Stephen Patterson, The Lost Way, Nov 20-26

Stephen Patterson is George H. Atkinson Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies at Willamette University.  He is Fellow of the Jesus Seminar and is the chair of the steering committee on the Jesus Seminar on Christian Origins.  His latest book, The Lost Way:  How Two Forgotten Gospels Are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins shows the diversity of early Christianity and paints a portrait of Jesus as a teacher of wisdom as opposed to a martyr dying for the sins of the world.

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Thursday, November 20th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, November 21st at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, November 23rd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, November 23rd at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, November 23rd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, November 24th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, November 26th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via Podcast, November 27th

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Joel Baden, The Historical David, November 13-20

Joel Baden is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale University and is the author of The Historical David:  The Real Life of An Invented Hero.   David is portrayed in the Hebrew Scriptures as one who had a heart for God.  The Psalms are credited to him.  But the real life guy was ambitious and ruthless.  Dr. Baden reads between the lines to uncover a David far more human and thus more interesting than the idealized character of the Bible.

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Thursday, November 13th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, November 14th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, November 16th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, November 16th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, November 16th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, November 17th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, November 19th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via Podcast, November 20th

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Peter Enns, The Bible Tells Me So, November 6 – 12

Peter Enns (Blog, Twitter, Facebook) is Abram S. Clemens Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.  In this latest book, The Bible Tells Me So:  Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It, he takes us on a journey of biblical interpretation as well as a faith journey of wrestling with the Bible and most importantly, God.   He writes that the “Bible just as it is isn’t a problem to be fixed.  It’s an invitation.”  With humor and insight, Professor Enns invites us to open our minds as we open the text.

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Thursday, November 6th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, November 8th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, November 9th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, November 9th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, November 9th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, November 10th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, November 12th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

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Sea Raven, Theology From Exile October 30 – November 5

What is the character of God, violent or non-violent?  Is justice retributive or distributive?   Sea Raven (Twitter) explores these questions and more in her three commentaries on the Revised Common Lectionary, called  Theology From Exile.  Her latest commentary on the year of Mark is just out!  Matthew and Luke were published previously.  Join us for a discussion of the interaction of progressive theology and the Christian liturgy.

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Thursday, October 30th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, November 1st at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, November 2nd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, November 2nd at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, November 2nd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, November 3rdat 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

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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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