2015 SEASON


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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Sunday
May032015

#1222 - Pentecostal and Postmodern: J. Aaron Simmons (Rebroadcast)

In this week's episode we revisit our 2012 interview with Furman philosophy professor, J. Aaron Simmons. Over the course of the hour he helps us understand "postmodernism." Despite the fear some Christians have about the postmodern turn, Simmons is convinced it is complementary with an honest, searching religious identity that takes scripture and tradition seriously.

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We also speak frankly about the challenges and opportunities he encounters as a person of faith in a largely secular academic field.

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Monday
Apr202015

#1509 - The New Jim Crow: Michelle Alexander

This week we take the full hour for David Dault's in-depth interview with Michelle Alexander, author of the groundbreaking 2010 book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

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Alexander will be a keynote speaker at the Chicago Theological Seminary conferennce, Selma at 50: Still Marching, April 24 and 25, 2015.

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