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

Wayne Winkler, Walking Toward the Sunset, December 25-31

Wayne Winkler is the General Manager of WETS and the author of Walking Toward the Sunset:  The Melungeons of Appalachia.  His picture is in the December 2014 issue of Psychology Today as part of a chapter in a book on … Continue reading

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Donald Wagner and Walter Davis, Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land, December 18-24

Donald Wagner (pictured) is the National Program Director of Friends of Sabeel:  North America and Walter Davis is co-chair of the education committee of the Israel-Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and professor emeritus at San Francisco Theological Seminary. … Continue reading

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Amy-Jill Levine, Short Stories By Jesus, December 11-17

Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University.   She is editor of the Jewish Annotated New Testament and is author of  The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. … Continue reading

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Barbara Brown Taylor, Learning to Walk in the Dark (Encore), December 4 – 10

Author of Leaving Church and An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor takes us on a tour of the dark places in her latest lyrical book, Learning to Walk in the Dark.  She explores real and metaphorical darkness and … Continue reading

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Carrie Newcomer, A Permeable Life, (Encore) November 27-December 2

Singer/songwriter/poet Carrie Newcomer has a new album A Permeable Life (Facebook).  Accompanying her cd is a book, A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays. She spoke with me on Religion For Life about the cd, songwriting, what she has learned from her … Continue reading

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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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