Rev. Jacqueline Luck, Encore Presentation, What is Unitarian Universalism?, August 30 – September 3

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.

Listen…

Thursday, August 30th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, September 2nd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 2nd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 3rd at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7..
Via podcast.

Carol Delaney, Encore Presentation, Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem, August 23-27

Cultural anthropologist, Carol Delaney, returns to Religion For Life to discuss her latest book, Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem. We know the children’s rhyme: “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” But why? Because he wanted to find gold in order to start a crusade to conquer Jerusalem for the Christians so that Christ would return. Professor Delaney takes us into the medieval mindset and helps us understand Columbus in his time and place. I discussed her book in a recent sermon and you can hear her provocative thesis on Religion For Life.

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Listen via livestream…

Thursday, August 23rd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, August 26th, at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 26th, at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 27th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast.

John Michael Greer, “Apocalypse Not” August 16-20

In this conversation with John Michael Greer we discuss the “apocalypse meme.” He is the author of Apocalypse Not: Everything You Know About 2012, Nostradamus, and the Rapture Is Wrong. Why is that human beings predict and even seem to desire an “end”?  Join us for this fascinating discussion of apocalyptic movements in history.

Almost since the beginning of civilization, an insatiable willingness to believe has driven people to dream of the apocalypse that will replace the world they’ve got with the one they’ve always wanted. All of these predictions have one thing in common: every one of them has been wrong.

John Michael Greer talks to me about the “apocalypse meme” as well as some real things to concern ourselves about such as how we are managing our stewardship of Earth.

Listen…

Thursday, August 16th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, August 19th, at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 19th, at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 20th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning August 21st.

Sarah Sentilles, Encore Presentation, Breaking Up With God, August 9-13

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.

Listen…

Thursday, August 9th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, August 12th, at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, August 12th, at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, August 13th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast.