Curated conversations with the Gravity Leadership Community on what it looks like practically to orient our lives and our leadership in the love of Christ, learning to lead like Jesus, live on mission, and make disciples in our post-Christian world.
A.J. Swoboda: Deconstructing Without Losing your Faith
We spoke with our friend A.J. Swoboda about his new book After Doubt: How to Question Your Faith Without Losing It. A.J. challenged us to think through the theological and cultural challenges surrounding our current moment. We talked about the complexities of church hurt and abuse and how that influences people who question their faith. [...]
Jeff McGee: How to Foster Cross-Cultural Collaboration
We talked with Dr. Jeff McGee about his book, One Human Race: Five Stages to Empower Transformative Change. Dr. McGee shared with us his Cross-Cultural Model of Collaboration, which provides a theoretical method for Christian leaders to dismantle systemic racism within their churches and organizations. Dr. Jeff McGee is a published author and thought leader [...]
BONUS: MelindaJoy Mingo Models Listening and Learning in Conversation
After recording our last podcast episode with MelindaJoy Mingo, she suggested that we have a subsequent conversation where she could ask us some questions to get to know us better. We suggested recording it as a bonus podcast episode so people could hear MelindaJoy model the kind of listening and learning in conversation that she [...]
MelindaJoy Mingo: Connecting With Each Other Across Difference
MelindaJoy Mingo talks with us about the importance of making friends across difference, in the midst of all the forces that seek to keep us at odds with each other, and some of the practices necessary to facilitate the deep healing and deep reconciliation we all need. MelindaJoy writes about all of this in her [...]
Mark Scandrette: The Beatitudes For Today
Mark Scandrette joins us to chat about his new book The Ninefold Path of Jesus: Hidden Wisdom of the Beatitudes, a modern contextualization of Jesus’s beatitudes in Matthew 5. Mark is the executive director of Reimagine: A Center for Integral Christian Practice and has created resources for churches to use his new book in groups. [...]
Krispin Mayfield: Understanding Spiritual Attachment Styles (CORRECTED)
(Note: the original version of this podcast episode had an audio error. This is the corrected version of the episode.) Do you feel at ease with God? Or do you anxiously try to keep closeness? Do you lean more on academic theology than real connection? Do you worry about being judged or punished? Do you [...]
Truth about CRT
Nathan Cartagena explaining Critical Race Theory is such a gift. Matt and Ben were so cued into their guest, they don’t say much but ask clarifying questions that the audience may be asking themselves. Am so looking forward to parts 3 and 4. Matt, Ben, Christy- great hosts for your listeners and guests.w
Racist, white-hating, woke and non-biblical garbage. This emergent load, high on how many godless false teaching degrees they have, needs to go somewhere else and call itself something else. This is neither Christian nor progressive. It’s intellectualized marxist GARBAGE, of the exact kind that saw millions killed in the 20th century.
More people & podcasts are talking these days about the things Jesus taught (in the 4 gospels), but there are a few of his teachings that almost never get serious coverage. Several references (EXCLUDING the “rich young ruler”) are made in Luke about selling all of one’s possessions & giving to the poor and then this teaching is shown to be taken seriously by the time we get to the book of Acts (end of chapters 2 & 4).
Another powerful & often neglected paradigm-changing (IF taken at face value) teaching of Jesus is found in Mt. 6:24; Lk. 16:13-14). This has been called the “Two Masters teaching”, one being God/Love and the other/opposite one being money.
What would Christianity look like, both inside its confines and to the world at large, if these teachings were given much more serious consideration and application?
Take a leap of faith and dive deep into these teachings! ✌🏼