36 episodes

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!

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    • 4.9, 8 Ratings

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 Great Fix is Still Ahead of Us (Book Club: The Righteous Mind)

    The Great Fix is Still Ahead of Us (Book Club: The Righteous Mind)

    In the first installment of The Christian Civics Book Club, we discuss Jonathan Haidt's "The Righteous Mind." Christian Civics co-founder and Executive Director Rick Barry is joined by Christian Civics teaching faculty Rev. Charles Drew and Executive Board members Nathan Leamer and Thomas Turner.

    The next book club episode will cover Soong-Chan Rah's "Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times."

    • 54 min
    Protests and Prayer (An Editorial)

    Protests and Prayer (An Editorial)

    Our Executive Director shares a personal reflection on the protests that have sprung up over the past week, and leads a brief prayer for how we respond to them.

    A full transcript of this episode and this prayer will be available at christiancivics.org beginning June 3.

    • 12 min
    The Products of Prayer

    The Products of Prayer

    Interview (1:55)
    Small Group Bible Study Guide (25:07)
    The Lord's Prayer Challenges Conservatives and Liberals (26:35)
    Prayer Exercise (28:31)

    Christian Civics Executive Director Rick Barry sits down for a revealing conversation with Rev. John Onwuchekwa, pastor of Cornerstone Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and author of Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church. They talk about how prayer was modeled in Pastor Onwuchekwa's childhood home, how group prayer saved Rick's faith, and why prayer is an important part of outreach and church growth.

    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE (Links available in shownotes at christiancivics.org/podcast)

    Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church by John Onwuchekwa

    Light to the World: Navigating Politics in Light of the Christian Story

    Journey in Prayer: Learning to Pray with Jesus by John Smed and Justine Hwang

    • 35 min
    Getting Out of the Blame Game (2020 National Day of Prayer)

    Getting Out of the Blame Game (2020 National Day of Prayer)

    Christian Civics executive director Rick Barry's keynote address at the 2020 Montgomery County National Day of Prayer Virtual Prayer Breakfast.

    The prayer and reflection exercise mentioned in the talk is available at: https://christiancivics.org/blog/getting-out-of-the-blame-game/

    • 28 min
    Answering Coronavirus Fatigue

    Answering Coronavirus Fatigue

    Rev. Charles Drew offers a homily and prayer for those of us worn out by news about the novel coronavirus and the effect it is having on our communities.

    If you are in a position of formal or informal leadership, the Caring Connections Knowledge Base provides up-to-date, easy-to-use resources for navigating the new challenges presented by the COVID-19 emergency measures: https://trello.com/b/6SE4fiNG/caring-connections-knowledge-base

    The first meeting of the Christian Civics Book Club is coming up soon! Get your copy of the book THE RIGHTEOUS MIND and submit your questions, comments and observations about the book here: https://christiancivics.org/blog/announcing-the-christian-civics-book-club/

    • 22 min
    Bringing Clarity to Women's Health During COVID-19

    Bringing Clarity to Women's Health During COVID-19

    Our guest this episode is Talitha Phillips, CEO of Claris Health, a women's and reproductive health clinic with multiple locations in Los Angeles, California. Talitha shares how the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding the difficulty of providing social services and medical care to a vulnerable community—and what it's like to try to do this work out of her bathroom instead of out of her office.

    Visit our website, christiancivics.org, for a transcript of the prayer at the end of this episode, as well as more information on Claris Health and one small step you can take to use this episode to shape the way you and your church serve your neighbors.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

daddy_leams ,

Great show

Rick is a rare breed, a person committed to sharing the gospel in a gracious and thoughtful way. More people should check them out.

Mesrop Borekjian ,

Great listen!

Really enjoyed the podcast, Rick! Looking forward to more :)

Kenneth Arnold ,

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.

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