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The Unchurching Podcast

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Right now millions of believers are leaving the organized church, without abandoning their faith. Join Richard Jacobson, author of Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity, and his good friend, Gunnar Falk, as they discuss real life experiences in genuine spiritual community, outside the box.

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Right now millions of believers are leaving the organized church, without abandoning their faith. Join Richard Jacobson, author of Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity, and his good friend, Gunnar Falk, as they discuss real life experiences in genuine spiritual community, outside the box.

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Excellent

By Lkgift - Sep 30 2017
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Really enjoy the insight and topics on this podcast. Gunnar's humor is a plus!

Thanks for the encouragement

By Ndunn2000 - Apr 19 2017
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Just beginning the 'unchurching' journey and this material is a great encouragement.

iTunes Ratings

82 Ratings
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75
5
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Excellent

By Lkgift - Sep 30 2017
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Really enjoy the insight and topics on this podcast. Gunnar's humor is a plus!

Thanks for the encouragement

By Ndunn2000 - Apr 19 2017
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Just beginning the 'unchurching' journey and this material is a great encouragement.
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The Unchurching Podcast

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Right now millions of believers are leaving the organized church, without abandoning their faith. Join Richard Jacobson, author of Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity, and his good friend, Gunnar Falk, as they discuss real life experiences in genuine spiritual community, outside the box.

Rank #1: 003 Church planting 1 of 3

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An organized church can be built but a genuine church community must be birthed. Join Richard and Gunnar as they interview church planter, Thomas Fortson. This is part 1 of 3 of that interview.

Sep 05 2016

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Rank #2: 006 Why resist unchurching?

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If unchurching communities are more biblical, then why do so many believers resist this way of doing church? Join Richard and Gunnar in their first Q&A episode, as they tackle this question. Also, if you have a question, please send it in!

Sep 19 2016

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Rank #3: 004 Church planting 2 of 3

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Are we pursuing God’s idea of church or our own? Join Richard and Gunnar as they interview church planter, Thomas Fortson. This is part 2 of 3 of that interview.

Sep 05 2016

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Rank #4: 017 Senior pastor myths

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Did the early church have senior pastors? Do we need senior pastors to teach us the Bible, or to help us discern sound doctrine? The answers might surprise you.

Dec 05 2016

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Rank #5: 018 Christ and his church

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In this episode, Richard and Gunnar interview Jon Zens, author of A Church Building Every 1/2 Mile: What Makes American Christianity Tick? https://www.amazon.com/Church-Building-Every-Mile-Christianity/dp/097652225X/

Jon shares some mind-blowing insights about Christ’s relationship to his church. To explore these ideas further, check out Jon’s YouTube videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLImBHw_HSjqjG701IbM-fA/videos?flow=grid&sort=da&view=0

Dec 12 2016

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Rank #6: 007 Are small groups churches?

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Big organized churches often try to emulate the churches we read about in the Bible through some kind of small group program. But is a small group truly similar to a New Testament church community?

Sep 26 2016

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Rank #7: 009 Can institutions unchurch? 2 of 2

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Richard and Gunnar conclude their interview with Steve Simms, and discuss his book, Beyond Church: The Lost Word Of The Bible – Ekklesia. This is part 2 of 2 of that interview.

Oct 10 2016

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Rank #8: 052 Unchurching myths

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Richard addresses five misconceptions he's encountered about his book, Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity.

To learn more about unchurching, please go to: http://www.unchurching.com

To learn more about the Unchurching Comic Book, please go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/richardjacobson/unchurching-comic-book/

To check out the book, Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity, please go to: https://www.amazon.com/Unchurching-Christianity-Churchianity-Richard-Jacobson/dp/0692749950/

Aug 25 2017

37mins

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Rank #9: 016 Rebelliousness

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Is it rebellious to question the way we do church? And is it rebellious to leave the organized church?

Nov 28 2016

17mins

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Rank #10: 028 Nones and dones ministry

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Richard and Gunnar interview Renee Roederer, a minister who organizes a meetup for Nones and Dones in Ann Arbor, Michigan: https://www.meetup.com/Nones-Dones-Building-Community-and-Friendship/

Feb 20 2017

35mins

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Rank #11: 027 Unchurching for pastors

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Richard and Gunnar interview former vocational pastor, Kenny Burchard, about his unchurching journey. Kenny is one of the primary contributors at ThinkTheology.org. You can find his feature page on the site here: http://thinktheology.org/author/kburchard/

Feb 13 2017

32mins

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Rank #12: 015 How to spread unchurching

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We asked the 1,500+ members of the Unchurching Facebook group what question they wanted us to tackle next, and the number one answer was, “How can we spread unchurching groups around the world?”

Nov 21 2016

18mins

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Rank #13: 022 Listener questions

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In this episode, Richard and Gunnar tackle a few different questions from members of the Unchurching Facebook group. Also, we reference a roundtable discussion between Neil Cole, Jon Zens, Keith Giles, Dan Herford, and Richard Jacobson, regarding decision-making in non-institutional churches, which you can find here: https://youtu.be/bIovV6uwwpM

Jan 09 2017

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Rank #14: 036 More myths about pastors

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A few months ago, we tackled some big myths about pastors. That episode was so popular, and we got so many followup questions, we decided to make a sequel, tackling some more myths about this imaginary church position.

If you haven’t heard it yet, make sure to check out the previous episode, Senior pastor myths, here: http://unchurching.libsyn.com/017-senior-pastor-myths

Apr 17 2017

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Rank #15: 025 Crucifying our politics 1 of 2

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Richard and Gunnar interview Keith Giles, author of Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics to Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb. You can find out more about Keith’s book here: http://www.jesusuntangled.com

Also, check out Keith interview on Not Your Pastor’s Podcast: https://notyourpastorspodcast.com/2017/01/19/e018/

And his interview on the Halfway There podcast: http://ericnevins.com/podcast/halfwaythere/035/

Jan 30 2017

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Rank #16: 020 Dealing with offenses

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Richard and Gunnar interview Carrie Walters, regarding her amazing article for 3rdRace.org, about how to deal with offenses. You should definitely check out Carrie’s original article here: http://3rdrace.org/body-life-101-offenses/

Dec 25 2016

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Rank #17: 044 Amy’s church adventure

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Check out this fascinating interview with an Unchurching Facebook group member, Amy Orban, who is currently pursuing ordination, while unchurching at the same time.

Jun 12 2017

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Rank #18: 038 Unchurching with children

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Finally, Richard and Gunnar tackle the number one recurring question they receive from listeners.

May 01 2017

22mins

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Rank #19: 035 A talk with Milt Rodriguez

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035 A talk with Milt Rodriguez

Richard and Gunnar talk with long-time church planter Milt Rodriguez about what makes some organic church communities more fruitful than others.

If you’re interested in the conference mentioned in this episode, you can find out more here: http://www.tothesaints.com/event-inforegistration/

Also, if you’d like to get Milt’s free ebook about planting organic churches, click here: http://miltrodriguez.com/1185

And be sure to check out Milt’s blog!

Apr 10 2017

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Rank #20: 050 Angela’s music

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Richard and Gunnar interview Richard’s cousin, Angela Burns, about her childhood experience with the Jesus Movement, as well as her amazing music.

Make sure to check out Angela’s worship album, Deeper Than the Blue: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/deeper-than-the-blue/id1142096307

As well as her singer / songwriter album, Arbitrary Mind: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arbitrary-mind/id598103816

You can also keep up with Angela on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelaBurnsMusic/

Aug 05 2017

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