Tendril Podcast

Tendril is a show about current events and cultural trends as seen through the lens of contemplative Christianity. If the heated rhetoric of the “culture wars” and partisan treatment of the Gospel is getting you down, and you believe a fresh look is needed at the historical story of Jesus’ mission in the world, you are in the right place. Every episode we seek to inspire, critique, and inform — provoking thought for a progressive and discerning audience.

Produced by Trellis Magazine
Hosted by Jared White


Latest Episode

Richard Jacobson, Author of “Unchurching”

We spoke with Richard Jacobson, an author, podcaster, and once full-time minister in the institutional church who had originally experienced Christian faith in the context of 70s hippie culture. In Jacobson’s book “Unchurching: Christianity without Churchianity”, he presents a deconstructive argument against the scriptural validity of institutional church models, as well as a positive argument for organic communities such as house churches.

We asked him about his ministry background, his life-long journey away from and back towards organic community, and his experience becoming a self-published author. Enjoy!

Show Notes:

A published, edited transcript of this show is also available


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