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

Harvey Cox, How To Read The Bible, May 21 – May 27

I am doing a three part series on the Bible, what it is and how to read it.   Three excellent scholars and teachers will be our guides, Harvey Cox, John Dominic Crossan, and Jennifer Grace Bird.   Leading off is … Continue reading

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Carolyn Baker, Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse, May 14-20

Spend the apocalypse with someone you love.  Carolyn Baker returns to Religion For Life to talk about her book, Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse:  Cultivating the Relationships We Need to Thrive.   The Long Descent is not a … Continue reading

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Doug Pagitt, Flipped, May 7-13

Doug Pagitt is the pastor of Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis and the author of Flipped:  The Provocative Truth That Changes Everything We Know About God.    We talk about many different emergent movements including emergent atheism as well as the progressive … Continue reading

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Lloyd Geering, Reimagining God, April 30-May 6

Lloyd Geering is a Presbyterian minister and scholar from New Zealand.  He has written over a dozen books.   His latest book is a collection of essays that chronicle his intellectual and spiritual journey, Reimagining God:  The Faith Journey of A … Continue reading

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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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