Ryan Bell, Life After God, September 24 – 30

Ryan Bell, a former Seventh Day Adventist Pastor, tried an experiment. What would life be like if he spent a year without God?  He blogged about his adventure at Year Without God.  He talks about that year, what he is doing now, and his new podcast, Life After God.   Ryan is the third in my three-part series on pastors who have left the ministry and the church’s beliefs behind.

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Thursday, September 24th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, September 27th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 27th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 28th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 30th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday September 27th.

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Pat Green, Night Moves: An Ex-Preacher’s Journey to Hell in a Taxi, September 17 – 23

In the second of my three-part series on ex-ministers, I speak with Pat Green. When the ministry ended for Pat due to his commitment to same-gender marriage, he left the church and scrambled to find work.  He ended up driving a taxi in the Chicago area.   That is where his ministry became real.  He blogged about his experience and has just finished a book, Night Moves:  An Ex-Preacher’s Journey to Hell in a Taxi.

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Thursday, September 17th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, September 19th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, September 20th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 20th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 21st 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday September 20th.

David Hayward, Questions Are the Answer, September 10-16

My conversation with David Hayward of Naked Pastor kicks off a three-part series on ex-preachers, preachers who have left their careers in organized religion.  Pat Green left the ministry and now drives a taxi.  Ryan Bell took a year off from God and stayed there.   David Hayward facilitates an on-line community called The Lasting Supper. He also is a blogger, cartoonist, and author of five books including Without a Vision My People Prosper,  The Liberation of Sophia, The Art of Coming out, Naked Pastor 101 and his latest, Questions are the Answer:  Naked Pastor and the Search for Meaning.

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Thursday, September 10th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, September 12th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, September 13th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 13th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 14th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 16th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday September 13th.

Gretta Vosper, A god called God, September 3-9

Gretta Vosper, a minister in the United Church of Canada, and pastor of West Hill United Church in Toronto, Ontario, is under fire from her denomination. Like many clergy, myself included, she doesn’t believe in a supernatural, interventionist god, or a god called God. She is an atheist. She calls herself that. She has been one for a long time. Now, officials want to review her credentials for ministry which is a first for this denomination.  She returns to Religion For Life to tell her story and report on the support her congregation is giving her.   Full disclosure: my letter of support for her.

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Thursday, September 3rd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Saturday, September 5th at 1 pm on KZUM, 89.3
Sunday, September 6th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, September 6th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, September 7th 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast Sunday September 6th.