Faith & Social Work

Faith & Social Work

In this episode we talk with Dr. Holly Oxhandler about her book The Soul of the Helper and about the connection between spirituality and mental health. Dr. Oxhandler is an associate professor and associate dean for research and faculty development at Baylor...
Faith & Advent: The Magnificat as a Song of Justice

Faith & Advent: The Magnificat as a Song of Justice

In this episode we talk with Pastor and Author Aurelia Dávilia Pratt about her new book published this year, Brown Girl Epiphany. Aurelia is the founder and lead pastor of Peace of Christ Church, a sacred community in the heart of central Texas doing the work of...
Where Faith & Justice Meet

Where Faith & Justice Meet

In Season 4 of “Because It Is” we dig deeper into our core values of faith and justice. This season we consider what faith has to do with justice, politics, social work, and more. Each month we will examine the intersection of faith and justice and reflect...

Compassionately Curious

In this episode we talk with Dr. Cody J. Sanders about LGBTQIA inclusion and the gifts our LGBTQ+ siblings bring to our congregation. Dr. Sanders is the pastor to Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Cambridge, Mass and an American Baptist chaplain to Harvard University....

People on the Move: A Look at Immigration

In this episode we talk with Dr. Myles Werntz about immigration in the United States. Dr. Wertnz is the Director of Baptist Studies and Associate Professor of Theology at Abilene Christian University. He helps us understand the migrant nature of our own faith and...

Dangerous Conflation: a conversation about Christian Nationalism

In this episode we talk with Amanda Tyler, the Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee about Christian Nationalism. We take a look at the various forms of Christian Nationalism and the threat it poses to religious liberty and even democracy itself. We hope...

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