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Church interrupted…part 1

Church interrupted...part 1

In our latest Jesus-shalom podcast episode, we begin a conversation about re-imagining the church’s–and the Christian’s–fundamental posture in the world, in a conversation with Ruth Harley and Al Barrett, Anglican vicars in Birmingham, and authors of a new book entitled “Being interrupted: Re-imagining the Church’s Mission from the Outside, In”. This is a great book, touching on so many interesting and important themes that our conversation with them will extend over three episodes, roughly exploring each of the three parts of the book.

This first part of the conversation explores how the western church inhabits an obliviousness to a system of privilege, how some recent events in the world have offered an opportunity to notice and name those privileges, and how an alternate, biblically informed posture in life–being receptive to interruption–might offer a path for our ongoing conversion.

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