Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, Nov. 1-5

Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind:  Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.  Haidt’s newest book is about one of the hottest topics in the sciences – morality. It’s about how we evolved to live in moral “matrices,” which bind us together around sacred values and then blind us to the truth. It’s about righteousness, moral diversity, politics and religion.

Thursday, November 1st at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, November 4th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, November 4th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, November 5th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning November 6th.

Hospital Chaplains for Pastoral Care Week, October 25-29

Debbie Shields, Kathy Haga and Ellie Novak-Scoffield, are hospital chaplains for the Mountain States Health Alliance. They speak about the important healing work of hospital chaplains for Pastoral Care Week. Pastoral Care Week gives opportunities for organizations and institutions of all kinds and types to recognize the spiritual caregivers in their midst and the ministry which the caregivers provide.

Thursday, October 25th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, October 28th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, October 28th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, October 29th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning October 30th.

Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education, October 11-15

Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education will be in Nashville October 27th.  The title of her presentation is “Why the Tennessee Academic Freedom Act Matters to YOU.”    She is my guest on Religion For Life to discuss this legislation, offer history and insights to the evolution/creationism controversy, and promote the teaching of science.

Listen via livestream…

Thursday, October 18th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, October 21st at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, October 21st at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, October 22nd at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning October 23rd.

Lawrence Krauss, A Universe From Nothing, Oct. 11-15

Physicist Lawrence Krauss talks about his new book, A Universe From Nothing:  Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing.    The book arose from the response to this Youtube lecture that has received over a million and one half views.    He describes the universe without any recourse to “supernatural shenanigans.”   Join us for a fascinating and lively conversation about the universe as science reveals it!

Listen via livestream…

Thursday, October 11th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, October 14th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, October 14th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, October 15th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning October 16th.

Preview of Upcoming Shows!

Here is the upcoming schedule for Religion For Life!

Oct. 11-15
Lawrence Krauss, The Universe from Nothing.  Why is There Something Rather Than Nothing?  What existed before the Big Bang? How can everything we know to exist in the entire observable universe have spontaneously erupted out of thin air? That’s the focus of theoretical physicist and author Lawrence Krauss’s new book, “A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing.”

Oct. 18-22
Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education. Scott serves on the National Advisory Council of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and on the National Advisory Council of Americans for Religious Liberty.  She talks about the conflict between creationism and evolution and the Tennessee “monkey bill.”

Oct. 25-29
Debbie Shields, Kathy Haga and Ellie Novak-Scoffield, are hospital chaplains for the Mountain States Health Alliance.  They speak about the important healing work of hospital chaplains for Pastoral Care Week. Pastoral Care Week gives opportunities for organizations and institutions of all kinds and types to recognize the spiritual caregivers in their midst and the ministry which the caregivers provide.

Nov. 1-5
Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind:  Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.  Haidt’s newest book is about one of the hottest topics in the sciences – morality. It’s about how we evolved to live in moral “matrices,” which bind us together around sacred values and then blind us to the truth. It’s about righteousness, moral diversity, politics and religion.

Nov. 8-12
Tory Mills, External Affairs Coordinator of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee. She will talk about the work of Planned Parenthood including the new health center in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Religion For Life can be heard on the following stations:

  • WETS-FM and HD1 (89.5 MHz) Johnson City, TN Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.
  • WEHC-FM (90.7 MHz) Emory, VA Sundays at noon and Mondays at 1 pm.

Catch Religion For Life on the Religion For Life podcast page and on iTunes!

Nancy Ellen Abrams and Joel Primack on a New Cosmology, Encore Presentation, October 4-8

My guests on Religion For Life are Nancy Ellen Abrams and Joel Primack, authors of a new book, The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World. Dr. Primack is professor of physics at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Nancy Ellen Abrams is a cultural philosopher. Together they find a way of integrating our cosmology with meaning and offer a hopeful vision for our human future on Earth.

Listen via livestream…

Thursday, October 4th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, October 7th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, October 7th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, October 8th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast.