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Joshua Harris on Saying You’re Wrong in Public

When he was told that his work had unintended consequences, the author of “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” didn’t double-down. He did something harder.

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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.

Complete Archive

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?

In this episode… Shownotes “Spiritual Mistakes That Can Lead To Political Problems” An article briefly explaining the culture war paradigm. Q Commons: Healing Our Divided …

A Charlottesville Pastor Shares His Story

It’s been nearly a month since the so-called “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA, erupted into violence, culminating in a member of the white …

Praying After Charlottesville

While we understand that one five-minute prayer can not lead anyone through a comprehensive response to this weekend’s white supremacist rallies and subsequent violence in …

Faith, Politics and Persecution (Part Two)

We bring in two guests for a follow-up conversation after our interview with D; we briefly look at the difference between government and politics; and …

Faith, Politics and Persecution (Part One: Overseas)

In part one of a two-part episode, we bring you an interview with “D,” a long-term missionary to Bosnia, a formerly socialist country whose political …