Bob Ekblad Interview PGE 70

In this episode I interview Bob Ekblad about the work he and his wife, Gracie, have been and are doing and we talk about some of his books.

Bob and Gracie Ekblad are founders and co-directors of Tierra Nueva (New Earth) in Burlington, Washington.  Together they minister at Tierra Nueva and at their home-based retreat center New Earth Refuge in the Skagit Valley. As Directors of Tierra Nueva, Bob and Gracie work together with a team of staff and volunteers to serve immigrants from Latin America, inmates, homeless people and people struggling with addictions. In addition to Tierra Nueva, they founded and direct The People’s Seminary which is Tierra Nueva’s ministry training center for pastors, theology students and lay people.

Among Bob’s books, the ones we discuss in this interview are Reading the Bible with the DamnedA New Christian Manifesto: Pledging Allegiance to the Kingdom of God, Guerrilla Gospel: Reading the Bible for Liberation in the Power of the Spirit, and The Beautiful Gate: Enter Jesus’ Liberation Movement.

Bob and Gracie are both ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

The intro and outro music for this episode is from a clip of a song called ‘Father Let Your Kingdom Come’ which is found on The Porter’s Gate Worship Project Work Songs album and is used by permission by The Porter’s Gate Worship Project.