The
Christian
Civics
Podcast

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

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Rethinking Incarceration

Pastor and author Dominique DuBois Gilliard joins us to discuss why Christians who have never been to prison are still implicated in the idea of criminal justice.

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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

Good Friday, Families and Hospitality (Dr. Curt Thompson, Part Two)

We continue our conversation with Dr. Curt Thompson, exploring what Good Friday has to do with hard conversations about politics in the church

Embodied Encounters (Dr. Curt Thompson)

Part one of our interview with Dr. Curt Thompson covers why it is important to have face-to-face conversations with our political opponents and how understanding our brains can make that easier.

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.

How Do We Endure? An Interview With Steve Park

In the middle of a dispiriting season in our country, Steve Park, head of Little Lights Urban Ministries, talks about how he’s managed to stay active and motivated to do some very hard, dispiriting work for over twenty years. Then we will call specific attention to a few ideas that came up during the interview before we get led in prayer by Rev. Charles Drew.

Living Locally, Responding to Injustice: Q Commons Highlights

If you couldn’t join us for Q Commons in Washington, DC, last week, we want to share some of the highlights with you. This episode …

Is Citizenship Biblical? Can It Be Christian?

Last week on the Christian Civics Podcast, we shared a few excerpts from one of our workshops. If you’ve wanted to get an idea of …