About US

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. 

Thought Leadership

Writing from deeply respected theologians, community leaders and policy advocates.

Prophetic

Our content speaks directly to the issues of the day, from the pulpit, to the pew, to the civic square and Capitol Hill. 

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Factual

Our stories go through an intense fact checking process to ensure absolute acuracy.

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Emerging

New and emerging voices on a wide-range of topics.

Diverse

Ethically, politically and theologicaly diverse writting.

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Intersectional

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.”

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PRODUCTION TEAM

Curtis Ramsey-Lucas

Curtis Ramsey-Lucas

Editor

 
Nadine Hasenecz, MSW, LSW

Nadine Hasenecz, MSW, LSW

Copy Editor

 
Joshua Kagi

Joshua Kagi

Web Editor

 
Danny Ellison

Danny Ellison

Art Director

 

EDITORIAL BOARD

Dr. Jeffrey Haggray

Dr. Jeffrey Haggray

Executive Director, American Baptist Home Mission Societies

 
Laura Alden

Laura Alden

Publisher, Judson Press

 
Susan Gottshall

Susan Gottshall

Associate Executive Director, Communications

 
Dr. Jeffrey Johnson

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson

National Coordinator of Evangelism & New Church Planting

 
Rev. Sarah Strosahl-Kagi

Rev. Sarah Strosahl-Kagi

Director, Emerging Leaders & Scholarships

 
Rev. Salvador Orellana

Rev. Salvador Orellana

National Coordinator, Latino Ministries

 
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Turner-Triplett

Rev. Dr. Marilyn Turner-Triplett

Director, Rizpah's Children & Community Ministries

 
Rev. Cassandra Carkuff Williams, Ed.D.

Rev. Cassandra Carkuff Williams, Ed.D.

Director, Discipleship Ministries

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

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., President and 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

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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.

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