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April 25, 2018 56 min
Aired Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 2:00 PM EST

Building A Bigger Table For An All-Inclusive Church with John Pavlovitz

No one likes to eat alone; to approach a table filled with people, only to be told that despite the open chairs there isn’t room for you. The rejection stings. Yet, this is exactly what Christian churches have been saying to far too many people for far too long.

Can churches, and their members, learn to welcome and accept LGBT inclusion, gender equality, racial tensions, global concerns, and theological shifts? Can they extend unconditional welcome and acceptance in a world increasingly marked by bigotry, fear, and exclusion?

John Pavlovitz, author of A Bigger Table says the answer is, Yes!

Join Sylvia and her guest, John Pavlovitz, as they discuss what happens when churches practice radical hospitality, total authenticity, messy diversity, and create agenda-free communities.

About the Guest: John Pavlovitz

John Pavlovitz is a pastor, writer, and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. In the past four years his blog Stuff That Needs To Be Said has reached a diverse worldwide audience. A 20-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, John is committed to equality, diversity, and justice – both inside and outside of faith communities.

John Pavoivitz is the author of A Bigger Table: Building Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Communities and his new book titled Hope and Other Superpowers which releases on November 6th. John is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Relevant Magazine,, and The Good Men Project.

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