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Common Good Politics - How has it gotten like this and what can we do now?

Common Good Politics - How has it gotten like this and what can we do now?

July 28, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse look at crucial issues facing our civic life and how people of Common Good Faith can engage. Today we talk Christian Nationalism, Politics beyond personal affront, and the votes in states to ban abortion.

 

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

 

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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Science - Looking Back 13 Billion Years with the James Webb Telescope

Common Good Science - Looking Back 13 Billion Years with the James Webb Telescope

July 21, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich are joined by astrophysicist Paul Wallace to discuss the incredible new images coming from the James Webb Space Telescope - including one of a galaxy born 13 billion years ago.

Paul Wallace is an astrophysicist, professor, pastor, and avid birder. He 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 and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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The Big Divide in America is Between Identities Not Policies

The Big Divide in America is Between Identities Not Policies

July 21, 2022

Doug Pagitt sits down with Paul Martin to discuss how the biggest divide in America is between identities not policies: Liberals vs Conservatives.

 

The Paul Martin Show

 

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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - Biden Fist Bumps a Murderous Crown Prince

Common Good Politics - Biden Fist Bumps a Murderous Crown Prince

July 19, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse discuss President Biden's calculated decision to publicly greet the Saudi Crown Prince - who almost certainly ordered the murder of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi - with a friendly fist bump.

 

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

 

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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Faith - Spirituality Without Heroes and Villains

Common Good Faith - Spirituality Without Heroes and Villains

July 19, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich discuss a short clip from Vote Common Good's Samir Selmanovic on moving away from narratives that require villains and heroes.

 

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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Juneteenth: Faith and Freedom - A Conversation with Rasool Berry and Director Ya’Ke Smith

Juneteenth: Faith and Freedom - A Conversation with Rasool Berry and Director Ya’Ke Smith

June 23, 2022

Doug Pagitt sits down with Director Ya'ke Smith and Host Rasool Berry of the new documentary Juneteenth: Faith and Freedom.

Uncover the deep spiritual significance of America’s newest federal holiday with pastor Rasool Berry. Guests include Opal Lee (Grandmother of Juneteenth), Vote Common Good’s Rev Michael Waters, Lecrae, & more.

Emotional, evocative, inspirational, and educational; it is necessary viewing for groups and individuals interested in the history of Juneteenth, and its vital intersection with the Christian faith.

 

Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmjuDxKTzzg

 

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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Candidate for Common Good - Why Mayor Nan Whaley is Running for Governor

Candidate for Common Good - Why Mayor Nan Whaley is Running for Governor

June 23, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse sit down with Candidate for Common Good Nan Whaley, the former Mayor of Dayton who is the Democratic nominee for Governor of Ohio.

For the last eight years, Nan had the honor of serving as the mayor of Dayton, Ohio. She faced some of the toughest challenges — a mass shooting, the opioid epidemic, tornadoes, a broken economy, and now, the COVID-19 pandemic. Through it all, Dayton has come out stronger and more resilient thanks to her leadership. Now she's running for Governor.

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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

 

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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Do I Stay Christian? A Conversation with Brian McLaren

Do I Stay Christian? A Conversation with Brian McLaren

June 22, 2022

Doug Pagitt sits down with author and public theologian Brian McLaren to talk about his new book, Do I Stay Christian: A Guide for the Doubters, the Disappointed, and the Disillusioned.

 

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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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John Pavlovitz on Faith, Politics and Empathy

John Pavlovitz on Faith, Politics and Empathy

June 20, 2022

Doug Pagitt and John Pavlovitz talk about faith, politics, and the recent launch of the Empathetic People Network: a safe place for kind people.

 

Learn more about the Empathetic People Network at https://empatheticpeople.com

 

John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor, and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. A 25-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, John is committed to equality, diversity, and justice—both inside and outside faith communities.

 

If God is Love, Don't Be a Jerk by John Pavlovitz

 

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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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How Christian Nationalism Paved the Way for January 6 with Jack Jenkins

How Christian Nationalism Paved the Way for January 6 with Jack Jenkins

June 20, 2022

Jack Jenkins, religion and politics reporter for Religion News Service, sits down with host Doug Pagitt to talk about how the January 6th Insurrection probably wouldn't have happened without the fuel of Christian Nationalism.

Read Jack's piece on the thwarted attack on an Idaho Pride parade here.

 

Jack Jenkins is an award-winning journalist and national reporter for the Religion News Service. He covers religion. Also politics. Usually both.

He's also the author of the book American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country, published by HarperOne (and you can order it 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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Faith - How Should our Faith Inform Our Politics?

Common Good Faith - How Should our Faith Inform Our Politics?

June 8, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich ask the question, how should our religion/faith/spirituality inform our politics? We take a look at recent video from Marjorie Taylor Greene saying Christina Nationalism is something to be proud of, and another GOP candidate saying, "we are the church and we run the state." 

 

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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - Meet Common Good Candidate, Randi McCallian Running for Congress in Missouri

Common Good Politics - Meet Common Good Candidate, Randi McCallian Running for Congress in Missouri

June 8, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse sit down with Randi McCallian who is running for Missouri's 8th congressional district to talk about why she moved from public health into politics.

 

Randi McCillian graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of South Florida, where she also worked in a state perinatal quality collaborative to improve hospital care for infants, and later as the Director of a multi-state maternal and child health program for farm-working families. 

 

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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

 

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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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The Making of Biblical Womanhood with Beth Allison Barr [replay]

The Making of Biblical Womanhood with Beth Allison Barr [replay]

June 6, 2022

On today's show, we revisit a conversation with professor, historian, and author Beth Allison Barr about her book The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth. In the wake of the scathing report of sexual abuse coverups at the highest levels of the Southern Baptist Convention, this conversation about toxic patriarchy is more relevant than ever.

 

Beth Allison Barr received her B.A. from Baylor University and her M.A. and Ph. D. in Medieval History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on women and religion in medieval and early modern England, especially in how they are viewed and portrayed in sermon literature.

 

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Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Economics - Inflation and the Worker Shortage

Common Good Economics - Inflation and the Worker Shortage

June 3, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich discuss the rise in inflation - and the even bigger rise in corporate profits - all during an apparent worker shortage.

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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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Peacemaking and Poetry with Pádraig Ó Tuama

Peacemaking and Poetry with Pádraig Ó Tuama

June 1, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Dan Deitrich sit down with Irish poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama to talk about the power of story, who gets to tell what stories, and how The Troubles taught him to look at history through the lens of those not in power.

Pádraig Ó Tuama is a theologian, writer, and conflict transformation practitioner. He is a member and former leader of the Corrymeela Community of Northern Ireland. His books include a memoir, In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World; a prayer book, Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community; a book of poetry, Sorry For Your Troubles; and a book of theology and politics co-authored with Glenn Jordan, Borders & Belonging. He hosts the On Being Studios podcast Poetry Unbound. His forthcoming book, Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World, will be published in October 2022 and is available for pre-order wherever you get your books.

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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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - Confronting Ted Cruz and the NRA

Common Good Politics - Confronting Ted Cruz and the NRA

May 31, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse are joined by Benjamin Hernandez who confronted Ted Cruz about his lack of action around gun violence prevention. Doug shares about being kicked out of the NRA Prayer Breakfast for calling for prayer for the victims of the Uvalde and Buffalo massacres. 

 

Benjamin Hernandez is an activist, immigrant, father, and supporter of democracy. He has extensive experience organizing for both electoral and non-electoral causes, with a specialty in digital communications and community outreach. He is the Founder of Human Age Digital, Co-Founder of Vote Simple and is part of the leadership team of Indivisible Houston which works to hold elected leaders accountable. 

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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

 

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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Common Good Politics - Candidate for Common Good Keith Davenport of Kansas

Common Good Politics - Candidate for Common Good Keith Davenport of Kansas

May 24, 2022

Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse talk primaries and runoffs before being joined by Keith Davenport, a Candidate for Common Good from Kansas. He talks about the disastrous Brownback Plan that slashed taxes, gutted government programs, and left working-class Kansans struggling.

"We need a state government that understands our everyday needs - affordable childcare, functioning roads, safe and excellent schools, and good-paying jobs. That’s why I am running for Kansas House District 43. It’s for our common good."

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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

 

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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

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Common Good Science - Astrophysicist Paul Wallace Explains Black Holes

Common Good Science - Astrophysicist Paul Wallace Explains Black Holes

May 20, 2022

Astrophysicist, Pastor, Professor Paul Wallace talks with Doug Pagitt of Vote Common Good about the black hole at the center of our galaxy, gravity, spacetime, and... UFO's?

 

Paul Wallace is an astrophysicist, professor, pastor, and avid birder. He 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 and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

 

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Common Good Faith - How These Conservative Evangelicals Became Progressive Pastors

Common Good Faith - How These Conservative Evangelicals Became Progressive Pastors

May 19, 2022

Pastors Josh Scott and Colby Martin join Doug Pagitt to talk about the journey from conservative Evangelicalism to Progressive Christianity.

Josh Scott is pastor at Grace Point Church in Nashville, TN

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Colby Martin is pastor at Sojourn Grace Collective in San Diego, CA

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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

 

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Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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Finding a Common Good Way to Talk About Abortion - A Personal Story

Finding a Common Good Way to Talk About Abortion - A Personal Story

May 13, 2022

Elisabeth Kraus talks about the deadly serious implications if Roe v. Wade is overturned and how her pro-life stance shifted after a late-term abortion saved her life.

 

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.

 

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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

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

 

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