Howard Zehr, Restorative Justice, February 27 – March 5

Howard Zehr, Distinguished Professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University is known as the “Grandfather of Restorative Justice.”   He is the author of several books including, Changing Lenses:  A New Focus for Crime and Justice (Amazon), and The Little Book of Restorative Justice (Amazon).  He spoke to me about restorative justice and the criminal justice system.

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Thursday, February 27th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, February 29th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, March 2nd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, March 2nd at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, March 2nd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, March 3rd at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, March 5th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning March 6th.

Jason BeDuhn, The First New Testament: Marcion’s Scriptural Canon, February 20-26

Marcion is considered the “arch-heretic” of Christianity.  He was said by an ancient critic to have “gnawed” scripture.   He was the first to create a canon of scripture consisting of a version of Luke’s Gospel and eleven letters of Paul.   Professor Jason BeDuhn of Northern Arizona University has reconstructed this text and in doing so provides insight into the development of early Christianity.   He is the author of The First New Testament: Marcion’s Scriptural Canon.

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Thursday, February 20th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, February 22nd at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, February 23rd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, February 23rd at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, February 23rd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, February 24th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, February 26th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning February 27th.

Shelly Matthews, Acts of the Apostles: Taming the Tongues of Fire, February 13-19

I continue my series on early Christian history.  The New Testament writing, Acts of the Apostles, has functioned as the earliest history of the church.   But at most, it is “idealized history.”   Shelly Matthews of Brite Divinity School speaks about the rhetorical strategy of Acts in her new book, The Acts of the Apostles:  Taming the Tongues of Fire (Amazon).  She speaks with me on Religion For Life about how the author of Acts idealized Paul and tamed the egalitarian Jesus movement to make it more palatable to the elite reader.

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Thursday, February 13th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, February 15th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, February 16th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, February 16th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, February 16th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, February 17th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, February 19th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning February 20th.

Stewart Harris, Which Bible, Which God?

We speak casually of “the Bible” and of “God” as if those words refer to specific entities that have a common definition.    Stewart Harris, professor of law at Appalachian School of Law and the host of Your Weekly Constitutional (websitepodcast, Facebook page, Twitter feed), argues that, particularly in a legal setting, this imprecision can lead to huge problems in regards to religion and public life.   Join us for a fascinating discussion about bible, god, and law.

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Thursday, February 6th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, February 8th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, February 9th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, February 9th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, February 9th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, February 10th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning February 13th.