56 min

Season 5 | Episode 75: The Necessity of Voting with Lisa Sharon Harper Upside Down Podcast

    • Christianity

Why is it necessary to vote with our neighbors in mind? Lisa Sharon Harper joins all of the Upside Down Podcast co-hosts for this episode. Lisa is the author of The Very Good Gospel and founder and president of FreedomRoad.us, a consulting group dedicated to shrinking the narrative gap in our nation by designing forums and experiences that bring common understanding, common commitment, and common action. She is a prolific speaker, writer, and activist and a prophetic voice for our time. 
In this episode, we:
Jump right in to ask Lisa what voting means to her Unpack how voting is an exercise in dominion that serves and protectsOpen the one-issue party discussion and learn history and impacts of current, controversial Supreme Court rulings Hear why “clarity is necessary” for Lisa in this electionConsider how Jesus ‘voted’ with the most marginalized in mindJoin us as we consider what is at stake with this election. May we be followers of Jesus, under the rule of God, and vote for the benefit of all humanity created in the image of God.
Recommended reading & resources:
The Very Good Gospel by Lisa Sharon HarperI Think You’re Wrong but I’m Listening by Sarah and Beth of Pantsuit PoliticsProphetic Imagination by Walter BrueggemanThe Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor by Kaitlyn Schiess Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk by Eugene ChoAND Campaign LSH's On Why She’s Voting for Biden [IGTV]Upside Down Podcast brings together women (and sometimes a few good men) for unscripted ecumenical conversations about God's upside-down kingdom. We're four women from across the US spanning age, denomination, race, culture, and background. We care deeply about the love of God and neighbor and explore themes of the intersections of faith and justice, with a bit of prophetic imagination. We come together as ordinary humans modeling tough conversations so you can be inspired to continue these conversations offline with your local community. In a time when many Christians are deconstructing their faith, we hope to be a welcoming space where people can be curious, learn, connect, and grow into the beloved community.
News, Notes, and Links:
Support more conversations like this on Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too.Join the Upside Down Together listener group on Facebook!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)

Why is it necessary to vote with our neighbors in mind? Lisa Sharon Harper joins all of the Upside Down Podcast co-hosts for this episode. Lisa is the author of The Very Good Gospel and founder and president of FreedomRoad.us, a consulting group dedicated to shrinking the narrative gap in our nation by designing forums and experiences that bring common understanding, common commitment, and common action. She is a prolific speaker, writer, and activist and a prophetic voice for our time. 
In this episode, we:
Jump right in to ask Lisa what voting means to her Unpack how voting is an exercise in dominion that serves and protectsOpen the one-issue party discussion and learn history and impacts of current, controversial Supreme Court rulings Hear why “clarity is necessary” for Lisa in this electionConsider how Jesus ‘voted’ with the most marginalized in mindJoin us as we consider what is at stake with this election. May we be followers of Jesus, under the rule of God, and vote for the benefit of all humanity created in the image of God.
Recommended reading & resources:
The Very Good Gospel by Lisa Sharon HarperI Think You’re Wrong but I’m Listening by Sarah and Beth of Pantsuit PoliticsProphetic Imagination by Walter BrueggemanThe Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor by Kaitlyn Schiess Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk by Eugene ChoAND Campaign LSH's On Why She’s Voting for Biden [IGTV]Upside Down Podcast brings together women (and sometimes a few good men) for unscripted ecumenical conversations about God's upside-down kingdom. We're four women from across the US spanning age, denomination, race, culture, and background. We care deeply about the love of God and neighbor and explore themes of the intersections of faith and justice, with a bit of prophetic imagination. We come together as ordinary humans modeling tough conversations so you can be inspired to continue these conversations offline with your local community. In a time when many Christians are deconstructing their faith, we hope to be a welcoming space where people can be curious, learn, connect, and grow into the beloved community.
News, Notes, and Links:
Support more conversations like this on Upside Down Podcast! Please visit us, where you can pledge a few dollars of monthly support to help us pay our bills and keep the conversations going.Learn more at Upside Down Podcast.We’re on Instagram, too.Join the Upside Down Together listener group on Facebook!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/upsidedownpodcast)

56 min