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Justice. Mercy. Faith.

Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

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.

Location:

King of Prussia, PA

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

6107682315


Episodes

Faith and Mental Health

5/20/2020
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.

Duration:00:45:40

Lessons amid a disaster: Ministry in response to crisis

4/1/2020
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.

Duration:00:37:20

Doing ministry in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak

3/17/2020
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.

Duration:00:37:33

Tough questions from curious Christians—searching for truth during Lent

3/10/2020
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.

Duration:00:26:14

Establishing a new civic covenant

3/4/2020
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.

Duration:00:17:35

Mandate from heaven? A brief primer in political theology

2/25/2020
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.”

Duration:00:20:54

Black history and the Negro problem

2/18/2020
In this episode, the Rev. Debora Jackson reads her essay, “Black history and the Negro problem,” offering that “if we cannot teach slavery, which was irrefutably core to our history, how will we ever teach or face this country’s racist past? And if we cannot face our racism, how will we ever dismantle white privilege and the persistent beliefs that stem from it?” The Rev. David Gregg also joins the podcast this week, with his reading, “Collective efficacy—working with a common purpose for...

Duration:00:22:53

Reflections on Advent: Humility, Fear, Truth, Mercy, and Glory

12/24/2019
In this episode, five members of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies staff share their reflections on words of advent as part of a larger Readers Write series by the Christian Citizen. The entire series can be viewed on our website christiancitizen.us Today, Jennifer Sanborn reads her reflections on the word “Humble.” Laura Alden on “Fear.” Dr. Laura Miraz speaks on “Truth.” the Rev. Dr. Eddie Cruz reflects on “Mercy.” and finally we hear from Rev. Kadia Edwards on “Glory.” We deeply...

Duration:00:18:01

“Nice” is not a biblical word

11/7/2019
In this episode, the Rev. Margaret Marcuson reads her essay, “Nice” is not a biblical word. Then, she is joined by Christian Citizen Editor, Curtis Ramsey Lucas for a deeper conversation on the topic.

Duration:00:14:55

Reconstruction efforts ongoing two years after Hurricane María

11/7/2019
In this episode, Christian Citizen Editor, Curtis Ramsey Lucas moderates a conversation with the Rev. César R. Maurás Torres, Abigail Medina Betancourt and the Rev. Salvador Orellana on ongoing reconstruction efforts in Puerto Rico two years after Hurricane Maria.

Duration:00:25:47

Returning to the Sunday School Movement

10/23/2019
In this special episode, enjoy a conversation with regular Christian Citizen contributor, Dr. Cassandra Carkuff Williams, the Director of Discipleship at the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, as interviewed by Christian Citizen Editor, Curtis Ramsey Lucas. The two discuss a modern vision for discipleship, and how the church has a chance to return to the Sunday School Movement to uncover its passion and power to challenge culture and change lives.

Duration:00:29:33

Reclaiming the historic understanding of religious liberty for all

5/21/2019
Christian Citizen contributors, Brian Kaylor on “reclaiming the historic understanding of religious liberty for all;” Eden Carlton asks us to “Love your neighbor, learn their language;” and David W. Peters shares his deeply personal essay, “The moral injury of a Baptist accidental killer.”

Duration:00:20:22

Blessed are the peacemakers, but what about the troublemakers?

5/14/2019
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
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
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

Preaching the resurrection of Christ

4/16/2019
Christian Citizen contributors, Dr. Jeffrey A. Johnson on “Approaching politics, religion, money like Jesus;” Rev. Alan R. Rudnick asks, “What's so good about Good Friday?,” and Rev. Dr. Greg Johnson on “Preaching the resurrection of Christ.”

Duration:00:24:20

A new patriotism amid growing challenges and heightened emotions

4/9/2019
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
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
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
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