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Engaging with social justice is complicated and messy, and yet it's the invitation for all Christians. 20 Minute Takes breaks down the big and complicated and brings it into everyday life. Whether through interviews with people on the frontlines or breaking down the concepts in the headlines, 20 Minute Takes helps Christians to stir the imagination for what faithfulness and living justly can look like. 20 Minute Takes is hosted by Nikki Toyama-Szeto, executive director of Christians for Social Action.

20 Minute Takes Christians for Social Action

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Engaging with social justice is complicated and messy, and yet it's the invitation for all Christians. 20 Minute Takes breaks down the big and complicated and brings it into everyday life. Whether through interviews with people on the frontlines or breaking down the concepts in the headlines, 20 Minute Takes helps Christians to stir the imagination for what faithfulness and living justly can look like. 20 Minute Takes is hosted by Nikki Toyama-Szeto, executive director of Christians for Social Action.

    Ruth Padilla DeBorst & Stories from Living in Intentional Community

    Ruth Padilla DeBorst & Stories from Living in Intentional Community

    Join us in this episode as we talk to Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst about intentional community and ecological justice & how it's lived out at Casa Adobe in Costa Rica. Dr. DeBorst is a professor of World Christianity at Western Theological Seminary, part of the networking team for INFEMIT (a gospel-centered fellowship of mission theologian-practitioners), serves in leadership of the Comunidad de Estudios Teológicos Interdisciplinarios (CETI), and a member of Casa Adobe (an intentional ...

    • 18 min
    Adam Taylor & A Hope for Christian Faith and Politics

    Adam Taylor & A Hope for Christian Faith and Politics

    Join us in this episode as we talk to Reverend Adam Taylor about the role churches can have in this divided society and examples of how faith can intersect with public policy. Reverend Adam Taylor is the President of Sojourners, an ecumenical Christian organization that works to advance justice and peace, and the author of "A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community".He has led the Faith Initiative at the World Bank Group, served as vice president of Advocacy at Wor...

    • 24 min
    Eboo Patel & Christian Faith in the Public Square

    Eboo Patel & Christian Faith in the Public Square

    Join us in this episode as we talk to Eboo Patel about what a pluralistic nation needs from Christians. Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith America, the leading interfaith organization in the United States. Under his leadership, Interfaith America has worked with governments, universities, private companies, and civic organizations to make faith a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. Eboo served on President Obama's Inaugural Faith Council, has given hun...

    • 22 min
    Brian Zahnd & The Cross for Salvation and Beyond

    Brian Zahnd & The Cross for Salvation and Beyond

    Join us in this episode as we talk to Brian Zahnd about the role of the cross as well as new ways of looking at the cross as a kaleidoscope, in order to inform how we respond to aspects of Christian life and to justice issues in our society. Many of the insights he shares can be found in his latest book entitled The Wood Between the Worlds. Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. In addition to his most recent book, he has authored several ot...

    • 24 min
    Melissa Borja & What Churches Can Learn From Hmong Refugees

    Melissa Borja & What Churches Can Learn From Hmong Refugees

    Join us in this episode as we talk to Dr. Melissa Borja about what the Christian church can learn to host and welcome refugees. She offers advice on how churches can be better hosts to refugees and talks about how her book, Follow the New Way, examines the good and bad of church refugee resettlement. She encourages us to be curious about the stories of why refugees come to the U.S., recognize U.S. complicity, and change our posture from charity to reparations. Dr. Melissa Borja is a professor...

    • 24 min
    Justin Fung and Spiritual Formation for Activists

    Justin Fung and Spiritual Formation for Activists

    Join us in this episode as we talk to Justin Fung about spiritual formation, activism, and opportunities we have to be formed in God's image. Rev. Dr. Justin Fung serves as the Pastor of Leadership & Spiritual Formation at Christ City Church in Washington, DC & is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Missional Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has also authored Learning to Live, a curriculum for cultivating spiritual transformation in multiethnic contexts. You can fol...

    • 25 min

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