GCR 5.3 Brian Merritt and the Occupy Movement

In major cities all across the globe, crowds of people are coming together in at the seats of political and financial power. What began with Occupy Wall Street has become a genuine movement that begun a national dialogue about economic inequalities. Washington D.C. pastor, and friend of the show, Brian Merritt shares his experience with the Occupy K Street community and shares insights as to how the faith community can be involved with this movement.

 

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GCR 5.2 Craig Goodwin and A Year of Plenty

Have you ever gotten frustrated with Christmas shopping? Yes? Well, have you ever gotten so irritated with buying Christmas crap that you made a decision that changed your life? Craig and Nancy Goodwin did that… and they ended up with a year of plenty.

Join Derrick as he talks with Craig Goodwin and Carol Howard Merritt about sustainability, thoughtful consumption, and the church

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GCR 5.1 Martha Grace Reese Unbinding the Gospel and Mainline Evangelism

“Evangelism” has become a scary word in many mainline congregations, even scarier for those outside of the church. But if sharing our faith is an essential part of our spiritual health, not to mention the health of our congregations, how can it be done in a way that takes away some of the anxiety?

Martha Grace Reese shares her insights from her work with the Mainline Evangelism Project as well as some of the helpful tips from the “Unbinding” series with Carol. Carol and new co-host Derrick Weston then discuss some of their previous history with evangelism in their pasts and their hopes for it in the church.

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GCR 4.8 Julie Clawson and Ryan Kemp-Pappan on Everyday Justice

Where does that coffee come from? What does that chocolate bar have to do with slavery? How do our everyday choices affect the global economy and human rights? Julie Clawson wrote a book on these very things.

Carol Howard Merritt talks to Julie Clawson about her unique perspective on the Emergent Church as well as her book, Everyday Justice. Then Carol talks with Ryan Kemp-Pappan about what Julie had to say.

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