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

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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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Rick Barry

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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.

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“Conversations Are Desperate” (Women’s Health and COVID-19)

Talitha Phillips of LA’s Claris Health shares how COVID-19 is re-shaping their efforts to bring clarity to difficult reproductive and family health questions.

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Unrelenting Provision

The coronavirus is having downstream effects on efforts to combat hunger and support at-risk youth.

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The Future of Trafficking

Dr. Amanda Eckhardt of RestoreNYC shares the effect of COVID-19 on anti-trafficking efforts and the future of sex trafficking.

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Justice That Restores

We interview Heather Rice-Minus of Prison Fellowship to learn about how they balance following clear commands and navigating terrain that’s open to wisdom.

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Praying Through Psalm 46

For the 2020 election season, we are going back to our roots, bringing you weekly podcasts featuring prayers for the public square.

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Prayer from the Front Lines of Coronavirus Research

Hear from a researcher on the front lines of coronavirus research and pray along with him for the work he and his colleagues are doing during this pandemic.

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