PALESTINE, with Mark Braverman [LDT007] Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:06 — 44.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJust about the most difficult things for Christians to talk about is Israeli oppression of the people of Palestine. While most people can clearly see the terrible human rights situation, we are […]

BONHOEFFER’S BLACK JESUS: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance [LDT006] Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:31 — 49.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGerman theologian and activist Dietrich Bonhoeffer comes up in conversation quite often in these “dangerous times.” He was executed by the Third Reich, just weeks before the allied victory, for participating in […]

PLANTING a CHURCH, with Rev. Sarah Buteux & Rev. Anna Woofenden [LDT005] Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:01 — 40.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMany new kinds of church have been tried in the past fifteen or twenty years. The standard model for church is simply not working in many twenty first century communities. Experiments have […]

FEED ALL REGARDLESS OF MEANS, with Rev. Tommy Brown [LDT004] Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:26 — 46.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRev. Tommy Brown, of Boone, North Carolina is part of a team that runs a restaurant that offers food to all, both paying customers and non-paying customers. Part of a growing movement […]

Brandan Robertson – EVANGELICALS FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY [LDT003] Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:20 — 36.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrandan Robertson is a young Evangelical who wants to make the Church’s theology match up with what it does in the world. He and some friends recently announced the creation of Evangelicals […]

THE VIOLENCE OF DEMANDING PEACEFUL PROTEST, with Rev. Jeff Hood [LDT002] Play in new window | Download (Duration: 56:41 — 51.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOn August 9, a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, shot teenager, Michael Brown, who’s arms were raised in the sign of surrender. We are all familiar with the tumult of the next couple […]

My Fantasy Sunday Morning Church Service

It happened yesterday, Sunday, September 21. I arrived at church and what I found was my community preparing to go (together) to the People’s Climate March, here in New York City. I’ve often thought that if church is supposed to be the body of Christ, if church community was created […]

REBOOTING A CHURCH: Rev. Bob Brashear [LDT001] Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:01:49 — 56.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOur fist guest on this new podcast is Rev. Bob Brashear from West Park Presbyterian Church, on the Upper West Side in New York City. Bob’s church is facing the typical problems […]

The Missteps of the Clergy in Ferguson

A friend just forwarded me a terrific article from the St. Louis Post Dispatch, by Rev. Jeff Hood. ( Rev. Jeff has nailed it. Some people who really don’t know much about Christianity, or religion for that matter, always glom onto the idea that Christians are looking toward a world […]