Steve McIntosh, The Presence of the Infinite, December 31 – January 6

Steve McIntosh is a leader in the integral philosophy movement and is president of the social policy foundation The Institute for Cultural Evolution.   Steve is the author of Evolution’s Purpose and Integral Consciousness and he speaks to me about his latest book, The Presence of the Infinite: The Spiritual Experience of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness.  Food for thought for an evolving faith.

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Thursday, December 31st at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, January 3rd at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, January 3rd at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, January 3rd at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, January 4th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, January 6th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast 11 am Pacific, Sunday January 3rd.

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Robin Meyers, Spiritual Defiance, December 24-30

Robin Meyers has been the senior pastor of Mayflower Congregational Church in Oklahoma City for over thirty years.  He has a strong voice for social justice and has pulled no punches criticizing forms of Christianity co-opted by the religious right.  His books include Saving Jesus From the Church, The Underground Church, and Why the Christian Right is Wrong.   He returns to Religion For Life to discuss his latest book,  Spiritual Defiance:  Building A Beloved Community of Resistance.  Based on his Beecher Lectures at Yale, Meyers calls preachers to be subversive and defiant for the social gospel.

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Thursday, December 24th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, December 27th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, December 27th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, December 27th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 28th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, December 30th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast 11 am Pacific, Sunday December 27th.

Diana Butler Bass, Grounded, December 17 – 23

Following her last book, Christianity After Religion, religious scholar, Diana Butler Bass, returns to Religion For Life to ask, “Where is God?” The answer that many of the “spiritual but not religious” are discovering is that God is in the world of nature and human relationships. Her latest book, Grounded: Finding God in the World, A Spiritual Revolution weaves personal experience and analysis to point to signs of this theological shift.

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Thursday, December 17th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, December 20th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, December 20th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, December 20th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 21st at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, December 23rd at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast 11 am Pacific, Sunday December 20th.

Rodney Wilson, Killing God, December 10-16

Rodney Wilson teaches school at a community college in Missouri. He was the first openly-gay K-12 public school teacher in Missouri and founded LGBT History Month (October).  He has a master’s degree in religion and history and he turned his master’s thesis into a book, Killing God: Christian Fundamentalism and the Rise of Atheism. In it he analyzes the responses of 1,600 people who left religion for atheism. He found four primary factors that contributed to their “deconversion.”   You may resonate.

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Thursday, December 10th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, December 13th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, December 13th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, December 13th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 14th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, December 16th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast 11 am Pacific, Sunday December 13th.

Mark Lewis Taylor, The Executed God, December 3 – 9

Twenty-five percent of all the people incarcerated in the world are in America’s prisons.  60% of those are people of color.   America is a “carceral state.”  Taking on “Lockdown America” a triad of “police violence, mass incarceration and the death penalty” Mark Lewis Taylor, the Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Theology and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, has written a second edition to The Executed God:  The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America.   Taylor finds in the symbol, “The Executed God” a “power in and of the people” to resist the state theatrics of terror with a counter theatrics to terror in three parts: “cultivating adversarial politics, creating dramatic actions, and catalyzing social movements.”

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Thursday, December 3rd at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, December 6th at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, December 6th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, December 6th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, December 7th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast 11 am Pacific, Sunday December 6th.