2015 SEASON


Sunday
Jul262015

#1309 - My Job is to Love: Carl McColman on Contemplative Spirituality [REBROADCAST]

This week we revisit a very popular 2013 interview with author and Christian contemplative, Carl McColman. He is the author of over a dozen books on spirituality, and is a lay Cistercian with a fascinating spiritual journey.

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McColman's most recent book (written since the interview was taped) is Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirtuality, available November 2015.

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Monday
Jul062015

#1205 - The Bible Does Not Exist: Timothy K. Beal [Rebroadcast]

This week we revisit a 2012 interview with Tim Beal, author of The Rise and Fall of the Bible. When it was fist broadcast, the title of this episode got us into all kinds of trouble with our sponsors. Our host David Dault talks a bit about that during his introduction to the show.

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David and Tim talk about the ways in which the Bible has been used as a consumer object in our culture, and the ways that digital technology are shifting the experience of readers in the 21st century.

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Tuesday
Jun162015

#1216 - Vatican II at Fifty [REBROADCAST]

We dip into the archive for a conversation about Vatican II, and the effect it had on the Catholic Church.

 

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October 11, 2012, marked the 50th anniversary of the opening convocation of the Second Vatican Council.  Called by Pope John XXIII, the decisions made at the council affected every aspect of theology and worship within the Church.  In the wake of Vatican II, the Catholic Church began to worship in native languages, reaffirmed the centrality of the Bible in the life of the faithful, and began to reach out to the modern world and those of other faiths in unprecedented ways.

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Sunday
Jun072015

#1511 - The DNA of America: Jesse Jackson

Image by PLATONAmerican civil rights leader. World human rights advocate. Lightning rod. Icon. So many phrases can be used to describe the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. But he describes himself simply as one who has "always sought the opportunity to serve."

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In this interview, we look back on the 50th anniversary of the marches in Selma to ask, "what happened?" and, "what comes next?" 

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Monday
May112015

#1510 - Still Wrestling: Martin Marty

"Sometimes its good when things get messy," says the noted historian of religions, and University of Chicago Professor Emeritus, Martin E. Marty. He's been studying that messiness - the blurring of lines between religions, and the frictions that come between them - for more than forty years.

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In this far-ranging interview, host David Dault speaks with Professor Marty about the state of religion in America, as well as his thoughts and feelings about "wrestling with the diminished things" - the limitations that come with age. It turns out, Martin Marty delights in the challenge.

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