Lloyd Geering, Reimagining God, April 30-May 6

Lloyd Geering is a Presbyterian minister and scholar from New Zealand.  He has written over a dozen books.   His latest book is a collection of essays that chronicle his intellectual and spiritual journey, Reimagining God:  The Faith Journey of A Modern Heretic.    He was tried for heresy in the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand in 1967 for an article he wrote about Resurrection.    He was accused of disturbing the peace of the church to which he responded:

“I would like to suggest that what my accusers have been pleased to call the peace of the Church is more properly called the sleepiness of the Church and we should be thankful to God that it has been disturbed.” 

A documentary was made about him called, The Last Western Heretic.

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Thursday, April 30th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, May 2nd at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, May 3rd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, May 3rd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, May 4th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, May 6th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Monday May 4th.

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Linda Schearing and Valerie Ziegler, Enticed By Eden (Classic RFL April 23-29)

Religion scholars, Linda Schearing (Gonzaga) and Valarie Ziegler (DePauw) take us back to the garden to show how American culture is obsessed with Eden. In their popular and enticing book, Enticed By Eden: How Western Culture Uses, Confuses, (and Sometimes Abuses) Adam and Eve, they introduce us to the world of evangelical manhood and womanhood, the sex toy industry, Christian wife spanking, on-line Christian dating, and more.   Join us for a fascinating (and a little scary) conversation about gender, power, and Adam and Eve.

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Thursday, April 23 at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, April 25 at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, April 26th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, April 26th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, April 27th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, April 29th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

Mo Sabri, I Believe in Jesus, (Classic RFL) April 16-22

I first heard about Mo Sabri when I saw this article in the Johnson City Press.  I invited him to speak with me on Religion For Life.  Mo Sabri is an ETSU student, a hip-hop artist, and a Muslim who believes in Jesus.   Recently he produced a video, “I Believe in Jesus” that seeks to bridge understanding between Christians and Muslims and show that the teachings and deeds of Jesus is such a bridge.  He speaks to me about that song, about growing up Muslim in Johnson City, and other music he has written and produced that touch on matters of faith.   You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and iTunes.

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Thursday, April 16th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, April 19th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, April 19th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, April 20th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast.

John Shelby Spong, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of A Jewish Mystic (Classic RFL) April 9-15

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, April 9th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, April 11th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, April 12th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, April 12th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, April 13th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, April 15th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast

JC Farris, From Fundamentalism to Faith (Classic RFL) April 2-8

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, April 2nd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, April 4th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3.
Sunday, April 5th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, April 5th at 1230 pm on WHAN, 1430 AM/102.9 FM
Sunday, April 5th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, April 6th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, April 8th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast