Brian McLaren, Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammad Cross the Road?, January 3-9

This week Brian McLaren asks an age old riddle.   His new book is entitled, Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammad Cross the Road?  Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World.   In this engaging and candid conversation, Dr. McLaren talks to me about the challenge and hope of religious pluralism.   If the followers of our religious traditions behaved toward one another like our founders would, we would all be more gracious toward one another.   He talks about his own journey including the importance of taking risks for justice and conscience.  Don’t miss Brian McLaren on Religion For Life!

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Thursday, January 3rd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, January 6th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, January 6th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, January 7th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning January 8th.

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David Galston, Embracing the Human Jesus, December 27 – January 2

What happens when you bring the historical Jesus to church? In other words, if we strip away the myth from the man and develop a community based on humanistic principles, what would it look like? It might look like the Quest Learning Centre for Religious Literacy, a community founded on the historical Jesus, in Hamilton, Ontario. My guest, Dr. David Galston, is the leader of this community. He is a fellow of the Jesus Seminar and the author of an exciting new book, Embracing the Human Jesus: A Wisdom Path for Contemporary Christianity. David speaks with me about his book, his community, and explores the phrase, “post-atheism.” It is part of my “future of faith” series on Religion For Life!

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Thursday, December 27th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, December 30th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, December 30th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 31st at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, January 2nd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning January 1st.

Diana Butler Bass, Christianity After Religion, December 20-26

My “Future of Faith” series continues with Diana Butler Bass, author of Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening. She reminds us that the religious structures in which we live were founded on corporate models and they are crumbling. Faith, however, is taking vibrant new forms that is far less interested in dogma and hierarchical structures and more interested in practices that sustain and heal one another and Earth.  Join us for this forward thinking conversation on Religion For Life!

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Thursday, December 20th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, December 23rd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, December 23rd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 24th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, December 26th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning December 25th.

Brene Brown, Daring Greatly, December 13-19

Dr. Brene Brown has done research on topics no one wants to discuss, shame and vulnerability. Yet it is through these human experiences that we find the courage to “dare greatly” and become “wholehearted.” She has been featured on TED, The Power of Vulnerability, and Listening to Shame.   She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Daring Greatly.   In this candid conversation she weaves her own experience with her research and thus inspires us all to live courageous lives.

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Thursday, December 13th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, December 16th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, December 16th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 17th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, December 19th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning December 18th.

Phyllis Tickle, Emergence Christianity Part 2, December 6 – 12

Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence and Emergence Christianity, is an historian of religion and a native of Johnson City, Tennessee.  She is so filled with information and insight that she is my guest for two programs on Religion For Life.   In this second program she talks with me about how Christian communities are changing regarding authority, technology, and empire.    She also talks about growing up in Johnson City and the importance of Balaam’s Ass.   It is part of my “future of faith” series!

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Thursday, December 6th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, December 9th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, December 9th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 10th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning December 11th.