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Igniting Imagination - 2022 Locke Leaders

Season 5 of Igniting Imagination is here! Host Lisa Greenwood and co-host Matt Russell talk spiritual entrepreneurship and innovative ministry with author, activist, and public theologian Brian McLaren and our four 2022 Locke Innovative Leaders. The recipients of the second annual Tom Locke Innovative Leader Award are individuals from across the country who exemplified innovative spiritual leadership and missionally driven entrepreneurship.

Hopkin Audiogram

The Latest Episode

May 19, 2022

Episode 5: Living the Questions with Shannon Hopkins

Shannon Hopkins has been asking, “God, what is the church you are building today?” for decades–and she’s been living that question. Shannon’s pursuit of new forms of Christian community inspired her to move to London.

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Episode Quotes

People who lead institutions learn by imitating. And so they need to look at some entrepreneurs who are trying some fresh and different things...I would say to the entrepreneurs, I would say don't imitate, innovate.
– Brian McLaren
Episode 1
I think as part of what the kingdom of God looks like, we all have different gifts and we all use those gifts in different ways to help build up the kingdom of God. But when we come together, oh my goodness, we can do some really great work.
– Dr. Kit Evans-Ford
Episode 2
That's what the word arrabon means; it means a foretaste. We could be a foretaste, a keynote of God. And that's a great thing to be part of, who doesn't want to be part of that?
– David Bailey
Episode 3
So the world is my parish and we like to say the parish is my world. By parish, I mean the neighborhood. We’re going to engage in the world, be part of it, be really engaged in the throes of public life. Let’s make the parish our world and be committed to it.
– Coté Soerens
Episode 4
Jesus always kept like pulling away from the crowd...to pray. We need to hold empty space for prayer, but also space to dream and space to see and space to listen. And, I just don't think innovation happens under pressure. But it doesn't happen if there's no impetus, like it needs something, like an oyster makes a pearl, there's got to be some grit to it.
– Shannon Hopkins
Episode 5

Previous Episodes

Coté Soerens

May 12, 2022

Episode 4: The Parish is My World with Coté Soerens

Coté Soerens has made her neighborhood in South Park, Seattle her world. When you listen to Coté tell her story, you’ll hear how the Spirit has worked inspiring people to dream dreams that have ultimately made the seemingly impossible possible.

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David Bailey

May 05, 2022

Episode 3: The Soul of Reconciliation with David Bailey

Arrabon means “a foretaste of the kingdom.” This conversation with David Bailey is full of Arrabon! David shares how his passion for God and scripture led to his vision for reconciling communities to achieve healing and justice.

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Kit Audiogram

April 28, 2022

Episode 2: Creating Healing Spaces through Social Enterprise with Kit Evans-Ford

Dr. Kit Evans-Ford’s passion for providing safe spaces for survivors of domestic and sexual violence is deeply personal. Kit shares how her family story and life experiences led her to discern her purpose and learn how to start a social enterprise.

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Mc Laren Audiogram

April 21, 2022

Episode 1: Brian McLaren on Becoming a New Kind of Christian and New Kind of Church

To help us set the stage for Season 5, we begin with Brian McLaren! With startling clarity, he lays bare the deeply troubling and the fundamentally beautiful aspects of the church and what it means to be the Body of Christ in the world.

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April 19, 2022

Igniting Imagination Season 5 Trailer

Season 5 of Igniting Imagination is here! Host Lisa Greenwood and co-host Matt Russell talk spiritual entrepreneurship and innovative ministry with author, activist, and public theologian Brian McLaren and our four 2022 Locke Innovative Leaders.

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