#54 Ron Ruthruff is Closer to the Edge

Dr. Ron Ruthruff is the author of The Least of These: Lessons Learned from Kids on the Street and Closer to the Edge: Walking with Jesus for the World’s Sake. He is the Associate Professor of Theology and Culture at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Ron has spent thirty years serving unhoused, street involved youth and their families, and has cultivated community for over twenty-five years in Seattle’s Rainier Valley with his wife Linda. In this episode of the RePlacing Church Podcast, he joins me to discuss:

  • Having the courage to step ‘towards the edge’ and into the unique faith journey God has for you
  • How to listen to, understand and value people with different experiences to your own
  • Admitting our shortcomings and taking a posture of humility and mutuality
  • Why we must locate our faith in the context of our neighborhood

*Originally posted at theV3movement.org

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Episode Song Credits: “Another Wrong to Right” and “You Won’t Walk Alone” by Mercir. “Closed” by Zadok Wartes. Used with Permission.

Production Assistance by Nate Tubbs.


Originally published at RePlacing Church.

RePlacing Church

Exploring spirituality, community, and social change to help people imagine, create, and lead neighborhood church expressions.

Ben Katt

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Ben Katt

Host of the RePlacing Church Podcast. Church planting coach & consultant w/ @thresholdsgroup. Cofounder @parishcollectiv, founder Awake Church & Aurora Commons.

RePlacing Church

Exploring spirituality, community, and social change to help people imagine, create, and lead neighborhood church expressions.

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