Robert M. Price, The Historical Bejeezus, The Amazing Colossal Apostle, and Preaching Deconstruction

One of the most interesting (and entertaining) scholars with two Ph. D.’s, Robert M. Price, talks with me about three books:  The Historical Bejeezus:  What A Long Strange Quest It Has Been, The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul, and Preaching Deconstruction:  Sermons Employing the Deconstructive Philosophy of Jacques Derrida and The Death of God Theology of Thomas J. J. Altizer.  The question is:  how critical can you go? Taking critical methods of interpreting scripture and turning over every dogmatic stone, Robert M. Price exposes Jesus and Paul as composite literary characters.   If Jesus of the gospels is mythical all the way down and Paul’s letters were written by a patchwork of authors, what is one to preach?  Why the liberation of deconstruction, of course.

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Thursday, August 27th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, August 29th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, August 30th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 30th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 31st 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday August 30th.

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Kelly Brown Douglas, Stand Your Ground, August 20-26

The murder of Trayvon Martin clinched the deal for Kelly Brown Douglas, Episcopal priest, and professor of religion at Goucher College. She decided she had to write a book about America’s racism. She had to write about what it means to be a mother of a black male child in America. Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God defines a “kairos” moment for America.   It is the time to name and dismantle the stand your ground culture.

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Thursday, August 20th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, August 22nd at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, August 23rd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 23rd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 24th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 26th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday August 23rd.

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Don Cupitt, Creative Faith: Religion As A Way of Worldmaking, August 13-19

He has been called “the most radical theologian in the world.”  Don Cupitt is a philosopher of religion and a former priest in the Church of England.  He has written 50 books.  His latest is Creative Faith:  Religion As A Way of Worldmaking.   He is the founder of the Sea of Faith Network.   His philosophy in short?  “He rejects all ideas of gaining salvation by escaping from this world of ours. “All this is all there is” he says and he now sees true religion in terms of joy in life and an active attempt to add value to the human lifeworld.”   It is an honor to have interviewed this great thinker.

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Thursday, August 13th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, August 15th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, August 16th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 16th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 17th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 19th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday August 16th.

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Margaret Placentra Johnston, Faith Beyond Belief, August 6-12

The number of people not interested in religious institutions is rising.  They are called the “Nones.”  Yet even though they may leave institutional religion behind many are still interested in spirituality and meaning-making.  Margaret Placentra Johnston tells the stories of the nones who are on a quest for spiritual growth.  Her book is Faith Beyond Belief:  Stories of Good People Who Have Left Their Church Behind.

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Thursday, August 6th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, August 8th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, August 9th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 9th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 10th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 12th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday August 9th.

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Michael G. Long, Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers, July 30-August 5

“Fierce” is not a word one would expect to associate with Mister Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.  But Michael G. Long author of Peaceful Neighbor:  Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers writes that Fred Rogers was a “fierce peacemaker” and his show that spanned over 30 years took on issues of war and peace, hunger, civil rights, and more.   Dr. Long, professor at Elizabethtown College introduces us to a countercultural Mister Rogers on Religion For Life.

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Thursday, July 30th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, August 1st at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, August 2nd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 2nd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 3rd 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday August 2nd.

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Hemant Mehta, The Friendly Atheist, July 23-July 29

Hemant Mehta is the owner of the largest atheist blog on the web, The Friendly Atheist.   He is the author of I Sold My Soul on eBay, The Young Atheist’s Survival Guideand The Friendly Atheist: Thoughts on the Role of Religion in Politics and Media.  He talks with me about his story and his thoughts on religion in America.  (By the way, you might enjoy an article I wrote for his blog!)

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Thursday, July 23rd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, July 25th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, July 26th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, July 26th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, July 27th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, July 28th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday July 26th.

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Peter Rollins, The Divine Magician, July 16-22

I welcome back Peter Rollins to discuss his new book, The Divine Magician: The Disappearance of Religion and the Discovery of Faith. Religion is a magic trick promising something at the end of the rainbow (eternal life, certainty, etc.) but the trick is that there is nothing there.  The depth of faith is to embrace the world with all of its uncertainty. divinemagicianheader-new PeteRollinsPhoto
Thursday, July 16th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, July 18th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, July 19th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, July 19th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, July 20th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, July 21t at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday July 19th.

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