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The Eternal Current Podcast

Apr 6, 2021

Rev Canon Dr Stephanie Spellers names the searing truth about the state of the American church, AND offers a clear-eyed and contagious hope for what might still be possible. Based on her brilliant new book The Church Cracked Open, Rev Stephanie offers a story of disruption, decline, and new hope for Beloved Community.

Mar 28, 2021

Pastor and author Brian Zahnd helps us enter into Holy Week by retelling the big Story of Christ's journey to the cross. Rather than perpetuating the myth of redemptive violence, Brian invites us to join this subversive, self-giving, radical Way. A non-partisan, beautifully provocative invitation into the vision,...

Mar 24, 2021

David Bailey, Ashlee Eiland, and Drew Jackson reflect on the previous episode with Dr Barbara A Holmes. From their experience in the black church—and moving through life in black bodies—they explored Dr Holmes’ vision of the universal moan and invited us all to participate in appropriate ways. A beautiful and...

Mar 17, 2021

Spiritual teacher, activist, and scholar Dr Barbara A. Holmes unpacks her game-changing book Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church. She gently and brilliantly invites us to move beyond a Eurocentric imagination and into the deeper Christian stream that connect us all.

Mar 10, 2021

Pastor Rich Villodas returns to explore the five themes of his wonderful book, The Deeply Formed Life. Through teaching and stories, he helps us consider the formative practices of contemplative rhythms, racial reconciliation, interior examination, sexual wholeness, and missional presence. May we learn to live deeply in...