Religion & Spirituality

Good God with George Mason

Welcome to “Good God”, conversations with George Mason that matter, for people who care abut the positive contribution of faith to public life. Weekly episodes will touch on subjects such as religion, politics, education, science, law, the arts, philosophy and philanthropy. The conversations will seek to move viewers and/or listeners from an exasperated Good, God! to the exclamation, Good God. Dr. Mason is a Christian Theologian and Baptist Pastor in Dallas. He is a nationally recognized leader among Baptists.

Jennifer Hatmaker

George talks with author and television personality Jennifer Hatmaker about the state of the world today.

Michael Sorrell, Pt. 2

George continues his conversation with the president of Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas, Michael Sorrell.

Michael Sorrell

George talks with Michael Sorrell president of Paul Quinn College about the difficulty of reopening campuses, the sorrow students feel over missing their grad ceremony, and the HBCU ceremony over the weekend with President Obama that he conceived and organized.

Danielle Shroyer, Pt. 2

George continues his conversation with author and spiritual leader Danielle Shroyer.

Danielle Shroyer

George gets a blast from his past. A former intern at his church has carved her own impressive path.

Jody Dean

George practices social distancing while chatting with Dallas radio legend Jody Dean.

Bob Satawake

What's it like being the spouse of an ambassador? Bob Satawake tells his story in this week's episode.

Ken Crawford

Is there life after death for churches? Ken Crawford of Central Christian Church in Dallas tackles that question.

Jeremy Everett, Pt. 2

Jeremy Everett of the Texas Hunger Initiative continues his conversation with George about takin gon the responsibility of eradicating hunger.

Jeremy Everett

Jeremy Everett of the Texas Hunger Initiative joins George to talk about his dedication to eradicating hunger everywhere.

Greg Garrett, Pt. 2

George continues his conversation with Baylor University English professor Greg Garrett about race relations in America.

Greg Garrett

Baylor University English Professor Greg Garrett joins George to discuss race relations in America.

Vanita Halliburton

Vanita Halliburton of the Grand Halliburton Foundation joins George to talk about removing the stigma around mental illness.

Jack Levison, Pt.2

We've all heard the story of Adam and Eve, but do we really *know* what it means? Jack Levison of SMU's Perkins School of Theology joins George to discuss.

Jack Levison

Jack Levison of SMU's Perkins School of Theology joins George to discuss the mystery of the Holy Spirit.

Cameron Vickrey, Pt. 2

George continues his conversation with his daughter Cameron Vickery.

Cameron Vickrey

What's it like to grow up "in the church"? George Mason talks with his own daughter to get some insights.

Justin Lee, Pt. 2

Justin Lee, author of "Torn", talks with George about about to talk to people "across the divide" when we disagree.

Gary Simpson, Pt. 2

Gary Simpson joins the show to talk about the work that goes into preaching before a congregation.

Mark Wingfield

Mark Wingfield is the author of the new book "Why Churches Need to Talk About Sexuality"

Justin Lee

Author Justin Lee joins George to talk about hsi new book "Torn" and how to stay true to your "truth" while loving and accepting others.

Amy Butler, Pt. 2

George Mason continues his discussion with Amy Butler

Amy Butler, Pt. 1

The rise and fall and rise again of Rev. Amy Butler.

Gary Simpson

Are pastors "made" or born"? George Mason has an insightful conversation about this with Gary Simpson of Concord Church of Christ.

Amanda Tyler

Amanda Tyler talks about the website ChristiansAgainstChristianNationalism.org

Michelle Kinder, Pt. 2

George continues his conversation with speaker and writer Michelle Kinder.

Deanna Hollas

Deanna Hollas with Faith Forward Dallas discusses her ministry involved with gun control.

Jorge Zapata

What is the immigration issue all about for immigrants and refugees? Jorge Zapata with the Texas Cooperative Baptist Fellowship ministers to immigrants along the border everyday. He discusses this with Dr. George Mason on Good God.

Michelle Kinder, Pt. 1

Speaker and writer Michelle Kinder talks to George about her upbringing as a "third culture" child and how that shaped her vision of service in the world.

David Stern, Pt. 2

George continues his conversation with Rabbit David Stern

David Stern, Pt. 1

Rabbi Davis Stern joins George to discuss some of the similarities and differences between Christianity and Judaism.

Marv Knox

George talks with Marv Knox of Fellowship Southwest - a multicultural network of faith communities who share the love of God with those overlooked by today's society.

Terry Greenberg

NTARUPT founder and CEO Terry Greenberg chats with George about improving the quality of live for children and families by preventing unintended teen pregnancies.

Robert Hunt

What does it mean to be an "evangelical"? SMU professor Robert Hunt sits down with George Mason on this episode of Good God.

Omar Sulieman, Pt. 2

George Mason continues his discussion with Iman Omar Sulieman about how to talk about community issues through a faith perspective.

Omar Sulieman

Iman Omar Sulieman joins George Mason to talk about what the Islam faith is all about.

Robert Hunt

Robert Hunt is the Director of the Center for Evangelism at the Perkins School of Theology at SMU

Gerald Britt, Pt. 2

The Vice President of External Affairs for CitySquare Gerald Britt sits down with George to talk about race and public life in Dallas.

Bill Holston, Pt. 2

Bill Holston, executive director of Human Rights Initiative, talks about his group's efforts to help those seeking asylum in the U.S. on Good God.

Andrea Weiss, Pt. 2

Andrea Weiss teaches the Hebrew Bible. How do we read and interpret the Bible, and how do we listen to others and their thoughts as well? George Mason discusses on this episode.

Andrea Weiss

Professor Andrea Weiss from Hebrew Union College and Jewish Institute of Religion in New York talks about her new book: "100 Days, 100 Letters"

Malcolm Guite

Dr. George Mason welcomes poet Malcolm Guite to Good God to discuss the relationship between words and imagination.

Gerald Britt

Dallas CitySquare pastor Gerald Britt joins George to talk about the Dallas' history with race.

Bill Holston

Bill Holston, executive director of Human Rights Initiative, talks about his group's efforts to help those seeking asylum in the U.S. on Good God.

Richie Butler 2

Richie Butler, senior minister of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Dallas and founder of Project Unity, discusses the "great Dallas divide" with Dr. George Mason on Good God.

Miguel Solis 2

Miguel Solis, DISD Trustee and president of the Latino Center for Leadership Development, discusses the challenges of education, immigration and leadership facing Latinos as they become the majority of the U.S. population in coming years, with Dr. George Mason on Good God.

Bob Mong

Bob Mong - president of the University of North Texas at Dallas - joins George Mason to talk about the challenges of educating the masses in order for democracy to thrive.

Ruth Fitzgibbons

Ruth Fitzgibbons with The Richards Group in Dallas talks about her company's role in helping faith based non-profits be "all they can be" with Dr. George Mason on "Good God".

Rev. Richie Butler

Rev. Richie Butler from Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Dallas talks about his community building program, Project Unity, with Dr. George Mason on Good God.

Diana Butler Bass, Pt. 2

How can we express gratitude in our community relationships? Dr. George Mason discusses this with Diana Butler Bass, author of "Grateful-the Transformative Power of Giving Thanks" on "Good God".

Diana Butler Bass

Is gratitude the antidote for crankiness and unhappiness? George Mason explores that idea with Dr. Diana Butler Bass author of "Gratitude: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks" on Good God.

Neil Cazares Thomas

Neil Cazares Thomas, senior pastor of Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, talks about his call to ministry and his congregation's evolution on Good God with Dr. George Mason.

Byron Sanders

Byron Sanders, president of Big Thought in Dallas, joins Dr. George Mason on Good God to discuss the wealth/poverty divide in Dallas and ways to improve the "tale of two cities".

Cheryl Allison, Pt. 2

Filmaker/actor Cheryl Allison discusses the MeToo Movement and her new film "Shatter the Silence" with Dr. George Mason on "Good God".

Neil Cazares Thomas

Neil Cazares Thomas, senior pastor of Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, discusses the challenges and learning opportunities of LGBTQ issues with Dr. George Mason on Good God.

Rev. Starsky Wilson

Reverend Starsky Wilson, who chaired the Ferguson Commission, talks with George about what can be learned to help cities deal with racial unrest and inequities.

Peggy Wehmeyer, Pt. 2

Peggy Wehmeyer, religion reporter and writer discusses her diverse religious background and how she is coming to terms with it on "Good God" with George Mason.

Peggy Wehmeyer

Peggy Wehmeyer talks about her experiences as first female religion reporter in American for WFAA-TV and ABC News with George Mason on Good God.

Byron Sanders

The President and CEO of Big Thought, Byron Sanders, talks with George about his organization's commitment to narrowing the opportunity gap for children.

Cheryl Allison

Actor, director and producer, Cheryl Allison talks with George about her career and about being gay and Christian.

Dr. Andy Stoker

Dr. Andy Stoker of the First United Methodist Church of Dallas joins George to talk about the balance of welcoming the LGBTQ community into the church with the more traditional views of the congregation.

Matt Mosley, Pt. 2

Matt and George talk about how faith can help when your career path doesn't go as planned.

Larry James, Pt. 2

Larry James - the CEO of CitySquare in Dallas - talks to George about how to make more affordable housing available to the working poor and homeless.

Sharon Groves

Is it possible to advocate social justice and not demonize people who disagree with you? George Mason discusses this with Sharon Groves, VP of Partner Engagement for Auburn Seminary.

Wick Allison, Pt. 2

George Mason continues his conversation with Wick Allison, the publisher of D Magazine, about how we can start to reconnect after a time of such divisiveness.

Wick Allison

Owner and Publisher of D Magazine Wick Allison joins George Mason to talk about what the city of Dallas can do to create a community where everyone can thrive.

Tim Wise

Author Tim Wise joins George Mason on a conversation on ending racism in our time.

Troy Dungan Pt. 2

Troy talks about bringing God into the workplace

Fr. Joshua Whitfield

Fr. Joshua Whitfield of St. Rita Catholic Church in Dallas talks to George about how the Church can involve itself in social issues while staying true to its soul.

Amy Lewis Hofland

George Mason sits down with Amy Lewis Hofland - the executive director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art - to talk about what it means to have a "fearless heart"

Melissa Rogers

Former member of the President Obama administration, Melissa Rogers, talks about how the church and the government can work together to improve our communities.

Miguel Solis

Miguel Solis - a trustee with the Dallas Independent School District - talks about a family crisis that brought him closer to God.

Tony Campolo, Pt. 2

George Mason continues his discussion with author and pastor Tony Camplolo about who Christians should be advocating for.

Tony Campolo

Pastor and author Tony Campolo breaks down the question: "what is an evangelical Christian?"

Dr. Brian Williams

Imagine being an emergency room doctor the night of the Dallas police shootings. Would that change you? George Mason talks with Dr. Brian Williams.

Charlie Johnson

What is the relationship between faith and public education? Dr. George Mason discusses this with Charlie Johnson, executive director of Texas Pastors for Children.

Larry James

Larry James, CEO of CitySquare talks with George about their goal to end homelessness.

Todd Williams, Pt. 2

George Mason continues his conversation with Todd Williams, executive director of the Commit Partnership about the importance of school funding

Todd Williams

George Mason discusses the importance of school funding with Todd Williams, executive director of the Commit Partnership.

Amanda Tyler

Amanda Tyler, the Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Committee in Washington DC, joins George to discuss religious liberty for all.

Mitch Randall

Executive Director of the Baptist Center of Ethics talks with George about upholding Baptist traditions while building ecumenical relationships with other Christians and other people of faith.

Matt Mosley

How can God be on the side of both teams? Dallas-area sportscaster Matt Mosley talks faith in the locker room.

Noel Castellanos

George Mason sits down with Noel Castellanos of the Christian Community Development Association in Chicago.

Brad Sham Pt. 2

George Mason continues his conversation with the voice of the Dallas Cowboys Brad Sham.

Brad Sham Pt. 1

The voice of the Dallas Cowboys joins George Mason to talk about his faith journey.

Hannah McMahan

George talks with the Executive Director of the New Baptist Covenant.

Charlie Johnson

Charlie Johnson of Pastors For Texas Children joins George Mason to talk about the state of public education in Texas.

Rev. Andy Stoker

Rev. Andy Stoker's path to ministry included a stop in stand-up comedy. Hear the pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Dallas' story in this episode.

Fr. Joshua Whitfield

Fr. Joshua Whitfield of St. Rita Catholic Community talks about his unique circumstance with the Catholic Church.

Troy Dungan

Former Dallas weatherman Troy Dungan talks with George Mason about his life-long faith journey.

Rabbi Nancy Kasten

George Mason sits down with the co-chair of Faith Forward Dallas Rabbi Nancy Kasten.

Jonathan Merritt, Pt. 2

George Mason continues his conversation with faith journalist and author Jonathan Merritt about his book "Learning to Speak God from Scratch."

Jonathan Merritt

Faith journalist and author Jonathan Merritt to discuss his book "Learning to Speak God from Scratch".

Rev. Michael Waters

Rev. Michael Waters reflects on his experiences with the July 7, 2016 march in downtown Dallas and the tragic police shootings that followed.

Tim Krause, Pt. 2

Author Tim Krause continues his discussion of his book “Finding Theo” detailing his search for meaning in the wake of his son’s near tragic mountain biking accident.

Tim Krause

Author Tim Krause discusses his book “Finding Theo” detailing his search for meaning in the wake of his son’s near tragic mountain biking accident.

Amy Lewis Hofland

Amy Lewis Hofland, executive director of The Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, discusses how art can help to build a more compassionate society.

Ron Kirk, Pt. 2

Find out about The Honorable Ron Kirk’s faith journey and how faith contributes to the common good as George Mason brings you part 2 of his compelling conversation with the former Mayor of Dallas and U.S. Trade Commissioner.

Ron Kirk, Pt. 1

What does justice have to do with the common good? Former Mayor of Dallas and U.S. Trade Commissioner, The Honorable Ron Kirk describes the connection in his conversation with George Mason.

Stephen Holley, Pt. 2

George’s conversation with Ex-Navy SEAL Stephen Holley continues on “Good God". He won on the battlefield, more often than not, but he almost lost his battle with depression. Stephen talks about how his faith journey helped him deal with the difficult struggles.

Stephen Holley, Pt. 1

This week, former Navy Seal Stephen Holley discusses "Carry the Load", the organization he co-founded to help provide active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation's heroes: military, law enforcement, firefighters, rescue personnel and their families.

Imam Omar Sulieman

On this week's "Good God with George Mason" Imam Omar Sulieman talks about his Muslim faith and support of the "Dreamers" that recently caused him to be arrested for civil disobedience. Join us for "conversations that matter about faith and the public life."

Rabbi Nancy Kasten

This week on Good God with George Mason, the conversation is with Rabbi Nancy Kasten from Temple Emanu-El. It focuses on her call to ministry and on her personal faith journey.

Rev. Michael Waters

Rev. Michael Waters - the pastor of Joy Tabernacle African American Episcopal Church and Agape Temple African American Episcopal Church in Dallas, and co-chair of Faith Forward Dallas - discusses economic justice and poverty in America and Dallas, and how it can be addressed through faith.

Gordon Keith Pt. 2

George continues his conversation with Dallas personality Gordon Keith who opens up about the deaths of his parents and the therapeutic powers of writing.

Gordon Keith Pt. 1

George sits down with long-time 1310 The Ticket host Gordon Keith to talk about his faith journey and their personal connections.