Bart Ehrman, How Jesus Became God, October 23-30

It is Easter in October!  This is an encore presentation of my conversation with Bart Ehrman.   Professor Ehrman offers an historian’s look at Jesus and how he was turned into a divine figure by those who believed in him.   Bart Ehrman (Facebook, Twitterreturns to Religion For Life to discuss his latest book, How Jesus Became God:  The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee.  This book is a fascinating look at the theological development of the Jewish preacher, Jesus.   We talk about the various ways ancients thought about the divine as well as how Jesus was believed to fit those models and how visions borne of grief turned into proclamations of resurrection.   Join me as I speak with one of the foremost scholars of the historical Jesus!

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Thursday, October 23rd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, October 25th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, October 26th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, October 26th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, October 26th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, October 27th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, October 29th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

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Ruth Taylor Read, Politics, Religion, and Reproduction

Before Tennessee voters are several amendments to the state constitution.   Amendment One will allow the state legislature to make restrictions regarding abortion.   My guest is Ruth Taylor Read.   We talk about politics, reproduction, and religion.

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Thursday, October 16th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, October 18th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, October 19th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, October 19th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, October 19th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, October 20th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, October 22nd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning October 23rd.

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Presbyterian Church USA Moderator, Heath and Peggy Rada

Dr. Heath Rada was elected moderator of the 221st Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly in June of 2014.   He and his wife, Peggy, are traveling across the country and around the world as ambassadors for the church.   They visited with me in the WETS studio to talk about some of the controversial decisions as well as the hope they see regarding the church of the 21st century.

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Thursday, October 9th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, October 11th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, October 12th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, October 12th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, October 12th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, October 13th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, October 15th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning October 16th.

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Linda LaScola, Caught in the Pulpit, October 2 -8

This week my guest is Linda LaScola who along with Daniel Dennett, co-authored Caught in the Pulpit:  Leaving Belief Behind.  This book reports on a study of clergy who are no longer believers.   Are these clergy unusual or are they the canaries in the coal mine signaling the demise of institutional religion?  While that question may not have a clear answer, you will be intrigued by what Daniel Dennett and Linda LaScola discovered.  Linda LaScola organized The Clergy Project and she blogs at Rational Doubt.

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Thursday, October 2nd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, October 4th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, October 5th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, October 5th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, October 5th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, October 6th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, October 8th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning October 9th.

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Bill McKibben, Oil and Honey

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org and the author of numerous books regarding our planet in peril, including Eaarth and The End of Nature. He talks to me about his latest book, Oil and Honey: The Education of An Unlikely Activist.  He also speaks candidly about the destructive role and lack of vision of the fossil fuel industry and of the urgency for each of us to become unlikely activists on behalf of life.

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Thursday, September 25th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, September 27th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, September 28th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 28th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, September 28th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 29th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, October 1st at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning October 2nd.

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Thomas Hill, NYU Peacebuilder in Iraq, Sept. 18-24

Dr. Thomas Hill has taken 30 trips to Iraq as a peace builder.  He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs.  He has been on Religion For Life twice before to speak of his work between NYU and the University of Duhok.  He was there this summer and spoke to me about the new threat from the Islamic State and what he hears from his friends in Iraq.

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Thursday, September 18th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, September 20th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, September 21st at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 21st at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, September 21st at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 22nd at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 24th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning September 25th.

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Marcus Borg, Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most, September 11-17

Marcus J. Borg has written over twenty books.   His influence is widely known in the progressive Christian movement.   His latest book, Convictions:  How I Learned What Matters Most, is in part a memoir, but much more.  He articulates a way of living in the world that seeks to embrace what is best and most wise in the Christian tradition.  He returns to Religion For Life to speak with me about progressive Christianity, God, and how one might go about discovering and living what matters most.

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Thursday, September 11th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, September 13th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, September 14th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 14th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, September 14th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 15th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning September 18th.

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