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  • YoRocko Podcast

    Published August 28, 2015

     

    Rocky Supinger talks with Ben Johnston-Krase
    Ben Johnston-Krase talks about his new worshiping community Farm Church—not a church on a farm, a church that is a farm.

     

    <---- Ben Johnston-Krase has served churches in Austin, Texas, and most recently, Racine, Wisconsin. In July 2014, Ben caught a vision for Farm Church in a dream, and he has been sharing that vision ever since. Before that, he was the associate pastor for campus and young adult ministries at University Presbyterian Church in Austin and then the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Racine. Read about his dreams for Farm Church in ...

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  • Recovering Reverend

    Published August 28, 2015

     

    Owning our story
    How I came to believe that church wasn’t the place for a broken person like me

    by Derrick L. Weston

    Shame derives its power from being unspeakable. That’s why it loves perfectionists—it’s so easy to keep us quiet. If we cultivate enough awareness about shame to name it and speak to it, we’ve basically cut it off at the knees. Shame hates having words wrapped around it. If we speak shame, it begins to wither. Just the way exposure to light was deadly for the gremlins, language and story bring light to ...

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  • Ponderings

    Published August 27, 2015

     

    Therapy Ain't for Black Folk?!

    by Shanell T. Smith

    It's all I see in movies.
    It's all that I've heard spoken.
    "Black folk don't do therapy.
    Unless he was a 'token'
    Negros don't believe in sittin'
    With no man to help to free us
    We don't need no medication
    All we needs, we got; it's Jesus!
    Ain't no time for cryin' and frettin'.
    The chu'ch'll pray to remove the hold.
    Don't go runnin to no therapy
    Leave that mess to da white folk."
    Well, I'm Black and ...

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