Michael J. Perry, Human Rights, the Constitution, and Same-Gender Marriage, January 31 through February 6

Michael J. Perry is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law at Emory University. He is the author of 60 articles and 11 books including Love and Power: The Role of Religion and Morality in American Politics, The Political Morality of Liberal Democracy, and the upcoming Human Rights in the Constitutional Law in the United States. He is going to be speaking at King College on February 4th as part of the Buechner Lectures on the relationship between moral law, the constitution, and same-gender marriage. He joins me on Religion For Life to help us explore how an understanding human rights and moral freedom can help guide us through this legal and political issue.

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Thursday, January 31st at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, February 3rd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, February 3rd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, February 4th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning February 5th.

Kathleen Norris, Community and Faith, January 24-30

Kathleen Norris is an award-winning poet and author.   Her works include Dakota:  A Spiritual Geography, Amazing Grace:  A Vocabulary of Faith, and Acedia and Me:  A Marriage, Monks, and A Writer’s Life.   She is presenting the annual Buechner Lectureship at King College, January 26th.  This will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Bristol, Tennessee.  She will be interviewed at 4 pm followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.   More information about the Buechner Institute can be found here.   I caught up with her on Religion For Life to talk about community, faith, life, meaning and star gazing in South Dakota.

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Thursday, January 24th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, January 27th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, January 27th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, January 28th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning January 29th.

Alex McNeill, Presbyqueerian, January 17-23

Alex McNeill is on at least two journeys. One is a journey to ordination into the ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)  Another journey is a personal journey from female to male.  He speaks candidly about both journeys on Religion For Life.  He is the host of Presbyqueerian and will be featured in the upcoming film, Out of Order.

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Thursday, January 17th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, January 20th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, January 20th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, January 21st at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning January 22nd.

Carol Howard Merritt, Reframing Hope, January 10-16

This week on Religion For Life, my guest is Rev. Carol Howard Merritt.  She is the author of Tribal Church:  Ministering to the Missing Generation and Reframing Hope:  Vital Ministry In A New Generation.   She is part of my “Future of Faith” series and has insights on ministry with a new generation.   You can hear her on her radio podcast, God Complex Radio, and follow her blog, Tribal Church.

Rev. Merritt will be the Theologian In Residence at Tusculum College in February 2013.   She will offer lectures on these issues every Tuesday in February from 10 am to 1:30 pm.  These lectures are free and open to the public.    Here is more information about the series of lectures and a registration form.  You must register to reserve your place by e-mailing Eugenia Estes or by calling 423-636-7304.

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Thursday, January 10th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, January 13th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, January 13th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, January 14th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning January 15th.