#1406 - Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Part 1

For some, a lightning rod. For others, an international voice of reason and reconciliation. For us, a fascinating conversation about the face of Islam in contemporary international politics, and the vital need for hospitality and honest conversation between Islam and the west. We present the first half of David Dault's in-depth conversation with Imam Rauf, where we discuss misconceptions about Islam and the core of religious identity.

Also on the show, Katy Scrogin discusses The Man Who Quit Money, by Mark Sundeen

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#1405 - The God Gap, Part 2: Amy Black

We continue our conversation with Dr. Amy E. Black about the history of Church and State relations in America. Dr. Black analyzes survey data to explore the "God Gap" - the political divide between believers and non-believers in our nation. Our conversation occurred as part of the Wheaton College conference on The Bible and Democracy in America, co-hosted by the American Bible Society.

Also on the show, we feature "Jesus the Muslim," a piece produced by our friends at the United Kingdom's Things Unseen podcast.

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#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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#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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#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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