Rev. Jacqueline Luck and Unitarian Universalism, Jan. 30 – Feb. 5

Rev. Jacqueline Luck is the minister at the Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Gray, Tennessee.  Among many projects, Rev. Luck is active with United Religions Initiative and the Green Interfaith Network.   She talked with me about the history and commitments of Unitarian Universalism, and practicing a liberal faith in East Tennessee.


Monday, January 30th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Thursday, February 2nd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, February 5th, at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, February 5th, at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Via podcast beginning February 6th.

Sarah Sentilles broke up with the Creator of the Universe just as she was about to be ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church.  She tells all in her book, Breaking Up With God: A Love Story.

In this interesting and thought-provoking interview on Religion For Life, Dr. Sentilles shares her theological journey and demonstrates why if the church is going to have any relevancy to educated and inquiring minds, it is going to need to challenge its patriarchy and its outdated images of God.

I wrote about her book on my blog here and here and posted an excerpt from her book here.


Monday, January 23rd at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Thursday, January 26th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, January 29th, at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, January 29th, at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Via podcast beginning January 30th.

Iraqi Peacemaker, Mazen Alsaqa, Jan. 16-22

International Peacemaker of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mazen Alsaqa is my guest. He is a Christian refugee from Iraq now living in Michigan.

In the Fall of 2011 he visited East Tennessee to tell his story of the plight of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq. Read more about him at Shuck and Jive, here, here, and here.

Here are articles about him in the Johnson City Press, the Tusculum College News, the Greeneville Sun, and here is information about the situation of Christians in Iraq.


Jennie Young on R4L Jan. 9-15

500 mountains in Appalachia have had their tops destroyed in order to get to the coal seams. Many within faith communities see this destruction as an assault on God’s creation. Coal companies have their sites set on Tennessee’s mountains.

Jennie Young of Elizabethton, Tennessee talks to me about efforts to alert people, particularly in faith communities, about mountain top removal strip mining, and to encourage them to tell our political representatives to take action.

Jennie Young was featured in the Elizabethon Star, Struggle to Protect State’s Mountains is a Moral Issue at Heart for Activist

Jennie Young and others from First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton speaking out for Appalachia’s mountains.


Here is the action packet she mentioned on the show, Not One More Mountain.

Updated Schedule

Here is the schedule for Religion For Life.  New programs will be aired in this order:

  • Mondays 1 p.m.  WEHC, 90.7
  • Thursdays 8 p.m.  WETS, 89.5
  • Sundays noon. WEHC, 90.7
  • Sundays 2 p.m. WETS, 89.5

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Be well!

Religion For Life Starts Tonight!

My radio show, Religion For Life, starts tonight.  My guest will be Anthony Flaccavento of S.C.A.L.E. regarding building local, sustainable economies.

The program starts at 8 pm (Eastern Time) on WETS, 89.5.  You can listen via live stream anywhere in the country.

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