Podcast Episode 52: Live at CCDA with Mark Strong & Joe Bowling

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ERB Editor C. Christopher Smith had the opportunity to hold a fascinating conversation about economics, gentrification, and demographic change with two church leaders and first-time podcast guests at CCDA, Mark Strong and Joe Bowling. Mark Strong (DMin, Portland Seminary) is senior pastor of Life Change Church, a diverse congregation located in the heart of inner-city Portland, Oregon. He serves on the Board of Regents at George Fox Seminary, and his newest book is, Who Moved My Neighborhood? Leading Congregations Through Gentrification and Economic Change (IVP Books, 2022). Joe Bowling lives and works on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis, and is executive director of Englewood Community Development Corporation and a member of Englewood Christian Church.

Chris talks with Mark and Joe about the history of their neighborhoods, as well as what they are currently reading.

Books and Writing Mentioned in this Episode:

If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger) 

  • Church for the Fatherless: A Ministry Model for Society’s Most Pressing Problem by Mark Strong
  • Who Moved My Neighborhood? Leading Congregations Through Gentrification and Economic Change by Mark Strong
  • Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr

If you’d like to order any of the above books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)

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