#55: Worshipping with people in prison (with Jaye Thomas)

#55: Worshipping with people in prison (with Jaye Thomas)

Jaye Thomas is a world-renowned worship leader and songwriter from Kansas City and a good friend of mine. Jaye and his wife Nayomi recently left the staff of IHOP to focus on their ministry, Song of Hope. With three primary pillars: Bible study, community discipleship and worship for people in prison, Jaye and Nayomi are actively ministering the love of God to people in church and out of church. Jaye and I discussed freedom, hope, self-righteousness and seeing Jesus in people we don’t expect to find him in.

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#41: A Mission of Compassion (with Allison Alley)

#41: A Mission of Compassion (with Allison Alley)

Compassion is a global child development relief organization that exists to end poverty in the lives of kids and their families. I sat down with Allison Alley, the CEO of Compassion Canada to talk about her philosophy of mission as well as the church’s role in development aid.

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#40: God is a Black Woman (with Christena Cleveland)

#40: God is a Black Woman (with Christena Cleveland)

Dr. Christena Cleveland is the Director of the Center for Justice + Renewal, and a social psychologist, public theologian, author and professor. Christena joined me on the show to discuss her exploration of the social location of God and concepts of the divine. She helped me understand the damage that the vision of God as a powerful white man has done to people of colour for centuries, and how we can repurpose metaphors to enable us to enter into forgiveness and compassion.

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#20: Forgiving the Church (with Carol Howard Merritt)

#20: Forgiving the Church (with Carol Howard Merritt)

Pastor & author Carol Howard Merritt and I had a broad ranging discussion on how the church holds up patriarchy and shames victims of abuse, forgiveness as a process, love in the face of economic injustice, and a God who offers rivers of healing and restoration to all.

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#2: Rethinking Poverty (with Laura Solberg)

#2: Rethinking Poverty (with Laura Solberg)

It's really easy to think that poverty exists far away from us. While it's really good to acknowledge our own privilege, we also have poverty of our own that we should acknowledge. I spoke with Laura Solberg about poverty, justice and God, and what she said was really eye opening for me.

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