Harvey Cox, How To Read The Bible, May 21 – May 27

I am doing a three part series on the Bible, what it is and how to read it.   Three excellent scholars and teachers will be our guides, Harvey Cox, John Dominic Crossan, and Jennifer Grace Bird.   Leading off is Harvard University professor, Harvey Cox, author of the famous Secular City in 1965.  He was with me two years ago on Religion For Life to discuss his book, The Future of Faith.  He returns to talk about his latest book How To Read the Bible.

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Thursday, May 21st at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, May 23rd at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, May 24th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, May 24th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, May 25th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, May 27th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday May 24th.

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Carolyn Baker, Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse, May 14-20

Spend the apocalypse with someone you love.  Carolyn Baker returns to Religion For Life to talk about her book, Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse:  Cultivating the Relationships We Need to Thrive.   The Long Descent is not a pretty picture.  As industrial civilization hits its limits, resilience will be the primary characteristic of those who survive and thrive.  Preparing emotionally and building relationships will be just as important if not more important than preparing materially for the future.  Dr. Baker, a former psychotherapist and professor of psychology and history, offers life coaching for people who wish to live more resiliently.  Catch her radio program, The Lifeboat Hour on Progressive Radio Network.

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Thursday, May 14th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, May 16th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, May 17th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, May 17th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, May 18th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday May 10th.

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Doug Pagitt, Flipped, May 7-13

Doug Pagitt is the pastor of Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis and the author of Flipped:  The Provocative Truth That Changes Everything We Know About God.    We talk about many different emergent movements including emergent atheism as well as the progressive evangelical movement.   We also talk about “God” and the problem of transactional” religion.  It is an exciting time of change and creativity and Doug Pagitt is a forerunner.

  

Thursday, May 7th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, May 9th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, May 10th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, May 10th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, May 11th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, May 13th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday May 10th.

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Lloyd Geering, Reimagining God, April 30-May 6

Lloyd Geering is a Presbyterian minister and scholar from New Zealand.  He has written over a dozen books.   His latest book is a collection of essays that chronicle his intellectual and spiritual journey, Reimagining God:  The Faith Journey of A Modern Heretic.    He was tried for heresy in the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand in 1967 for an article he wrote about Resurrection.    He was accused of disturbing the peace of the church to which he responded:

 “I would like to suggest that what my accusers have been pleased to call the peace of the Church is more properly called the sleepiness of the Church and we should be thankful to God that it has been disturbed.” 

A documentary was made about him called, The Last Western Heretic.

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Thursday, April 30th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, May 2nd at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, May 3rd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, May 3rd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, May 4th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, May 6th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Monday May 4th.

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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.
Via podcast

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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.
Via podcast

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