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Vote Common Good is mobilizing people of faith to make the common good their voting criteria and to pursue faith, hope, and love for a change, not just on election day, but every day.

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Vote Common Good is mobilizing people of faith to make the common good their voting criteria and to pursue faith, hope, and love for a change, not just on election day, but every day.

    Juneteenth: Faith and Freedom - A Conversation with Rasool Berry and Director Ya’Ke Smith

    Juneteenth: Faith and Freedom - A Conversation with Rasool Berry and Director Ya’Ke Smith

    Doug Pagitt sits down with Director Ya'ke Smith and Host Rasool Berry of the new documentary Juneteenth: Faith and Freedom.

    Uncover the deep spiritual significance of America’s newest federal holiday with pastor Rasool Berry. Guests include Opal Lee (Grandmother of Juneteenth), Vote Common Good’s Rev Michael Waters, Lecrae, & more.

    Emotional, evocative, inspirational, and educational; it is necessary viewing for groups and individuals interested in the history of Juneteenth, and its vital intersection with the Christian faith.

     

    Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmjuDxKTzzg

     

    Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

     

    Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

    Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

     

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    Candidate for Common Good - Why Mayor Nan Whaley is Running for Governor

    Candidate for Common Good - Why Mayor Nan Whaley is Running for Governor

    Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse sit down with Candidate for Common Good Nan Whaley, the former Mayor of Dayton who is the Democratic nominee for Governor of Ohio.

    For the last eight years, Nan had the honor of serving as the mayor of Dayton, Ohio. She faced some of the toughest challenges — a mass shooting, the opioid epidemic, tornadoes, a broken economy, and now, the COVID-19 pandemic. Through it all, Dayton has come out stronger and more resilient thanks to her leadership. Now she's running for Governor.

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    Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

     

    Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

     

    Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

    Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

     

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    Do I Stay Christian? A Conversation with Brian McLaren

    Do I Stay Christian? A Conversation with Brian McLaren

    Doug Pagitt sits down with author and public theologian Brian McLaren to talk about his new book, Do I Stay Christian: A Guide for the Doubters, the Disappointed, and the Disillusioned.

     

    Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

     

    Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

    Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

     

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    • 58 min
    John Pavlovitz on Faith, Politics and Empathy

    John Pavlovitz on Faith, Politics and Empathy

    Doug Pagitt and John Pavlovitz talk about faith, politics, and the recent launch of the Empathetic People Network: a safe place for kind people.

     

    Learn more about the Empathetic People Network at https://empatheticpeople.com

     

    John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor, and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. A 25-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, John is committed to equality, diversity, and justice—both inside and outside faith communities.

     

    If God is Love, Don't Be a Jerk by John Pavlovitz

     

    Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

     

    Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

    Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

     

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    • 53 min
    How Christian Nationalism Paved the Way for January 6 with Jack Jenkins

    How Christian Nationalism Paved the Way for January 6 with Jack Jenkins

    Jack Jenkins, religion and politics reporter for Religion News Service, sits down with host Doug Pagitt to talk about how the January 6th Insurrection probably wouldn't have happened without the fuel of Christian Nationalism.

    Read Jack's piece on the thwarted attack on an Idaho Pride parade here.

     

    Jack Jenkins is an award-winning journalist and national reporter for the Religion News Service. He covers religion. Also politics. Usually both.

    He's also the author of the book American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country, published by HarperOne (and you can order it here!)

     

    Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

     

    Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

    Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

     

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Common Good Faith - How Should our Faith Inform Our Politics?

    Common Good Faith - How Should our Faith Inform Our Politics?

    Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich ask the question, how should our religion/faith/spirituality inform our politics? We take a look at recent video from Marjorie Taylor Greene saying Christina Nationalism is something to be proud of, and another GOP candidate saying, "we are the church and we run the state." 

     

    Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

     

    Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

    Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

     

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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Mereditb ,

My dose of sanity

I love listening to this podcast because it is a great antidote to the extreme and un-Christ-like positions and behaviors I see in many of my fellow Christians. I have learned of and read some great books after hearing their authors interviewed here. But the interviews are more than just a plug; the conversations are in-depth and enlightening. Thank you, Doug Paget and VCG!

Jimeaton ,

lefties can love Jesus too

I'm a Christian who had stopped going to church manly because of conservative political opinions from fellow Parishioners; once I went to shake the hand of the person next to me as a brother in Christ, the person would not offer his hand and just said, “libatard.” I'm from a small town that mostly votes conservative because of my job. Most people know me, and thanks to Facebook, everyone knows I believe spending the amount of taxes we pay that goes to corporations vs. what amount of taxes promotes the health and quality of life for American citizens is an Obamanation of what Jesus and his father would believe.
I ask a question in why can business deduct their monthly rent as a business expense? Would we have fewer homeless people if people could write off rent or house payments rather than just the interest and property taxes we can write off now? According to my old church, I'm to shut up because I'm a libatard. I believe the best part of being an American is our freedom to worship. I believe in Jesus, but as Jesus said, give to Ceaser what is Ceaser’s and give to God what is God’s our separation of church and state is what makes America Great because we can study all religions without fear from a theocracy using its power to punish people who believe a different kind of like what happened to Jesus when The Pharisees used the Roman government execute Jesus, I think his execution was payback for chasing the money changers out of the Temple personally The good news is Jesus came back from the dead and will return The United States People can freely study all religions podcast like this show me I'm not alone

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