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A Church Dismantled--A Kingdom Restored

Conrad L. Kanagy

“Is God's Spirit dismantling the church because we have so failed God's mission?And if so, as I believe, how do we work with the Spirit rather than against the Spirit?" Prophetic or not, the idea I posited fifteen years ago of a dismantled church has only gained traction since I first posed it. The response to the podcast has been quite unexpected, now with more than 72,000 episodes downloaded in 102 countries and more than 2,700 cities. The podcast seems to particularly resonate with those on the run from the church and feel alienated or marginalized by the church. The podcast has allowed me to draw upon nearly three decades of teaching sociology, thirty-five years of sociological research, fifteen years of church and denominational consulting, twenty years of ministry, my childhood and coming of age in a conservative Mennonite/Amish community, and my diagnosis three years ago of Parkinson’s Disease. Most recently I have written the first biography of Walter Brueggemann entitled "Walter Brueggemann and the Prophetic Imagination: A Theological Biography" (Fortress Press, 2023). You can follow the development and release of the book, get access to my private pages, and subscribe to my blog for 4.95 annually at www.centerforpropheticimagination.org.
Episodes
When and why did sin and hell become part of the Good News?November 30, 2022 Episode artwork When the Gospel becomes an "instrument of oppression"November 30, 2022 Episode artwork Jesus came for those "with their backs against the wall" (Howard Thurman)November 28, 2022 Episode artwork Praise and politics--rethinking AnabaptismNovember 24, 2022 Episode artwork Praise the Lord or congratulations? One is worship of God and the other of self!November 22, 2022 Episode artwork Why I am not just a "red-letter" Christian and Brueggemann's GodNovember 21, 2022 Episode artwork The Power of Praise, Walter Brueggemann vs. Rolf Jacobson, and the Black ChurchNovember 16, 2022 Episode artwork "Good morning Death Row!" Another lesson from Anthony Ray HintonNovember 14, 2022 Episode artwork Theologian Carolyn Roy Yoder: Biblical wisdom literature, injustice, and BrueggemannNovember 07, 2022 Episode artwork The Prophetic Imagination of wrongfully convicted Mr. Anthony Ray Hinton November 04, 2022 Episode artwork A Mother Superior, Cancelled by Fuller Seminary, and embraced by John GoldingayOctober 31, 2022 Episode artwork Focusing on the "most engaged" in the recent MC USA survey will only retain the status quoOctober 31, 2022 Episode artwork The Naming of Walter Brueggemann's first biographyOctober 10, 2022 Episode artwork "Ethan the Ezrahite needs a Psych Eval or a Sedative" (Meditation on Psalm 89 continued)October 05, 2022 Episode artwork Brueggemann, Sovereignty and Sainthood continuedOctober 03, 2022 Episode artwork A Leader Not "Ending Well" (Further reflections from Psalm 89)October 03, 2022 Episode artwork Brueggemann and Sovereignty--the Saints and Submission, and Our Modern Aversion to BothOctober 02, 2022 Episode artwork A funeral fit for a colonial empireOctober 02, 2022 Episode artwork Professor Doug Meeks of Vanderbuilt University speaks about the dismantling of the United Methodist Church--Full episodeOctober 02, 2022 Episode artwork Jim Wallis Interview--Full episodeOctober 02, 2022 Episode artwork Buechner, Brueggemann and Muilenburg--the common denominatorOctober 02, 2022 Episode artwork Buechner, Brueggemann, and the Bible continuedOctober 02, 2022 Episode artwork Millennial Pastor Sean Muldowney shares his adult conversion story and his journey with Jesus to racial justice October 01, 2022 Episode artwork Division, Denial, Brueggemann: A Study of Mennonite Church USASeptember 24, 2022 Episode artwork The Bible is for Losers--A Cross-over podcast with "Imagination Restor(i)ed"'September 13, 2022 Episode artwork