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Common Good Faith - The Black Church

Common Good Faith - The Black Church

February 24, 2021

It's Black History Month and PBS just released an incredible doc-series called The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song. Our hosts, Stephany Spaulding and Laura Truax and producer Dan Deitrich discuss the docu-series and how the Black Church grew and thrived even under the evils of slavery and white supremacy.

 

You can watch the first installment of The Black Church here.

 

Also mentioned in this episode:

These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lapore

Rev. Dr. Laura Truax is senior pastor of LaSalle Street Church in Chicago and serves on the Seminary Advisory Board at the University of Dubuque. Dr. Truax holds a master of divinity degree from Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the joint program of North Park Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of Undone: When coming apart puts you back together (2013) and Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the real world (2017) and is part of the Red Letter Christians

 

@revtruax     //     facebook.com/laura.truax1

 

Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, associate professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) and former U.S. Senate candidate for the state of Colorado. She holds a B.A. in English from Clark Atlanta University, as well as a M.A. in American Literature and a Ph. D. in American Studies both from Purdue University. She is the author of Recovering from Racism: A Guidebook to Beginning Conversations (2015) and Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crisis in Whiteness (2014).

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter and producer of the Vote Common Good podcast. @danieldeitrich

 

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Common Good Politics - Political Cults

Common Good Politics - Political Cults

February 23, 2021

Today on Common Good Politics, host Robb Ryerse and Producer Daniel Deitrich talk about the sobering milestone of 500,000 Covid deaths, the winter storm in Texas, and the ill-timed vacation of Ted Cruz.  Dr. Janja Lalich, one of the nations leading experts on cults, joins us to discuss political cults and the allure of Trumpism.

 

Janja Lalich, Ph.D. is a researcher, author, and educator specializing in cults and extremist groups, with a particular focus on charismatic relationships, political and other social movements, ideology and social control, and issues of gender and sexuality.

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Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a progressive republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former pastor, and producer of the Vote Common Good podcast. @danieldeitrich

 

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Common Good Music - Malcolm du Plessis, Common Hymnal

Common Good Music - Malcolm du Plessis, Common Hymnal

February 22, 2021

Introducing, Common Good Music, part of the Vote Common Good Daily Podcast. On Common Good Music we spotlight the music of the movement - songs that speak truth to power, name the pain and injustice in the world, and help us dream of a better way forward.

 

In this episode, host Daniel Deitrich talks art and activism with Malcolm du Plessis, founder of Common Hymnal (no relation to Vote Common Good, but pretty great name if you ask us). Common Hymnal is an artist collective that fuses praise and protest as a way to respond to the struggles in our nation and the world. It is worship music that refuses to be escapist, but instead finds the patient Christ willing to sit with us in our pain.

 

Songs featured in this episode:

 

God is Not Abusive - Brittney Spencer

 

He Has Time - Jamie MacDonald

 

Rose Petals - Dee Wilson

 

How Much Longer - DJ Griffin, Seaux Chill, April Lee

 

Find more music and stories at commonhymnal.com

 

Check out the Common Good Music Spotify Playlist here.

Common Good Science - The Perseverance Lands on Mars

Common Good Science - The Perseverance Lands on Mars

February 19, 2021
We talk Common Good Science and the Perseverance Mars Rover on the Vote Common Good Podcast today with Astrophysicist Paul Wallace and Doug Pagitt. 

 

Paul Wallace writes and speaks at the intersection of faith and science and holds a PhD in physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Wallace teaches physics and astronomy at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, taught at Hampden-Sydney College, Berry College, Candler, and Columbia Theological Seminary, was a NASA Faculty Fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and served on the faculty of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative in Dharamsala, India.

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Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director of Vote Common Good and is a pastor, author, and social activist.    

 

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Common Good Issues - Abortion (part2)

Common Good Issues - Abortion (part2)

February 18, 2021

Today is part two of our conversation on abortion. Our guests Ashley Abercrombie and Elisabeth Kraus share their stories and invite fellow Christians to approach this issue with more humility and compassion. 

 

Ashley Abercrombie  is a writer, speaker and podcaster who talks and writes honestly about motherhood, justice and faith. She is the author of Rise of the Truth Teller and Co-Host of the The Why Tho Podcast.

www.ashabercrombie.org

 

Elisabeth Kraus is a public speaker and educator. She is also an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and for women who have had challenging or miscarried pregnancies.

 

www.elisabethkraus.com

 

 

The Common Good Daily podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace

 

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Common Good Faith - Wednesday February 17, 2021

Common Good Faith - Wednesday February 17, 2021

February 17, 2021

Common Good Faith - Wednesday February 10, 2021

 

Today on Common Good Faith, our hosts talk Ash Wednesday, Mardi Gras, and how Lent can be an invitation for white churches to repent of toxic Christian nationalism.

 

 

 

 

Notes and resources:

 

https://www.harpercollins.com/blogs/authors/justo-l-gonzalez luke series

 

NPR - 4 in 10 Republicans Think Political Violence May Be Necessary

 

Commitment Card
Martin Luther King, Jr.
1963
I hereby pledge myself—my person and body—to the nonviolent movement. Therefore I will
keep the following ten commandments:
1. Meditate daily on the teachings and life of Jesus.
2. Remember always that the non—violent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not
victory.
3. Walk and talk in the manner of love, for God is love.
4. Pray daily to be used by God in order that all men might be free.
5. Sacrifice personal wishes in order that all men might be free.
6. Observe with both friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy.
7. Seek to perform regular service for others and for the world.
8. Refrain from the violence of fist, tongue, or heart.
9. Strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health.
10. Follow the directions of the movement and of the captain on a demonstration.
I sign this pledge, having seriously considered what I do and with the determination and will to
persevere.

 

 

Common Good Faith Hosts:

 

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores, which won a 2018 Book of the Year Award for InterVarsity Press and was named Outreach Magazine’s 2019 Social Issues Resource of the Year. Gilliard also serves as an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary and serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association. In 2015, the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.” Gilliard’s forthcoming book, Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilege will be released on August 24, 2021.

@DDGilliard     //      facebook.com/dominique.dg.7

 

Rev. Dr. Laura Truax is senior pastor of LaSalle Street Church in Chicago and serves on the Seminary Advisory Board at the University of Dubuque. Dr. Truax holds a master of divinity degree from Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the joint program of North Park Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of Undone: When coming apart puts you back together (2013) and Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the real world (2017) and is part of the Red Letter Christians

 

@revtruax     //     facebook.com/laura.truax1

 

Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, associate professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) and former U.S. Senate candidate for the state of Colorado. She holds a B.A. in English from Clark Atlanta University, as well as a M.A. in American Literature and a Ph. D. in American Studies both from Purdue University. She is the author of Recovering from Racism: A Guidebook to Beginning Conversations (2015) and Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crisis in Whiteness (2014).

 

@drstephanyrose     //      facebook.com/stephanyrose 

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

 

The Common Good Daily podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace

 

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Common Good Politics - Tuesday February 16, 2021

Common Good Politics - Tuesday February 16, 2021

February 16, 2021

Every Tuesday, our hosts Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse take a deep dive into politics.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a progressive republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

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Common Good News - Monday February 15, 2021

Common Good News - Monday February 15, 2021

February 15, 2021

On today's Common Good News roundup, host Doug Pagitt and producer Dan Deitrich talk about the acquittal of former-president Trump, the encouraging news that Covid cases are on the decline, and question why teachers aren't prioritized for the vaccine in every state.

 

The Common Good Daily podcast is produced and edited by Dan Deitrich. Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace

 

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Common Good Science - Modern Monetary Theory

Common Good Science - Modern Monetary Theory

February 12, 2021

Common Good Science - Friday February 12, 2021

 

On today’s show, hosts Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse dive into the sometimes murky waters of economic theory with the guidance of Fadhel Kaboub, president of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity. 

 

Fadhel Kaboub, Ph.D. is President of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and Associate Professor of economics at Denison University. His research focuses on the Political Economy of the Middle East and the fiscal and monetary policy dimensions of job creation programs. He is a widely published author and his recent work has been presented at many prestigious institutions including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School, Cornell University, Columbia University, Sorbonne University, and the National University of Singapore.

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Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a progressive republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

Resources:

 

The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton 

 

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Common Good Issues - Abortion (part 1)

Common Good Issues - Abortion (part 1)

February 11, 2021

Common Good Issues - Thursday February 11, 2021

 

Today we start a two-part conversation about abortion. Our guests Ashley Abercrombie and Elisabeth Kraus share their stories and invite fellow Christians to approach this issue with more humility and compassion. 

 

Ashley Abercrombie  is a writer, speaker and podcaster who talks and writes honestly about motherhood, justice and faith. She is the author of Rise of the Truth Teller and Co-Host of the The Why Tho Podcast.

www.ashabercrombie.org

 

Elisabeth Kraus is a public speaker and educator. She is also an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and for women who have had challenging or miscarried pregnancies.

 

www.elisabethkraus.com

 

 

The Common Good Daily podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace

 

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Common Good Faith - Wednesday February 10, 2021

Common Good Faith - Wednesday February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021

Common Good Faith - Wednesday February 10, 2021

 

Today on Common Good Faith, our hosts dig into Galatians 3 and how it is often used to erase diversity rather than bring about justice and genuine Christ-centered unity. Also under the microscope is the Bruce Springsteen Jeep Super Bowl commercial calling for Americans to “meet in the middle” and how it is a call for false unity that centers color-blindness and erases a long history of white supremacy.

 

 

Notes and resources:

 

The oft-misused Galatians 3 “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

 

Doing Justice by Dominique Gilliard

 

Multiracial churches don't challenge racism until they challenge white supremacy

 

That Jeep Commercial 

 

 

Common Good Faith Hosts:

 

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores, which won a 2018 Book of the Year Award for InterVarsity Press and was named Outreach Magazine’s 2019 Social Issues Resource of the Year. Gilliard also serves as an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary and serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association. In 2015, the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.” Gilliard’s forthcoming book, Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilege will be released on August 24, 2021.

@DDGilliard     //      facebook.com/dominique.dg.7

 

Rev. Dr. Laura Truax is senior pastor of LaSalle Street Church in Chicago and serves on the Seminary Advisory Board at the University of Dubuque. Dr. Truax holds a master of divinity degree from Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the joint program of North Park Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of Undone: When coming apart puts you back together (2013) and Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the real world (2017) and is part of the Red Letter Christians

 

@revtruax     //     facebook.com/laura.truax1

 

Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, associate professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) and former U.S. Senate candidate for the state of Colorado. She holds a B.A. in English from Clark Atlanta University, as well as a M.A. in American Literature and a Ph. D. in American Studies both from Purdue University. She is the author of Recovering from Racism: A Guidebook to Beginning Conversations (2015) and Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crisis in Whiteness (2014).

 

@drstephanyrose     //      facebook.com/stephanyrose 

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

 

The Common Good Daily podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace

 

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Common Good Politics - Tuesday February 9, 2021

Common Good Politics - Tuesday February 9, 2021

February 9, 2021

Every Tuesday, our hosts Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse take a deep dive into politics. On today’s show they discuss the impeachment trial of former-president Trump, the hotly-debated Covid stimulus package, and whether or not "unity" in America is possible. 

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a progressive republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

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Common Good News - Monday February 8, 2021

Common Good News - Monday February 8, 2021

February 8, 2021

On today's show, our host Doug Pagitt is joined by author and pastor Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove to talk about how the January 6th insurrection, fueled by Christian Nationalism, was 40 years in the making.

 

In his book Revolution of Values, Jonathan explores how religious culture wars have misrepresented Christianity at the expense of the poor, and how listening to marginalized communities can help us hear God's call to love and justice in the world. He highlights people on the frontlines of issues ranging from immigration policy and voting rights to women's rights and environmental stewardship.

 

Jonathan directs the School for Conversion, a popular education center that works to make “surprising friendships possible.” He is also an Associate Minister at the historically black St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church.

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Common Good Science - Friday February 5, 2021

Common Good Science - Friday February 5, 2021

February 5, 2021

It's Science Friday on the Vote Common Good Podcast. Doug Pagitt is joined by co-host and astrophysicist Paul Wallace to talk about the science-denial phenomenon and how it crept its way into national politics.

 

Paul Wallace writes and speaks at the intersection of faith and science and holds a PhD in physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Wallace teaches physics and astronomy at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, taught at Hampden-Sydney College, Berry College, Candler, and Columbia Theological Seminary, was a NASA Faculty Fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and served on the faculty of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative in Dharamsala, India.

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Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director of Vote Common Good and is a pastor, author, and social activist.    

 

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Common Good Issues - Thursday February 4, 2021

Common Good Issues - Thursday February 4, 2021

February 4, 2021

On Thursdays our host Doug Pagitt sits down with a wide range of guests to talk about the hot-button issues we face as a society. On today's show, Jeanine Butler, Catherine Butler, and Kurtis Schaeffer talk about their documentary 'God $ Green' which investigates how caring for the environment went from something almost everyone agreed upon to a hotly debated wedge issue.

Kurtis R. Schaeffer | Frances Myers Ball Professor | Department of Religious Studies | The University of Virginia| Co-Director, Religion, Race & Democracy Lab | Host, Sacred & Profane.

 

Jeanine Butler | Documentary Producer / Writer | www.butlerfilms.tv

 

Catherine Lynn Butler | Documentary Producer / Writer  | www.butlerfilms.tv

Merchants of Doubt www.merchantsofdoubt.org

God$Green: An Unholy Alliance https://religionlab.virginia.edu/godgreen/

American Heretics: www.americanhereticsthefilm.com

 

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Common Good Faith - Wednesday February 3, 2021

Common Good Faith - Wednesday February 3, 2021

February 3, 2021

Every Wednesday on Common Good Faith, our panel of hosts will take a deep dive into Christian faith in America and the ways racism and colonialism have left an ugly legacy that needs to be dismantled if we are to move forward in the way of Jesus.

 

 

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores, which won a 2018 Book of the Year Award for InterVarsity Press and was named Outreach Magazine’s 2019 Social Issues Resource of the Year. Gilliard also serves as an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary and serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association. In 2015, the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.” Gilliard’s forthcoming book, Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilege will be released on August 24, 2021.

@DDGilliard     //      facebook.com/dominique.dg.7

 

Rev. Dr. Laura Truax is senior pastor of LaSalle Street Church in Chicago and serves on the Seminary Advisory Board at the University of Dubuque. Dr. Truax holds a master of divinity degree from Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the joint program of North Park Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of Undone: When coming apart puts you back together (2013) and Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the real world (2017) and is part of the Red Letter Christians

 

@revtruax     //     facebook.com/laura.truax1

 

Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, associate professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) and former U.S. Senate candidate for the state of Colorado. She holds a B.A. in English from Clark Atlanta University, as well as a M.A. in American Literature and a Ph. D. in American Studies both from Purdue University. She is the author of Recovering from Racism: A Guidebook to Beginning Conversations (2015) and Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crisis in Whiteness (2014).

 

@drstephanyrose     //      facebook.com/stephanyrose 

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

 

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Common Good Politics - Tuesday February 2, 2021

Common Good Politics - Tuesday February 2, 2021

February 2, 2021

Our hosts, Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse, take a deep dive into politics every Tuesday. On today’s show they are joined by Professor Peter Ditto to talk about the allure of conspiracy theories in politics. Ditto specializes in social psychology, political and moral reasoning, and “hot cognition” - the interface between passion and reason.

 

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a progressive republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives  @RobbRyerse

 

Peter Ditto is Professor of Psychological Science at University of California, Irvine and has his Ph.D. from Princeton University. 

 

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Common Good News - Monday February 1, 2021

Common Good News - Monday February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021

Welcome to Common Good News, the Monday edition of the daily podcast from Vote Common Good. 

 

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Common Good Morning - Preview

Common Good Morning - Preview

January 25, 2021

Common Good Morning is a brand new daily podcast brought to you from Vote Common Good. Our team of hosts will cover politics, theology and more all with the focus of helping people of faith and good conscience work toward the common good.

 

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This Guy Has Got to Go Right Now

This Guy Has Got to Go Right Now

January 11, 2021

We thought this podcast series had come to it's logical conclusion, but this guy is still a danger to our democracy even in his last few days in office. This guy has got to go right now.

 

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and the Executive Director at Brand New Congress.  @RobbRyerse

 

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