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February 07, 2021 01:16:46

Luke Glanville and Mark Glanville: Refuge Reminagined

This week Drew and Jarrod intervie two brothers Mark and Luke Glanville about their new book Refuge Reimagined. The global crisis of forced displacement is growing every year. At the same time, Western Christians' sympathy toward refugees is increasingly overshadowed by concerns about personal and national security, economics, and culture. We urgently need a perspective that understands both Scripture and current political realities and that can be applied at the levels of the church, the nation, and the globe. In Refuge Reimagined, Mark R. Glanville and Luke Glanville offer a new approach to compassion for displaced people: a biblical ethic of kinship. God's people, they argue, are consistently called to extend kinship—a mutual responsibility and solidarity—to those who are marginalized and without a home. Drawing on their respective expertise in Old Testament studies and international relations, the two brothers engage a range of disciplines to demonstrate how this ethic is consistently conveyed throughout the Bible and can be practically embodied today. Glanville and Glanville apply the kinship ethic to issues such as the current mission of the church, national identity and sovereignty, and possibilities for a cooperative global response to the refugee crisis. Challenging the fear-based ethic that often motivates Christian approaches, they envision a more generous, creative, and hopeful way forward. Refuge Reimagined will equip students, activists, and anyone interested in refugee issues to understand the biblical model for communities and how it can transform our world. Mark R. Glanville (PhD, Bristol University) is associate professor of pastoral theology at Regent College, Vancouver, and an Old Testament scholar. He is the author of Adopting the Stranger as Kindred in Deuteronomy and Freed to Be God's Family: The Book of Exodus and ...


January 31, 2021 01:27:32

Brian Zahnd: Postcards from Babylon Documentary

Drew and Jarrod in conversation with Brian Zahnd on the new documentary inspired by his groundbreaking book "Postcards from Babylon." Postcards from Babylon, the book: The original gospel proclamation that the Lord of the nations was a crucified Galilean raised from the dead and that salvation was found in vowing allegiance to Jesus of Nazareth unleashed a shock wave that turned the Roman Empire upside down. Early Christianity was subversive and dangerous—dangerous for Christians and a threat to the keepers of the old order. Most of all Christianity was countercultural. But what about contemporary American Christianity? Is it the countercultural way of Jesus or merely a religious endorsement of Americanism? In his provocative book, Postcards From Babylon, Brian Zahnd challenges the reader to see and embrace a daring Jesus-centered Christianity that can again turn the world upside down. Postcards from Babylon, the documentary: Postcards From Babylon is a long-form documentary featuring author and pastor, Brian Zahnd, as he investigates possibly the most important question for the church in North America today:How does the church stay faithful to the beautiful way of Jesus while situated in one of the most divisive political climates in our nation's history? The film explores how Christians seeking proximity to power has led to a hyperpartisan Nationalistic posture that is demonstrably hindering the witness of Christ. As exiled citizens of a superpower nation, Christians' deepest allegiance must be to the peaceful Kingdom of God, and from that posture they must always speak truth to matter the cost. Follow Brian on [Twitter]( and [Instagram]( @brianzahnd Follow Drew Hart on [Instagram]( and [Twitter]( @druhart. Follow Jarrod McKenna on [Instagram]( and [Twitter](http://jarrodmckenna) @jarrodmckenna. Become a Patron of Inverse at ...


January 22, 2021 01:38:47

Inauguration and Vegetarians at the BBQ with Jonathan Martin

Inauguration and Vegetarians at the BBQ with Jonathan Martin. A conversation recorded in community to provide space and reflection on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and all that comes with it with Jonathan Martin. Follow Jonathan Martin on Instagram and [Twitter]( @theboyonthebike and [Instagram]( @jonathanamartin. Follow Drew Hart on [Instagram]( and [Twitter]( @druhart. Follow Jarrod McKenna on [Instagram]( and [Twitter](http://jarrodmckenna) @jarrodmckenna. ...



January 21, 2021 01:10:38

Lisa Sharon Harper: "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?"

Drew Hart discusses Chapter One of Martin Luther King Jr's final book "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" with Lisa Sharon Harper for Freedom Road. This conversation was recorded on MLK Day 2021 in front of a live audience via Zoom and Facebook. For more information on this book club please go to Follow Lisa Sharon Harper on [Instagram]( and [Twitter]( @lisasharper. Follow Drew Hart on [Instagram]( and [Twitter]( @druhart. Follow Jarrod McKenna on [Instagram]( and [Twitter](http://jarrodmckenna) @jarrodmckenna. ...



January 15, 2021 01:07:36

Rich Villodas, the US Capitol, and Romans 6

Rich Villodas is the Brooklyn-born lead pastor of New Life Fellowship, a large multiracial church with more than seventy-five countries represented in Elmhurst, Queens. Rich holds a Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading widely, preaching and writing on contemplative spirituality, justice-related matters, and the art of preaching. He's been married to Rosie since 2006 and they have two beautiful children, Karis and Nathan. His first book, The Deeply Formed Life, is now available wherever books are sold. Follow Rich on [Twitter]( and [Instagram]( @richvillodas. Follow Drew Hart on [Instagram]( and [Twitter]( @druhart. Follow Jarrod McKenna on [Instagram]( and [Twitter](http://jarrodmckenna) @jarrodmckenna. ...


December 14, 2020 01:18:57

Jo Vallentine: Cheeky Divine Obedience

Joint nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, former Australian Senator, Quaker troublemaker, and anti-nuke peace activist, Jo Vallentine joins us for a very special conversation. As Midnight Oil fans will be aware after the recent music documentary, "Midnight Oil 1984", Peter Garrett missed out but Jo was elected a senator of the People for Nuclear Disarmament Party in 1984. She later served as an Independent and then as Greens Senator and a founding member of the Greens WA party. Conservative newspaper The West Australian named Jo as one of the 100 most influential people in West Australian history. Together we discuss Isaiah 2 and what it means to beat swords into ploughshares today. Follow Drew Hart on [Instagram]( and [Twitter]( @druhart. Follow Jarrod McKenna on [Instagram]( and [Twitter](http://jarrodmckenna) @jarrodmckenna. ...

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