The
Christian
Civics
Podcast

Exploring how the gospel empowers us to think, speak and act differently in the public square.

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The Empty Ones

A hard-to-translate Aramaic expression rings true in American public debate.

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Rick Barry
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About the podcast

Hosted by Rick Barry, The Christian Civics Podcast provides ongoing support and encouragement for Christians who are trying to navigate what it means to carry their faith into the public square during this tumultuous moment in political history.

Episodes feature guided prayer, plus class excerpts, commentary on current events and exclusive interviews with people living lives that can help us better understand what it means to be a disciple of Christ in a representative democracy.

Complete Archive

Better Off Drowned

Part two in a mini-series reflecting on some of the secretly scariest passages of the synoptic gospels.

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God Wants Better For Others

Jesus’ encounter with the demons called Legion teaches us how to uncover hardness of our own hearts.

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War for the Dignity of Twitter

New blog correspondent Jeff Porter joins us for a loose, informal conversation that touches on social media, shame, secularization and white supremacy.

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It Takes Courage to Feel Shame

A conversation about public shaming, private shaming, and growing in maturity turns into a conversation about race, repentance and shared responsibility.

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The Great Fix is Still Ahead of Us (Book Club: The Righteous Mind)

Christian Civics leaders discuss Jonathan Haidt’s “The Righteous Mind,” what it can teach us about using social media, and where Christians can go with it next.

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Protests and Prayer

Our Executive Director shares a personal reflection on the protests that have sprung up over the past week, and leads a brief prayer for how we respond to them.

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