#1613 - The Limits of Chastity: Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan

We talk to Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan about her new book, Good Christian Sex: Why Chastity Isn't the Only Option - And Other Things the Bible Says About Sex.

Rev. McCleneghan takes a progressive approach to scriptural interpretation. She draws upon extensive research, and her own experiences, to bring a contemporary approach to Christian sexuality.


#1612 - Moving Faithfully Beyond the Limitations: Bishop John Shelby Spong

We speak with retired Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong about his long career, and some of his iconoclastic stances toward faith.  We also talk about his new book, Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy

Spong was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for 24 years before his retirement in 2001. He is considered a champion and proponent of progressive Christianity. His positions have often been controversial. This has made him a hero to some, while others treat him with wary suspicion.

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#1304 - No Faith Required: Chris Stedman [REBROADCAST]

In this episode, we revisit our 2013 conversation with Chris Stedman, author of Faithiest: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious. 

At the time we spoke, Stedman was assistant humanist chaplain at Harvard University. He is now Executive Director of the Yale Humanist Center at Yale University.

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#1611 - Faith, the Universe, and Everything: Rev. Dr. Paul Wallace

Paul Wallace is both a scientist and a minister. He is an ordained Baptist pastor, and he teaches astrophysics at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta. His life has been spent contemplating the relationship between these two parts of his identity. 

In our conversation, we discuss his new book, Stars Beneath Us: Finding God in the Evolving Cosmos

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#1610 - Drugs, Mercy, and the Gospel: Rev. Alexander Sharp

Rev. Alexander Sharp is the founder and Executive Director of Clergy for a New Drug Policy. The organization is commited to mobilizing ministers and congregations to change the way we think about, and legislate, the prosecution of drug crimes in America. 

In this hour long interview, we talk about his vision to change America's approach to drug prosecution, and why he thinks it is an issue of justice and mercy in which the churches need to be involved.

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