2014 SEASON


Wednesday
Jul092014

#1411 - Kat Banakis, Part 2

We continue our conversation with pastor Kathryn "Kat" Banakis, author of Bubble Girl: An Irreverent Journey of Faith.  In part two, we discuss the particular joys and travails of being a female pastor, as well as the meaning of the title of her book.

 

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Also on the show, Mary Morrison reviews the BBC sci-fi series, Orphan Black

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Wednesday
Jul092014

#1410 - Kat Banakis, Part 1

Kathryn "Kat" Banakis is a pastor, fundraiser, big data analyzer, and author. In part one of our conversation, we discuss all the twists and turns that helped lead to her work as a "bi-vocational" minister, caring for both a congregation and a workplace, and her recent book, Bubble Girl.

 

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Also on the program, David Dault reviews the HBO crime drama, True Detective.

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Sunday
Jun292014

#1409 - Lillian Daniel, Part 2

For the past decade Lillian Daniel has been the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Glen Elyn, Illinois. In 2013, she caused a stir with the bold title of her book, When 'Spiritual but Not Religious' is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church. In this episode, we talk more about the ideas behind that title, as well as the influence the church had on early American democracy.

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Also on the show, Katy Scrogin reviews The Still Point of the Turning World, by Emily Rapp

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Monday
Jun232014

#1408 - Lillian Daniel, Part 1

Lillian Daniel has been the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Glen Elyn, Illinois for the past decade. In 2013, she caused a stir with the bold title of her book, When 'Spiritual but Not Religious' is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church. We talk about the ideas behind that title, as well as the influence Congregationalism and non-liturgical corporate worship had on early American democracy.

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Also on the show, Katy Scrogin reviews the new book by S. Brent Plate, A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses.

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Sunday
May112014

#1407 - Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Part 2

We continue our conversation with Imam Rauf, exploring the question of religious identity in a cmplex modern world. Rauf has served as an advisor to the US State Department, as well as being an international voice for moderate Islam. We discuss the balance between the secular nature of modern diplomacy, and the desire to present an authentic self, which often includes deeply-held religious convictions. We end with a note of hope - the things Imam Rauf sees in the world that convince him that the peoples of the world can work for reconciliation and deeper understanding.

Also on the show, Katy Scrogin reviews Brad J. Kallenberg's By Design: Ethics, Theology, and the Practice of Engineering.

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