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Imagine a vibrant movement of passionate urban youth that are living out the Gospel in cities around the world and leading the next revival and iteration of the Church. The time for that is now. We welcome you to The Future Is Here Podcast where UYWI's CEO Tommy Nixon, along with many relevant leading voices, dive deep into what the future of the church looks like—future that is here, young, multi-ethnic, and a reflection of God's Kingdom.
 
Come hang out and spend some time in God's word with us! This podcast is a capture of our AMPED Student Ministries Sunday morning services here at New Day Christian Fellowship located in Riverside, CA. This ministry is created for those in Jr. High & High School to have a secure place to be real, to commit, and encourage others to get AMPED up in their walk with Christ! check out our facebook group at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/newdayyouthministry
 
2013 marks the ten year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by US and UK forces, the swift and catastrophic collapse of Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist regime, and the beginning of a period of occupation and radical societal change. On 16th October 2003, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1511 unanimously sanctioned a long-term international presence in Iraq effectively handing control of the country to Washington. This landmark date acts as the anchor of post- conflict governance in Iraq ...
 
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“Who am I?” You might’ve asked yourself this question once, twice, maybe more. We have lost the piece that makes us who we are. As leaders, we have a crisis. We are called to serve the marginalized, but the color of our skin disqualifies us. What happens when your Christian Community is not fighting for the injustices within our country? Do you lea…
 
How much of American Nationalism has seeped into the Church? We as Christians are in a spiritual battle against the evil forces of this world. When you add American nationalism to this battle, it creates enemies out of other people, and reality is, those people are created in the Image of God. In this current reality we see key groups of people who…
 
What would it cost for the church to abandon its position on the left and the right? What if you didn't have to choose sides? What if the gray is actually where Jesus led from? Jesus was a paradox and wasn’t afraid to embrace the tension. In The Future Is Here Podcast | Radical Middle Edition Tommy Nixon and Co-Host Fredy Romero break down the fund…
 
In the Season 2 Finale of The Future Is Here #Podcast titled The Third Way: Navigating The Pitfalls of The Right and The Left, our esteemed host and CEO Tommy Nixon talks to Atlanta-based lawyer, political strategist, Co-Founder, President of the AND Campaign, Justin Giboney about what it looks like to live as a Christ-follower in the tension of ou…
 
The Israel-Palestine conflict has persisted through history for what seems like forever now, and with its ceaseless nature and the amount of information out there because of how long it has lasted, this issue is becoming an increasingly sensitive subject to approach, but for good reason. It must be approached with nuance and consideration of lenses…
 
Last year after the presidential election, we got to talk to Sho Baraka of the And Campaign about the importance of Christians being nvolved in the political arena. We loved our discussion so much, we invited him back for The Future Is Here #podcast to talk to him about what he sees as the future of #evangelicalism and why the Black Church is centr…
 
In this episode of The Future Is Here Podcast, we are bringing into focus our #pursuethemillion campaign. So we invited a talented and inspirational individual who decided to leave the Church, not once but twice. Her name is Alma Lizzette Cardenas-Rodriguez and her ever-evolving story must be heard. Alma is a Mexican-American-born author and poet, …
 
More than any other generation, Millennials are some of the most misunderstood and misconstrued individuals within the context of human history, yes even as a new generation — Gen Z’s — continue to rise to the forefront as society’s new leaders. Gen Z’s represent a beacon of hope as we slowly emerge from a history-altering pandemic. But millennials…
 
Episode 14 marks the first time we’ve had 3 Guests on our podcast, at once, and we’re so excited for you to hear this conversation. In this episode, our wise and forward-thinking host Tommy Nixon talks to three amazing and diverse Latino leaders, Eli Bonilla, Sammy Rodriguez, Manny Dominguez, about what the future of the Latino/a Church could look …
 
As youth leaders, you probably already know from personal experience that the youth pastor is one of the most, if not, the most underappreciated individuals within the church. Not only does UYWI believe this to be the case, but so does the person who runs the largest youth group in America, Vince Parker, the Central Ministry Leader for Switch at Li…
 
The second season of The Future Is Here #Podcast has finally arrived! In episode 12 titled "Women Are the Future," we talk with Nicole Smithee, CEO and Co-Founder of Iridescent Women, a digital media company and membership program committed to awakening and championing the brilliance of every woman through honest conversations and authentic connect…
 
We invited our good friend and expert of many things, Eugene Cho, to talk about the importance of being involved within the sphere of #politicaldiscussion now more than ever, even after the election season has passed us by. Needless to say, he talks about how we must engage with grace—without being a jerk—hence the title of his new book titled “Tho…
 
Join us as Luc interviews Dave and Shannon Edmonson as they share their experiences crossing cultures. Their passion for loving the orphan is contagious. Dave and Shannon unpack the genesis story of One Generation Alliance and Rancho Hermosa and share the 'on the ground' stories of serving orphans. Their entire story is one miracle after another! G…
 
Luc interviews Tiffany Gunneman as she reflects on years of ministry and how her journey to the nations has radically changed her life. Tiffany unpacks the joys and sorrows of ministry, the learning curves of following Jesus and how crossing borders has given her passions she never knew she had! GIVE @ http://www.radicalmiddleministries.org/support…
 
Micah 6:8 "The Lord has shown you what is good. He has told you what he requires of you. You must act with justice. You must love to show mercy. And you must be humble as you live in the sight of your God." Have you ever wondered how to create change in your city through grassroots community organizing? Have you ever wondered if there is a biblical…
 
Luc interviews Sequoyah Thornton as she unpacks her journey with Jesus and her discoveries regarding ethnic identity. She shares about the joys and challenges of coming from multiple cultural backgrounds and how that's impacted her faith along the way. GIVE @ radicalmiddleministries.org/support facebook.com/radicalmiddle…
 
Our Kingdom citizenship doesn’t allow us to be content with injustice, and neither does the future of the Church. In this episode of The Future Is Here podcast, our host and CEO Tommy Nixon sits down with pastor, author, speaker, activist, racial justice educator, Dominique Gilliard to discuss why we must remember incarcerated people the way script…
 
Luc interviews Anthony and Erika Tate as they share their journey learning to forgive those that harm us. In beautiful vulnerability they expose us to the world from their eyes and the necessity of community as we learn to travel the narrow road of Jesus. GIVE @ http://www.radicalmiddleministries.org/support http://www.radicalmiddleministries.org h…
 
In a world where "Evangelical" has become a dirty word, we as believers in the future of The Church must ask ourselves, "How do we reclaim evangelism?" UYWI believes we must lead this next generation to be on fire for Jesus, and excited about sharing the beautiful and powerful truth of Christ. But what does that look like and how do we separate it …
 
UYWI believes some of the best art comes from suffering and pain—that it is most affecting when created from the margins of the urban contexts that we are involved with. It is no coincidence then that Christian tradition was birthed out of suffering, that spirituals and many worship songs come from slavery. Even modern music, such as rock & roll an…
 
The evangelical industry is a $1.2 trillion dollar industry that includes megachurches, book deals, television deals, movies, music, and curriculum—all put together. With an institution this large and flowing with dollar signs, we've got to be critical of the things we've built. We must open up this conversation to uncover what needs to be correcte…
 
Peacemaking is not just a good idea, it’s the mission of God and the vocation of God’s people. So what would the world look like if the Church took seriously, our call to be peacemakers? In pursuit of the answer, our guest Jon Huckins from The Global Immersion Project talks to our host Tommy Nixon about how he immerses himself into conflicts around…
 
In this episode, our guest Dr. Efrem Smith breaks down how the Evangelical Church has orphaned reconciliation away from repentance and restorative justice. Everything changes when we understand that there's no reconciliation, unity, nor right relationship with God and others without repentance and restorative justice. It's a great cost to be a reco…
 
The Church of the future must be trauma-informed. The World Health Organization has found that approximately 70% of individuals worldwide have been exposed to some type of traumatic event in their lifetime. This figure is even more pronounced in urban populations. In fact, one study found that nearly 90% of individuals who reside in low-income urba…
 
Our host Tommy Nixon speaks to Steve Carter, pastor, author, and co-host of The Home Team Podcast, about what the future of church-going looks like and how megachurches who are not embracing this new normal through the digital age, will suffer heading into #thefuture, a future that is young, urban, & multi-ethnic. Support the show (https://interlan…
 
In this episode, Tommy Nixon speaks with UCLA Professor, Pastor, and author of “The Brown Church,” Robert Chao Romero to unravel the multi-ethnic reality of the Kingdom of God and discuss why it is so important to have the WHOLE body of Christ contribute to the Church and Kingdom. This means embracing the beautiful inevitability of the future of th…
 
Luc interviews Julianne Kowalski who serves full-time with Shear Love International. Julianne shares about her first encounters with Jesus, her wrestle with faith and anxiety and the ways we can unknowingly hurt the very people we are hoping to serve. Check out these great resources: http://www.shearloveinternational.org http://www.freerainint.org …
 
We can no longer hold on to old paradigms while millions leave and disengage with the Church. The future is young, urban, and multi-ethnic. Jesus challenged the power structures of religion while on Earth and instituted the movement of the Church using a band of young radicals that were so moved by their experience with Christ that they died tellin…
 
Luc interviews Dennis Liu as he shares about his Asian-American journey, his experience leading a Chinese community through COVID 19 and the shock of receiving racist slurs in your own neighborhood. This conversation is challenging and uplifting all at the same time! Check out these great resources: 1) 'Beyond Colorblind: Redeeming Our Ethnic Journ…
 
Radical Middle Conversation: Church, Immigrants & Food Luc interviews cross-cultural church planter Ruben Quintero as they discuss church life, immigration and the journey of moving from Mexico to plant a church in America. Check out this great resource: https://multiplyvineyard.org/lavina/ GIVE here http://www.facebook.com/radicalmiddle…
 
Luc interviews Jamie and Stephanie Henderson who serve with Shear Love International. Listen in as they share their story of discerning the Lord's call to move overseas full-time to give themselves to fighting human trafficking! Check out these great organizations: www.shearloveinternational.org www.freerainint.org www.injusticeresponse.org GIVE @ …
 
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