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

Nancy Ellen Abrams, A God That Could Be Real, June 25 – July 1

A sage once quipped: “Galileo put God out of a home and Darwin put God out of a job.” In our modern understanding of the universe that requires no “supernatural shenanigans” to operate, is there “anything in the universe worthy … Continue reading

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Rachel Held Evans, Searching For Sunday, June 18-24

Rachel Held Evans is from Dayton, Tennessee, home of the Scopes Monkey Trial.  It is certainly the Bible Belt.  What happens when you grow beyond the beliefs of your church?   Many follow a similar path to New York Times … Continue reading

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Jennifer Bird, Permission Granted: Take the Bible Into Your Own Hands, June 11-17

I finish my three-part series on the “good” book with Jennifer Grace Bird.   She teaches at Portland Community College and the University of Portland and has written a fantastic guide to the Bible, Permission Granted:  Take the Bible Into … Continue reading

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John Dominic Crossan, How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian, June 4-11

In my second in a series of three on the Bible, world-renowned scholar on the historical Jesus, John Dominic Crossan returns to Religion For Life, to address one of the most troubling aspects of the Bible, the violence of God.   … Continue reading

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David Felten, Fact or Fiction? May 28- June 3

David Felten, co-creator of Living the Questions, is also pastor of The Fountains in Fountain Hills, Arizona.  He found himself under attack by fellow clergy who do not approve of his brand of Christianity.  These clergy have used the op ed page … Continue reading

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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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