Daniel GrotheThe Power of Place
Daniel Grothe and the guys discuss his new book, The Power of Place, which speaks the sense of loneliness that many feel in today’s age of hypermobility and noncommittal wandering, reminding us of the ancient vow of stability and teaching us how we can lead a richer life of friendship, community, and purpose.
They also touched on the deconstruction movement within the church, how authoritarian leadership has wounded and undermined trust, and how healing and connection are available only where we practice the long game of family.
“We live in a world that is enamored with financial capital…What most people don’t think about is the thick layering of social capital.”
“If we have deep pockets but we don’t have social capital, we are poor.”
“As long as you’re protecting the machine, you’re missing the lonely who are out there…”
“The very worst wounds that happen to us are through the perverse laying on of hands.” I will go at your pace to earn your trust. If it takes ten years to lay hands and speak life, I got all the time in the world…”
“Can we make a conversational space; can we make the church of Jesus not (about) a platform to spout our certainties and tow the party line with our little tight theologies and recover the psalms of lament”
Podcast intro and outro music by Wilde Assembly
Jason Clark is a writer, producer, and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.