2015 SEASON


Sunday
Mar292015

#1401 - Emerging, Emergent, Emergence: Phyllis Tickle (Rebroadcast)

We're re-visiting our 2014 interview with Phyllis Tickle. In our conversation we explore the idea that our culture has been shaped by roughly 500-year cycles, which have helped define our major religious traditions for the past two millennia.

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According to Tickle, our present epoch - referred to by some as "The Great Emergence" - has the potential to yield a new Christianity distinct from Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy.

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Sunday
Mar222015

#1507 - See For Yourself: Jennifer Grace Bird

Like many forms of medicine, the Bible can be a tool for healing or harm, depending upon how it is used. Our guest, Jennifer Grace Bird, has written a book to encourage readers to approach the Bible with confidence and care. At every point, she urges readers to "take the Bible into your own hands."

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In this episode we discuss her new book, Permission Granted: Take the Bible into Your Own Hands, as well as the story of Dr. Bird's own journey of learning how to best read and understand the Bible.

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Tuesday
Mar172015

#1208 - Rama, Sita, and Me: Nina Paley (Rebroadcast)

We're revisiting our 2012 interview with cartoonist, filmmaker, and copyright activist Nina Paley, creator of the feature-length animated film, Sita Sings the Blues, based on the ancient epic poem, the Ramayana.

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Paley will give the keynote lecture at 6pm Thursday, March 26th, 2015, at the University of Calgary's Faith and Spirituality Center.

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Sunday
Mar082015

#1506 - Bringing the Word to Life: Curt Cloninger

This hour we speak to actor, writer, and director Curt Cloninger, who has spent 30 years traveling the country performing thoughtful and thought-provoking one-man shows. Much of his work is religiously-themed, and often directly or imaginatively inspired by the stories of the Gospels.

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In this hour-long conversation with host David Dault, Cloninger discusses his inspirations, his joys and frustrations, and the tricky balance of the creative side and the business side of his work.

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Sunday
Mar012015

#1505 - Poetry and Silence: Judith Valente

After many years as a successful journalist and poet, Judith Valente arrived to lead a workshop at a monastery. The experience changed her life. In our interview, we discuss Valente's career as a reporter on the religion beat, and how her explorations of the contemplative life have affected her daily living.

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Judith Valente is an awarding-winning print and broadcast journalist, poet and essayist. Her most recent book is Atchison Blue: a Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith.

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