Good God, the podcast, will attempt to refasten the ties that bind neighbor to neighbor. Through conversations on matters of faith and public life, the host, Dr. George Mason, will attempt to move people toward one another and restore confidence in God’s purposeful activity in all things. “Only God is good,” Jesus said. Which means that all goodness is found in reference to God, including public good.
Reducing Teen Pregnancies with Terry Greenberg
Terry Greenberg leads an effort in Dallas to reduce unintended teen pregnancy. She and George talk about the lead causes of teen pregnancies and how they can be avoided through conversation, education and the support of the faith community. Visit ntarupt.org and TalkAboutItDallas.com to learn about these local efforts.
Watch their conversation here and listen on Apple Podcast or wherever you get your podcasts, and be sure to visit goodgodproject.com where it's all in one place, including a transcript.
Mitri Raheb can say his ancestors may have babysat Jesus
Mitri Raheb is a Palestinian Christian, born in Bethlehem across the street from where Jesus was born. He speaks on the conflict between Israel and Palestine and his creation of interfaith communities that respond to Palestinian suffering through art.
Kristin Du Mez on her sensational book, Jesus and John Wayne
Kristin Du Mez reminds us that she is a historian first, even though her sensational book, Jesus and John Wayne, has invoked fierce theological backlash from evangelicals. Hear her response to the pushback, plus a breakdown of the patriarchy that is so persistent in evangelical churches.
Rabbi Rachel Mikva on the dangers of religion
Rabbi Rachel Mikva wrote the book, Dangerous Religious Ideas, and she is here to discuss the ways that religion is harmful.
Carl Sherman, creator of the Botham Jean Act
Carl Sherman, the State Representative responsible for the Botham Jean Act, explains how he transformed street protests into public policy.
Freddy Haynes on what we get wrong about MLK day
Just days before Martin Luther King Day, Reverend Dr. Frederick Douglas Haynes III talks with George about the misconceptions surrounding Dr. King’s legacy, and the important difference between equity and equality.