Common Good Podcast
Common Good Issues - Can We Heal America’s Divides?

Common Good Issues - Can We Heal America’s Divides?

May 13, 2021

Pastor, artist, and writer Vanessa Ryerse joins us to talk about her journey from conservative, fundamentalist republican to hopping on a bus for three months to stop the re-election of Donald Trump. She contributed a chapter to the upcoming book, How To Heal Our Divides: A Practical Guidebook, which releases May 18.

 

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 Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Faith - Interfaith Engagement as Christian Leaders

Common Good Faith - Interfaith Engagement as Christian Leaders

May 12, 2021

Our hosts, Dominique Gilliard, Laura Truax and Doug Pagitt discuss how and why Christian leaders should engage with their counterparts of other faith traditions.

 

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

 

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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

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - How the Filibuster is Killing Democracy

Common Good Politics - How the Filibuster is Killing Democracy

May 11, 2021

Adam Jentleson joins Doug and Robb to talk about his new book, Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of Democracy. Jentleson served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, where he advised on strategy and led one of the largest and most diverse communications teams on Capitol Hill during the Obama administration. His writing has appeared in GQ, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Politico Magazine.

 

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

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good News - The Fight Against Human Trafficking

Common Good News - The Fight Against Human Trafficking

May 10, 2021

Laura Mulliken, the Executive Director of Trafficking Justice, joins us to talk about the fight against human trafficking, plus Doug and Dan take a look at the week's headlines.

 

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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

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Science - How to talk about the Covid Vaccine with those who are reluctant

Common Good Science - How to talk about the Covid Vaccine with those who are reluctant

May 8, 2021

On our Common Good Science Friday Podcast hosts Doug Pagitt and astrophysicist Paul Wallace talk with medical doctor Erin Wise about getting reluctant evangelicals to get the Covid 19 Vaccine. 

 

Paul Wallace is an astrophysicist, professor, pastor, and avid birder. H 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.

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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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The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Issues - Build Bridges, Not Walls

Common Good Issues - Build Bridges, Not Walls

May 6, 2021

Doug Pagitt talks with author Todd Miller about his book Build Bridges, Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders.

Todd Miller has researched and written about border issues for more than 15 years, the last eight as an independent journalist and writer. He resides in Tucson, Arizona, but also has spent many years living and working in Oaxaca, Mexico. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, San Francisco Chronicle, and Al Jazeera English, among other places.

Miller has authored four books: Build Bridges, Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders (City Lights, 2021)  Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World (Verso, 2019),  Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security (City Lights, 2017), and Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security (City Lights, 2014).

www.toddmillerwriter.com

 

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 Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Faith - Hell, the Afterlife, and Justice

Common Good Faith - Hell, the Afterlife, and Justice

May 5, 2021

What happens when we die? Does the idea of a just God depend on hell to punish evil? Can the dead visit us? Laura, Stephany, and Doug wrestle with these questions and more on today's episode.

 

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 

 

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

 

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 Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - Projection

Common Good Politics - Projection

May 4, 2021

Doug Pagitt and Rob Ryerse discuss Matt Gaetz, Josh Dugger, Trump, and why many conservative Republicans and Christians turn a blind eye to sexual abuse in their own ranks while lobbing wild, unfounded conspiracy theories of pedophilia against Democrats. There's a word for accusing someone else of the thing you're trying to cover up: projection. 

 

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

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Immigration and Border Practices Ride

Common Good Immigration and Border Practices Ride

May 3, 2021

Doug and Dan unveil details for the Vote Common Good bike trek along the southern border to call for a common good approach to our nation's immigration and border practices.

 

We The People Bike Ride: September 10 - November 14, 2021

 

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 Podcast and Livestream is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Economics - What Biden’s Big Spending Plan Means for the Economy

Common Good Economics - What Biden’s Big Spending Plan Means for the Economy

April 30, 2021

President Biden is proposing roughly $6 trillion in federal spending. We ask our resident economist, Professor Fadhel Kaboub, what such spending would mean for the economy and how inflation can be avoided.

 

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

 

The Common Good Podcast and Livestream is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Freeing Jesus with Diana Butler Bass

Freeing Jesus with Diana Butler Bass

April 29, 2021

Diana Butler Bass sits down with host Doug Pagitt to talk about her new book, Freeing Jesus. 

 

Diana Butler Bass, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, popular speaker, inspiring preacher, and one of America’s most trusted commentators on religion and contemporary spirituality.

Her secular friends often ask her “How can you still be a Christian?” In her new book she explains that her experience of Jesus has changed over the years, viewing him in different ways at different times. And that, though she is still a Christian, she isn’t the same kind of Christian she used to be, or that they many think she is. Freeing Jesus explores the many images of Jesus we encounter and embrace through a lifetime—and how we make theology from the text of our lives in conversation with scripture and tradition. Freeing Jesus invites us to liberate Jesus and free ourselves when it comes to the ever-compelling and yet often-elusive figure at the center of Christian faith.

 

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 Podcast and Livestream is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Faith - The Role of Sports

Common Good Faith - The Role of Sports

April 28, 2021

Sports can be an uplifting and unifying force for good in our society, but sports can also be exploitive and damaging in many ways. Our panel of hosts discuss the intersection of sports, faith and justice in today's episode of Common Good Faith.

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.

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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 Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - Vaccine Hesitancy and Trump’s Lingering Influence

Common Good Politics - Vaccine Hesitancy and Trump’s Lingering Influence

April 27, 2021

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse discuss the week's political and political-adjacent headlines including a poll showing 46% of Republicans disagree with Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murdering George Floyd, a rise in vaccine hesitancy, and the lingering influence of Donald Trump over lawmakers like Rep. Kevin McCarthy. 

 

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

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Responding to Anti-Asian Hate

Responding to Anti-Asian Hate

April 26, 2021

Rev. Dr. Young Lee Hertig joins us to discuss the history and current resurgence of hate toward Asian Americans and offers a next step for those wanting to do something about it.

Young Lee Hertig is the co-founder and Executive Director of Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity (ISAAC) and Asian American Women On Leadership (AAWOL) as well as editor-in-chief of ChristianityNext and author of The Tao of Asian American Belonging: A Yinist Spirituality.

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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

 

The Common Good Podcast and Livestream is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Science - The Future of Space Exploration with Astrophysicist Laura Forczyk

Common Good Science - The Future of Space Exploration with Astrophysicist Laura Forczyk

April 23, 2021

Laura Forczyk, astrophysicist and founder of space consulting firm Astralytical, joins hosts Doug and Paul to talk about the successful launch of the Crew Dragon Capsule by SpaceX that sent four astronauts to the International Space Station. They also discuss the history and future of women in space and why space exploration is ultimately about making life on our own planet better.

 

Laura Forczyk is the owner of space consulting firm Astralytical specializing in space science, industry, and policy, and offering space career coaching services.

She is a NASA Subject Matter Expert for planetary science missions. She serves on the advisory boards for the Lifeboat Foundation and the Society of Women in Space Exploration. She serves as a mentor for the Brooke Owens Fellowship program. She is the author of Rise of the Space Age Millennials.

https://www.astralytical.com

 

Paul Wallace is an astrophysicist, professor, pastor, and avid birder. H 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.

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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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The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Issues - Earth Day

Common Good Issues - Earth Day

April 22, 2021

Patrick Carolan, co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, joins us to talk about the health of our planet and what we can do to curb catastrophic climate change.

 

Patrick Carolan had been the executive director of the Franciscan Action Network since 2010 before joining Vote Common Good in 2020. He is also a co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, an organization working on global climate justice issues as well as Faithful Democracy, a faith coalition focused on the issue of Money in Politics, working to educate on the corruptive influence of big money on our democracy.

 

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 Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Faith - Accountability and Justice

Common Good Faith - Accountability and Justice

April 21, 2021

Stephany, Dominique and Doug sit with the heaviness of yesterday's news: a 16-year-old girl was killed by police even as the jury announced it had found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts of murdering George Floyd. While there was accountability in one case, true justice is still a long way off.

 

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. 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 Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - The Power of the People

Common Good Politics - The Power of the People

April 20, 2021

Twelve everyday citizens decide on a verdict in the Chauvin Trail, which will have huge implications for us as a society. The same is true for our national politics. The power to enact change and justice lies with the everyday citizens if we're willing to do the work to overcome obstacles (voter suppression for example) and wield it well.

Doug and Robb also pay tribute to former vice-president Walter Mondale who passed away this week.

 

[note: this episode was recorded before the jury reached a verdict in the Chauvin Trial)

 

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

 

The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good News - The Chauvin Trial, Refugees, Vaccines, and more

Common Good News - The Chauvin Trial, Refugees, Vaccines, and more

April 19, 2021

Host Doug Pagitt and Producer Dan Deitrich cover the Chauvin Trial, the horrific week of mass shootings, Biden's missteps with refugee numbers, and more on today's weekly news roundup.

 

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 Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Science - Why Returning to the Moon Matters

Common Good Science - Why Returning to the Moon Matters

April 19, 2021

Hosts, Doug Pagitt and Astrophysicist Paul Wallace talk about NASA's plans to return to the moon, why it matters, and how it's possibly a stepping stone to Mars.

 

Paul Wallace is an astrophysicist, professor, pastor, and avid birder. H 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.

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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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The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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