RTN Theology #30- D.L. Mayfield on Protests, Portland, & the Myth of the American Dream

August 13, 2020
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RTN Theology #30 features two longtime Portlanders— D.L. Mayfield and Liz Vice (little known fact: before she was a gospel and R&B star she worked on Portlandia!). D.L. Mayfield is the author of “The Myth of the American Dream”(IVP, 2020). Liz and Danielle reflect on their own experiences of Portland’s virtues and vices, and how protest might just be the mode of worship we all need right now.  The sacred music collective, Common Hymnal, provides our soundtrack for the episode.


Also by D.L. Mayfield:

Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith (2016)


Featured music comes from the collective, Common Hymnal. This world is full of believers whose voices are not being heard because they do not fit into mainstream Christian culture. Therefore, the emergence of the spiritual underground, which is buzzing with new life and innovation as a random network of misfits find each other, and a much needed place of safety.

These past few years, Common Hymnal has anticipated the future of this as-yet-uncoalesced movement by building an online library for the exchange of songs, stories and ideas. In the process, we have become a connecting point for creatives in this space. Not only are we on the hunt for hidden treasure, but, from time to time, we host content creation camps. Ultimately, we share the ‘gems’ we are finding via our website, our socials, the various streaming platforms and a monthly newsletter. A recurring theme: worship with a social conscience.

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Episode theme music: The Old Ark’s A-Movin’ by A.A. Gray & the Seven Foot Dilly

Jesus Said by David Childers

Episode edited by Chris Breslin.

Episode produced & hosted by Liz Vice & Chris Breslin.

If you enjoyed this episode, you may also enjoy these similar RTN Theology episodes:

RTN Theology #20 w/Amy Peterson

RTN Theology #28 w/Micah Bournes & Liz Vice

RTN Theology #29 w/Natalie Carnes & James K.A. Smith

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