#57: Robb Ryerse Is Running For Our Lives

This month on Impolite Conversation, Tim talks to Robb Ryerse of Brand New Congress and Vote Common Good about his work with those organizations, as well as his own run for Congress in 2018, which he chronicled in his memoir Running For Our Lives: A Story of Faith, Politics, and the Common Good. And in One Last Thing, Dan has been watching gritty adaptations of lighthearted comics and Tim just wants to hold at bay the anxieties of our current moment.

Some of the things we talked about in this episode:

Pastor Ryerse was inspired to run for Congress by this episode of the Robcast from evangelical author Rob Bell.

He also mentioned Brian McClaren’s idea about a constitutional reading of Scripture and the Netflix documentary Knock Down the House.

Tim and Pastor Ryerse talked about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s speech about her faith during an Oversight Committee hearing in February.

Dan’s One Last Thing was about the Netflix series Titans.

Tim’s One Last Thing was about Arvo Part’s “Spiegel im Spiegel.”

0:00-1:02: Introduction

1:06-26:54: Ryerse interview

26:59-29:47: Dan’s OLT

29:48-31:56: Tim’s OLT

31:57-33:03: Credits