Carolyn Baker, Collapsing Consciously, November 14 – 20

Carolyn Baker was an adjunct professor of history and psychology for 11 years and a psychotherapist in private practice for 17 years.  Her mission is to offer emotional and spiritual tools for those who are becoming aware of the collapse of industrial civilization.   She is the author of Sacred Demise: Walking The Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization’s Collapse, Navigating the Coming Chaos:  A Handbook for Inner Transition, and her latest published in November 2013, Collapsing Consciously:  Transforming Truths for Turbulent Times.   She spoke with me on Religion For Life about developing resiliency and a sense of meaning and purpose for these “interesting” times.

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Thursday, November 14th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, November 20th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, November 17th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, November 17th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, November 17th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, November 18th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning November 21st.

Mike and Leah Short, Artisans’ Village and Fair Trade, November 7-13

Mike and Leah Short are the managers of Artisans’ Village, a Fair Trade retailer that opened in April of 2013 in the King Centre (300 E. Main) in Johnson City.     They spoke to me about their passion for Fair Trade, “a global organization working to secure a better deal for farmers and workers.”

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Thursday, November 7th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, November 9th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, November 10th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, November 10th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, November 10th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, November 11th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, November 13th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

Debbie Blue, Consider the Birds, October 31 – November 6

Debbie Blue is a founding minister of House of Mercy in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She describes it as a “pretty great church.”  She is also the author of Consider the Birds:  A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible.   She highlights ten birds in the Bible and through them finds a window into scripture, theology, and into conversations about social and ecological issues.    Join us as we “consider the birds” on Religion For Life.

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Thursday, October 31st at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, November 2nd at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, November 3rd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, November 3rd at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, November 3rd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, November 4th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, November 6th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

JC Farris, From Fundamentalism to Faith, October 24-30

JC Farris describes herself as “a child of Appalachia, having grown up in the hills and valleys of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee.” She also says she is “one of God’s most irritating children” because she asks a lot of questions!  She is the author of Fundamentalism to Faith: Memoirs of a Recovering Free Will Baptist.  (Amazon)  She speaks candidly about agoraphobia, being gay, God, and a faith that reaches out to others on Religion For Life.

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Thursday, October 24th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, October 26th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, October 27th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, October 27th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, October 27th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, October 28th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, October 30th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

John Shelby Spong, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic, October 17-23

Bishop John Shelby Spong has sold over a million books.  He has been an outspoken advocate for religious literacy and social change in regards to race, gender, and sexuality.   In 2013 he published his latest book, The Fourth Gospel:  Tales of a Jewish Mystic.    Bishop Spong found this gospel “almost repellent” because it has been used to foster an outdated pre-modern view of God, religious exclusivism, literalism, and anti-semitism.  But when it is seen through the eyes of Jewish mysticism, it comes alive in a relevant way for 21st century seekers.

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Thursday, October 17th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, October 19th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, October 20th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, October 20th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, October 20th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, October 21st at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

Henri Nouwen (with Michael Christensen and Rebecca Laird), Discernment, October 10 – 16

Spiritual leader and Catholic priest, Henri Nouwen, died in 1996.  He left a legacy of honest, insightful writing in his unpublished journals and other writings.  Michael Christensen (Drew University), and Rebecca Laird (Point Loma Nazarene University), have compiled and edited some of Henri’s work in three volumes.   The first was Spiritual Direction:  Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith.  It was followed by Spiritual Formation:  Following Movements of the Spirit.  In 2013 they published the third of this trilogy, Discernment:  Reading the Signs of Everyday Life.   They spoke with me about this book and Henri’s legacy.

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Thursday, October 10th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, October 12th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, October 13th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, October 13th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, October 13th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, October 14th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, October 16th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

Kile Jones, Interview an Atheist at Church, October 3 – 9

Did you know that religious people distrust atheists as much as rapists?  Kile Jones, a Ph. D. student in religion at Claremont Lincoln University is doing something about prejudice against atheists by promoting “Interview An Atheist At Church Day.”       Kile speaks to me about this project and shares his experience of being an atheist in America.   To get an idea of what this is about, here is an interview in church with Neil Carter who is an atheist in Jackson, Mississippi.  Learn more about “Interview An Atheist at Church Day” and how to get involved at the Facebook site.

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Thursday, October 3rd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, October 5th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, October 6th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, October 6th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, October 6th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, October 7th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, October 9th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast