The Christian Citizen

Traces of the Kingdom

February 2017

Recent social action reveals traces of God’s kingdom
By Curtis Ramsey-Lucas


The difference one woman can make
By the Rev. Dr. Marilyn P. Turner-Triplett


ABHMS executive director: ‘God has called us for such a time as this’
By Dr. Jeffrey Haggray


Religious liberty on the political horizon
By Holly Hollman


‘Putting Faith to Work’: helping people with disabilities find meaningful employment
By Bill Gaventa

Criminal justice reform forecast looks promising
By José Woss


Church has duty to commend those who speak truth, condemn those who speak falsely
By the Rev. John Burns


Life after Election Day
By Wendell L. Griffen


Faith communities must clearly articulate support for international religious freedom
By Dr. Elijah M. Brown

Could conservatives lead the fight against poverty?
By Tamar Jacoby

Prayer celebrating diversity
By R. Mitch Randall


Expectant mother shares abundance of reasons for participating in women’s march
By Sarah Strosahl-Kagi


What made the 2017 Women’s March on Washington so great
By the Rev. Dr. Alice Burnette Greene

Engage with The Christian Citizen, and join us as we seek to shape a mind among American Baptists and others on matters of public concern by providing a forum for diverse voices living and working at the intersection of faith and politics, discipleship and citizenship.

Editorial: Politics and polarization
By Curtis Ramsey-Lucas

No time for silence
By the Rev. Dr. Amy K. Butler

President Trump and the perils of another Post-Reconstruction era
By the Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

On Being the Church of Jesus in the Age of Trump
By the Rev. LeDayne McLeese Polaski

Religious liberty: More or less?
By J. Brent Walker

Discipleship: Growing in spiritual health and missional faithfulness
By the Rev. Dr. Marilyn P. Turner-Triplett

Easing election fears: Local therapists say acknowledging, reassuring are keys to easing anxiety
By Marilyn Campbell

An Open Letter to white Evangelical America
By the Rev. Dr. Harold Dean Trulear

Transcending barriers
By the Rev. Dr. John Wilson

Despite the cacophony against “them”
By the Rev. Jerrod H. Hugenot

Connecting with Mission & Ministry

Print Vol. 1, 2016

Editorial: What is Your Occupation?
By Curtis Ramsey-Lucas

An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Haggray: Strategic Conversations Fine-tune ABHMS’ Vision of Mission
By Susan Gottshall

Reflection as a Vital Discipline in the Life of Christian Leaders
Debora Jackson

Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Ministries
By Kristina D. Helton-Moeller

Called to Serve, Equipped to Succeed
By Jeffery Johnson

ABHMS in Partnership with Ministerial Leaders
By Diane Sypherd

Future Church
By Glynis LaBarre

By Salvador Orellana

CECALI XXI (Spanish)
By Salvador Orellana 

Healthy Children, Healthy Communities
By Lisa Harris-Lee

Healing Spaces
By Fela Barrueto

The Changing Face of Newcomers: Immigration and Refugee Resettlement Ministry
By Brenda Halliburton-Williams

The Expanding Role of Asian Ministries
By Florence Li

The Potentially Explosive Power of Equality and Diversity
By Douglas Avilesbernal

From Heartbreak to God’s Victory
By Harvey Stewart

Found Money: Starting Mission with Limited Resources
By Brian Hastings

Finding Hope through Disaster
By Denise Gratzel

Nurturing Discipleship in Christian Community
By Cassandra Williams

Tangible Grace in Real Relationships
By Denise Janssen

A peace-making offensive
By The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey HaggrayHope, healing during the ‘worst of times’
By The Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickleWeeping blood (Genesis 4:1–10)
By the Rev. Wendell GriffenDeafening silence: The ongoing genocide of Native Americans
By The Rev. Dr. Cassandra WilliamsEquality in diversity
By The Rev. Douglas Avilesbernal On listening to one another
By The Rev. G. Travis Norvell For the healing of a nation: trauma, grief, keys to wholeness
By The Rev. Dr. W. Kenneth WilliamThe mass incarceration of people with disabilities in America’s jails, prisons
By Rebecca VallasWhat would it take to improve police interactions with people with disabilities?
By Curtis Ramsey-LucasPyschologist: Church can act as healing agent in midst of crisis
By Dr. Sally Quiñones-RodríguezEnd police killing of innocent Black lives: A statement from Barnabas Partners

Individual spirituality at the expense of seeking God’s will for those on the margins
By Rev. Harold Dean Trulear, Ph.D.

Journey toward bold
By Rev. Marie Onwubuariri

Wala Hiya (No Shame)
By Rev. Marie Onwubuariri

It’s our time to move
By Rev. Susan Sparks

Be angry but do not sin
By Rev. Dr. Cheryl F. Dudley