Martin Thielen, The Answer to Bad Religion is Not No Religion, June 26-July 2

Fed up with the arrogance, intolerance, and absolutism of religion? Rev. Martin Thielen, pastor of the Cookeville United Methodist Church in Cookeville, Tennessee is too.   But he says that is not what religion has to be.  He makes the case for good religion in his latest book, The Answer to Bad Religion is Not No Religion:  A Guide to Good Religion for Seekers, Skeptics, and Believers.  Join us for a candid conversation about religion, good and bad!

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Thursday, June 26th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, June 28th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, June 29th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, June 29th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, June 29th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, June 30th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, July 2nd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning July 3rd.

Thomas Little, The Origins of Southern Evangelicalism, June 19-25

Why is the South so religious?   Why is it the Bible Belt?  To answer that complex question we need to go back to Colonial times before the First Great Awakening.  Dr. Thomas Little is associate professor of history at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia and the author of The Origins of Southern Evangelicalism:  Religious Revivalism in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670-1760.   He spoke with me about the early history of religious revival in the South.

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Thursday, June 19th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, June 21st at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, June 22nd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, June 22nd at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, June 22nd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, June 23rd at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, June 25th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning June 26th.

Blaine Schubert, Caves, Fossils, and Evolution, June 12-18

Dr. Blaine Schubert is the Director of the ETSU Museum of Natural History and Gray Fossil Site (Facebook, Twitter) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at East Tennessee State University.    We participated in a panel for Darwin Day earlier this year.  I invited him to speak with me on Religion For Life.  We discussed caves, the Cave Paleontology Program at ETSU, the fossil site and natural history museum at Gray, the importance of science education, evolution, Richard Dawkins, and spirituality!

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Thursday, June 12th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, June 14th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, June 15th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, June 15th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, June 15th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, June 16th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, June 18th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning June 19th.

Brant Rosen, Wrestling In the Daylight, June 5 – June 11

In this fourth of my four-part series on Israel/Palestine I speak with Rabbi Brant Rosen of Jewish Voice for Peace.   The actions of Israel against Gaza in 2008 caused in him a change of heart which in turn made him revisit what Israel means to him.  He chronicled this change in his blog Shalom Rav.  This series of blog posts and comments became his book, Wrestling in the Daylight:  A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity.  He discusses that book and why as a Jew he needs to stand in solidarity with Palestinians.

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Thursday, June 5th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, June 7th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, June 8th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, June 8th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, June 8th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, June 9th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, June 11th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast beginning June 12th.