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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
Brueggemann Biography available for pre-release on Amazon and receive extras for purchasingJanuary 26, 2023
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Nick Lowe and Nicodemus--Closer to the Light than They Might ThinkDecember 15, 2022
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My Amish Grandfather's Dark Secrets Where Martyrdom was a Sign of FaithfulnessDecember 15, 2022
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God with PTSD (Episode 5 of Advent)December 14, 2022
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The story of James Weldon Johnson: Emancipated from Shame, Oppression and Darkness (Episode 4)December 13, 2022
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And so God began again (Episode 3)December 13, 2022
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It all began in the darkness (Episode 2)December 13, 2022
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God in the Dark (Episode I)December 13, 2022
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From Grace as "Unmerited favor" to the grace "we deserve!"December 11, 2022
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What if Jesus came for the church too?December 07, 2022
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When and why did sin and hell become part of the Good News?November 30, 2022
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When the Gospel becomes an "instrument of oppression"November 30, 2022
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Jesus came for those "with their backs against the wall" (Howard Thurman)November 28, 2022
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Praise and politics--rethinking AnabaptismNovember 24, 2022
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Praise the Lord or congratulations? One is worship of God and the other of self!November 22, 2022
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Why I am not just a "red-letter" Christian and Brueggemann's GodNovember 21, 2022
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Walter Brueggemann and the PsalmsNovember 16, 2022
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"Good morning Death Row!" Another lesson from Anthony Ray HintonNovember 14, 2022
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Theologian Carolyn Roy Yoder: Biblical wisdom literature, injustice, and BrueggemannNovember 07, 2022
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The Prophetic Imagination of wrongfully convicted Mr. Anthony Ray Hinton November 04, 2022
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Focusing on the "most engaged" in the recent MC USA survey will only retain the status quoOctober 31, 2022
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A Mother Superior, Cancelled by Fuller Seminary, and embraced by John GoldingayOctober 31, 2022
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The Naming of Walter Brueggemann's first biographyOctober 10, 2022
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"Ethan the Ezrahite needs a Psych Eval or a Sedative" (Meditation on Psalm 89 continued)October 05, 2022
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A Leader Not "Ending Well" (Further reflections from Psalm 89)October 03, 2022
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