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Nuns on the Bus of Truth & Justice: Interview with Sister Simone Campbell

Interview with Executive Director of Network Lobby and Nuns on a Bus movement founder, Sister Simone Campbell. Watch the video of our interview with Sister Simone on our Facebook page or Youtube! The place where real Christian values meets politics. Available on iTunes, Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts! Believe in our message, movement


“Holy Disunity” – Interview with Author, Pastor Layton Williams

Interview with pastor and author of the new book “Holy Disunity,” Layton Williams. Williams serves part time at New Dawn Ministries which is a new ministry helping to cross ideological and political divides. “Even when we hate, God loves, and so when we hate, we hate what God loves...and to some degree, we hate God.” -


“A Christian and a Democrat” – Interview on New FDR Bio (Also: September 11th Tribute)

Interview with Dr. Heath Carter, an associate professor of American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary and co-editor of Eerdmans' Library of Religious Biography series. Discussion on the latest book, "A Christian and a Democrat: A Religious Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt." Tribute in memory of September 11th, examining the reactions through pop culture of the


Can Taylor Swift Save America?

50th episode of "What Would Jesus Pod?" the official podcast of Christian Democrats of America. Hosts Christina Forrester and Justin Anderson discuss current news and politics from a progressive Christian perspective. Interview with Raoul Davis, branding strategist and former political operative on the next Democratic primary and 2020 election watch. Closing remarks on hypocrisy, Pharisee-ism


United States of Distraction: Interview with author & podcaster Dr. Nolan Higdon

Robust conversation on media, Facebook, politics, Trump and the "last gasp" of the "Old Guard" with Dr. Nolan Higdon: co-author of United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It), co-host of the podcast Along the Line and university lecturer of history and media studies at California State University, East Bay,


Interfaith Opposition to Trump’s Hate: Podcast Panel Discussion

Hosts Christina Forrester and Justin Anderson host an interfaith all-star panel for this week's episode of "What Would Jesus Pod?" - we had an incredible panel where we talked about how we combat the racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism, etc that is rampant at this moment. Available on iTunes, Spotify, anywhere you listen to podcasts! Rabbi Emily


A Conversation with Christian Democrat Author & Theologian, Linda Seger

Hosts Christina Forrester and Justin Anderson talk about the news of the week, the conservative Evangelical support of Trump, the "Seven Deadly Sins" of Trump and his administration and much more with theologian and author of Jesus Rode a Donkey: Why Millions of Christians Are Democrats, Linda Seger. Also a discussion on Amy McGrath, the Kentucky


What Would Jesus Say About Trump Camps for Kids?

What would Jesus say about children held in cages with inadequate food, in filthy conditions, separated from their families, being traumatized as pawns in a political game? Can conservative Evangelicals justify the ruthless treatment of the least of these by the Trump administration? Hosts Christina Forrester and Justin Anderson discuss from a Biblical perspective -


“Created This Way” – A Special Edition Pride Month Podcast

Special Pride Month edition of "What Would Jesus Pod?" where we dig deep into issues surrounding faith, sexuality, freedom from religious bondage and being an LGBTQ Christian with three leaders: author, speaker and founder of Freedhearts, Susan Cottrell, author and speaker Amber Cantora and AZ nominee for governor and activist, Kelly Fryer. Susan Cottrell is an author,


What It Really Means To Be “Pro-Life”

From economic justice to healthcare, from immigration to global warming - what it really means to be "pro-life-for-ALL-life." Being "anti-abortion" does not equal being "pro-life." Also a continued study on Matthew 23. If you like what you hear, believe in what we are doing, and want to see more of our voice in Christian radio


Who Can Beat Trump in 2020? What Christian Progressives Are Saying

Discussion on the Christian Democrats 2020 survey results, the 2020 field of candidates and issues facing the country and will impeachment hurt or help Democrats? With special guest Raoul Davis, brand strategist, former political operative and CDA advisory board member. A Closing Remarks message by Christina Forrester bringing "good news" on the power of living


Criminalizing Compassion and Legalizing Extremism: Alabama, Dominionism and the GOP’s “Sharia Law”

"Christian" values turned upside down in America: Alabama's extreme abortion law is passed the same week a Good Samaritan is arrested for saving the lives of teen migrants. A look at Vice President Pence's words compared to Jesus' words and how Jerry Falwell Jr used Trump's porn star "fixer" in our Religious Right Roundup, and


What Would Jesus Pod? Ep 41: “Being Homeless in America: Stigma, Criminalization and Kindness. Also a Tribute to Rachel Held Evans”

Interview with Josh Johnson, who was homeless for 10 years and now rebuilding his life in college and trying to help draw attention to homelessness in America. Special tribute to beloved progressive Christian leader, Rachel Held Evans. Also a word on Teacher Appreciation Week and discussion on Proverbs 28:4-6: Lawbreakers praise criminals, but law-abiding citizens always oppose them.


Speaking of Jesus…Love Over Hatred, Hope Over Fear at Easter

An Easter round-table discussion with Pastor Bekah Krevens of Foothills Christian Church and Pastor Dave Forrester of Wings of Life Worship Center. What does Holy Week mean for us in 2019 and at this time in our country? The politics of Holy Week, gender equality, inclusive church and what one word best describes Jesus. "Our


A Conversation with Tom Steyer

Interview with American billionaire, philanthropist, environmentalist, liberal activist and founder of the Need to Impeach movement, Tom Steyer. We talk Need to Impeach, Mueller report, the Religious Right, the alignment of liberal and Christian values and the 2020 Democratic field. "It does come down in a simple way to taking care of the most vulnerable,


Interview With Author Elizabeth Esther: “Why American Churches Need to Repent”

http://www.elizabethesther.com/ A lively, candid and important conversation on the state of the church in America, why there is a need for repentance, mental health and much more with writer, artist and mental health advocate Elizabeth Esther. She’s the author of “Girl at the End of the World: my escape from fundamentalism and search


Deplorable: The Trump Administration Preys on the Weak and Vulnerable

All in one deplorable week, the Trump administration celebrates the Barr Report by trying to take away healthcare from millions of Americas, taking away the Special Olympics and taking away funding from the suffering in Puerto Rico. Also an update on this week in "Christian" Dominionism and the radical Religious Right. Closing remarks on the


Your Tax Dollars at Work in Support of the Golden Calf

In this episode of "What Would Jesus Pod?" hosts Christina Forrester and Justin Anderson interview Terry Heaton, author of "The Gospel of Self: How Pat Robertson Stole the Soul of the GOP," as a follow-up to our in-depth study on "Christian" Dominionism. Terry Heaton worked with Pat Robertson in the 1980's and has direct knowledge


Don’t Be Fooled! Hate is Not a Christian Value

Hosts Christina Forrester and Justin Anderson discuss... "She wears a headscarf so she must be a terrorist": Far-Right Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and overall White Supremacist dog whistle calls from Trump, the far-right and Fox News to hate and violence The Trump accusation that Democrats hate Jewish people Presidential candidate, gay Christian Democrat and Mayor Pete Buttigieg's


Talking 2020: Surprising Results of New Poll of Christian Democrats and Progressives

In this episode: Discussion on the results of new Christian Democrats poll and more on Democrats and 2020 with branding expert and former political strategist Raoul Davis (Twitter: @CEO_branding) News and values from a fresh faith perspective with hosts Christina Forrester and Justin Anderson Kids in cages, thousands of migrant children sexually abused in HHS