56) "Let There Be Potluck" | Colin McCartney (Part 2)

"...And what I do, I understand." This week, Mark shares an update about The Alter, how a key moment in Denver changed some of his plans, and how an unexpected conversation with a new neighbour a few houses down confirmed the next step for mindful neighbouring initiatives on his street.

Then Mark sits down again with Rev. Colin McCartney of Connect Leadership Ministries - author of Red Letter Revolution and The Beautiful Disappointment, and founder of Urban Promise Toronto. This week in Part 2, Colin talks about the social dynamics in low-income and government housing, the role of media's negative portrayals of our neighbours below the poverty line, and the challenges of a generation born into grinding poverty. Called to be a "broker of hope" and to call forward a community of hope brokers, Colin shares how Urban Promise grew and how the stories shared in Red Letter Revolution and The Beautiful Disappointment formed him, impacted the city, and directed his trajectory. Finally, he discusses his latest project, and how Connect Leadership Ministries is giving youth a place to land, a goal to aspire to, and a way to unleash their unique gifts and passions on their neighbourhoods.

 

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Next Week's Episode 57

Dr. Blake Martin