Monday
May022016

#1606 - Public Education and Religion: Linda K. Wertheimer

David Dault talks with veteran journalist Linda K. Wertheimer about her new book, Faith Ed:Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance, which looks at the battles over teaching religion in public schools.

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Wertheimer draws from extensive reportage, as well as her own personal history, to reveal the fault lines in current discussions about the place of faith in public education.

Wednesday
Apr272016

#1605 - New Tunes for Beloved Words: Rick Lee James

Rick Lee James is a music minister, writer, podcaster, and traveling musician. His new album, Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations, brings together both his original compositions, as well as his re-imaginings of well-known and well-loved old hymns. 

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In 2013 Rick released his first Live album of original songs, along with a companion DVD, called Basement Psalms Live. In 2014 Rick released a book to accompany the album called, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms.

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Thursday
Apr212016

#1604 - Rethinking the Church in the 21st Century: Diana Butler Bass

In this far-ranging conversation, David Dault talks to Diana Butler Bass about her new book, Grounded: Finding God in the World - A Spiritual Revolution. The conversation takes us to a Quaker meeting house and a Catholic monastery in the heart of Los Angeles, as we follow Bass on this faith odyssey.

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Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture.

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Sunday
Apr032016

#1601 - A Ministry of Accompaniment: Marge Nykaza

Marge Nykaza is the founder and director of Harmony, Hope and Healing - a ministry to homeless and under-resourced families across the Chicago area. 

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The most visible part of the ministry is choral groups composed of the homeless - but as Dr. Nykaza points out, their work is much more about the soul repair, which happens through the music.

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Sunday
Mar202016

#1604 - The Seven Last Words of Jesus: Fr. James Martin, SJ

Around the world, Catholic and Protestant Christians are making preparations for Holy Week, a series of worship services leading up Easter, the day that Christians proclaim Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. During the day known as Good Friday,there is a tradition in many Christian communities to reflect on a series of phrases known as the "Seven Last Words" of Jesus as he hung on the cross.

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We speak with Fr. James Martin about his new book, Seven Last Words, a collection of his meditations on the final hours of Jesus, and what it means for believers and nonbelievers alike.

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