Author Archives: johnshuck

About johnshuck

I am the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, Tennessee, a progressive community. I host a radio show called Religion For Life. I blog at www.shuckandjive.xyz

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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. Thursday, October … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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