39 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!

    God Wants Better Things For Other People, Too

    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.

    • 12 min
    "War for the Dignity of Twitter"

    "War for the Dignity of Twitter"

    A couple weeks before accidentally falling into a month-long social media fast, Rick Barry talked with Jeff Porter about the challenge of navigating social media in a Christlike manner and what secularization can teach us about White Supremacy. In the end, Rick leads us in praying through and praying in response to John 17.

    • 39 min
    It Takes Courage to Feel Shame

    It Takes Courage to Feel Shame

    A conversation about public shaming, private shaming, and growing in maturity turns into a conversation about race, repentance and shared responsibility.

    Steve Park of Little Lights Urban Ministries joined us last week for what turned out to be a very different conversation than the one we expected.

    Shownotes will be available at christiancivics.org on June 13.

    • 44 min
    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

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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