Linda Schearing and Valerie Ziegler, Enticed By Eden (Classic RFL April 23-29)

Religion scholars, Linda Schearing (Gonzaga) and Valarie Ziegler (DePauw) take us back to the garden to show how American culture is obsessed with Eden. In their popular and enticing book, Enticed By Eden: How Western Culture Uses, Confuses, (and Sometimes Abuses) Adam and Eve, they introduce us to the world of evangelical manhood and womanhood, the sex toy industry, Christian wife spanking, on-line Christian dating, and more.   Join us for a fascinating (and a little scary) conversation about gender, power, and Adam and Eve.

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Thursday, April 23 at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, April 25 at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, April 26th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, April 26th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, April 27th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, April 29th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
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Mo Sabri, I Believe in Jesus, (Classic RFL) April 16-22

I first heard about Mo Sabri when I saw this article in the Johnson City Press.  I invited him to speak with me on Religion For Life.  Mo Sabri is an ETSU student, a hip-hop artist, and a Muslim who believes in Jesus.   Recently he produced a video, “I Believe in Jesus” that seeks to bridge understanding between Christians and Muslims and show that the teachings and deeds of Jesus is such a bridge.  He speaks to me about that song, about growing up Muslim in Johnson City, and other music he has written and produced that touch on matters of faith.   You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and iTunes.

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Thursday, April 16th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, April 19th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, April 19th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, April 20th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast.

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John Shelby Spong, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of A Jewish Mystic (Classic RFL) April 9-15

Bishop John Shelby Spong has sold over a million books.  He has been an outspoken advocate for religious literacy and social change in regards to race, gender, and sexuality.   In 2013 he published his latest book, The Fourth Gospel:  Tales of a Jewish Mystic.    Bishop Spong found this gospel “almost repellent” because it has been used to foster an outdated pre-modern view of God, religious exclusivism, literalism, and anti-semitism.  But when it is seen through the eyes of Jewish mysticism, it comes alive in a relevant way for 21st century seekers.

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Thursday, April 9th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, April 11th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, April 12th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, April 12th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, April 13th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, April 15th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
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JC Farris, From Fundamentalism to Faith (Classic RFL) April 2-8

JC Farris describes herself as “a child of Appalachia, having grown up in the hills and valleys of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee.” She also says she is “one of God’s most irritating children” because she asks a lot of questions!  She is the author of Fundamentalism to Faith: Memoirs of a Recovering Free Will Baptist.  (Amazon)  She speaks candidly about agoraphobia, being gay, God, and a faith that reaches out to others on Religion For Life.

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Thursday, April 2nd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, April 4th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, April 5th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, April 5th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, April 5th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, April 6th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, April 8th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
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Debbie Blue, Consider the Birds (Classic RFL), March 26-April 1

Debbie Blue is a founding minister of House of Mercy in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She describes it as a “pretty great church.”  She is also the author of Consider the Birds:  A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible.   She highlights ten birds in the Bible and through them finds a window into scripture, theology, and into conversations about social and ecological issues.    Join us as we “consider the birds” on Religion For Life.

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Thursday, March 26th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, March 28th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, March 29th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, March 29th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, March 29th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, March 30th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, April 1st at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
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Reza Alsan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Classic RFL) March 19-25

Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild” is not Reza Aslan’s Jesus.  Professor Aslan has discovered a Jesus who is a revolutionary, a zealot, and who had a mission that was political and practical.   Aslan’s book, Zealot:  The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth became a number one bestseller thanks to this attack interview on Fox News that went viral.   In this candid and in depth conversation, Dr. Aslan reveals a Jesus more like Malcom X than Martin Luther King and worth following regardless of one’s religion.

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Thursday, March 19th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, March 21st at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, March 22nd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, March 22nd at 11 am on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, March 22nd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, March 23rd at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, March 25th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
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Lawrence Krauss, A Universe from Nothing (Classic RFL), March 12-18

Physicist Lawrence Krauss talks with me about his new book, A Universe From Nothing:  Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing.    The book arose from the response to this Youtube lecture that has received over a million and one half views.    He describes the universe without any recourse to “supernatural shenanigans.”   Join us for a fascinating and lively conversation about the universe as science reveals it!

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Thursday, March 12th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, March 14th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, March 15th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, March 15th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, March 16th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, March 17th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
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