Poverty and Protest - With Guest Co-Host Bonnie Rambob - 123


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Poverty and protest: let’s fight poverty not the poor. That’s a message Jeff, Allen, and Bonnie find so central to their faith, two of them joined MLK and Rev. Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign, risking arrest to speak it. In this episode, hear about the intersections between that story, the way communities of faith misconstrue the poor, whether or not some things are “earned” (including unearned income and healthcare), Capitalism and church, protest, the military industrial complex, ecological devastation, racism, prosperity gospel, the prophetic tradition, discipleship and more, followed by a hilarious round of three preachers “Jesus Juking.”

Poverty and Protest Conversation (01:37)

Jesus Juke Segment (55:10)


From Our Conversation on Poverty and Protest

From Our Jesus Juke Segment


Bonnie wanted to add that there were people in her former context who did organize and worked hard to establish a homeless sheltering program in the Placerville area. Under the leadership of a wonderful pastor, the SDA Church in Camino offered their fellowship hall as a sheltering space. They continue to be faith-based social justice leaders in that community.


Thank you to Bonnie Rambob for joining our conversation this week. Bonnie is the co-pastor at Parkside Community Church. Bonnie has also served the Congregational Church of San Mateo as Transitional Minister for Intergenerational Education. As a graduate of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, she offers expertise in multi-faith leadership, the spirituality of children, process theology and church organizational structure. Drawing from her fundamentalist Christian background, she co-leads several outreach ministries to those spiritual travelers who are migrating out of fundamentalist Christianity.


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Jeff is the Director of Discipleship at a United Methodist church on the central coast of California and co-founder of Irenicast. In addition to getting his B.A. in Theology, he also received his ordination through the prestigious online organization of The Universal Life Church whose alumni include the likes of Conan O’Brien and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Jeff loves all things that tell a story: people, movies, tv, music, comics, etc.

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Allen is the pastor of a UCC church in Northern California and co-founder of Irenicast. He believes in the importance of education, peace, and ecology, throws things to his border collie Sonata, and writes for multiple platforms.

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