Lloyd Geering, From the Big Bang to God, Part 2, June 27 – July 3

This is the second of an exciting two-part conversation with Sir Lloyd Geering.   He is a radical theologian from New Zealand.   He was tried for heresy in 1967 and his life and theological contributions have been noted in the film, The Last Western Heretic.   He is the author of over 15 books including, Christianity Without GodComing Back to Earth: From gods to God to Gaia, and Tomorrow’s God: How We Create our WorldsHe is going strong at 95 and has just published his latest book, From the Big Bang to God.   It is now available from Polebridge Press.  He speaks with me about that book and his theological journey.

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Thursday, June 27th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, June 30th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, June 30th at 11 am on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, June 30th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, July 1st 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, July 3rd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
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Lloyd Geering, From the Big Bang to God, Part 1, June 20-26

This is the first of an exciting two-part conversation with Sir Lloyd Geering.   He is a radical theologian from New Zealand.   He was tried for heresy in 1967 and his life and theological contributions have been noted in the film, The Last Western Heretic.   He is the author of over 15 books including, Christianity Without GodComing Back to Earth: From gods to God to Gaia, and Tomorrow’s God: How We Create our WorldsHe is going strong at 95 and has just published his latest book, From the Big Bang to God.    It is now available from Polebridge Press.  He speaks with me about that book and his theological journey.

LloydGeering big bang cover

Thursday, June 20th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, June 23rd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, June 23rd at 11 am on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, June 23rd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, June 24th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, June 26th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
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Gary Laderman, Sacred Matters (June 13 – June 19)

The fastest growing religious group in the United States is the “nones,” those who claim no religious affiliation.  Does this mean people are no longer religious?  Not so says Gary Laderman, professor of religion at Emory University and editor of the on-line magazine, Religion Dispatches.    People may be exiting organized religion but everything from sports to celebrity, music, sex, and violence can be the focus of religious ritual as well.   He speaks with me about baseball, Oprah, “beliebers” (Justin Bieber), war and more.   Dr. Laderman is the author of Sacred Matters: Celebrity Worship, Sexual Ecstasies, the Living Dead, and Other Signs of Religious Life in the United States.  Read some of his articles about religion in our time at Huffington Post.

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Thursday, June 13th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, June 16th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, June 16th at 11 am on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, June 16th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, June 17th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
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Candida Moss, The Myth of Persecution

It is assumed in the popular imagination that early Christians were persecuted for their beliefs.   Thousands of stories of saints who were persecuted because of their religious convictions flood Christian literature.  But were Christians persecuted historically or was this mythology created by Christians?   My guest, Dr. Candida Moss of the University of Notre Dame, speaks about this myth-making in her book:  The Myth of Persecution:  How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom.

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Thursday, June 6th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, June 9th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, June 9th at 11 am on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, June 9th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, June 10th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, June 12th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
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