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Madang

By Grace Ji-Sun Kim
Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between.

Madang podcast is produced, written and edited by Naomi Faith Bu.




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Madang podcast: Brian D. McLaren Ep. 19
Welcome to madang.  Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between.   This is the 19th episode where I converse with Brian McLaren on his new book, "Do I Stay Christian?"  He is an author, activist, public theologian, and frequent guest lecturer for gatherings in the U.S. and internationally. His work has been covered in TIME Magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and many other media outlets.     Conversations on White Christianity, parenting, heresy, Jesus is an oppressed brown Palestinian Jew, Roman Empire, The Doctrine of Discovery...   I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is hosted by The Christian Magazine. Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for the Christian Century and welcome this new partnership. https://www.christiancentury.org/madang
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July 26, 2022
Madang podcast: Chris Hedges Ep. 18
Welcome to Madang! Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between.  This has been a dream of mine for many years and now it is. reality. Please join me at Madang. This is the 17th episode where I converse with Chris Hedges on his new book, "Our Class".   He is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent and bureau chief in the Middle East and the Balkans for fifteen years for The New York Times.    Conversations on his ordination, prison ministry/teaching, white liberals in the church, Jesus and insurrection, and prison vs slaveholders manuals...   I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is hosted by The Christian Magazine. Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for the Christian Century and welcome this new partnership. https://www.christiancentury.org/madang
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June 27, 2022
Madang podcast: Lisa Sharon Harper Ep. 17
Welcome to Madang! Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between.  This has been a dream of mine for many years and now it is. reality. Please join me at Madang. This is the seventeenth episode of Madang where I converse with Lisa Sharon Harper who is the founder and president of FreedomRoad.us. She is a prolific speaker, writer and activist, and the author of several books, including Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican…or Democrat and Left Right and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics. Today she talks about her new book, Fortune: How Race Broke My Family and the World--and How to Repair It All. I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is hosted by The Christian Magazine. Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for the Christian Century and welcome this new partnership. https://www.christiancentury.org/madang
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May 31, 2022
Madang podcast: Mitri Raheb Ep. 16
Welcome to Madang! Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between.  This has been a dream of mine for many years and now it is. reality. Please join me at Madang. This is the sixteenth episode of Madang where I converse with Dr. Mitri Raheb who is the president of Dar al-kalima University, speaker and public theologian. The most widely published Palestinian theologian to date, Raheb is the author of more than forty books. He is widely sought-after speaker all over the world. His latest book The politics of Persecution:  Middle Eastern Christians in an Age of Empire. Conversations on Ottomon, British and French Empires, west Asia, persecution, resilience, White Jesus and so much more. I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is hosted by The Christian Magazine. Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for the Christian Century and welcome this new partnership. https://www.christiancentury.org/madang
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May 03, 2022
Madang podcast: Christena Cleveland Ep. 15
Welcome to Madang!  Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between.  This has been a dream of mine for many years and now it is. reality. Please join me at Madang.   This is the fifteenth episode of Madang where I converse with Dr. Christena Cleveland. She is a social psychologist, public theologian, author, and activist. She is the founder and director of the Center for Justice + Renewal as well as its sister organization, Sacred Folk, which creates resources to stimulate people’s spiritual imaginations and support their journeys toward liberation. An award-winning researcher and former professor at Duke University’s Divinity School.  Conversations on whitemalegod, fatherskygod, Black women’s beauty, Imagination is theology, black madannas, her pilgrimage in France and so much more.   I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is hosted by The Christian Magazine. Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for the Christian Century and welcome this new partnership. https://www.christiancentury.org/madang
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March 23, 2022
Madang podcast: Kaitlin Curtice Ep. 14
Welcome to Madang! Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between.  This has been a dream of mine for many years and now it is. reality. Please join me at Madang.  This is the fourteenth episode of Madang where I converse with Kaitlin Curtice. Kaitlin Curtice, a poet, author and public speaker. She is an enrolled citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and has grown up in the Christian faith. Kaitlin writes on the intersection of Indigenous spirituality, faith in everyday life, and decolonization within the church.  Her latest book, NATIVE: Identity, Belonging and Rediscovering God is about identity, soul-searching, and being on the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As both a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and a Christian, Curtice offers a unique perspective on these topics. In this book, she shows how reconnecting with her identity both informs and challenges her faith.  In this episode I talk with Kaitlin about poetry, women are water protectors, baptism, spiritual places, community, land acknowledgments, white supremacy, language and so much more.  I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is now hosted by The Christian Magazine. Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for the Christian Century and welcome this new partnership.
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February 02, 2022
Madang Podcast: Chris Smith Ep.13
Welcome to Madang!  Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between.  This has been a dream of mine for many years and now it is. reality. Please join me at Madang.   This is the thirteenth episode of Madang where I converse with Chris Smith.   C. Christopher Smith is Senior Editor of The Englewood Review of Books, and author of several books, including most recently How The Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church. In addition to writing and editing, Chris works with churches across North America, helping them cultivate a deeper life together in their places.   Conversations on Chris Smith shares about the Englewood Review of Books, the body of Christ, spirituality for the journey, prayer, and the messiness of life and his book, How the Body of Christ Talks and so much more. I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is now hosted by The Christian Magazine. Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for the Christian Century and welcome this new partnership.  
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December 13, 2021
Madang Podcast: Jacqui Lewis Ep.12
Welcome to Madang! Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between. This has been a dream of mine for many years and now it is. reality. Please join me at Madang. This is the twelfth episode of Madang where I converse with Dr. Jacqui Lewis. Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis is an author, activist, preacher, public theologian toward creating an antiracist, just, fully welcoming society in which everyone has enough. She has her M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Religion from Drew University (2004). Jacqui came Middle Church in January 2004. Dr. Lewis co-founded The Middle Project and The Revolutionary Love Conference with her spouse, The Rev. John Janka, which train leaders to create a more just society. Conversations on Rev. Lewis' personal stories of love and pain, self-love, God is love, White Nationalism, breaking boundaries, her book, Fierce Love and so much more. I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is now hosted by The Christian Magazine. Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for the Christian Century and welcome this new partnership.
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November 16, 2021
Madang Podcast: Wil Gafney Ep.11
Welcome to Madang. Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between.   This has been a dream of mine for many years and now it is. reality. Please join me at Madang.   This is the eleventh episode of Madang where I converse with Dr. Wil Gafney.   The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney is the Right Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the author of Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to Women of the Torah and of the Throne, a commentary on Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah in the Wisdom series; Daughters of Miriam; and co-editor of The Peoples’ Bible and The Peoples’ Companion to the Bible. She is an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Pennsylvania and licensed in the Diocese of North Texas, and a former Army chaplain and congregational pastor in the AME Zion Church. She is the author of A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church and translator of its biblical selections; the first two volumes, Year A and W (a stand alone volume). And we are here today to discuss these 2 volumes.  Conversations on her recent Sabbatical Grant from Louisville Institute, using twitter and social media in classroom, Jesus and Hagar, the use of the term ‘majesty’ and not 'kingdom", not using racialized binary, gender expansive language and more. I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is now hosted by The Christian Magazine. Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for the Christian Century and welcome this new partnership. https://www.christiancentury.org/madang
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October 13, 2021
Madang Podcast: Trip Fuller Ep.10
Welcome to Madang. Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between. This has been a dream of mine for many years and now it is. reality. Please join me at madang. This is the tenth episode of madang where I converse with Dr. Tripp Fuller. Tripp Fuller is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theology & Science at the University of Edinburgh. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy, Religion, and Theology at Claremont Graduate University. Fuller is the host and founder the Homebrewed Christianity podcast which is a top theology podcast. He is the author of Jesus: Lord, Liar, Lunatic… or Awesome? And most recently Divine Self-Investment: An Open and Relational Constructive Christology.  He also produced a movie “The Road to Edmond”.  Conversations on Homebrewed Christianity podcast, Open and Relational Theology, “Christology is not a spectator doctrine”, God refuses to be God without us, evil, han and suffering, science and religion and more. I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is now hosted by The Christian Magazine. Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for the Christian Century and welcome this new partnership. https://www.christiancentury.org/madang
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September 09, 2021
Kristin Du Mez: Jesus and John Wayne Ep.9
Welcome to Madang. Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between. This has been a dream of mine for many years and now it is. reality. Please join me at madang. This is the ninth episode of madang where I converse with Dr. Kristin Du Mez. She is is a New York Times bestselling author and Professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and her research focuses on the intersection of gender, religion, and politics. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, Religion News Service, and Christianity Today, and has been interviewed on NPR, CBS, and the BBC, among other outlets. Her most recent book is Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. Conversations on motherhood and writing, Christian Nationalism, masculinity, patriarchy, evangelicalism, and Jesus and John Wayne, and more. I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is now hosted by The Christian Magazine. Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for the Christian Century and welcome this new partnership. https://www.christiancentury.org/madang
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July 15, 2021
Melissa Florer-Bixler: How to Have an Enemy Ep.8
Welcome to Madang.    Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renowned authors, leaders, public figures, and scholars on religion, culture, and everything in between.   Here in the 8th episode of Madang, I talk with pastor and activist Melissa Florer-Bixler. Florer-Bixler is the pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church, and a graduate of Duke University and Princeton Theological Seminary. She is chair of L’Arche North Carolina and a steering committee member in broad-based organizing in her county. She writes for Sojourners, Faith and Leadership and Anabaptist Vision.  She is the author of 2 books, the latest How to Have an Enemy (Herald Press, 2021). She has an active online presence and can be found on most social networks via @MelissaFloBix.  In this episode we talk about L’Arche North Carolina, anti-Black racism, defunding the police, holy anger, Mary the first priest, Whiteness, White Supremacy and more. I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is now hosted the Christian Century . Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for them. https://www.christiancentury.org/madang
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June 25, 2021
Bruce Reyes-Chow: In Defense of Kindness Ep.7
Welcome to madang.  Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between.   This is the seventh episode of madang where I converse with Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow.  Bruce Reyes-Chow is an author, speaker, parent, consultant, coach, podcaster, and pastor. He speaks and writes on issues of faith, technology, race, parenting, and church culture. His new book is, In Defense of Kindness: Why It Matters, How It Changes Our Lives, and How It Can Save the World. He has an active online presence and can be found on most social networks via @breyeschow.  I n this episode we talk about #AAPIHeritageMonth, family life,  pastoring, living with difficult people, Rosanne Barr trolling him on twitter, kindness and more.   I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is now hosted the Christian Century . Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for them. https://www.christiancentury.org/madang
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May 28, 2021
Susan Shaw: Intersectional Theology Ep.6
Welcome to madang. Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between. This is the sixth episode of madang where I converse with Dr. Susan Shaw on her co-written book, Intersectional Theology". Susan Shaw  teaches Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University and the author of many books such as Reflective Faith, Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions and Intersectional Theology. She is an ordained Baptist minister and a contributing writer at Baptist News Global and Ms. Magazine. In this episode we talk about her Southern Baptist upbringing and its impact on her life and career, how we met and wrote our book, her Baptist News Global article which went viral and the consequences of that, and more.
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May 18, 2021
Rev. Al Sharpton: Rise Up Ep.5
Welcome to madang.  Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between.   This is the fifth episode of madang where I converse with Rev. Al Sharpton on his book "Rise Up".  Rev. Al Sharpton is the host of MSNBC’s Politics Nation and the founder and president of National Action Network (NAN), one of the leading civile rights organization in the world. A renowned civil rights leader and the host of the nationally syndicated radio show “Keepin it Real”. Conversations on the George Floyd trial, his upbringing in poverty, his relationship to James Brown, NAN, Scripture, activism....
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April 30, 2021
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Keeping Hope Alive Ep.4
Welcome to madang.  Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between.   This is the fourth episode of madang where I converse with Rev. Jesse Jackson on his book "Keeping Hope Alive: Sermons & Speeches of Rev. Jesse Jackson".  Rev. Jesse Jackson is the founder and president of “Rainbow PUSH Coalition”. He is a civil rights leader, Baptist minister and was a candidate of the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988.  Conversations on his civil rights work with Dr. Martin Luther King,  Nelson Mandela and his ongoing civil rights work.......
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April 05, 2021
Miguel De La Torre: Decolonizing Christianity Ep.3
Welcome to madang.  Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between.   This is the third episode of madang where I converse with Rev. Dr. Miguel De La Torre on his new book "Decolonizing Christianity".   He is professor of Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at Iliff School of Theology and he author of 36 books. He is a filmmaker, ordained Baptist minister, activist, and speaker.  Conversations on March 16 murders, White Christianity, Christian Nationalism, racism, woman of color.....
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March 27, 2021
Russell Jeung: Stop AAPI Hate Ep.2
Welcome to madang.  Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between. This is the second episode of madang where I converse with Dr. Russell Jeung who is professor of Asian American Studies and co-founder of StopAAPIHate.org.   This is a special episode of madang to talk about anti-Asian hate and the murders of 8 people on March 16, 2021.  Conversations on the history of anti- Asian hate, fetishizing of Asian women, foreigner, racism, Christian Nationalism, belongingness, how to fight hate........
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March 20, 2021
Diana Butler Bass: Freeing Jesus Ep.1
Welcome to madang. Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between. This is the first episode of madang where I converse with Dr. Diana Butler Bass on her new book, Freeing Jesus.  We discuss how she came to write the book, her upbringing, Quakerism, Jesus as presence and memoir theology. It is a great discussion on who Jesus is. This is a wonderful book which will not only challenge readers but will transform them.
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March 04, 2021