2014 SEASON


Tuesday
Feb252014

#1404 - The God Gap, Part 1: Amy Black

What does the Constitution really say about the separation of Church and State? Our guest, Wheaton professor Amy Black, discusses the concept of disestablishment, as well as the divide between politically-active believers and non-beleivers - the "God gap" - and what it means for both American history and current American political life. Dr. Black is the author of Honoring God in Red or Blue: Approaching Politics with Humility, Grace, and Reason.

 

Also on the show, Katy Scrogin discusses The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen Year Old Boy with Autism

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Sunday
Jan192014

#1403 - Live from Wheaton: Catherine Brekus

Last October, Things Not Seen Radio went on-location to Wheaton College to speak to participants in their conference on the Bible and Democracy in America, co-sponsored by the American Bible Society. Our guest this week is University of Chicago professor, historian Catherine Brekus.

Also on the show, Katy Scrogin discusses Martha C. Nussbaum’s book, Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice.

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Monday
Jan132014

#1402 - Emerging, Emergence, Emergent, Part 2

In part 2 of our interview with Phyllis Tickle, we look at the relationship of science and faith, and why new seminarians might want to have a background in physics rather than theology. According to Tickle, our present epoch - referred to by some as "The Great Emergence" - has the potential to yield a new Christianity distinct from Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy.

Also on the program, Katy Scrogin reviews Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War, the new book by Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini.

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Sunday
Jan052014

#1401 - Emerging, Emergence, Emergent, Part 1

In part 1 of our interview with Phyllis Tickle, we explore the idea that our culture has been shaped by roughly 500-year cycles, which have helped define our major religious traditions for the past two millennia. According to Tickle, our present epoch - referred to by some as "The Great Emergence" - has the potential to yield a new Christianity distinct from Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy.

 

Also on the program, Katy Scrogin reviews a new study of philosopher Alain Badiou by Hollis Phelps.

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