A New Thing

A New Thing

A New Thing is a podcast about new faith communities. It's about those that have the courage to start new communities. It's about the 'how' and 'why' and 'for whom' in regards to new expressions of the Church. I talk with these leaders, and those who inspire and inform what they do.... Show More

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Jack Gordon is a husband, father, documentary film maker, podcaster and interfaith community organizer. He is a co-founder of DDC International, organizer of the Interfaith Leadership Summit in Washington, DC and host of Interfaith-ish. On this episode, Jack and I talk about how households and faith communities across the religious spectrum are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe.

Church planters, I highly recommen...

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On this episode of A New Thing's The Pandemic Sessions, I talk with Melina Luna Smith, founder of StoryMakers in New York City. StoryMakers creates innovative and beautiful Christian formation materials for kids.

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On this episode of A New Thing's The Pandemic Sessions, I talk with David Finnegan-Hosey, author of the recently released book, Grace Is A Pre-Existing Condition. You can find David on Twitter and pics of his dog, Penny on Instagram.

A few things we talked about this week that are worth your time checking out are RIP Medical Debt and the Poor People's Campaign.

Don't forget to pick up David's books, Christ on the Ps...

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A New Thing returns in the midst of a worldwide panic. I'm calling these conversations The Pandemic Sessions. I'll be talking to leaders and influencers about their work but also about their daily routines and well being during these strange days.

My first conversation is with my friend and colleague, Becky Zartman. You can find Becky's work at BeckyZartman.com. You can also find her on Twitter.

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July 30, 2019

A New Thing is coming back this fall! Subscribe, leave a rating and review and share this with everyone.

Click here for a complete list of A New Thing episodes and related resources.

Voices on this promotion:

Mike Michie from episode 14

Jamie White from episode 4 of The Shape of A New Thing to Come

Chantal Morales McKinney from episode 22

Bishop Hector Monterroso from episode 24

Kevin Makins from episode 14

Vikki Flippin from e...

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Several of our listeners have shared that with us that once a month is not enough! We've heard you and we're bringing you HyperFocus, a new segment where we talk to artists about their latest releases. Our first episode comes out next month, featuring Cameron Joplin of Magnitude. Stay tuned!

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Welcome to The Shape of A New Thing To Come! This is the first episode of a monthly podcast where co-hosts Dan So, Adam Baker, and Jason Evans celebrate the intersections between punk, hardcore and new faith communities. In this first episode, we make introductions, share how we connected to punk and hardcore, and explore why it is that this conversation is so important to us.

We also talk about a few of the "new things" t...

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This week, I share a conversation with the Rt. Rev. Hector F. Monterroso, assisting bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.

More on Bishop Monterroso can be found here.

On this episode, I announced a new monthly segment, The Shape of A New Thing to Come, co-hosted by Adam Baker and Dan So (which you can meet if you stick around for the teaser after this episode). Check out the Facebook page for more.

This new podcast title is a ...

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CatherineRasheen and I respond to episodes 5 and 6 of Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series. We discuss the last episode with AJ Smith and Restoration Church and we also talk about meeting  Abby Norman and New Hope United Methodist.

I reference A Nazareth Manifesto by Samuel Wells and The Message in the intro to this episode. Later on, I mention Jim and Casper Go To Church. Jim Henderson was on A New Thing on episo...

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CatherineRasheen and I respond to episodes 3 and 4 of Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series.

We reference our conversation with AJ Smith, pastor of Restoration Church in Phillie. Check out part 1 and part 2 of that conversation.

I reference Duke University's The National Congregations Study during our conversation.

If you're interested in a different evangelical perspective on LGBTQ inclusion, I recommend C...

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This is the second part of the conversation Catherine, Rasheen and I had with AJ Smith, pastor of Restoration Church in Phillie and featured church planter on Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series

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This week, Catherine ManhardtRasheen Carbin and I speak with Pastor AJ Smith, pastor of Restoration Church in Philadelphia, PA. If you've listened to Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series, you are familiar with AJ.

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This week, Catherine ManhardtRasheen Carbin and I speak with Pastor Watson Jones III, pastor of Compassion Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. If you've listened to Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series, you know that we meet Pastor Watson in the first episode of the series.

In this episode ...

We talk about The Orchard Group.

Pastor Watson mentions Dr. Eric Mason of Epiphany Fellowship.

Thom Rainer on revitalization.

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This week begins our response to Gimlet Media's StartUp Church Planting series. You get to meet Catherine Manhardt and Rasheen Carbin as we discuss the introduction to the series. 

In this episode ...

I mention Dr. Jeffrey C. Farmer's 2007 dissertation, Church Planting Sponsorship. Mike Michie spoke to this same issue in episode 14.

Here's the episode on This American Life that I mentioned.

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September 4, 2018

In this episode, I talk with Hunter Ruffin about unexpected calls and unexpected endings. Hunter can be found on Twitter and Instagram

This week, I announced that we are starting a new series in response to Gimlet Media's Startup Church Planting series. Go subscribe and listen to Gimlet's series so that you're ready for next week!

Music created by Adam Powell of Best Friends Creative.

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My conversation with Chantal Morales McKinney, Episcopal priest and church planter. Chantal is leading the new faith community, Christ's Beloved Community or Comunidad Amada de Cristo. You can also find the community on Facebook.

You can read a Lenten reflection by Chantal here.

Chantal mentiones "asset-based community development" in our conversation. To learn more about this method, I recommend Building Communities ...

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June 19, 2018

Luke Edwards is the founding pastor of King Street Church in Boone, North Carolina. You can find King Street Church on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

During our conversation, Luke used the terms "When Helping Hurts" and "Toxic Charity" which are both book titles worth looking into.

Luke also mentioned "organic church models." There is a book of the same name that describes these.

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June 15, 2018

Jason Coker is the Senior Pastor at First Christian Church of Oceanside, CA and a member of the Human Development faculty at California State University San Marcos. He's also a former church planter. Jason and I talk about his 8-week course on fundraising for church leaders and fundraising in general.

Time is running out to register for his class, so sign up today!

Jason contributed to the book Viral Hope: Good News from the U...

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May 29, 2018

My conversation with Hannah Terry, associate pastor at Westbury United Methodist Church and executive director of FAM Houston. FAM Houston can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Theologian Elaine Heath was mentioned in our conversation. Check out Heath's books Missional. Monastic. Mainline. and The Mystic Way of Evangelism. Heath is Dean of the Divinity School and Professor of Missional and Pastoral Theology at Duke...

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My conversation with author David Finnegan-Hosey about church planting and mental health. David's new book Christ on the Psych Ward is available everywhere.

A few things mentioned in this week's episode:

Emerging Worship by Dan Kimball

Christ on the Psych Ward by David Finnegan-Hosey

Episode 7 with Jim Henderson

Blessed Are The Crazy by Sarah Griffith Lund

Wild Goose Festival

Mental Health First Aid

Bishop Curry's ...

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