Ep36. Hip Hop Missiology, Daniel White Hodge

Ep36. Hip Hop Missiology, Daniel White Hodge

Hip Hop theology allows us to live in ambiguity while still seeking the face of God.

I sat down with Daniel White Hodge to talk about his book Homeland Insecurity: A Hip Hop Missiology for the Post-Civil Rights Context (IVP 2018). We talk about his concept of the wild, learning theology and missiology from Hip Hop, the gospel messages of Tupac Amaru Shakur and Kendrick Lamar, the deep problems of short-term mission and white led urban ministry, missiology as civil disruption, why most conversations on non-violence are too simplistic, and his claim that, generally, “reconciliation has no meaning other than marketable charm.” It is a wide-ranging and passionate conversation and I am very excited to get to share it with you all.

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Ep33. Healing our Broken Humanity, Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Joseph Hill

Ep33. Healing our Broken Humanity, Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Joseph Hill

I sat down (in person!) with Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Joseph Hill to talk about their new book, Healing Our Broken Humanity: Practices for Revitalising the Church and Renewing the World. We talk about the process of co-authoring, why they focused on practices, justice, lament, race, beauty, hospitality, and how writing the book has shaped their experience with The Sermon on the Mount. Watch on YouTube // Listen in Apple Podcasts

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Ep24. Gondwana Theology, Garry Worete Deverell

Ep24. Gondwana Theology, Garry Worete Deverell

I interviewed Gary Worete Deverell to talk about his book, Gondwana Theology: A Trawloolway man reflects on Christian Faith. We talk about the material, fleshy nature of First People’s Spirituality and the building blocks of country, kin, and Dreaming. We engage the Dreaming and Genesis 1 – the present power of Creation narratives to shape the identity of those colonised; we also cover reconciliation, racism, mischievous spirits, what to preach on Trinity Sunday, and his letter to his First Nations sisters and brothers navigating the white church… plus, a bunch of liturgy talk! Listen in iTunes // Watch on YouTube. Co-Presented with Insights, the magazine of the Uniting Church in Australia Synod of NSW/ACT

“The God made known in the stories of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures is a God who was sojourning with our people, here in this country, long before the calling of Abraham, or Moses, or St Paul. Our dreaming can be ‘read’ as a legitimate witness to that sojourning and should therefore be engaged as an equally rich source of revelation and guidance regarding the living of a human life that is good, beautiful and true” 

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