Author Archives: johnshuck

About johnshuck

I am the pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, Oregon (Portland Metro). I host a radio show called Religion For Life. I blog at www.shuckandjive.xyz

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 Guide, and The Friendly Atheist: Thoughts on the Role of Religion in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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