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Sandra Van Opstal

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A Conversation with Sandra Van Opstal

The Morgan Harper Nichols Show

Today, I’m chatting with Sandra Van Opstal: Instagram | Sandra's Website | Chasing Justice WebsiteConnect with me!—> Instagram—> Garden24 (shop)—> YouTube


17 Feb 2021

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Sandra Van Opstal -Hearing Amos Over the Noise of the Priests of Bethel

Inverse Podcast

In this moment we need to hear from Pastor Sandra Van Opstal. Celebrity worship pastors using their social media to shut down people lifting up Amos. Other celebrity worship leaders lead revivals that provide the soundtrack for Trump-style white supremacy that risks more lives during a pandemic that has claimed the lives of 163,000 people in the U.S.A. already. All this to sing over the top of people protesting injustices, sometimes literally in the places people like George Floyd have been murdered, without the family’s permission or the communities consent. When we thought of people to speak into this reality, the incredible work, witness and writing of our friend Pastor Sandra Van Opstal came to mind. Sandra Van Opstal latest book is called “The Next Worship” and captures some of her international leadership to see the church embrace every tribe and tongue as we become a worshiping people pursuing justice. Pastor Sandra is a second-generation Latina and the co-founder and Executive Director of Chasing Justice and Executive Pastor for Grace and Peace Community. Sandra Van Opstal lives on the west-side of Chicago [USA] with her husband and two boys where she works as a liturgist, author, pastor and justice activist at the intersection of poverty, race and global mission. https://chasingjustice.com/about/ Featured on this episode: Pastor Sandra Van OpstalDrew HartJarrod McKenna

1hr 29mins

17 Aug 2020

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Living cross-culturally | Sandra Van Opstal + Karl Ostroski

Love or Work

In episode 101, we meet Sandra Van Opstal and Karl Ostroski - an amazing couple who shares about their work, their relationship, and raising children who care about justice! Sandra is the Executive Director of Chasing Justice, a movement led by people of color to mobilize a lifestyle of faith and justice, and Karl is a consultant. Sandra and Karl dive into what it's like to married to someone who grew up very differently from the other - from culture, age, and class. This duo is raising sons who are both five, born two days apart, and they also share with us about their experience in raising bi-racial children and how to encourage them to be justice-minded. Listen up for three things: cross-cultural marriage, wing woman, and TOWG. There's so much practical wisdom in this episode!To learn more:https://chasingjustice.com/Welcome to the Love or Work Podcast, hosted by Andre Shinabarger (Physician Assistant, Grady Hospital) and Jeff Shinabarger (Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Plywood People). They are asking the question: Is it possible to change the world, stay in love and raise a healthy family? 100 interviews where Jeff and Andre learn from other working families in the journey of marriage, purpose and parenting.Website: www.loveorwork.comHome Together: A date night right where you areInstagram: www.instagram.com/loveorworkLove or Work is a project of Plywood People.Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta leading a community of start-ups doing good.www.plywoodpeople.com

1hr 12mins

23 Jun 2020

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Sandra Van Opstal

Everything In Between

In episode 16 we sit-down with Sandra Van Opstal. Sandra Maria Van Opstal, a second-generation Latina, pastors at Grace and Peace Community on the west-side of Chicago.  She is a preacher, liturgist and activist who re-imagining the intersection of worship and justice.In this episode Daniel and Jess discuss with Sandra about being an activist in order to change how we worship. After the episode, special guest Seth (Daniel’s Dad) makes an appearance, and Daniel Jess discuss the burdens that women carry when speaking publicly.  Find out more about Sandra: http://www.sandravanopstal.com/about/Host, Daniel Kunkel (shorturl.at/exIZ1)Co-Host, Jessica Senbetu (shorturl.at/gjLO7)Producer, Scott Bolin (shorturl.at/kloX9)Graphics, Gabe Senbetu (shorturl.at/ikJR7)Our theme song is by Joel Adam Russell (http://joeladamrussell.com/) Follow us on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/eib.podcast/?hl=enCheck out our website: eibpodcast.com 

1hr 33mins

18 Nov 2019

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119 - Hope in Suffering | Sandra Van Opstal

FULLER sermons

Sandra Van Opstal, pastor, author, and activist, preaches an Easter message about the communal nature of suffering and the global church’s witness of hope in the midst of it. This audio is a recording from Fuller’s All-Seminary Chapel on April 24, 2019. Music at the beginning and end of this audio stream is taken from a recent album entitled REVERE | RESTORE, created and recorded by members of the Fuller community under the leadership of Ed Willmington, director of the Fred Bock Institute of Music at Fuller’s Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts.


1 May 2019

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Episode #9: Sandra Van Opstal - Discovering The Difference Between Justice and Compassion

The Generation Distinct Podcast

Pastor, Liturgist, Author, and Activist Sandra Van Opstal joins us for Episode #9 as we take an honest look at the difference between justice and compassion. We’ll discover that justice is more than just an easy fix or simple solution or temporary handout.  Together, we’ll be given practical next steps to get off the sidelines and start becoming real activists in our world.


1 Apr 2019

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The Next Worship with Sandra Van Opstal - In All Things Charity Season 5

In All Things Charity

What's the goal of worship? Is it authenticity? Quality? Comfort? Sandra Van Opstal has a much more radical suggestion: How can our worship represent every culture, tribe and tongue? How can churches embody that vision every Sunday?

14 May 2018

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Episode 6: Ctrl+Alt+Surrender featuring Sandra Van Opstal

How to Fix a Broken Record

In Part 5 of the book How to Fix a Broken Record, Amena uses a play on the classic PC reset, by calling this section Ctrl+Alt+Surrender to talk about the things in life she tried to control, the places she learned to surrender and the ways she is learning to care for her soul. In this episode of the podcast about the book, Amena talks with pastor and author of The Next Worship, Sandra Van Opstal about soul care in community and the vulnerability of surrender. For more info on Sandra Van Opstal visit http://www.sandravanopstal.com/.

28 Nov 2017

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LU05: What's multi-ethnic worship? (Sandra Van Opstal)

One Step Forward

What's worship going to look like in this diverse world?Sandra Van Opstal, worship pastor, shares her thoughts on how worship will be changing in a more diverse and multi-ethnic country. She provides insights on the difference in worship styles based on culture and ethnic background. Her newly released book, Next Worship: Glorifying God in a Diverse World, gives more insights on multi-ethnic worship and the need for the community to embrace this more.Get more on the links and show notes at www.samuelyoon.com

1hr 3mins

29 Dec 2015

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Sandra Van Opstal chapel message 10/24/11

Chapel Services, 2011-2012


24 Oct 2011