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June 23, 2020 01:48:15
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Praise & Protest- Common Hymnal’s Brittney Spencer and Malcolm du Plessis

Brittney Spencer is a songwriter-singer who sung and recorded with United Pursuit, Carrie Underwood, Carl Thomas, Jason Nelson and Twinkie Clark of The Clark Sisters, to name a few. While working as a minister of music at a progressive historic Black Church (AME) in Baltimore, Brittney was exposed to the role of culture in music, religion and much of her life’s experiences that led to her storytelling finding expression as part of the Common Hymnal family since 2016. Malcolm du Plessis has been relentless in calling others into the decolonising of the worship movement and for doors of dignity to be unlocked for more communities and ethnicities to contribute toward the ‘common’ hymnal. Malcolm has straddled the worlds of prophetic Christianity and showbiz for over thirty years initially as an instigator of multi-ethnic, multi-lingual worship that fused praise and protest in the apartheid era of his native South Africa. “I moved from one South Africa to another” and now in the USA Malcolm continues to lead as mentor to a new generation in activists and artists helping develop top 40 songwriters. You can see more about Common Hymnal here: commonhymnal.com The song playing at the end of this episode is called Rose Petals. Visit their Youtbe channel here to see more: https://youtu.be/P-3KikfQo_E #commonhymnal #inversepodcast ...

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June 16, 2020 00:57:13
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Ps Mike McBride: #BlackLivesMatter feat. Flewnt

Pastor Michael McBride is a nationally respected faith leader who was active in the Ferguson uprisings and many subsequent uprisings including this current global #BlackLivesMatter moment. “Pastor Mike” as he’s affectionately know on this streets, helps bridge, train and support millennials and religious institutions working on racial justice and black liberation. He has been a frequent contributor to the New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN, The Huffington Post and many other media outlets providing commentary on issues related to faith and racial justice. In 2016 he was appointed as an Advisor on President Obama’s Faith Based Advisory Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. His leadership includes the movement to implement public health and community centered gun violence prevention programs. The campaigns that he has co-led have contributed to 30-50% reductions of gun related homicides in Oakland, CA, Stockton, CA, Camden, NJ, Baton Rouge, LA, and many other cities across the country. He is the Founder and Lead Pastor of The Way Church in Berkeley, CA. He also serves as the Director of Faith in Action’s LIVE FREE gun violence prevention campaign. He is a Co-Founder of the Black Church PAC and the National Black Brown Gun Violence Prevention Consortium, which works to center black and brown gun violence prevention practitioners and scale up life-saving interventions related to urban and communal violence. Website: pastormikemcbride.com Twitter: @impastormike_ Follow Flewnt here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Z7NTJcWCg7WUuVLVxK9SW?si=n7BjzmgAQN6vKF0OT5MSIA ...

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June 08, 2020 01:07:53
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#BLM & ‘A Hidden Life’ w Brian Zahnd and John Dear

With our friends Brian Zahnd and Nobel Peace prize nominee John Dear we discuss this moment, Terrence Malick’s new film ‘An Hidden Life’ and the witness of Franziska and Franz Jägerstätter. Before our discussion we hear from the streets of #BlackLivesMatter protests, this time from long term Aboriginal activist, Aunty Esther Montgomery on “everyone has a role to play” in this moment. With special thanks to www.peacockvisuals.com who made the short film found on our YouTube channel. Desmond Tutu nominated Rev John Dear for the Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless work for justice and peace. He is the author/editor of 30 books, including The Nonviolent Life, Lazarus Come Forth!, A Persistent Peace, Put Down Your Sword, Transfiguration, You Will Be My Witnesses, Living Peace, The Questions of Jesus and Mohandas Gandhi. Pastor Brian Zahnd co-founded with his wife Peri Word of Life Church in Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA and successfully led their large church into a deeper, more ancient expression of of Christian faith that pursues prayerful peacemaking that has become a model for many around the world. Brian is also the author of several books, including, Postcards from Babylon, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Water to Wine, A Farewell To Mars, Beauty Will Save the World, and Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness. Find our videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWe7PBBVBTfOT0SzcDKEVw Join our Integral Discipleship community on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/InVerse ...

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June 04, 2020 01:28:45
BLM and “He Ain’t Here! Go Outside!” w Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews & Aunty Donna Nelson

BLM and “He Ain’t Here! Go Outside!” w Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews & Aunty Donna Nelson

Our friend Rev Michael-Ray Mathews brings over 30 years of leadership experience – as a senior pastor, grassroots leader, psalmist and community organizer – to his exploration of Mark 16:1-8 and tells us “Jesus ain’t in the church, get outside!” Rev Michael-Ray is the deputy Director for Faith in Action. We *love* his Prophetic Resistance Podcast, where he engages leaders in conversations about cultivating communities of sacred resistance to injustice. We start the episode hearing from Aunty Donna Nelson recorded at the Perth #BlackLivesMatter protest where she powerful addressed over 2,000 people calling for global solidarity and for us to connect the dots here in Australia. Find Prophetic Resistance Podcast here: https://propheticresistancepodcast.libsyn.com/website Visit our Youtube channel to watch some stunning visuals from our good friend Chad Peacock here: http://www.peacockvisuals.com Join our Integral Discipleship community on Patreon: patreon.com/InVerse ...

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May 28, 2020 01:48:04
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Hip hop artist L-FRESH the Lion

Whether sharing a stage with Nas, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, and even the legendary Sir Elton John, or sharing his skills with kids in juvenile detention centres, hip hop artist L-FRESH the Lion commands respect. We discuss the kind of trouble Jesus causes at dinner tables, the politics of meals, his own deep cultural, ancestral, and spiritual roots in Sikhism and what he respects about faith in action. Join our Integral Discipleship community on Patreon: [patreon.com/InVerse](http://www.patreon.com/InVerse) ...

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May 20, 2020 01:11:18
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James Alison: Gay, Grace & René Girard

Richard Rohr describes James Alison as “Intellectual dynamite and spiritual joy”. N.T. Wright has said, “The lessons he draws are striking and at times controversial, but it's hard to see how one can disagree with him without denying the very foundations of the Christian faith.” While Rowan Williams has praised his work as marked by, “wit, clarity, depth and surprises.” In this episode we explore the reality, “it’s only as you’ve sunk into your complicity that you can be saved.” Join our Integral Discipleship community on Patreon: [patreon.com/InVerse](http://www.patreon.com/InVerse) ...

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