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Common Good Issues - Why We Must Abolish the Death Penalty

Common Good Issues - Why We Must Abolish the Death Penalty

January 14, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich make the case that the death penalty is morally problematic, racially biased, and counter to the way of Jesus. And beyond that, it's just a bad idea to give the government the power to kill its own citizens - especially when for every nine people executed, one person on death row is exonerated.

 

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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 Faith with Rabbi Or Rose

Common Good Faith with Rabbi Or Rose

January 13, 2022

Doug Pagitt spends some time with Rabbi Or Rose of Hebrew College talking about how his Jewish faith compels him to work toward the common good.

 

Rabbi, writer and social activist, Or Rose is the founding director of the Center for Global Judaism at Boston’s Hebrew College, which provides educational programming and resources on issues of contemporary Jewish spirituality, Israel-Diaspora relations, religious pluralism and environmental responsibility.

 

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 - Meet the Nuclear Physicist Pastor Running for Governor of Arkansas

Common Good Politics - Meet the Nuclear Physicist Pastor Running for Governor of Arkansas

January 11, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse discuss the political headlines of the day and then sit down with Dr. Chris Jones, an ordained pastor and nuclear physicist, who is running for Governor of Arkansas against Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

 

Chrisforgovernor.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

 

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 - Hunger Strike for Voting Rights

Common Good News - Hunger Strike for Voting Rights

January 10, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich talk with Shari Draayer on the 46th day of her hunger strike for voting rights legislation. Shari is calling on the Senate to get rid of the filibuster and pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. You can find Shari on Facebook here or drop her an email of encouragement at shari.draayer@eastern.edu

 

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 Economics - The Deficit Myth and How Federal Spending Actually Works

Common Good Economics - The Deficit Myth and How Federal Spending Actually Works

January 7, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich discuss an excerpt from Stephanie Kelton's The Deficit Myth which explains how federal taxes, budgets, and spending are completely different from the state, local, or household level.

 

The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton

 

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 - One Year Since the January 6 Insurrection

Common Good Politics - One Year Since the January 6 Insurrection

January 6, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse look back at the January 6 insurrection, discussing who was involved, who was responsible, and where we are 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 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 Faith - Rob Schenck of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute

Common Good Faith - Rob Schenck of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute

January 6, 2022

Doug Pagitt sits down with Rev. Rob Schenck, President of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute, to talk about his conversion from a "Reagan Religious Right Christianity" to a more Christ-centered faith serving those Jesus called us to love and resisting the Christian Nationalism movement within the Evangelical world.

 

The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute

 

Costly Grace by Rob Schenck

 

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 GOP Stranglehold on State Legislatures

Common Good Politics - The GOP Stranglehold on State Legislatures

January 4, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Vote Common Good's Political Organizer Robb Ryerse discuss the Republican stranglehold on state legislatures and what Democrats can do about it. Plus, the difference between horrible behavior and criminal behavior and why 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November.

 

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 Politics - The Insurrection Inside the Capitol

Common Good Politics - The Insurrection Inside the Capitol

December 31, 2021

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse talk about the breaking news that Trump's advisors had planned an insurrection INSIDE the capitol codenamed the Green Bay Sweep which, according to Trump's Director of Trade Peter Navarro, involved 100 members of Congress acting as "blockers" for "quarterback" Mike Pence.

Common Good Politics - Top Ten Political Stories of 2021

Common Good Politics - Top Ten Political Stories of 2021

December 30, 2021

Robb Ryerse gives us his Top Ten Political Stories of 2021 and Doug Pagitt makes a few predictions for 2022.

 

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 Faith - Advent: the Season of Hopeful Longing

Common Good Faith - Advent: the Season of Hopeful Longing

December 22, 2021

Doug Pagitt, Stephany Rose Spaulding, Laura Truax and Dominique Gilliard close out this season of Common Good Faith by reflecting on the meaning of Advent and Christmas.

 

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 new book, Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilege was released in August of 2021 to rave reviews.

@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).

 

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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 - The ”Real Reason” Manchin Torpedoed Biden‘s Build Back Better Bill

Common Good Politics - The ”Real Reason” Manchin Torpedoed Biden‘s Build Back Better Bill

December 21, 2021

Doug Pagitt and Vote Common Good's Political Organizer Robb Ryerse talk about Joe Manchin's "real reason" for sinking the Build Back Better Act, Biden's Covid response, and more.

 

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 - Why We‘re NOT Heading for Civil War II

Common Good News - Why We‘re NOT Heading for Civil War II

December 20, 2021

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich take a look at the week's headlines: Manchin Sinks Build Back Better, Omicron Surges, Why Comparisons to the Civil War are Unfounded, and a Teacher Feeds 5,000 Students.

Common Good Economics - Professor Fadhel Kabob Explains Inflation

Common Good Economics - Professor Fadhel Kabob Explains Inflation

December 17, 2021

Economics Professor Fadhel Kaboub takes us to school and explains inflation: what actually causes it and how to reign it in. Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich discuss the common good implications. Follow Fadhel on Twitter @FadhelKaboub

 

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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Dora Rogriguez - A Survivor‘s Call for Compassionate Border Policy

Dora Rogriguez - A Survivor‘s Call for Compassionate Border Policy

December 16, 2021

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich sit down with Dora Rodriguez who was just 19 when she fled El Salvador's civil war in search of a better life in the US. She survived the brutal journey, but many in her group died in the Arizona Desert. Now decades later, Dora is helping migrant families and calling for more compassionate border practices and immigration reform.  

 

You can contribute to Dora's work at Salvavision.org

 

Watch Dora's Story here: https://youtu.be/8r4E3r1kuWg

 

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 - Bombshell Text Messages from January 6

Common Good Politics - Bombshell Text Messages from January 6

December 14, 2021

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse discuss the bombshell text messages to Trump's Chief of Staff during the January 6 Insurrection from Fox News hosts, Don Jr. and more.

 

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 - Tornadoes, The Beatles, and How-To-Coup Power Point Presentation

Common Good News - Tornadoes, The Beatles, and How-To-Coup Power Point Presentation

December 13, 2021

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich take a look at recent headlines and current events through a Common Good lens. This week they talk about the new Beatles documentary series, the heartbreaking destruction from tornadoes in Kentucky, and Trump's paper trail of treason - a Power Point slide deck outlining a plan to overturn the 2020 election results.

 

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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Ride Week Day 5 - So What Can We Do?

Ride Week Day 5 - So What Can We Do?

December 10, 2021

It's the conclusion of Ride Week - a look back at the We The People Ride for Common Good Border and Immigration Reform. Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich discuss action steps we can all take to change the conversation and change our border practices. 

 

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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Ride Week Day 4 - Putting the Active in Activism

Ride Week Day 4 - Putting the Active in Activism

December 9, 2021

Why cycle across the country? Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich discuss the effectiveness of "active activism" and are joined later in the show by Rickey Gates, who ran across the continental US after Trump won the 2016 election. You can find his book, Cross Country: a 3,700 mile Run to Explore Unseen America here. Watch the documentary from his 5-month run, Transamericana, for free here.

 

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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Ride Week Day 3 - Faith Groups Stretched Thin because of Inhumane Border Policies

Ride Week Day 3 - Faith Groups Stretched Thin because of Inhumane Border Policies

December 8, 2021

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich discuss how Border Patrol offloads asylum seekers to churches and non-profs instead of providing any level of support to those awaiting asylum hearings. Later in the hour, they are joined by Alma Ruth of Practice Mercy, a faith-based non-profit serving vulnerable women and children at the US/Mexico border. 

 

Practice Mercy Foundation

 

Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition

 

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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