2014 SEASON


Sunday
Aug242014

#1413 - Religious Objects: S. Brent Plate, Part 2

This is the second part of our conversation with scholar and author S. Brent Plate. Plate researches the way in which lived religious experience is influenced by materiality and physical objects. He discusses this issue in his latest book, A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses.

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Also on the show, journalist and educator Natasha Alford reflects on a recent visit to Memphis, the death of Martin Luther King, and the unfolding drama in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Tuesday
Jul292014

#1412 - Religious Objects: S. Brent Plate, Part 1

This is part one of our conversation with scholar and author S. Brent Plate. Plate researches the way in which lived religious experience is influenced by materiality and physical objects. He discusses this issue in his latest book, A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses.

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Also on the show, we present an excerpt from the new Chicago Sunday Evening Club television documentary, Divided Families: Responding with Faith.

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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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