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The Neighborhood as a Sacred Place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BprBr1XVxE In his keynote talk for the Parish Collective’s Inhabit 2020 At Home Conference, John draws on insights from Walter Brueggemann and Dave Chapelle to explain how participants can turn their neighborhoods into sacred places. When John asked him what makes...

Coming to the Stage

Indianapolis poet and performer Januarie York read Coming to the Stage to open and close John and Peter's August 4 Conversation with DeAmon Harges. Watch the video here. Coming to the Stage You don’t have a clue why I do what...

Abundant Community Book Study Guide

In Kitchener, Ontario, community reinventor Jonathan Massimi once led a discussion group with city staff, eight community connectors and a neighborhood association to explore the ideas from John and Peter's book The Abundant Community. That initiative grew into an eight-week...

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

About every six weeks for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their February 20, 2018 dialog they invited Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing...

Freeing Yourself from the Consumer Culture

In this wide-ranging interview Peter talks with Eric Zimmer, host and producer of The One You Feed, named one of the Best Health Podcasts of All Time by The Huffington Post. Peter discusses some of the big questions he is tackling lately,...

Withering into the Truth

Though leaves are many, the root is one; Through all the lying days of my youth I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun, Now may I wither into the truth. — William Butler Yeats In a few days, I’ll turn 78. When friends...

Tough Love

Here’s a little Valentine’s essay for all the caring change-makers out there, especially those whose efforts are ignored or misunderstood. ~ Al Marrying love with justice isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes an open heart to fall in love...

Are We There Yet?

In a recent interview in preparation for NewScoop's conversation on An Other Kingdom, John explored the questions How will we know when we have departed the consumer culture? and How will we know we have arrived?  John believes that as we see three particular...

Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann and John McKnight in Conversation

John and Peter were joined in their conversation on March 8, 2018 by Walter Brueggemann, co-author of their recently released new book An Other Kingdom: Departing the Consumer Culture. Also joining them were special guests and friends Peter Pula and...

Innovation Is Birthed from Disorder

Here’s some advice for the explorer in you who desires to make the world better, particularly the young bright sparks who are just setting out. Trust all your senses. When your experience compels you to seek something different and your...

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The Neighborhood as a Sacred Place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BprBr1XVxE In his keynote talk for the Parish Collective’s Inhabit 2020 At Home Conference, John draws on insights from Walter...

When Renters Can Earn Equity

Writing in Backyard, a newsletter exploring scalable solutions to make housing fairer, more affordable and more environmentally sustainable, Emily Nonko puts Cincinnati's Margie Spinney...

The Six Conversations

One. The Proposition https://youtu.be/gIj4o0ygwKk Two. The Possibility https://youtu.be/8OrOKhte7TI Three. The Promise https://youtu.be/SNn2uqyuZPU Four. The Point https://youtu.be/9rpDrJGPuW8 Copyright © 2020 Peter Block. All rights reserved. Re-posted by permission. Produced for designedlearning.com and peterblock.com by Panoptic Media, Jim Prues, Creative...

Coming to the Stage

Indianapolis poet and performer Januarie York read Coming to the Stage to open and close John and Peter's August 4 Conversation with DeAmon Harges....

The Neighborhood Is the Center

About every six weeks for the last six years, John and Peter have hosted conversations with community-building social innovators as their guests. Their August...