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Inverse Podcast belongs to the ones who are dissatisfied with the Bible being used to justify hatred.

Inverse Podcast Jarrod McKenna & Drew Hart

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 113 Ratings

Inverse Podcast belongs to the ones who are dissatisfied with the Bible being used to justify hatred.

    Nonviolent Atonement Series: Mako Nagasawa

    Nonviolent Atonement Series: Mako Nagasawa

    Mako Nagasawa joined Dr. Drew Hart and Jarrod McKenna to talk about Nonviolent Atonement.
    Mako Nagasawa grew up in Cerritos, CA, and went north to Stanford, where he studied Industrial Engineering and Public Policy, with a focus on education. He worked at Intel Corp for 6 years while serving a Spanish-speaking ministry to Mexican immigrants in East Palo Alto, CA. He married Ming in May 1999 and moved to Boston, MA. He then worked for two startup companies trying to bring technology and jobs to inner-city communities. 
    Mako earned a Master’s in Theological Studies from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in May 2019. 
    Since 2000, Mako, Ming, and their two children John and Zoe have lived among friends in a Christian intentional community house in a Black and Brown neighborhood in Dorchester. Mako has done campus ministry since 2001 and founded The Anástasis Center in 2014 (then called New Humanity Institute). 
     
    Follow Mako on Instagram @makonagasawa
    Follow Drew Hart on Instagram and Twitter @druhart.
    Follow Jarrod McKenna on Instagram and Twitter @jarrodmckenna.
    Discover our global community on Twitter and Instagram @inversepodcast. Become a Patron of Inverse at https://www.patreon.com/InVerse 
    Inverse Podcast is produced by Jen Kinney @iamjenkinney
    With thanks to David Andrew (@davidjandrew) for the ongoing use of his music in this podcast.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    "How To Have An Enemy" with Melissa Florer-Bixler

    "How To Have An Enemy" with Melissa Florer-Bixler

    Melissa Florer- Bixler is the pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church, and a graduate of Duke University and Princeton Theological Seminary. She spent time studying in Israel/Palestine, Kenya, and England. Much of her formation took place in the L'Arche community of Portland, OR. Now she prefers the Eno River and her garden in Raleigh, NC. She is the chair of L'Arche North Carolina and a steering committee member in broad-based organizing in her county. Melissa's writing has appeared in Christian Century, Sojourners, Geez, Anabaptist Witness, The Bias, Faith&Leadership, and Anabaptist Vision. From time to time she publishes academic writing. She and her spouse parent three children.
     
    Follow Melissa on Twitter
    Follow Drew Hart on Instagram and Twitter @druhart.
    Follow Jarrod McKenna on Instagram and Twitter @jarrodmckenna.
    Discover our global community on Twitter and Instagram @inversepodcast. Become a Patron of Inverse at https://www.patreon.com/InVerse With thanks to David Andrew (@davidjandrew) for the ongoing use of his music in this podcast.

    • 50 min
    Shoutin' In The Fire: An American Epistle with Danté Stewart

    Shoutin' In The Fire: An American Epistle with Danté Stewart

    This week, Dr. Drew Hart and Jarrod McKenna were joined by Danté Stewart to talk about his new book, Shoutin' In the Fire: An American Epistle.
    Danté is a writer and speaker whose voice has been featured on CNN, The Washington Post, Christianity Today, Sojourners, The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, Comment Magazine, and more. As an up-and-coming voice, he writes and speaks into the areas of race, religion, and politics.
    He received his B.A. in Sociology from Clemson University. He is currently studying at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. 
     
    Follow Danté Stewart on Twitter https://twitter.com/stewartdantec?lang=en and Instagram hhttps://www.instagram.com/stewartdantec/ @stewartdantec. Learn more about his work at https://www.dantecstewart.com/about
    Follow Drew Hart on Instagram and Twitter @druhart.
    Follow Jarrod McKenna on Instagram and Twitter @jarrodmckenna.
    Discover our global community on Twitter and Instagram @inversepodcast. Become a Patron of Inverse at https://www.patreon.com/InVerse With thanks to David Andrew (@davidjandrew) for the ongoing use of his music in this podcast.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Shane Claiborne: Who Will Be A Witness (Anniversary Edition)

    Shane Claiborne: Who Will Be A Witness (Anniversary Edition)

    One year ago today, Dr. Drew Hart's book- Who Will Be A Witness was released into the world. In honor and celebration of that moment, we are re-releasing this bonus episode with Shane Claiborne.
     
    "As a special bonus for our listeners, we have created a series to commemorate Inverse Podcast co-host Dr. Drew Hart's brand new book *Who Will Be a Witness: Igniting Activism For God's Justice, Love, and Deliverance.* In these additional episodes, we will interview friends and co-workers to discuss chapter by chapter Drew's new book. These conversations were recorded in community with friends from around the world as part of Inverse's ongoing work to create formation experiences that deepen our witness to God's justice, love, and deliverance. *Who Will Be a Witness* offers a vision for communities of faith to organize for deliverance and justice in their neighborhoods, states, and nation as an essential part of living out the call of Jesus. Drew provides incisive insights into Scripture and history, along with illuminating personal stories, to help us identify how the church's witness has become mangled by Christendom, white supremacy, and religious nationalism. He provides a wide range of options for congregations seeking to witness Jesus' ethic of love for and solidarity with the vulnerable. At a time when many feel disillusioned and distressed, Drew calls the church to action, offering a way forward that is deeply rooted in the life and witness of Jesus. Drew's testimony is powerful, personal, and profound, serving as a compass that points the church to the future and offers us a path toward meaningful social change and a more faithful witness to the way of Jesus. (Buy Drew's new book [here](http://https://www.amazon.com/Who-Will-Be-Witness-Deliverance/dp/1513806580/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=who+will+be+a+witness&qid=1599640684&s=books&sr=1-1).)
    This first conversation discusses the Introduction of Who Will Be a Witness with activist, author, and speaker Shane Claiborne. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living "as if Jesus meant the things he said." Shane is a champion for grace which has led him to jail advocating for the homeless and to places like Iraq and Afghanistan to stand against war. Now grace fuels his passion to end the death penalty and help stop gun violence. Shane’s books include Jesus for President, Red Letter Revolution, Common Prayer, Follow Me to Freedom, Jesus, Bombs and Ice Cream, Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers, Executing Grace, his classic The Irresistible Revolution, and his newest book, Beating Guns. He has been featured in a number of films, including "Another World Is Possible" and "Ordinary Radicals." His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Shane speaks over one hundred times a year, nationally and internationally. His work has appeared in Esquire, SPIN, Christianity Today, TIME, and The Wall Street Journal, and he has been on everything from Fox News and Al Jazeera to CNN and NPR. He’s given academic lectures at Harvard, Princeton, Liberty, Duke, and Notre Dame. Shane regularly speaks at denominational gatherings, festivals, and conferences around the globe.
    Follow Shane on [Twitter](http://https://twitter.com/ShaneClaiborne).
    Follow Drew Hart on [Instagram](http://http://instagram.com/druhart) and [Twitter](http://https://twitter.com/druhart) @druhart.
    Follow Jarrod McKenna on [Instagram](http://https://www.instagram.com/jarrodmckenna) and [Twitter](http://jarrodmckenna) @jarrodmckenna
    Song: *We Fly Free* by Julie Kerr

    • 40 min
    Rev. Dr. Willie James Jennings Part 2: Replay

    Rev. Dr. Willie James Jennings Part 2: Replay

    Doctor Willie Jennings is a pastor, theologian, speaker, and world-renowned author, and the Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School. Writing in the areas of liberation theologies, cultural identities, and anthropology.
    Dr. Jennings has authored more than 40 scholarly essays and nearly two-dozen reviews, as well as essays on academic administration and blog posts for Religion Dispatches. Dr. Jennings is an ordained Baptist minister and has served as interim pastor for several North Carolina churches. He is in high demand as a speaker and is widely recognized as a major figure in theological education across North America. Dr. Jennings’ book **The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race** (Yale 2010) won the American Academy of Religion Award of Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Constructive-Reflective category the year after it appeared and, in 2015, the Grawemeyer Award in Religion, the largest prize for a theological work in North America. Englewood Review of Books called the work a “theological masterpiece.” His commentary on the** Book of Acts, titled Acts: A Commentary, The Revolution of the Intimate** (for the Belief Series, Westminster/John Knox) received the Reference Book of the Year Award from The Academy of Parish Clergy in 2018. **** Dr. Jennings has also recently published a book that examines the problems of theological education within western education, entitled** After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging** (Eerdmans, 2020). Dr. Jennings is now working on a major monograph provisionally entitled **Unfolding the World: Recasting a Christian Doctrine of Creation **as well as finishing a book of poetry entitled **The Time of Possession**. A Calvin College graduate, Jennings received his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in religion and ethics from Duke. This is part one of a two-part conversation recorded in community with friends from all over the world.
    Follow Drew Hart on [Instagram](http://instagram.com/druhart) and [Twitter](http://twitter.com/druhart) @druhart. Follow Jarrod McKenna on [Instagram](http://www.instagram.com/jarrodmckenna) and [Twitter](http://jarrodmckenna) @jarrodmckenna.
    Brought to you by Jarrod McKenna & Drew Hart of Inverse Podcast

    • 58 min
    Rev. Dr. Willie James Jennings Part 1: Replay

    Rev. Dr. Willie James Jennings Part 1: Replay

    As we prepare for Season 6 of Inverse Podcast, we are going back in the archives to share some of our favorite episodes with you!
    Doctor Willie Jennings is a pastor, theologian, speaker, and world-renowned author, and the Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School. Writing in the areas of liberation theologies, cultural identities, and anthropology, Dr Jennings has authored more than 40 scholarly essays and nearly two-dozen reviews, as well as essays on academic administration and blog posts for Religion Dispatches. Dr. Jennings is an ordained Baptist minister and has served as interim pastor for several North Carolina churches. He is in high demand as a speaker and is widely recognized as a major figure in theological education across North America. Dr Jennings’ book **The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race** (Yale 2010) won the American Academy of Religion Award of Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Constructive-Reflective category the year after it appeared and, in 2015, the Grawemeyer Award in Religion, the largest prize for a theological work in North America. Englewood Review of Books called the work a “theological masterpiece.” His commentary on the** Book of Acts, titled Acts: A Commentary, The Revolution of the Intimate** (for the Belief Series, Westminster/John Knox) received the Reference Book of the Year Award from The Academy of Parish Clergy in 2018. **** Dr. Jennings has also recently published a book that examines the problems of theological education within western education, entitled** After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging** (Eerdmans, 2020). Dr. Jennings is now working on a major monograph provisionally entitled **Unfolding the World: Recasting a Christian Doctrine of Creation **as well as finishing a book of poetry entitled **The Time of Possession**. A Calvin College graduate, Jennings received his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in religion and ethics from Duke.
    This is part one of a two-part conversation recorded in community with friends from all over the world.
    Part two will be released next week.
    Follow Drew Hart on [Instagram](http://instagram.com/druhart) and [Twitter](http://twitter.com/druhart) @druhart.
    Follow Jarrod McKenna on [Instagram](http://www.instagram.com/jarrodmckenna) and [Twitter](http://jarrodmckenna) @jarrodmckenna.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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113 Ratings

113 Ratings

athirkell ,

Just Listen - You Will Be Glad You Did

The episode on restorative atonement with Mako Nagasawa was excellent. I enjoyed hearing how Tony Stark and Harry Potter fit into the picture. I’m now very curious about the Odes of Solomon, which were new to me.

Mr. Darcy 1986 ,

A production of community

This podcast is the work of a community of many voices listening to one another and finding God in the face of the stranger. Each conversation in the feed is one that works to decolonise the faith of Christ. The way that Dr Hart and McKenna focus on each guest story and place their theologies in a particular place is so special. In the way that it prioritises the Image of God of each person and their “God Talk” rooted in scripture and prayer —the podcast is a gem.

Duhsciple ,

Soul medicine and spiritual boot camp

Every week Jarrod and Drew host guests and deliver conversations that help me discern what is healing faith and what is weaponized harmful faith. They have Christ-centered compassionate hearts which consistently celebrates the gifts of their dialogue partners. Meanwhile, they give me the spiritual, intellectual and cardiac exercise I need in order to follow Jesus with a fierce vulnerability. Bottom line: this podcast makes my heart sing!!!

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