Interrupting the Rhythms of Our Lives

Chelsea Geyer, executive director of DC 127, stops by to talk about foster care and what it can teach us about demonstrating our faith in the public square. Then Center for Christian Civics executive director Rick Barry connects those ideas to the Advent season and leads us in prayer.

Chelsea Geyer, executive director of DC 127, stops by to talk about foster care and what it can teach us about demonstrating our faith in the public square. Then Center for Christian Civics executive director Rick Barry connects those ideas to the Advent season and leads us in prayer.

In this episode…
  • Chelsea is originally from Aurora, Colorado. She is currently the founding Executive Director of DC127, an organization focused on uniting church with resources to support foster and adoptive families. Before DC127, she worked with a center for vulnerable children in Swaziland, and at The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative on their LRA Crisis Tracker, a map and database that tracked and analyzed the movements and child abductions of a rebel army in Central Africa. Chelsea has a bachelor's degree in English from Nyack College and is currently pursuing an MBA at Georgetown University.

  • Rick Barry is Executive Director of Center for Christian Civics, where he helps ministry leaders and faith communities develop missional approaches to their local public squares. He has worked on campaigns for local, state and federal office, is a former writer and editor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and oversaw communications for the Grace DC church network. He and his wife live in Washington, DC.

00:14 Introduction
06:03 Interview
25:34 Restoration is coming
27:18 It’s okay to be weird
30:14 Letting yourself be inconvenienced
33:27 Prayer
36:07 Further reading

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