How we failed to plant a successful church

Bec Cranford-Smith

 How We failed at Successful Church Planting  I sat with middle aged white men in a room decorated by someone infatuated with browns and oranges. The paintings seemed vaguely reminiscent of French vineyards and Italian streets, yet I was closer to crop dust, cotton and Crepe Myrtles in Macon, Georgia. The inquiry began after a couple of jokes and a word of prayer. I crafted my vision of the Church of The Misfits, sharing with conviction about contextualizing Christ to … [Read more...]

“Flipped” About Lent & Resurrection

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Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Lent is a time of lengthening, stretching ourselves, as we journey toward celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus.Lately I've been thinking about an idea that has stretched me further, lengthened me. And, luckily, it has a roundabout connection to the Resurrection. So I'll share it with you.Last night my friend, and pastor, Doug Pagitt, hosted a book release party for his fantastic new book, Flipped:The provocative truth that changes … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – Hiatus, Sabbatical, Vacation

This week's edition of DPR is the last broadcast until June 2014. Doug needs to take sometime away from the show to focus on his new book ad will be taking a hiatus/sabbatical/vacation from the show. As Victoria put it, "he's only 1 human being". Victoria will use the time to recover from her latest head wound. We might get back together for a one-off/special edition of the show between now and June. Follow Doug on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the show.We love our listeners and thank … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – Aug 1 2013 – Interview With Mark Scandrette

This week we checked in with Mark Scandrette. Mark co-authored the book Free with his wife Lisa. The book is the culmination of seven years of financial workshops. This book embodies Mark's "Jesus Dojo".Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio -7/25/2013

After a few weeks off we are back! This week on Doug Pagitt Radio we kicked off the show with a quick grammar lesson from Victoria (everyone loves grammar). We also spoke with Matthew Lee Anderson, the author of  The End of Our Exploring.If you are interested about being an interviewer at the Wild Goose Festival next month shoot a message over to Victoria or Doug.Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – June 27, 2013

This week on Doug Pagitt Radio we checked in with John Shelby Spong. John's the author of The Forth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic. We also talked with Erin Lane and Enuma Okoro about their book Talking Taboo.Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – Interview With Bruce Reyes-Chow

After taking a week off, Victoria is back this week. This week on Doug Pagitt Radio, we chatted with Bruce Reyes-Chow. Bruce is the author of But I Don't See You as Asian: Curating Conversations About Race.Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – Interviews With Kyle Roberts & Peter Wallace

Victoria is taking a few weeks off so it is up to Doug to hold down the show. This week Doug caught up with Kyle Roberts & Peter Wallace. Kyle is the author of Emerging Prophet: Kierkegaard and the Postmodern People of God. Peter is the author of The Passionate Jesus: What We Can Learn from Jesus about Love, Fear, Grief, Joy and Living Authentically. Doug also checked in with an update after he ran 85 mile is 24 hours.Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – Interview with Bianca Broos

This week on Doug Pagitt Radio we chatted with social activist Bianca Broos and her friend Julie. Bianca teaches at The Rose and the Manna Home. She engages women who are on the fringes and have been outcasted by society. Bianca helped Julie escape from homelessness.Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – Interview With Ian Punnett

This week on Doug Pagitt Radio we checked in with Ian Punnett. Ian is the author of How to Pray When You're Pissed at God: Or Anyone Else for That Matter.Listen Here: … [Read more...]


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