Justice. mercy. faith.
Through The Christian Citizen, 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.
Writing from deeply respected theologians, community leaders and policy advocates.
Our content speaks directly to the issues of the day, from the pulpit, to the pew, to the civic square and Capitol Hill.
Our stories go through an intense fact checking process to ensure absolute acuracy.
New and emerging voices on a wide-range of topics.
Ethically, politically and theologicaly diverse writting.
Voices from beyond Baptist & Christian circles. We publish writing from Jewish, Muslim and other faith perspectives.
First published in 1996 as a print magazine focused on lifting voices for Biblical Justice, The Christian Citizen is now a digital first publication speaking on issues of justice, mercy and faith.
“We strive to sort through the complexities and confusions of political struggles while raising the vision of biblical justice and its guildelines for good government,” wrote Curtis Ramsey-Lucas for the publication’s first issue. “In so doing, we seek faithfully to connect the life of discipleship to the life of citizenship.”
Today, as then, “to this work, we invite you.”
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray
Executive Director, American Baptist Home Mission Societies
Publisher, Judson Press
Associate Executive Director, Communications
Dr. Jeffrey Johnson
National Coordinator, Evangelism & Church Planting
Rev. Sarah Strosahl-Kagi
National Coordinator, Scholarships & Emerging Leaders
Rev. Salvador Orellana
Director, Intercultural Ministries, Latino Ministries & Rebuild, Restore, Renew Puerto Rico
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Turner-Triplett
Director, Community Outreach Ministries & Rizpah’s Children
Rev. Cassandra Carkuff Williams, Ed.D.
Director, Discipleship Ministries
Cherilyn Crowe, Director of Communications, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
Rev. Kimberlee Payton Jones, Esq., Associate Pastor and General Counsel, Lindsay Street Baptist Church
Rev. Steven D. Martin, Director of Communications and Development, National Council of Churches
Marvin A. McMickle, Ph.D., Professor of African American Religious Traditions, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
Rev. Harold Dean Trulear, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Applied Theology, Howard University School of Divinity
Engage with us
Citizenship isn’t a passive pasttime, it is a call to active participation. We invite you to join with us.
We publish The Christian Citizen and provide it free of charge to our entire readership. To support our work, we depend on the generosity of your mission support.
Join our list growing list of contributors. We are looking for stories that connect with and help readers understand what Jesus called the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith.
Unless otherwise noted, Scriptures are from the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) of the Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.