Religion For Life Now at 12:30 pm Sundays on WHAN!

WHAN (102.9 FM/1430 AM) in Ashland, VA serving the Richmond area, has moved Religion For Life from Sunday mornings at 11 to Sunday afternoons at 12:30.  This new time will allow for many more listeners!

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WHAN is the only commercial station so far to carry Religion For Life.   The best way to hear Religion For Life on a station in your area is to contact your favorite public or commercial station and ask them to add Religion For Life to their lineup!    The program is free to stations and will most certainly get people talking!

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Milton Moreland and Ruben Dupertuis, The Gospel of Thomas, September 26 – October 2

One of the most significant discoveries in regards to early Christianity in the 20th century was the collection of texts found at Nag Hammadi, Egypt in 1945. These codices had been preserved in clay jars since the 4th century. Among them was the Gospel of Thomas.  This gospel is contemporary with other New Testament gospels.  It contains sayings of Jesus, some familiar to those in the canonical gospels, some quite different. The Jesus Seminar regarded Thomas as the fifth gospel.

Milton Moreland (Rhodes College) and Ruben Dupertuis (Trinity University) will be at First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, Tennessee, October 18-19 to lead workshops on The Fifth Gospel: The Gospel of Thomas and the Wisdom of Jesus.  They spoke with me about this amazing text on Religion For Life!

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Thursday, September 26th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, September 28th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, September 29th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 29th at 11 am on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, September 29th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 30th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

Larry Easterling, Spiritual Care with Appalachians: Beyond Stereotypes, September 19-25

This week my guest is Larry Easterling of the Spiritual and Pastoral Care Department of Mountain States Health Alliance.  He has written an article that will be published this Fall in the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, entitled “Spiritual Care with Appalachians:  Beyond Stereotypes.”   He is also an organizer of “Prays Well With Others:  The Use of Meditation/Prayer in Various Faith Groups.”   Dr. Easterling describes the seminar and article in this way:

The whole purpose of our seminar “The Use of Meditation and/or Prayer in Various Faith Groups” is to learn about how “the other” practices their faith. The article I have included helps us get beyond stereotypes prevalent about Appalachians. And our seminar hopes to do that as well with diverse faith groups.

The first session was September 16th.  Remaining sessions will be on the following Mondays:  September 30, October 21, and October 28 at 7 pm at the Votow Auditorium in the Palma Robinson Center across from the Johnson City Medical Center.   For more information visit the Facebook page.

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Thursday, September 19th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, September 21st at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, September 22nd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 22nd at 11 am on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, September 22nd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 23rd at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 25th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

Rex Hunt, Why Weren’t We Told? A Handbook for Progressive Christianity, September 12-18

What is the state of religion, including progressive Christianity, in Australia?  To explore that question I spoke with Rex A. E. Hunt, a retired Uniting Church minister, who lives just north of Sydney.   He spoke to me about his work as a progressive minister, author, liturgist, and social ecologist.   He is the chair of the Common Dreams Conference, September 19-22, 2013 and is the co-editor of Why Weren’t We Told?  A Handbook on “progressive” Christianity.  According to the book’s description:

Progressive Christianity is not new. It has been around for two hundred years or more. But the anger and disappointment of those who have encountered it only recently is palpable: “Why weren’t we told?” This international collection of cameos and articles on the themes and issues addressed by progressive Christianity is a response to that cry.

You can find him on his webpage and on Facebook.

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Thursday, September 12th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, September 14th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, September 15th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 15th at 11 am on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, September 15th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 16th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 18th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, September 5 – 11

Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild” is not Reza Aslan’s Jesus.  Professor Aslan has discovered a Jesus who is a revolutionary, a zealot, and who had a mission that was political and practical.   Aslan’s book, Zealot:  The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth became a number one bestseller thanks to this attack interview on Fox News that went viral.   In this candid and in depth conversation, Dr. Aslan reveals a Jesus more like Malcom X than Martin Luther King and worth following regardless of one’s religion.

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Thursday, September 5th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, September 7th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, September 8th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 8th at 11 am on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, September 8th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 9th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 11th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast