitalism and what it means to use the blessing of resources to change capitalism into a "life-giving" economy.  RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  Visit Don Golden's website for more info Learn more about Just Capital Quotient To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Confronting the Issues in Public Schools | Michael Roth

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 27:22


    Michael Roth is an award-winning educator and principal in Philadelphia who has worked across public and charter schools to address issues concerning accessible education. RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    The Importance of ”Place” and Tradition in Scripture | Bryson Davis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 27:38


    Bryson is the CEO of The Akron Leadership Foundation. He has been serving in various leadership roles for 13 years. Learning from his own experiences of poverty and loss, he has transformed his disadvantages into advantages for others. His passions are youth, leadership development, race & culture, and economic development. Bryson is passionate about seeing men and women, young and old, live into the abundant life that Jesus lived and taught about. [from https://www.akronlf.org/]   RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  For more information, visit https://www.akronlf.org/  To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Everyday Activism: Following 7 Practices of Jesus to Create a Just World | Josh Buck

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 27:31


    Josh Buck  is a church planter, filmmaker, teacher, and faith-based entrepreneur. With undergraduate degrees in biblical studies and ministry, J.W. has his PhD in intercultural studies, with a focus on the problem of racial violence. He is a cofounder of Pax, a Christian organization designed to inspire and equip the next generation through slow, beautiful, Jesus-centered content created by people of color.  RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  Get your copy of Everyday Activism Learn more about Pax resources click here Follow Josh on Instagram To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    The Science of Joy with Dr. Jim Wilder and Dr.David Bradstreet

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 58:01


    Let's talk about joy and wonder and why they are good for our souls. Join us for this special faith forum on “The Science of Joy” with neurotheologian, Dr. Jim Wilder and astronomer, Dr. David Bradstreet. RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  Learn more about Dr. Jim Wilder here For more about Dr. David Bradsteet click here To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Migration and Theology | Daniel Montanez and Faith Van Horne

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 27:34


    "A second-generation Latino, Daniel Montanez is a PhD student at Boston University, a professor of theology and ethics, and the director of the Migration Crisis Initiative for the Church of God. Daniel is committed to empowering immigrant communities through ministry, scholarship, and social engagement." [from https://www.mygrationchristianconference.com/about]  RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast    Learn more here: https://www.mygrationchristianconference.com/about To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    A ”Do Something” Church | Pastor Miles McPherson author of The Third Option

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 28:09


    Miles McPherson is the pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, former defensive back for the San Diego Chargers, author, actor, motivational speaker, and founder of DoSomethingChurch.org. Miles is a unifier who makes the hope of the gospel real, relevant, and accessible, to empower people to make a difference in the world. RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  For more information on books by Miles McPherson click here  To learn more about the Rock Church click here To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Nurturing a Common Life w/Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 51:53


    Join Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove, and special guest Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes for a discussion on the monthly theme of “Nurturing a Common Life” recorded on November 1st. Morning prayer takes place at the beginning of each month based on the book, Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes is a clinical psychologist, public theologian, and ecumenical minister whose work focuses upon healing the legacies of racial and gender oppression. A professor of practical theology and pastoral care at Columbia Theological Seminary, Dr. Chanequa is the author of I Bring the Voices of My People: A Womanist Vision for Racial Reconciliation, Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength, as well as nearly two dozen journal articles and book chapters in theology and psychology. You can follow along with the readings from Common Prayer at commonprayer.net for free!    RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Amy Kenny | My Body Is Not a Prayer Request: Disability Justice in the Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 51:22


    Shane Claiborne and Lisa Sharon Harper have an important discussion with Amy Kenny on her book, My Body Is Not a Prayer Request: Disability Justice in the Church recorded on October 27th. “Written by a disabled Christian, this book shows that the church is missing out on the prophetic witness and blessing of disability. Kenny reflects on her experiences inside the church to expose unintentional ableism and cast a new vision for Christian communities to engage disability justice. She shows that until we cultivate church spaces where people with disabilities can fully belong, flourish, and lead, we are not valuing the diverse members of the body of Christ.” RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast    For more information on Amy Kenny and to get her book click here To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    A Tribute to Rich Mullins

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 85:14


    A special episode with Shane Claiborne and friends as they reflect on the continued impact of Rich Mullins after his death 25 years ago. There'll be music and stories celebrating Rich's life taken from the live stream on October 22, 2022 RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America | Anthea Butler

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 50:22


    Dr. Anthea Butler is the recipient of The 2022 Martin E. Marty Award and in this conversation from our Book Club in August 2021, Dr. Butler joins us for conversation about her book White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America  RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  For more information on Dr. Anthea Butler click here To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    ... and Other Lies I've Loved | Kate Bowler

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 28:16


    Kate Bowler discusses the how loss, health, and circumstance can challenge the Christian cliches many accept as part of their faith. Kate is the author of the best-selling memoir EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON: And Other Lies I've Loved RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  Follow Kate on Instagram To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Alabama Botched Execution | Abe Bonowitz

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 28:08


    Alan Miller was scheduled for execution via gas chamber in Alabama on September 22, 2022 for the 1999 shooting deaths of Lee Holdbrooks, Christopher Scott Yancy and Terry Jarvis. Learn more and get involved with Death Penalty Action here To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Morning Prayer: Formation in the Way of Christ with Angela Denker

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 46:58


    Join Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove, and special guest Angela Denker for a discussion on the monthly theme of "Formation in the way of Christ." Angela is a Lutheran pastor and veteran journalist. She often shares her research on politics and Christian Nationalism in the U.S. You can follow along with the readings from Common Prayer at www.commonprayer.net for free!  Angela Denker: https://www.angeladenker.com  RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Christ, Clowns, and the Cottage Church | Lea Wilkening

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 28:18


    In this episode, Shane Claiborne speaks with Lea Wilkening about church planting, being a clown and comedic improv, and holding onto joy. Lea discusses what it means to open a church in friendship. "Lea lives in Oakville, Ontario with her husband, John, and sons, Jack and Josh.  She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Calvin Seminary, an Accounting degree from University of Illinois, and is a graduate of the Improvisation Conservatory Program at Second City, Toronto. She has served justice and reconciliation ministries since her youth and started out community organizing at a young age. She thinks that when given the right tools and support, young people have the vision and capacity to lead the rest of us in the next era. She loves to laugh and thinks communities of faith have plenty of reasons for joy." [from https://www.thecottagechurch.com/about-us] RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  For more on The Cottage Church, visit the website Check out their IG To help sustain RLC work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Faith-Rooted Organizing with Alexia Salvatierra

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 61:08


    With so many injustices, small and great, across the world and right at our doorstep, what are people of faith to do? Alexia Salvatierra has developed a model of social action that is rooted in the values and convictions born of faith. Together with theologian Peter Heltzel, this model of “faith-rooted organizing” offers a path to meaningful social change that takes seriously the command to love God and to love our neighbor as ourself. Join Shane Claiborne and Alexia Salvatierra for a discussion of her book, Faith-Rooted Organizing. RLC needs your help - please complete a listener survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast    For more on Alexia, visit her website Alexia's new book, Buried Seeds, will be out later this year To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Dr. David Anderson on Grace, Racism, and Gracism

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 28:22


    "Anderson hosts RealTalk with Dr. David Anderson on WAVA 105.1fm in the Washington, DC, area,the most listened to Christian talk station on the east coast and the 2nd most listened to in the nation. Dr. Anderson creates a safe, uncommon platform to dialog with his followers and give them guidance and leadership on how to be a “Gracist” (extending positive favor on other humans based on color, class or culture) and build bridges of unity and reconciliation." [from https://andersonspeaks.com/real-talk/] Help RLC - complete a survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  Follow Dr. David Anderson on Twitter, Facebook  To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Contemporary Christianity + Connection | Reverend Joel Simpson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 28:40


    Joel Simpson is a pastor in the United Methodist Church and believes language matters and that it is crucial to keep Christianity simple and rooted in love. He lives in western North Carolina and blogs at www.revjoelsimpson.wordpress.com Help RLC - complete a survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  Follow Joel on Twitter To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Faith in the Holler Gospel + Appalacia with Brad Davis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 28:10


    "Rev. Brad Davis (he/him) is a provisional elder in the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church currently serving as pastor at Nighbert Memorial UMC of Logan, WV, and founder of  The New Society, a grassroots Central Appalachian kingdom movement. A native of one of the nation's most economically and socially exploited regions, Brad's passion is connecting its people to a holistic, therapeutic, liberating message of salvation he calls the Holler Gospel." [from https://accidentaltomatoes.com]   Help RLC - complete a survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  Follow Brad on Twitter @RevBradleyUMC  To learn more, visit Accidental Tomatoes website To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Faith Van Horne | Trauma, Atonement + Healing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 28:10


    Faith Van Horne is the new co-director of Red Letter Christians in the UK! She received her Masters of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio in the United States. She is currently a postgraduate researcher in Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham. Her thesis explores how perceptions of selfhood and the body influence theological visions of redemption for survivors of sexual abuse. She also blogs for Pentecostals and Charismatics for Peace and Justice. Help RLC - complete a survey: https://tinyurl.com/rlc-podcast  Follow Faith on  Twitter  and Facebook To learn more, visit her website To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Creation Care & Colonization

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 61:28


    This episode is from November 2021's  Faith Forum on Creation Care & Colonization with special guests Randy Woodley, Sarah Augustine, Nicole Taylor Morris, and Avery Davis Lamb! To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Sandra Maria Van Opstal | The Pursuit of a Lifestyle of Faith + Justice

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 57:33


    Want a quick and easy way to help the Red Letter Christians podcast? Complete this listener survey, we want to hear from you!  "Sandra Maria Van Opstal is a second-generation Latina pastor, activist, author, and a powerful leading voice on the intersection of faith and justice. She is executive director of Chasing Justice, a BIPOC-led movement that mobilizes Christians to live justly. Sandra's distinctiveness comes from working in both local and global contexts as a practitioner and academic, which has solidified her calling to disrupt oppressive systems within the church and center marginalized voices. She has reached audiences around the world on topics of ethnic identity, reconciliation, global justice, and worship through international movements like Lausanne, The Justice Conference, and World Vision and Urbana Missions Conference. Her local influence is also palpable, having served as a pastor and activist in her local community. She holds a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is currently pursuing doctoral work in Urban Leadership and Transformation. Sandra is the author of The Next Worship, as well as contributor to the New York Times bestselling book A Rhythm of Prayer."  [[bio from http://www.sandravanopstal.com]]   Follow Sandra on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook To learn more, visit her website To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Abe Bonowitz on the Death Penalty Action + the Increase of Executions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 27:30


    "Abraham J. Bonowitz has been one of the leading organizers in the death penalty abolition movement since he changed his mind on the issue in the late 1980's. He has had a hand in each of the legislative repeal victories thus far, starting with when he served as the Field Manager for New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, which passed its bill in 2007. He then worked as the Director of Affiliate Support for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and was directly involved in the repeal victories in New Mexico, Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland and Nebraska (since reversed via referendum)." - [from https://deathpenaltyaction.org/]   For more information visit https://deathpenaltyaction.org/about/abe-bonowitz  Death Penalty Action on Instagram Or find DPA on Twitter  To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Randy Woodley, author of Mission and the Cultural Other

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 63:35


    "Mission and the Cultural Other is a decolonial critique of a too often failed missionary enterprise. Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley, a former missionary and missiologist, writes both as an insider and an outsider. As an Indigenous person, a missionary among Native Americans, and a decolonial theologian with over thirty years of experience in various missionary movements, he has seen the best and worst that American mission has to offer. Before change can be made in a guarded system such as Christian mission, the critique must be pervasive and cut to the core of the problem. To truly understand the weakness of modern mission, we need to hear from those who have been its casualties." - From WIPF and Stock Publishers Use promo code TRUTH40  for 40% off your book purchase in the month of AUGUST.

    Participating in the Dream of God | Guest Pastor Michael McBride

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 49:54


    "Pastor McBride's commitment to holistic ministry can be seen through his leadership roles in both the church and community organizations.  Regarded as a national faith leader, active in the Ferguson uprisings and many subsequent uprisings, he helps bridge, train and support millennials and religious institutions working on racial justice and black liberation." [from https://www.pastormikemcbride.com/about] For more information visit www.pastormikemcbride.com/  To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Dr. Chris Haw co-author of Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 27:26


    "Chris Haw is assistant professor of theology and religious studies at the University of Scranton, a speaker, and an author.  ​His books are Jesus for President (2008 w/ Shane Claiborne), From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart (2012), and Monotheism, Intolerance, and the Path to Pluralistic Politics, with Cambridge University Press (2021). Besides having cultivated the arts of carpentry, fathering, and husband-ing, Chris earned his PhD in theology and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame. He researches and teaches on how human evolution, violence, scapegoating, Christianity, politics, and culture work--or don't. His teaching on Christianity often centers upon its intersection with racism, militarism, materialism, and the ecological crisis." [from https://www.chris-haw.com] Follow Chris Haw on Twitter To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    The Prophetic Imagination | Walter Brueggemann

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 27:00


    Brueggemann's primary method with the text is rhetorical criticism. Words matter to Brueggemann, and one can tell that by listening to him speak as he hangs on to particularly theologically significant words. His magnum opus, Theology of the Old Testament (1997), is a rhetorical-critical look at the Old Testament through the lenses of “testimony, dispute, and advocacy.” Many have come to know Brueggemann through his book entitled The Prophetic Imagination, originally published in 1978. [from https://www.walterbrueggemann.com] For more information on Walter, visit https://www.walterbrueggemann.com/  To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Chris Lahr | Earn the Right to Use Your Gifts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 27:35


    Chris Lahr helped run a mentoring program called Timoteo (Spanish for Timothy) that used sports to mentor and disciple urban youth (www.timoteosports.org). Chris is passionate about seeing Jesus manifested to people at the street level and seeing youth step into leadership roles in their community. His blogs mainly deal with the issue of racism and what we can do to live a more just and equitable lifestyle. To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Shane at the White House

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 28:13


    In this special episode from July, Shane celebrates his 47th birthday at the White House and discusses progress being made in preventing gun violence. To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    The Corner of Praise + Protest | Common Hymnal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 27:33


    Shane Claiborne speaks with Seaux Chill and Vincent Charlow from Common Hymnal and what it means to make a difference as a Christian. "Institutional Christianity is going through a great shaking. None of us know exactly what tomorrow holds, but one thing is sure - the church is changing. Escapism is being challenged by realism. Dualism by integration. Status quo by social activism. Judgmentalism by compassion. Exclusion by inclusion. Hierarchy by democratization. Colonization by the celebration of BIPOC leadership. In the process, praise and protest are becoming inextricably intertwined, and the spiritual underground is is giving us more and more clues as to what's around the corner."  -- from https://commonhymnal.com/    To learn more about Seaux Chill, click here   To learn more about Vincent Charlow, click here Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/  To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne  

    Remembering Ron Sider | Christians for Social Action

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 56:05


    In this special two-part episode, we are celebrating the life and work of long-time RLC friend, Ron Sider, by sharing two older episodes fro 2018 and 2019 combined here in one. Ron passed away last week. He was the founder of Christians For Social Action (formerly Evangelicals for Social Action), and author of about 50 books including “Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger” but most importantly, he was also a dear friend and part of RLC from the very beginning.  We ask for you to keep Arbutus, his wife, and the rest of his family and friends in prayer during this time. Learn more about Christians for Social Action here To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Book Club | Waging Peace with Diana Oestreich

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 65:09


    "A beautiful and gut-wrenching memoir, Waging Peace exposes the false divide between loving our country and living out our faith's call to love our enemies--whether we perceive our enemy as the neighbor with an opposing political viewpoint, the clerk wearing a head-covering, or the refugee from a war-torn country. By showing that us-versus-them is a false choice, this book will inspire each of us to choose love over fear." - from https://www.dianaoestreich.com/waging-peace   Buy Diana's book directly here: Waging Peace Book  To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Ebony Martin on Greenpeace and Speaking Truth to Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 27:42


    "Greenpeace uses non-violent creative action to pave the way towards a greener, more peaceful world, and to confront the systems that threaten our environment." - from www.greenpeace.org/international/ To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Across the Pond | Dr. Chris Haw

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 27:31


    In this interview from October 2021, Shane Claiborne interviews Dr. Chris Haw. Chris Haw is assistant professor of theology and religious studies at the University of Scranton, a speaker, and an author. For more information on Chris Haw, visit: https://www.chris-haw.com/  To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Alexia Salvatierra | Dove Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 27:51


    "Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra is the Academic Dean of the Centro Latino at Fuller Theological Seminary as well as the Assistant Professor of Integral Mission and Global Transformation.  She is available for speaking, training and workshops in the areas of immigration, faith-rooted organizing, cross-cultural ministry and building vital holistic Christian community." - from http://www.alexiasalvatierra.com/bio.html  To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Book Club | For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 64:31


    This month's Book Club we have author of For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre, Sharon Risher. "The instant her phone rang, Reverend Sharon Risher sensed something was horribly wrong. Something had happened at Emanuel AME Church, the church of her youth in Charleston, South Carolina, and she knew her mother was likely in the church at Bible study. Even before she heard the news, her chaplain's instinct told her the awful truth: her mother was dead, along with two cousins. What she couldn't imagine was that they had been murdered by a white supremacist. Plunged into the depths of mourning and anger and shock, Sharon could have wallowed in the pain. Instead, she chose the path of forgiveness and hope - eventually forgiving the convicted killer for his crime."   For an excerpt from this book, visit our blog Visit Sharon Risher's website To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Morning Prayer | Dangers of Christian Nationalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 53:44


    Join Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove for a discussion on the dangers of Christian nationalism. You can follow along with the readings at commonprayer.net  for free! Red Letter Christians: http://redletterchristians.org School for Conversion: http://schoolforconversion.org

    Reading | “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 93:21


    From July 5, 2021 | Christian leaders from around the country read the words of Frederick Douglass from his 1852 speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” You can watch the video here: Facebook To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Conflicted Allegiance w/Jon Huckins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 27:32


    In this episode from Across the Pond from February 2022, Shane Claiborne speaks with friend Jon Huckins. Jon focuses much of his writing and speaking on peacemaking, local/global engagement and activating the Church as an instrument of peace in our world.  For more information on Jon and his work visit: https://globalimmerse.org/  To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Faith Forum Discussion on Restorative Justice

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 64:00


    Many of you are familiar with the work of RAWtools (turning guns into garden tools), but the deeper part of our work involves restorative justice. The founder of RAWTools, Mike Martin, will join us along with Sharletta Evans who is at the forefront of the Restorative Justice movement in America. Sharletta's three year old son, Casson, was killed in the cross-fire during a shooting by teenagers. Many years later, one of the boys sentenced to life without parole began to correspond with her. Join us for this special event to hear how they continue to work together to heal the wounds of violence.  RAWTools:  http://rawtools.org To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Fundamentalism and Christian Nationalism w/Newsong founder, David Gibbons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 27:34


    David Gibbons is an activist and founder of Newsong in Cailfornia. Gibbons grew up biracial Asian-American in a segregated fundamentalist community. He went on to build a community of misfits, who zealously love God and the misfits of the world, even in the midst of suffering and pain.   For more information David Gibbons, visit: https://www.davegibbons.org/ Newsong can be found here: https://newsong.net/  To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Christian Ethics with Dr. David P. Gushee

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 27:17


    Dr. David P. Gushee (PhD, Union Theological Seminary, New York) is an ethicist, pastor, author, and advocate. Over a full 29-year career, he's been a devoted teacher and mentor as Professor Gushee to college students, seminarians, and PhD students. He's also led activist efforts on climate, torture, and LGBTQ inclusion, and continues to be a keynote speaker at churches, forums, and universities.   For more information Dr. Gushee click here To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Restorative Justice | Sam Heath from Equal Justice USA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 27:23


    Sam Heath of Charlottesville, Virginia, has been appointed the new manager of the EJUSA Evangelical Network, a platform for faith leaders across the political spectrum who seek to transform the justice system by promoting responses to violence that are rooted in the values of racial equity, redemption and healing.  For more information on EJ USA visit: https://ejusa.org  To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Beekeeping with Katie Jo Brotherton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 26:54


    There is a lot going on in the world and the constant news of it can be difficult to manage. How do you reset and connect to the beautiful creations in this world given to us by God?  This special episode features Shane's wife, Katie Jo Brotherton. Katie Jo is here to tell us about beekeeping, connecting to nature, and other fun conversation.  To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/   

    Faith Forum | Conversation on Gun Violence + White Evangelicals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 67:06


    On this episode from December 2021, Shane Claiborne is joined by friends in this Faith Forum to have a conversation about gun violence, what the Bible says, and statistics on guns and white evangelicals.  To help sustain our work, you can donate here To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/   

    Across the Pond | Guest: Reality Winner, former intelligence specialist

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 26:59


    Reality Winner is a former National Security Agency contractor who pled guilty to leaking an intelligence report about Russian interference in the United States 2016 elections. In this episode, she discusses what it was like to have the longest imposed sentence for a charge of this nature and dives into her Christian upbringing and faith journey. For more information on the case, visit: https://standwithreality.org/  To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Morning Prayer | Land, Peace, and Abundance w/Randy+Edith Woodley

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 53:43


    In this episode from Morning Prayer on June 1, 2022 we are joined by friends Randy and Edith Woodley from Eloheh. “Eloheh” (pronounced Ay-luh-hay) is a Cherokee Indian word meaning harmony, wholeness, abundance and peace.  Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley (PhD, Asbury Theological Seminary) is recognized as a Cherokee descendent by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. Edith Woodley is a speaker/mentor on issues concerning Native American Spirituality and Creation. As a full-time mother, grandmother, and farmer, she has developed a unique relationship with the land and insights concerning how to raise a family on a small farm. For more information on Randy and Edith Woodley, visit them on Eloheh.org To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/   

    Thoughts, Prayers, and Action: Gun Violence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 27:26


    On this episode, Shane speaks on the recent mass shootings and gun violence in Buffalo and Uvalde and the need for Christians to provide more than just thoughts and prayers. To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Special Episode | Pentecost Party

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 64:57


    In this episode from May 2021, Shane and friends celebrate Pentecost with music, conversation, and Jesus. To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

    Faith Forum | Poor People's Campaign + The Moral March

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 65:23


    In this episode, Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove, and Rev. Liz Theoharis discuss the Poor People's Campaign and the Moral March on Washington on June 18th in DC. To get involved with the Poor People's Campaign go to: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/  To check out what RLC is up to, please visit us www.redletterchristians.org  Follow us on Twitter: @RedLetterXians Instagram: @RedLetterXians Follow Shane on Instagram: @shane.claiborne Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Common Hymnal information: https://commonhymnal.com/ 

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