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Like Micah brings you stories about the intersection of Progressive Christianity, social justice, and lived experience. Our name comes from the call of the Hebrew prophet Micah to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly” as people of God. We are a podcast of Downtown Disciples, a progressive faith community in downtown, Des Moines, Iowa. Our community invites those of you who have been hurt by the church, struggle with the church, still hold out hope for the church, or have no experience with the church at all, to share in our journey of questioning, loving, and seeking wholeness in a fragmented world. We are LGBTQ affirming and we proclaim #BlackLivesMatter.

Dec 18, 2018

Katie Gregor has always been a good listener. This, plus her commitment to helping others, has led to to a career as a therapist. In this episode, she speaks with Mariah and Pastor Emily about her work, growing up Catholic, and the special relationships she has found in community.


Dec 4, 2018

We Are Church Confessing, a recent movement taking place among Des Moines area churches, is the brainchild of Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, nationally acclaimed author, Drake professor, and ordained American Baptist. In this episode she discusses the experiences that gave rise to her passion for racial justice and takes a...

Nov 20, 2018

Lutheran Services in Iowa provides plethora services to the local community, including refugee assitance. In this episode, Meghan and Claudia talk about their work in that program and the importance of buiding and finding community.

Nov 6, 2018

Karen Lauer helped guide First Unitarian of Des Moines into becoming a Sanctuary Church. Now she is preparing to sponsor two transgender asylum seekers. This is her story of learning to lean into discomfort as she lives in love for others.

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Oct 22, 2018

In honor of our ongoing series on immigration, we are replaying a conversation with John Kanyo, a refugee from South Sudan.

Downtown Disciples is an LGBTQ+ affirming congregation in Des Moines Iowa that proclaims #blacklivesmatter.