Exploring how the gospel empowers us to think, speak and act differently in the public square. The Christian Civics Podcast features commentary, interviews, prayers and seminars exploring how we can respond to the civic and political turmoil around us with visible faithfulness.
The decisions we make about how to handle our earthly citizenship are an important part of our Christian discipleship. The Center for Christian Civics empowers local churches to be communities where people train one another to shine like lamps on stands--all across the political spectrum!
The Burden of Shared Suffering
Rev. Charles Garriott joins us to share his experience caring for people in the aftermath of violence. This is a must-listen for any ministry leader who isn't sure how to react to this week's attack on the US Capitol!
Do I know you?
We close out our mini-series on the scariest passages of the gospel with a look at why bearing fruit and fitting the description of a Christian isn't enough.
A Sword In Our Churches
Christian Civics Executive Director Rick Barry shares how Jesus' promise to bring a sword prompts him to ask himself uncomfortable questions about his friendships and his church life.
The Empty Ones
Executive Director Rick Barry continues this miniseries of reflections on the passages of the synoptic gospels that frighten him the most. This episode also includes a guided prayer, and information on how to support our work ahead of and following a divisive election.
A full transcript is available on our website, christiancivics.org.
Better Off Drowned?
Jesus' warning not to cause even a single child to stumble is a lot scarier than we give it credit for—and should lead most of us to be a lot more cautious about how we respond to politicians.
Executive Director Rick Barry continues our miniseries of personal reflections on the most intimidating passages of the gospels.
God Wants Better Things For Other People, Too
Executive Director Rick Barry shares a reflection on his favorite book of the Bible, and shares a prayer request for an unexpected challenge that came up in our work today.
Rick is a rare breed, a person committed to sharing the gospel in a gracious and thoughtful way. More people should check them out.
Really enjoyed the podcast, Rick! Looking forward to more :)
Balanced, thoughtful, hopeful, challenging
I still don't know whether these people are Democrats or Republicans! Or what Christian denominations they belong to. But that's refreshing. I've learned more about both government and about Jesus through them.
I recommend listening at 1.5x speed because they talk quite slowly. And try to ignore the tediously repetitive theme music. Get past that and it's well worth it.