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Dec 2021

Out d‘Coup LIVE | Dr. Christopher Rodkey - Public Theologian and UCC pastor on Religion & Politics

December 20, 2021

On today’s show, just in time for Christmas week, I welcome Dr. Christopher Rodkey to the program. Chris is the Pastor of St. Paul's UCC in Dallastown, PA, and a public theologian who engages in three publics: the church, the academy, and society. He also just announced his candidacy for State Representative in PA's 93rd District, the seat currently held by Republican Mike Jones. We'll be talking about religion, politics, and the struggle for justice. 

Chris Rodkey is originally from Columbia in York County and attended St. Vincent College in Westmoreland County. After earning a master's degree at the University of Chicago, he went on to earn his Ph.D. in philosophy and religion at Drew University. Prior to his current position at St. Paul's UCC, he pastored a church in Lebanon County, after moving back to PA. He is the author or editor of nine books including Too Good to Be True: Radical Christian Preaching, Year A and The World is Crucifixion: Radical Christian Preaching, Year C. He also owns a small publishing business, Barber's Son Press, is an outspoken activist in the area, especially for religious tolerance, and is a judge of elections for his district. For the past 10 years, he has been an adjunct professor of Philosophy at Penn State York. He is married and has four children in public schools. 

Chris Rodkey will be holding a press event for his candidacy in the PA-93 on January 16h in Jacobus, PA. 

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