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

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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:  … Continue reading

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JC Farris, From Fundamentalism to Faith (Classic RFL) April 2-8

JC Farris describes herself as “a child of Appalachia, having grown up in the hills and valleys of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee.” She also says she is “one of God’s most irritating children” because she asks a lot of … Continue reading

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Debbie Blue, Consider the Birds (Classic RFL), March 26-April 1

Debbie Blue is a founding minister of House of Mercy in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She describes it as a “pretty great church.”  She is also the author of Consider the Birds:  A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible.   She … Continue reading

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Reza Alsan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Classic RFL) March 19-25

“Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild” is not Reza Aslan’s Jesus.  Professor Aslan has discovered a Jesus who is a revolutionary, a zealot, and who had a mission that was political and practical.   Aslan’s book, Zealot:  The Life and Times of … Continue reading

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Lawrence Krauss, A Universe from Nothing (Classic RFL), March 12-18

Physicist Lawrence Krauss talks with me about his new book, A Universe From Nothing:  Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing.    The book arose from the response to this Youtube lecture that has received over a million and one half … Continue reading

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