Interview


Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Conversation with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a speaker, spiritual writer, who, along with his wife Leah, founded Rutba House a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless share community with the formerly housed. He has also worked with the Rev. William Barber on the Poor People’s Campaign. Rev. Wilson-Hartgrove talks to Michael about his 2018 book Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder […]


Conversation with Tod Bolsinger

Dr. Tod Bolsinger is Vice President and Chief of Leadership Formation and Assistant Professor of Practice Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Bolsinger has authored three books, It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian: How the Community of God Transforms Lives, Show Time: Living Down Hypocrisy by Living Out the Faith, and we will have a conversation around his third book Canoeing the Mountains: […]


Conversation with John Pavlovitz

John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor, and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. In the past four years his blog “Stuff That Needs To Be Said” has reached a diverse worldwide audience. A 20-year veteran of local church ministry, John is committed to equality, diversity, and justice—both inside and outside faith communities. In 2017 he released his first book, A […]


Conversation with Mark Charles

Mark Charles is a national-speaker and writer regarding modern-day history. He leads his audiences to find the roots of social justice issues embedded deep in history. Mark gave a lecture called “The Heresy of Christendom and the Trauma of the Doctrine of Discovery” here in Charlottesville as part of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective‘s Cville2Jtown pilgrimage, October 6-13, 2018. In this video, Mark and I […]


Rev. Brenda Brown-Grooms

Rev. Brenda Brown-Grooms on Hard Conversations

The Rev. Brenda Brown-Grooms speaks to me about the importance of community, hard conversations, and paying attention to the people around us. Rev. Brown-Grooms talks about what led her to New Beginnings Christian Community in 2011 to co-pastor with Rev. Liz Emrey, the founder of the church. Rev. Brown-Grooms has also been an active member of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective. She will […]


Christian Picciolini

Christian Picciolini on Compassion and Empathy

Christian Picciolini is a former neo-Nazi leader who now devotes his life to helping people leave white supremacist and other extremist groups. He is the author of White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement–and How I Got Out. I had a moment to speak with Christian about compassion and empathy before his presentation at Mt. Zion […]