God‘s Story Podcast

Eric Costanzo - Inalienable

October 1, 2022

How does the American (and the global) church decenter itself from its idols? Can people in the margins of life help us achieve this?

Brent and Ian talk with Eric Costanzo, a pastor and teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Eric is executive director for Rising Village. Org, an organization with initiatives to help marginalized people.

Eric is the author (with Daniel Yang and Matthew Soerens) of a new IVP book called ‘Inalienable – How Marginalized Kingdom Voices Can Help Save The American Church’. 

  • (1:00) Why Eric thinks the American church needs saving;
  • (2:25) Power and control in the church;
  • (4:10) Has evangelicalism in the States become synonymous with American nationalism?
  • (6:40) The NZ context.  The quest for relevance;
  • (7:45) Listening to marginalized voices;
  • (10:00) Neglecting marginalized voices;
  • (11:40) How we can learn from the global church;
  • (13:12) Ephesians and the unity of the church;
  • (14:30) Theology and the global church;
  • (17:50) How we’ve neglected the poor and the vulnerable;
  • (20:50) Digging into the backstory of the church.  The importance of church history.

Links mentioned in this episode:

IV press

Eric Costanzo - Inalienable

Inalienable: How Marginalized Kingdom Voices Can Help Save the American Church

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