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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Blessed are the peacemakers, but what about the troublemakers?

5/14/2019
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Christian Citizen contributors, the Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon who on the one year anniversary of the U.S. embassy’s move to Jerusalem reminds us, “Blessed are the peacemakers,” but asks, “what about the troublemakers?,” the Rev. Dr. Cory Fields returns with his essay, “Like a Parent”: Thinking critically about anti-Semitism and Israel today,” and the Rev. John Zehring is back with his piece, “Let ruin come on them for their mean behavior.”

Duration:00:24:49

Faith, mental health, and the rumor of grace

5/7/2019
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Christian Citizen editor Curtis Ramsey-Lucas on “Faith, mental health, and the rumor of grace,” and contributors, Claire Hein Blanton on “Welcoming new mothers and making space for postpartum mood disorders in our churches,” and the Rev. Margaret Marcuson suggests “Six ways to connect across difference.”

Duration:00:16:04

Why religious liberty and LGBT rights are not so different

4/23/2019
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Christian Citizen contributors, Tanner Bean read “Authentically me and authentically you: Why religious liberty and LGBT rights are not so different;” Rev. Cassandra Carkuff Williams with “reflections on sin and redemption,” and Rev. John Zehring reads his essay, “The quietest, loneliest and most painful illness.”

Duration:00:24:21

A new patriotism amid growing challenges and heightened emotions

4/9/2019
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Christian Citizen contributors, Richard C. Harwood on “A new patriotism amid growing challenges and heightened emotions;” The Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson asks, “Who killed Jesus?;” and Alyssa Vasquez on our filters within the Church.

Duration:00:17:13

Just when is the light supposed to break forth like the dawn?

4/4/2019
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Christian Citizen contributors, The Rev. John Zehring, reminds us in his essay, “Just when is the light supposed to break forth like the dawn?,” that “perhaps when Jesus spoke about the darkness not overcoming the light, he was not speaking about a nation’s politics or governance; and Dr. Lynn Domina shares a story about two sisters who demonstrated a rare maturity and determination when confronted by evil at a young age.

Duration:00:12:02

The meaning of the Bladensburg cross

3/19/2019
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Christian Citizen contributors, the Rev. Daniel Headrick with his essay, “The meaning of the Bladensburg cross,” as read by Christian Citizen editor Curtis Ramsey-Lucas; the Rev. John Zehring encourages “Probing questions in Lent;” and the Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell shares “A communion legacy.”

Duration:00:20:38

Lenten rejections

3/14/2019
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Christian Citizen contributors, the Rev. Travis Norvell with his essay, “Lenten rejections,” The Rev. Margret Marcuson is back on the podcast and asks, “ Do you have a Lenten Practice?,” and The Rev. Jerrod H. Hugenot returns, reading from his essay, “Taking Time for Lent.”

Duration:00:17:50

The power of practicing presence: Young children and faith formation

3/5/2019
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Christian Citizen contributors, Martha Bettis Gee with her essay, “The power of practicing presence: Young children and faith formation” as read by Christian Citizen editor Curtis Ramsey-Lucas. Lynn Ross on “Clean water for Haiti: A partnership between First Baptist Church, Cadillac and First Baptist Church, Cap Haïtien” and the Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell returns to the podcast with her essay, “Learning from Fiction.”

Duration:00:19:42

Who is my neighbor?

2/28/2019
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Christian Citizen contributors, the Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell on “Who is my neighbor?”, the Rev. John Zehring returns to the podcast with his essay, “The day they hid the Liberty Bell,” and the Rev. Margaret Marcuson asks, “Can you let go?”

Duration:00:20:22

The strength to press through suffering in the spiritual DNA of the black church

2/26/2019
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Christian Citizen contributors, Rev. Dr. Greg Johnson on "What makes you so strong? The strength to press through suffering in the spiritual DNA of the black church," the Rev. Alan Rudnick discusses "What Christians get wrong about Kingdom theology," and the Rev. Dr. Corey Fields on "Privilege, power, and the myth of 'all things equal.'"

Duration:00:26:57

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A good day to think about patriotism

1/18/2019
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Christian Citizen contributors, Rev. John Zehring on “Martin Luther King Jr., Day as a good day to think about patriotism," Rev. Dr. Eddie Cruz discuss “Love in Action,” and Rev. Jarrod H. Hugenot share “Lessons in our time and space: when Dr. Who visits 1950s Montgomery, Alabama.”

Duration:00:25:02

President George H.W. Bush and the expansion of opportunity for people with disabilities

12/14/2018
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The President’s personal commitment to guaranteeing equal opportunity for children and adults with disabilities reflected his compassion and dedication to the rule of law.

Duration:00:05:27