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Things Not Seen Podcast
"Things Not Seen" talks with people of faith who are working to make sense of why we are here and how we can all live together despite our deep differences in belief. The show is hosted by Dr. David Dault, and features guests from a broad spectrum of public life, with in-depth conversations about real struggles at the intersection of faith and culture.
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#1920 - A Global Network of Hope: Joelle Birge
Our guest Joelle Birge talks to us about the work of Missio Invest, a global Catholic network of lenders and agricultural entrepreneurs
47 min
2
#1831b - Evangelicals and the Trump Presidency:...
David Dault speaks to historian John Fea in a live interview at Chicago's Seminary Co-op Bookstore
48 min
3
#1919 - Addiction Nation: Timothy McMahan King
A medical misadventure left Timothy McMahan King addicted to painkillers. Our conversation is an honest look at this long path to recovery, and what it taught him about the problems around addiction in America
47 min
4
#1918 - Remembering the Chicago Race Riot of 19...
In July 1919, racial and economic tensions exploded for a week in Chicago, leaving dozens dead. A century later, we talk about lessons learned and yet unlearned with Claire Hartfield, author of A Few Red Drops
48 min
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#1917 - In Search of Morally Serious Persons: D...
David Dark talks about his recent book, The Possibility of America: How the Gospel Can Mend Our God-Blessed, God-Forsaken Land
48 min
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#1915 - Music that Matches Our Souls: Henry Car...
Musician and music journalist Henry Carrigan has put together a wonderful reflection on Gospel music in his recent book, Fifteen Spirituals That Will Change Your Life
47 min
7
#1825b - Full Steam Ahead: Zach Mills on the Le...
Zach Mills discusses his biography The Last Blues Preacher, about the life and legacy of civil rights leader and gospel singer Rev. Clay Evans
47 min
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#1914 - Losing our need to find ourselves: Davi...
David Zahl's recent book, Seculosity, is a reminder that our constantly busy lives are not necessarily the "life of abundance" that Jesus promised to believers.
48 min
9
#1913 - Deep Roots of Faith: Dr. Matthew Sleeth
A former emergency room physician, Dr. Matthew Sleeth resigned from his position as chief of the medical staff and director of the ER to teach, preach, and write about faith and the environment.
48 min
10
#1912 - The Patient is the Expert: Deborah Watson
Our guest, Deborah Watson of Loyola University Chicago's Institute of Pastoral Studies, brings a global perspective to her work as a professor of pastoral counseling.
47 min
11
#1911 - Thumbprints of Hope, Footsteps of Joy: ...
Belinda Bauman has traveled the world to raise awareness about violence against women. In this candid conversation, she discusses her recent book, Brave Souls: Experiencing the Audacious Power of Empathy
63 min
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#1910 - Mapping Moral Landscapes: Zachary Moon
Professor Zachary Moon takes us on his journey from pacifism to military chaplaincy, as he tells us about his recent book, Warriors Between Worlds: Moral Injury and Identities in Crisis
50 min
13
#1909 - The Return of the Christian Left: Amy S...
We talk with journalist Amy Sullivan about the return (or perhaps the rebirth) of the Christian Left in America.
47 min
14
#1908 - A Heart for Haiti: Josh Goralski
When he was eight, Josh Goralski's family was visited by a Catholic priest from Haiti. This started a lifelong connection that led to the founding of a new nonprofit, Unlocking Communities
48 min
15
#1820b - Radical Gratitude: Diana Butler Bass [...
Our guest, Diana Butler Bass, returns to the show to discuss her new book, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks
49 min
16
#1819 - Neighborly Faith: Chris Stackaruk and K...
Chris Stackaruk and Kevin Singer founded Neighborly Faith to equip Evangelicals to love people of all faiths.
48 min
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#1907 - New ways of expressing an old and famil...
We talk with NYT bestselling author Barbara Brown Taylor about her recent book, Holy Envy
48 min
18
#1906 - The Beautiful Thread: Carrie Newcomer
We talk with award-winning singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer about her work, and her new album, The Point of Arrival
47 min
19
#1904 - The Power of Pilgrimage: William Schmidt
William Schmidt, of Loyola Chicago's Institute for Pastoral Studies, weaves together psychology and spirituality in his work with students and patients.
47 min
20
#1905 - Rethinking Wonder: Lisa Sideris
We talk with Indiana University professor Lisa Sideris about her book, Consecrating Science
49 min
21
#1817 - Auden, the Psalms, and Me: J. Chester J...
Poet J. Chester Johnson helped with an English translation of the Psalms for the Book of Common Prayer, following in the footsteps of W.H. Auden
47 min
22
#1902 - The Bible and the Klan: Dr. Kelly J. Baker
We welcome back Dr. Kelly J. Baker to talk about her book Gospel According to the Klan
48 min
23
#1901 - Imagining the World of Second Temple Ju...
We speak with Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago about her recent book, Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism
47 min
24
#1836 - The Church's Hip-Hop Mission: Daniel Wh...
We talk with Daniel White Hodge about his recent book, Homeland Insecurity
47 min
25
#1903 - Integrity Without Limits: Stuart Brody
We talk with Stuart Brody about his new book about ethical behavior, The Law of Small Things
48 min
26
#1835 - Dedicated to God's Peace: Bishop Emerit...
Kumara Illangasinghe works for peace and justice around the world, with a focus on his war-torn home of Sri Lanka.
47 min
27
#1814b - From Warriors to Elders: John J. Fonta...
John Fontana has a vision to transform today's retiring executives into tomorrow's nonprofit leaders. He's using Ignatius Loyola's spiritual exercises to do it.
48 min
28
#1825 - Full Steam Ahead: Zach Mills on the Leg...
Zach Mills discusses his biography The Last Blues Preacher, about the life and legacy of civil rights leader and gospel singer Rev. Clay Evans
47 min
29
#1828a - Crashing thunder, gentle neighbors: Ri...
We welcome back Rick Lee James to talk about his new album, Thunder, and his twitter feed that highlights positive quotes from Mister Rogers
48 min
30
#1834 - Heart Work is Hard Work: Soraya Deen
In Los Angeles, Chicago, and around the world, Soraya Deen is working with women across faiths to build bridges and heal the world.
48 min
31
#1833 - Franciscan wisdom for a planet in peril...
We talk with Fr. Dan Horan, OFM, about his new book, All God's Creatures.
48 min
32
#1811a - Bold Choices: MaryAnn McKibben Dana [R...
We speak to Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana about her new book, God, Improv, and the Art of Living
47 min
33
#1820a - Radical Gratitude: Diana Butler Bass [...
Our guest, Diana Butler Bass, returns to the show to discuss her new book, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks
49 min
34
#1810 - Finding Our Soul's Home: Rev. Sherry Co...
Rev. Sherry Cothran returns to Things Not Seen to talk about a new album, Kiss the Ground, and a new book, Tending Angels
47 min
35
#1831 - Evangelicals and the Trump Presidency: ...
David Dault speaks to historian John Fea in a live interview at Chicago's Seminary Co-op Bookstore
47 min
36
#1832 - Welcoming the many voices of the Bible:...
We talk with Robert Williamson Jr about his new book, The Forgotten Books of the Bible
47 min
37
#1805a - The World as a Classroom: Dr. Brian Sc...
We discuss Dr. Schmisek's book, The Rome of Peter and Paul, as well as the Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago.
47 min
38
#1830 - The Whole of the Gospel: Shawn Casselberry
Our guest Shawn Casselberry talks about his new co-authored book, Soul Force
47 min
39
#1828 - Crashing Thunder, Gentle Neighbors: Ric...
We welcome back Rick Lee James to talk about his new album, Thunder, and his twitter feed that highlights positive quotes from Mister Rogers
48 min
40
#1807a - Forgiveness Changes Everything: Dr. ti...
In this powerful interview, timone davis recounts her journey from doubt and anger back to a fiery faith
48 min
41
#1829 - Widening the Wingspan of Love: Jacqueli...
Our guest Dr. Jacqueline Bussie has a radical idea about how far love should go to build bridges and mend broken relationships. She talks about her journey, both the joys and the costs, with our host, David Dault.
48 min
42
#1827 - The Catholic Road from Roe to Trump: St...
Our guest Steven Milles has written a thorough account of the last hundred years of Catholic political life in America, from the margins to the mainstream to the halls of power.
47 min
43
#1826 - Sexism in Higher Education: Dr. Kelly J...
American culture still suffers from inequality, and academia is deeply affected. Our guest, Dr. Kelly J. Baker, has chronicled these struggles in her recent book, Sexism Ed.
47 min
44
#1709a - Seeing 40 years into the future: Rev. ...
The Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana is helping to train leaders in contextual theology for the 21st century.
47 min
45
#1707a - International Faith Relations: Amy Lil...
Amy Lillis is former Acting Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs. In our conversation, we discuss why the State Department took up religion as a diplomatic issue.
47 min
46
#1822 - Movies are Prayers: Josh Larsen
We speak to film critic and radio host Josh Larsen about his work and his recent book, Movies are Prayers
47 min
47
#1825 - Full Steam Ahead: Zach Mills on the Leg...
Zach Mills discusses his biography The Last Blues Preacher, about the life and legacy of civil rights leader and gospel singer Rev. Clay Evans
47 min
48
#1818 - What Physics Can Teach Us: Heidi Russell
Our guest, Dr. Heidi Russell, pays close attention to the discoveries of contemporary physics. In them, she finds analogies for how we can think about theology.
47 min
49
#1823 - The Changing Face of Religion Reporting...
We speak with Chicago Tribune religion reporter Manya Brachear Pashman about her career and what she has learned in 15 years on the religion beat.
49 min
50
#1824 - How to Live in a World Which We Don't C...
For 15 years, theologian Stanley Hauerwas has been writing letters to a young man about essential virtues. Now, he has shared those letters in a new book.
47 min
51
#1816 - A New Spin on Ancient Prayer: Jana Riess
Our guest helped write a book on an ancient Prayer Wheel, a wonderful tool for modern prayer, hidden for centuries in the pages of a book
47 min
52
#1806a - The Communion of Haints: Jessica Mesma...
We revisit our conversation with spiritual writer and artist Jessica Mesman Griffith.
48 min
53
#1809b - To be a Vessel of God's Grace: Jean-Pi...
We revisit an interview with Loyola University professor Jean-Pierre Fortin. We discuss his work to uncover moments of hope and grace during the atrocities of the Holocaust
47 min
54
#1821 - Digging for God's Water: Jordan Denari ...
Jordan Denari Duffner found a rejuvenated connection to her Catholic faith in an unlikely place: praying alongside her Muslim friends
48 min
55
#1820 - Radical Gratitude: Diana Butler Bass
Our guest, Diana Butler Bass, returns to the show to discuss her new book, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks
49 min
56
#1814 - From Warriors to Elders: John J. Fontana
John Fontana has a vision to transform today's retiring executives into tomorrow's nonprofit leaders. He's using Ignatius Loyola's spiritual exercises to do it.
48 min
57
#1813 - Remembering Thomas Merton: Robert Hudson
Host David Dault talks with Merton scholar Robert Hudson about the tumultuous final years of Catholic monk Thomas Merton
48 min
58
#1812 - Remembering Phyllis Tickle: Jon Sweeney
We talk with Jon Sweeney about his long friendship and new biography of the late Phyllis Tickle
48 min
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#1811 - Bold Choices: MaryAnn McKibben Dana
We speak to Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana about her new book, God, Improv, and the Art of Living
47 min
60
#1809 - To Be a Vessel of God's Grace: Jean-Pie...
Jean-Pierre Fortin studies the most awful moments of human history, to discover those who become the presence of God's grace in God-forsaken conditions
47 min
61
#1808 - Searching for Easter's Promise: John Do...
We talk with John Dominic Crossan about a fifteen year detective story to find a missing understanding of Easter
48 min
62
#1807 - Forgiveness Changes Everything: Dr. tim...
In this powerful interview, timone davis recounts her journey from doubt and anger back to a fiery faith
48 min
63
#1612b - Moving Faithfully Beyond Limitations: ...
We revisit a 2016 interview with Bishop Spong to mark the release of his new book, Unbelievable
54 min
64
#1806 - The Communion of Haints: Jessica Mesman...
Jessica Mesman Griffith is a spiritual writer and curator of artistic communities for curious and wandering souls.
48 min
65
#1805 - The World as a Classroom: Dr. Brian Sch...
We discuss Dr. Schmisek's book, The Rome of Peter and Paul, as well as the Institute for Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago
47 min
66
#1804 - Learning to Listen: Joel Hamernick
This is a frank conversation about race, privilege, and the power of humble faith.
48 min
67
#1803 - The No-Matter-What-ness of God: Fr. Gre...
Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ is the founder of Homeboy Industries in L.A. We talk about his three decades of work to heal the trauma of gang violence in the city.
47 min
68
#1802 - A Voice for Our Times: Mark Galli on Ka...
Mark Galli, editor in chief of Christianity Today, has written an accessible biography of Karl Barth, as an introduction for Evangelicals and others.
47 min
69
#1801 - Taste and See: Reflecting on Food and F...
Ton Sison is a theologian, film critic, and film maker. We talk to him about his new book, The Sacred Foodways of Film
48 min
70
#1706a - A Crash Course in Love: Barbara Mahany
Mahany's new book, Motherprayer, is a meditation on divine love, seen through the lens of mothering love.
49 min
71
1603b - Rethinking the Church in the 21st Centu...
We revisit our far-ranging conversation with Diana Butler Bass. Her recent book Grounded: Finding God in the World--A Spiritual Revolution is now out in paperback
49 min
72
#1712 - Failing Boldly: Rev. Christian Coon
We speak with Christian Coon, co-founder and co-pastor of Chicago's Urban Village church, about his new book and lessons learned
49 min
73
#1701b - Evangelizing Lebanon: Dr. Melanie Trex...
We revisit our conversation with Melanie Trexler about her book, Evangelizing Lebanon, which looks at the history of Baptist mission work in the Near East
53 min
74
1417b - A Zeal for History: Reza Aslan [Rebroad...
We revisit our 2014 interview with Reza Aslan. He has recently released a new book, God: A Human History
49 min
75
#1516b - There By Grace: Nadia Bolz-Weber [Rebr...
We talk with the author of Accidental Saints about recovery and grace
49 min
76
#1711 - Reinventing Education: Stephen Katsouros
Fr. Stephen Katsouros, SJ, talks about Arrupe College, a new dimension of Jesuit education designed to reach the students at the margins
49 min
77
#1710 - I was a Stranger, and You Welcomed Me: ...
Our guest, Joshua Jipp, speaks to us about the centrality of hospitality to religious traditions
49 min
78
#1709 - Seeing Forty Years into the Future: Sha...
The Rev. Dr. Shanta Premawardhana is helping to train leaders in contextual theology for the 21st century.
49 min
79
#1708 - Can I get a witness?: John Mauck
Attorney John Mauck has spent decades on the front lines of religious freedom litigation. We discuss his new book, Jesus in the Courtroom.
49 min
80
#1419c - Forgiving a Killer: Jeanne Bishop [Reb...
Attorney Jeanne Bishop speaks frankly about her twenty-five year journey of forgiveness and reconciliation with the man who killed members of her family.
49 min
81
#1506c - Bringing the Word to Life: Curt Clonin...
This hour we revisit our interview with actor and director Curt Cloninger, who has spent 30 years traveling the country performing thoughtful and thought-provoking one-man shows.
49 min
82
#1622c - The Invisible Bestseller: Kenneth Brig...
Kenneth Briggs went on a road trip to discover the condition of the Bible in America. What he found may surprise you.
49 min
83
#1703b - The Lazarus Perspective: Rev. Jason Mi...
Jason Micheli has cancer, and its not going away. His recent book, Cancer is Funny, is an honest, heartfelt reckoning with the reality of mortality and the Gospel.
49 min
84
#1508c - Truth Box Tune Up: Nancy Ellen Abrams ...
We revisit our award-winning talk with Nancy Ellen Abrams, author of A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet
49 min
85
#1707 - International Faith Relations: Amy Lillis
Amy Lillis is former Acting Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs. We speak to her about her diplomatic work.
49 min
86
#1501 - Healing from Regret: Michelle Van Loon ...
Michelle Van Loon has written a practical spiritual guide for getting over the feelings of "woulda, coulda, shoulda" that affect us all.
49 min
87
#1420a - The Best of Both: Susan Katz Miller [R...
In this rebroadcast, we talk to Susan Katz Miller about interfaith families.
49 min
88
#1401c - Emerging, Emergence, Emergent: Phyllis...
We're rebroadcasting our 2014 interview with the late Phyllis Tickle. In our conversation 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
49 min
89
#1518c - The Gospel is Personal, Never Private:...
We revisit our 2015 interview with Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners. We discuss his recent book, America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
49 min
90
#1706 - A Crash Course in Love: Barbara Mahany
Mahany's new book, Motherprayer, is a meditation on divine love, seen through the lens of mothering love.
48 min
91
#1705 - Praying from the Depths: Heather King
We talk with Heather King about her life as a poly-addicted alcoholic, and the central role of her religious faith in her recovery.
48 min
92
#1509a - The New Jim Crow: Michelle Alexander [...
We speak with author, law professor, and activist Michelle Alexander about the use of mass incarceration as a new form of Jim Crow in America
48 min
93
#1413a - Religious Objects: Brent Plate [Rebroa...
We revisit our 2014 conversation with S. Brent Plate, author of A History or Religion in 5 1/2 Objects
48 min
94
#1418a - Junkies, Queers, and Jesus - Living th...
For three decades Neumark has been ministering to the margins in New York City; Also on the show, Katie Lynn Murphy files a report from China
47 min
95
#1516a - There by Grace: Nadia Bolz-Weber [Rebr...
Tattoos, foul language, and a heart for the Gospel. pastor and author Nadia Bolz-Weber talks about her new book, Accidental Saints, and the centrality of grace.
48 min
96
#1414a - The Miracle on Capitol Hill: John Mauc...
Attorney John Mauck tells the story of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, a major piece of Religious Liberty legislation
49 min
97
#1222a - Pentecostal and Postmodern: J. Aaron S...
We revisit our 2012 interview with Furman University philosophy professor J. Aaron Simmons, to discuss the relationship of Christianity and postmodern thought.
48 min
98
#1505a - Listening with the Ear of the Heart: J...
Our host David Dault speaks with award-winning poet, author, and journalist Judith Valente. We discuss her career as a religion reporter, as well as her explorations of modern monasticism.
48 min
99
#1608a - When God Isn't Green: Jay Wexler [Rebr...
For Earth Day, we welcome back Boston Law Professor Jay Wexler to talk about his recent book, which finds him exploring the points around the globe where religion and environmentalism come into conflict.
48 min
100
#1604a - The Seven Last Words of Jesus: Fr. Jam...
We speak with Fr. James Martin about his book, Seven Last Words, a collection of his meditations on the final hours of Jesus, and what it means for believers and nonbelievers alike.
48 min
101
#1601a - A Ministry of Accompaniment: Marge Nyk...
Marge Nykaza is the founder and director of Harmony, Hope and Healing - a ministry to homeless and under-resourced families across the Chicago area.
48 min
102
#1419a - Forgiving a Killer: Jeanne Bishop [Reb...
Attorney Jeanne Bishop speaks frankly about her twenty-five year journey of forgiveness and reconciliation with the man who killed members of her family.
49 min
103
#1506a - Bringing the Word to Life: Curt Clonin...
This hour we revisit our interview with actor and director Curt Cloninger, who has spent 30 years traveling the country performing thoughtful and thought-provoking one-man shows.
48 min
104
The Lazarus Perspective: Rev. Jason Micheli
Jason Micheli has cancer, and its not going away. His recent book, Cancer is Funny, is an honest, heartfelt reckoning with the reality of mortality and the Gospel.
49 min
105
#1508 - Truth Box Tune Up: Nancy Ellen Abrams [...
We revisit our award-winning talk with Nancy Ellen Abrams, author of A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet
49 min
106
#1622a - The Invisible Bestseller: Kenneth Brig...
Kenneth Briggs went on a road trip to discover the condition of the Bible in America. What he found may surprise you.
49 min
107
#1417a - A Zeal for History: Reza Aslan [Rebroa...
We revisit our 2014 interview with Reza Aslan. In early March, Aslan will premiere "Believer," a new documentary series on CNN
49 min
108
#1401a - Emerging, Emergence, Emergent: Phyllis...
We're rebroadcasting our 2014 interview with the late Phyllis Tickle. In our conversation 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...
49 min
109
#1518a - The Gospel Is Personal, Never Private:...
We revisit our 2015 interview with Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners. We discuss his recent book, America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
49 min
110
#1604a - Rethinking the Church in the 21st Cent...
We revisit our far-ranging conversation with Diana Butler Bass. Her recent book Grounded: Finding God in the World--A Spiritual Revolution is now out in paperback
49 min
111
#1701 - Evangelizing Lebanon: Dr. Melanie Trexler
We speak with Melanie Trexler about her new book, which looks at the history of Baptist mission work in the Near East
55 min
112
#1512a - The Fear of Islam: Dr. Todd Green [Reb...
Todd Green returns to our show to discuss his new book, The Fear of Islam: an Introduction to Islamophobia in the West.
45 min
113
#1513a - Soul Repair: Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima B...
We speak to Rita Nakashima Brock, one of the scholars working on the issue of moral injury and co-author of the book Soul Repair
45 min
114
#1515am - Civic Virtue: John Danforth on Religi...
For our first radio broadcast, we revisit a conversation with Senator John Danforth
45 min
115
#1625 - An Interfaith Ecology: Rev. Brian Sauder
Faith In Place works across Illinois to empower congregations to care for our common environment. We talk to their Executive Director, Rev. Brian Sauder
52 min
116
#1201 - Women in Ministry: Stacy Smith [Rebroad...
This week, we revisit our FIRST EVER EPISODE, with the Rev. Dr. Stacy Smith
43 min
117
#1514b - Tales from Pakistan: Saadia Faruqi [Re...
We revisit our 2015 interview with Pakistani-American author Saadia Faruqi
54 min
118
#1626 - Report from Standing Rock: Taylor Gould
We speak to seminary student Taylor Gould about her recent visit to the Standing Rock site, where hundreds of pastors converged to support the resistance efforts of the Native Americans who call themselves the "Water Protectors" at the Dakota Access Pipel
55 min
119
#1624 - Called to the Contrast: Noel W. Sterett
Chicago attorney Noel W. Sterett fights for religious liberties for those of all faiths, as a way of expressing his Christian witness.
55 min
120
#1623 - Avoiding Pastor Burnout: Rev. Jolene Be...
Rev. Jolene Bergstrom Carlson is executive director of Ministry mentors, a nationwide network of pastors supporting pastors through peer mentoring.
55 min
121
#1622 - The Invisible Bestseller: Kenneth Briggs
Kenneth Briggs went on a road trip to discover the condition of the Bible in America. What he found may surprise you.
55 min
122
#1621 - Rabbi in the Whirlwind: Niles Elliot Go...
Our guest, Rabbi Niles Goldstein, is the author of ten books. His new book, Eight Questions of Faith, is part memoir and part scriptural investigation.
55 min
123
#1619 - Education for Dignity and Opportunity: ...
The Midtown Educational Foundation has been helping low-income students in Chicago graduate from high school and enter college since 1965 through a series of summer and after-school programs. This week we speak with Glenn Wilke, Midtown's executive direct
55 min
124
#1620 - The Faithful Futility: Mark Osler
Mark Osler's journey has led him from fierce prosecution of drug offenders to arguing for clemency and leniency. He is the author of the new book, Prosecuting Jesus.
55 min
125
#1407b - Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf [REBROADCAST]
We revisit our 2014 interview with the challenging and engaging Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.
55 min
126
#1618 - The Liturgical Archipelago: Jonathan Me...
Jonathan Meiburg is a musician who writes and records with the band Shearwater. He also has traveled to the remote ends of the earth to explore wildlife and landscapes few humans have seen.
55 min
127
#1617 - A Place To Truly Give Ourselves Away: R...
We speak to Troy Bronsink about his work as a minister and artist, and about his new center for art and contemplation, The Hive, in Cincinnati
55 min
128
#1616 - Exploring the Meaning of Peace: John No...
Our guest John Noltner has driven thousands of miles to photograph people and ask them the question, "What does peace mean to you?"
55 min
129
#1615 - Pax Americana, Shalom Americana: Lisa S...
We speak to author Lisa Sharon Harper about her new book, The Very Good Gospel.
55 min
130
#1614 - Keeping the Covenant: Rev. Katherine Wi...
We talk to Rev. Katherine Willis Pershey about her new book, Very Married
55 min
131
#1613 - The Limits of Chastity: Rev. Bromleigh ...
We talk to Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan about her new book, Good Christian Sex: Why Chastity Isn't the Only Option
55 min
132
#1612 - Moving Faithfully Beyond the Limitation...
We speak with Bishop Spong about his long career, some of his iconoclastic stances toward faith, and about his new book, Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy
55 min
133
#1304b - No Faith Required: Chris Stedman [REBR...
We revisit our 2013 conversation with Chris Stedman, author of Faithiest.
54 min
134
#1611 - Faith, The Universe, and Everything: Re...
Paul Wallace is both a scientist and a minister. We discuss his new book, Stars Beneath Us: Finding God in the Evolving Cosmos
54 min
135
#1610 - Drugs, Mercy, and the Gospel: Rev. Alex...
Rev. Sharp is the founder of Clergy for a New Drug Policy. We talk about his vision to change America's approach to drug prosecution, and why he thinks the churches need to be involved.
54 min
136
#1609 - R&B Pastor: Rev. Julian "J-Kwest" DeSha...
Julian DeShazier brings all his talents to ministry, as a minister, activist, and performer.
54 min
137
#1608 - When God Isn't Green: Jay Wexler
We welcome back Boston Law Professor Jay Wexler to talk about his recent book, which finds him exploring the points around the globe where religion and environmentalism come into conflict.
55 min
138
#1607 - Rediscovering the Jewish Jesus: Rabbi E...
We talk with rabbi and author Evan Moffic about his new book, What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Jewishness of Jesus.
52 min
139
#1606 - Public Education and Religion: Linda K....
We talk with Linda K. Wertheimer about her new book, Faith Ed: Teaching about Religion in an Age of Intolerance
54 min
140
#1605 - New Tunes for Beloved Words: Rick Lee J...
Rick Lee James is a music minister, writer, podcaster, and traveling musician. His new album, Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations, brings together both his original compositions, as well as his re-imaginings of well-known and well-loved old hymns.
54 min
141
#1603 - Rethinking the Church in the 21st Centu...
David Dault interviews Diana Butler-Bass about her new book, Grounded
54 min
142
#1601 - A Ministry of Accompaniment: Marge Nykaza
Marge Nykaza is the founder and director of Harmony, Hope and Healing - a ministry to homeless and under-resourced families across the Chicago area.
54 min
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#1604 - The Seven Last Words of Jesus: Fr. Jame...
We speak with Fr. James Martin about his new book, Seven Last Words, a collection of his meditations on the final hours of Jesus, and what it means for believers and nonbelievers alike.
54 min
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#1520 - Tastes of the Divine: Michelle Voss-Rob...
We explore the new field of comparative theology as we discuss Professor Voss-Roberts's award-winning new book, Tastes of the Divine
54 min
145
#1519 - The Synod on the Family: Peter Steinfels
We talk to longtime Commonweal editor Peter Steinfels about the recent Synod on the Family, and its implications for both Catholics and Protestants
54 min
146
#1518 - The Gospel Is Personal, Never Private: ...
We speak with Sojourners founder and bestselling author Jim Wallis about his life, his work, and his new book, America's Original Sin
54 min
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#1517 - Dance, Sing, Clap, Laugh, Cry: Dr. Alto...
We speak with Dr. Alton Pollard, Dean of Howard Divinity School, about living the promise of the Gospel in a violent world
54 min
148
#1516 - There by Grace: Nadia Bolz-Weber
Tattoos, foul language, and a heart for the Gospel. Pastor and author Nadia Bolz-Weber talks about her new book, Accidental Saints, and the centrality of grace.
54 min
149
#1514 - Stories from Pakistan: Saadia Faruqi
An interview with Pakistani-American author Saadia Faruqi about her new book of short stories, Brick Walls
54 min
150
#1515 - Civic Virtue: John Danforth on Religion...
In his new book, The Relevance of Religion, John Danforth argues that the voices of people of faith are needed today in the public square.
54 min
151
#1513 - Soul Repair: Rita Nakashima Brock
We speak to Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock about the healing after moral injury; Producer Katie Klocksin shares a piece with us about a church struggling with public witness
66 min
152
#1203b - Holy Solitude: Robert Rhodes [REBROADC...
We revisit our 2012 interview with author and poet Robert Rhodes about his life among the Hutterites; our producer-at-large Natasha Alford reflects on the shootings in Charleston
54 min
153
#1417 - A Zeal for History: Looking for Jesus w...
We revisit our 2014 interview with Reza Aslan, author of Zealot, the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
54 min
154
#1512 - The Fear of Islam: Todd Green
Todd Green returns to our show to discuss his new book, The Fear of Islam: an Introduction to Islamophobia in the West
54 min
155
#1309 - My Job is to Love: Carl McColman (REBRO...
We revisit our 2013 interview with Christian contemplative, Carl McColman. We talk about his spiritual journey, and his work writing about the mystical tradition.
54 min
156
#1205 - The Bible Does Not Exist: Timothy K. Be...
We're revisiting a 2012 interview with Tim Beal, author of The Rise and Fall of the Bible.
54 min
157
#1216b - Vatican II at Fifty [REBROADCAST]
Fr. Bruce Cinquegrani looks back at the Second Vatican Council and its effects on the life of the Catholic Church
54 min
158
#1511 - The DNA of America: Rev. Jesse Jackson
A conversation with noted civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, looking back on 50 years since the marches in Selma
54 min
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#1510 - Delighting in the Diminished Thing: Mar...
A conversation with noted scholar of religion Martin E. Marty. We discuss religion in America, and look back upon a four-decade career
54 min
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#1222b- Pentecostal and Postmodern: J. Aaron Si...
We revisit our 2012 interview with Furman University philosophy professor J. Aaron Simmons, to discuss the relationship of Christianity and postmodern thought
54 min
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#1509 - The New Jim Crow: Michelle Alexander
We speak with author, law professor, and activist Michelle Alexander about the use of mass incarceration as a new form of Jim Crow in America
54 min
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#1508 - Fine-Tuning Our Truth Box: Nancy Ellen ...
We talk with Nancy Ellen Abrams, author of A God That Could Be Real, about new discoveries in cosmology and their profound effect on our understanding of the universe and religion.
52 min
163
#1401b - Emerging, Emergence, Emergent: Phyllis...
We're rebroadcasting our 2014 interview with Phyllis Tickle, who has been studying "The Great Emergence" - a new epoch affecting both Christianity and the world.
52 min
164
#1507 - See For Yourself: Jennifer Grace Bird
We speak to biblical scholar Jennifer Grace bird about her new book, Permission Granted: Take the Bible into Your Own Hands
52 min
165
#1208b - Rama, Sita, and Me: Nina Paley REBROAD...
We revisit our 2012 interview with animator and cartoonist, Nina Paley
52 min
166
#1506 - Bringing the Word to Life: Curt Cloninger
This hour we speak to actor and director Curt Cloninger, who has spent 30 years traveling the country performing thoughtful and thought-provoking one-man shows.
52 min
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#1505 - Poetry and Silence: Judith Valente
We speak with award-winning poet, author, and journalist Judith Valente. We discuss her career as a religion reporter, as well as her explorations of modern monasticism.
51 min
168
#1214 - The Dance of Faiths: John Thatamanil - ...
We revisit our 2012 interview with Union Theological Seminary professor John Thatamanil.
52 min
169
#1223 - American Secularism: Jacques Berlinerblau
This week we revisit a 2012 conversation with Jacques Berlinerblau about his book, How to be Secular; Katie Lynn Murphy files a report from China
52 min
170
#1504 - Feminism and Religion: Gina Messina-Dysert
A frank conversation about the experience of women in religious communities and in academia with our guest, Dr. Gina Messina-Dysert; Katy Scrogin reviews Ted A Smith's new book, Weird John Brown
52 min
171
#1503 - Exploring the Roots of Violence: E.L. K...
We talk with Dr. E.L. Kornegay, founder of the Baldwin-Delaney Institute, about programs to address the sources of violence in our communities
52 min
172
#1202a - Islamophobia: Todd Green - Rebroadcast
This week we go back into the archives to our 2012 interview with Todd Green about the fear of Islam in the west; Hollis Phelps reviews the new book by Mike Huckabee
53 min
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#1502 - The Divine on your Doorstep: Barbara Ma...
Long time Chicago Tribune columnist Barbara Mahany has written a "book of common prayer" for everyday living, celebrating the divinity of everyday moments.
50 min
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#1501 - Healing from Regret: Michelle Van Loon
David Dault talks to author Michelle Van Loon about her book If Only: Letting Go of Regret; Natasha Alford reflects on the response of white pastors to the crisis in Ferguson
52 min
175
#1420 - Best of Both: Susan Katz Miller on Inte...
Susan Katz Miller is both a child and a parent in interfaith families, and speaks to us as an advocate for increased interfaith community; Natasha Alford goes behind the scenes with Salvation Army bell ringers.
53 min
176
#1419 - The Impossible Becoming Possible: Jeann...
Attorney Jeanne Bishop speaks frankly about her twenty-five-year journey to reconcile with the man who murdered three members of her family
52 min
177
#1418 - What's a Jesus? Gospel politics with Pa...
For three decades Neumark has been ministering to the margins in New York City; Also on the show, Katie Lynn Murphy files a report from China
52 min
178
#1417 - A Zeal for History: Looking for Jesus w...
The second part of our conversation with Aslan, the author of the NYT #1 bestseller, Zealot; Maxwell Grant reviews Lev Grossman's 'Magicians' trilogy
42 min
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#1416 - A Zeal for History: Looking for Jesus w...
We begin our conversation with Aslan, the author of the NYT #1 bestseller, Zealot; Katy Scrogin reviews the new doc "Punk Prayer," about Russian art band Pussy Riot
44 min
180
#1415 - The Miracle on Capitol Hill: John Mauck...
John Mauck discusses the Religious Land Use Act of 2000; Mary Morrison on pop music's body image problem
44 min
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#1414 - The Miracle on Capitol Hill: John Mauck...
John Mauck tells the story of the passage of the Religious Land Use Act; Natasha Alford reviews Orange is the New Black
37 min
182
#1413 - Religious Objects: Brent Plate, Part 2
The conclusion of our conversation with S. Brent Plate, author of A History or Religion in 5 1/2 Objects; Natasha Alford reflects on Ferguson, and the death of Martin Luther King.
41 min
183
#1412 - Religious Objects: Brent Plate, Part 1
The first of two conversations with S. Brent Plate, author of A History or Religion in 5 1/2 Objects; Also, a preview of the new CSEC immigration documentary, "Divided Families"
39 min
184
#1411 - Kat Banakis, Part 2
Part 1 of our interview with Rev. Kat Banakis, author of Bubble Girl; Mary Morrison reviews Orphan Black
31 min
185
#1410 - Kat Banakis, Part 1
Part 1 of our interview with Rev. Kat Banakis, author of Bubble Girl; David Dault reviews True Detective
42 min
186
#1409 - Lillian Daniel, Part 2
Rev. Lillian Daniel is the author of When Spiritual but Not Religious is Not Enough; also, Katy Scrogin reviews Emily Rapp's The Still Point of the Turning World
32 min
187
#1408 - Lillian Daniel, Part 1
Rev. Lillian Daniel is the author of When Spiritual but Not Religious is Not Enough; also, Katy Scrogin reviews S. Brent Plate's A History of Religon in 5 1/2 Objects
31 min
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#1407 - Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Part 2
Part two of a far-ranging interview with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. We discuss misconceptions of Islam, the spirituality at the core of all religion, and the importance of religious identity in the modern world. Also on the program, Katy Scrogin...
36 min
189
#1406 - Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Part 1
Part 1 of our interview with Imam Rauf about his international work; Katy Scrogin reviews The Man Who Gave Up Money
38 min
190
#1405 - The God Gap, Part 2: Amy Black
Wheaton College professor Amy Black discusses religious freedoms in America from a historical perspective, and we present "Jesus the Muslim" from Things Unseen Podcast
46 min
191
#1404 - The God Gap, Part 1: Amy Black
Professor Amy Black discusses the Constitution and religious freedoms in America from a historical perspective. Also on the show, Katy Scrogin discusses The Reason I Jump
34 min
192
#1403 - Live from Wheaton: Catherine Brekus
From Wheaton conference on the Bible and Democracy, University of Chicago professor, historian Catherine Brekus. Also on the show, Katy Scrogin discusses Martha C. Nussbaum’s book, Political Emotions
35 min
193
Religion Moment: January 16, 2014- A New Caliph...
In Thursday's Religion Moment, Katy Scrogin discusses the Caliphate of Cordoba.
2 min
194
#1402 - Emerging, Emergence, Emergent, Part 2: ...
Part 2 of our interview with Phyllis Tickle, and review of Soul Repair by Brock and Lettini
42 min
195
#1401 - Emerging, Emergence, Emergent, Part 1: ...
Part 1 of our interview with Phyllis Tickle on the Great Emergence. Also a review of the new biography of Alain Badiou by Hollis Phelps.
43 min
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#1217: Head and Heart, Fully Engaged: Rachel He...
Rachel Held Evans is the author of Evolving in Monkey Town and A Year of Biblical Womanhood; Travis Ables talks about Revolution
43 min