24 episodes

Spoken word essays from contributors of The Christian Citizen, author interviews, and conversation on issues pertaining to justice, mercy, and faith. Through The Christian Citizen, we seek to shape a mind among American Baptists and others on matters of public concern by providing a forum for diverse voices living and working at the intersection of faith and politics, discipleship and citizenship.

Justice. Mercy. Faith. The Christian Citizen

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Spoken word essays from contributors of The Christian Citizen, author interviews, and conversation on issues pertaining to justice, mercy, and faith. Through The Christian Citizen, we seek to shape a mind among American Baptists and others on matters of public concern by providing a forum for diverse voices living and working at the intersection of faith and politics, discipleship and citizenship.

    Faith and Mental Health

    Faith and Mental Health

    Jessica Young Brown, an assistant professor of Counseling and Practical Theology at the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University and author of the new book, “Making SPACE at the Well: Mental Health and the Church” and Jermine Alberty, executive director of Pathways to Promise, join Christian Citizen editor Curtis Ramsey-Lucas for a conversation on faith and mental health.

    • 45 min
    Lessons amid a disaster: Ministry in response to crisis

    Lessons amid a disaster: Ministry in response to crisis

    Rev. Matthew Crebbin, senior pastor of Newtown Congregational Church joins the podcast for a conversation with Christian Citizen editor Curtis Ramsey-Lucas on leadership lessons learned responding to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and how these can be applied to the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 37 min
    Doing ministry in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak

    Doing ministry in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak

    Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchel, a Seattle pastor, joins Christian Citizen Editor Curtis Ramsey Lucas for a conversation on doing ministry in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Then, Rev. Bryan Jackson, who wrote about the first fatality from COVID-19 in the United States occurring in his neighborhood of Kirkland, Washington, for the Christian Citizen, updates us on ministry in his context during the pandemic.

    • 37 min
    Tough questions from curious Christians—searching for truth during Lent

    Tough questions from curious Christians—searching for truth during Lent

    The Rev. John Zehring has tough questions from curious Christians as he encourages searching for truth during Lent. The Rev. Daniel Headrick asks us to imagine “that we might actually live Lent in our very bodies, and not just think about it,” in his essay, “Lent embodied.” And finally, the Rev. Dr. Greg Johnson encourages the development of spiritual fitness during the season of Lent.

    • 26 min
    Establishing a new civic covenant

    Establishing a new civic covenant

    Richard C. Harwood lays the case for establishing a new civic covenant with his essay, “Getting in the same boat.” The Rev. John Zehring reminds us of the rejected stone Jesus speaks about in Matthew, Mark and Luke and how we might face rejection in the purple season. And we’re joined by Margaret Marcuson with her reflection on how to think like a redwood tree.

    • 17 min
    Mandate from heaven? A brief primer in political theology

    Mandate from heaven? A brief primer in political theology

    Claire Hein Blanton joins Christian Citizen Editor Curtis Ramsey Lucas for a conversation on around the topics of her latest piece, “Mandate from heaven? A brief primer in political theology.”

    • 20 min

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