2015 SEASON


Friday
Jan292016

#1518 - The Gospel is Personal, Never Private: Jim Wallis

For nearly half a cenury, Jim Wallis has been at the forefront of the conversation about the Gospel and social justice. We talk to him about his life, his work, and his new book, America's Original Sin.

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In the new book, Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. He speaks candidly to Christians--particularly white Christians--urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing.

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Thursday
Jan142016

#1517 - Dance, Sing, Clap, Laugh, Cry: Dr. Alton B. Pollard

In this episode, we speak with Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III, Dean of Howard Divinity School, about living the promise of the Gospel in a violent world.

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The conversation with Dr. Pollard spans the range from his childhood experiences of racism and violence, to finding community and comfort in his church home, to his present work as a seminary dean. Throughout, Dr. Pollard articulates his vision of a radically inclusive vision of the Christian Gospel. 

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Thursday
Dec102015

#1516 - There by Grace: Nadia Bolz-Weber

Best-selling author and Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber is fiercely protective of her congregation, House for All Sinners and Saints, in Denver, Colorado. "The are very willing to share me," she says, referring to her rising celebrity status, "but when I am there, I need to be their pastor. Not take selfies."

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In our conversation, Bolz-Weber discusses her conservative upbringing, her addiction and recovery, and her journey to become a pastor and church planter. We talk about her new book, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People.

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Sunday
Nov152015

#1514 - Stories from Pakistan: Saadia Faruqi

The power of narrative to create understanding and empathy is well known. Pakistani-American author Saadia Faruqi has written a new book of short stories, Brick Walls, that brings us seven stories that introduce American readers to the people and the land of her birth.

 

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Sunday
Oct182015

#1515 - Civic Virtue: John Danforth on Religion and Politics

In his new book, The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics, John Danforth argues that the voices of people of faith are needed today in the public square. 

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Danforth is the former US Senator from Missouri, and he served as both an attorney general, and US Ambassador to the United Nations. He is also an ordained Episcopal priest.

Note: If you are in the Chicago area, Senator Danforth is speaking on Wednesday, October 21st at an event hosted by Episcopal Charities at St. James Commons. To find out more, and get your free tickets, click here.

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