Larry Hurtado, Destroyer of the Gods, September 29 – October 5

Why was Christianity so odd in its time and how did it change the way we think of religion today?

Larry Hurtado is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Language, Literature,and Theology in the school of divinity at the University of Edinburgh.   His research has focused on the origins and development of what he calls “devotion to Jesus” in earliest Christianity. He is an author of numerous books and an authority on the Gospels (esp. Gospel of Mark), the Apostle Paul, Early Christology, the Jewish Background of the New Testament, and New Testament Textual Criticism.

We discuss his latest book is Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World.

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Thursday, September 29th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, October 2nd at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, October 2nd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, October 2nd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, October 3rd at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
On KBOO, 90.7 TBA
Via podcast Sunday, October 2nd.
For stations through Pacifica Audioport.

Thomas Krattenmaker, Confessions of A Secular Follower of Jesus, September 22-28

Tom Krattenmaker is a writer specializing in religion in public life. He is the author of Onward Christian Athletes and The Evangelicals You Don’t Know. Formerly of Portland, he is now communications director at Yale Divinity School. He is not a believer in God or the supernatural. But he digs Jesus.  In his latest book, Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower, he talks about Jesus as a resource for those who don t have religious beliefs.

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Thursday, September 22nd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, September 25th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, September 25th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 25th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 26th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
On KBOO, 90.7 TBA
Via podcast Sunday, September 26th.
For stations through Pacifica Audioport.

New Show! The Beloved Community on KBOO and Pacifica!

I am thrilled to have passed the audition and to have a new show on KBOO in Portland and on the Pacifica Radio Network.   It is called The Beloved Community and it is a 60 minute show that airs every second Friday from  9 to 10 a.m.

Here is the lowdown for this show!

Truthout calls Sarah Jaffe’s new book, Necessary Trouble: Americans In Revolt, “one of the most essential books of the year.”

I speak with Jaffe about her description of a new activism that has arisen since the crash of 2008. She writes about the anger and frustration that led to the Tea Party, the Occupy Movement, Occupy Foreclosure, Student Debt Resistance, OURWalmart, Black Lives Matter, and more.

She discusses what links these movements together, the people behind them, their strategies, and announces a call for all of us to make some necessary trouble for the sake of our nation and each other.

She will generously donate several copies to listeners who make pledges to KBOO during the show. The Beloved Community is a show for activists with interviews and resources we need to create the Beloved Community.

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Friday, September 9th at 9 am on 90.7 KBOO
Pacifica Radio Audioport
Podcast

Carrie Newcomer, The Beautiful Not Yet, September 15-21

Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer, and educator. She has released 15 albums. She was on Progressive Spirit when it was called Religion For Life a couple of years ago when her album A Permeable Life and its companion book, A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays was released.   She is with me again to talk about her latest album, The Beautiful Not Yet, and its companion book, The Beautiful Not Yet: Poems, Essays, and Lyrics.

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Thursday, September 15th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, September 18th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, September 18th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 18th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 19th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 19th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
On KBOO, 90.7 TBA
Via podcast Sunday, September 18th.
For stations through Pacifica Audioport.

Chade-Meng Tan, Joy On Demand, Sept. 8-14

Chade-Meng Tan (Meng) is a Google pioneer, award-winning engineer, international bestselling author, thought leader and philanthropist. He is Chairman of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, and Co-chair of One Billion Acts of Peace, which has been nominated seven times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

But that isn’t why he is a happy guy.  He was happy before he was successful.  He has learned the skill of accessing joy on demand!   Science can now measure what ancient wisdom discovered through centuries of practice:  joy is accessible.  We talk about his book, Joy On Demand:  The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within.

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Thursday, September 8th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, September 11th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, September 11th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 11th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 12th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
On KBOO, 90.7 TBA
Via podcast Sunday, September 11th.
For stations through Pacifica Audioport.

Corinna Nicolaou, A None’s Story, Sept. 1-7

The rising population known as “nones” for its members’ lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, but they do not identify with a specific faith or belong to a spiritual community. Corinna Nicolaou is a none, and in her book, A None’s Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam, she describes what it is like for her and thousands of others to live without religion or to be spiritual without committing to a specific faith.

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Thursday, September 1st at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, September 4th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, September 4th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 4th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 5th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 5th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
On KBOO, 90.7 TBA
Via podcast Sunday, September 4th.
For stations through Pacifica Audioport.

Jenna Yokoyama, Pacific Underground, August 25- August 31

Jenna Yokoyama is a Japanese American. She co-hosts the show Pacific Underground (Facebook, Twitter) on KBOO in Portland, Oregon.   It is heard on the FOURTH Friday of every month at 11:00 a.m.   It is also on podcast via Soundcloud and iTunes.    According to its website,

There are nearly 225,000 APIs in Oregon. But in one of America’s whitest states, the issues that impact us simply aren’t covered. Imagine: 225,000 stories untold.

Pacific Underground is a show by Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) taking the mic into our own hands.

Jenna covers a lot of ground in this conversation.  We discuss religion, racism and the daily indignities APIs face to the social transformation underway with younger generations.   She talks about the problem of the European designation “Asian” to refer to nearly half the planet as well as the necessity for APIs to unite as “Asian-Americans” for the purpose of empowerment.

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Thursday, August 25th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, August 28th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, August 28th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 28th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 29th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
On KBOO, 90.7 TBA
Via podcast Sunday, August 28th.
For stations through Pacifica Audioport.

Jenna was featured on the pilot of a new show, The Beloved Community, that aired Friday August 12th at 9 am on KBOO, 90.7!