Season 1, Episode 9 – Andrew Newberg, How God Changes Your Brain

Join Carol Howard Merritt and Bruce Reyes-Chow as they welcome Andrew Newberg, author of How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist.

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Some highlights from this episode:

1:09: Rev. Deborah Matthews shares a story of discernment with the help of a Quaker Clearness Committee.
5:31: Carol introduces the theme of the episode and Andrew Newberg, author of How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist
7:39: Part 1 of Carol’s interview with Andrew Newberg: meditation and prayer; yawning; positive and negative thinking
18:12: Bruce and Carol reflect on Part 1
38:21: Part 2 of Carol’s interview with Andrew Newberg: God images; old brain/new brain; the future of religion
50:29: Bruce and Carol reflect on Part 2
1:05:06: Promo of next weeks episode with Callid Keefe-Perry to talk about theopoetics

Items mentioned in this episode:
de-conversion blog
Paul Farmer

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Season 1, Episode 8 – Eboo Patel

Join Carol Howard Merritt and Bruce Reyes-Chow as they welcome Eboo Patel, Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core and author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation. Also Join Carol and Bruce is Daniel Tutt, Project Manager for 20,000 Dialogues.

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Some highlights from this episode:

1:09: Daniel Tutt, Project Manager for 20,000 Dialogues, shares a story of interfaith dialogue from the Middle Ages.
7:20: Carol introduces the theme of the episode andEboo Patel, Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core and author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
8:54: Part 1 of Carol’s interview with Eboo Patel: Growing up Muslim in USAmerica; Finding religious identity; Influence of parents and grandmother; moving beyond Islam as a “series of rules”; the “youth bulge”
21:00: Bruce and Carol reflect on Part 1
33:00: Part 2 of Carol’s interview with Eboo Patel: The work of Interfaith Youth Core; milestones in the history of IFYC; pluralism vs. diversity – “Diversity is simply a fact”; why IFYC work on campuses; hopes of the interfaith youth movement
49:00: Bruce and Carol reflect on Part 2
1:06:08 Promo of next weeks episode with Callid Keefe-Perry to talk about theopoetics

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Season 1, Episode 7 – Cynthia Rigby on Mary Daly and Christian Feminism

Join Carol Howard Merritt and Bruce Reyes-Chow as they welcome Cynthia Rigby, renowned scholar and the Chair of Theology at Austin Seminary, to talk to us about the life and influence of Feminist theologian Mary Daly, who recently died.

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Items mentioned in this episode:

Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation by Mary Daly
The Church and the Second Sex by Mary Daly
Promotion of Social Righteousness by Cynthia Rigby
Dallas Morning News Religion Blog (featuring Cynthia Rigby)

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