Ruth Everhart: Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land

Ruth Everhart is our guest. She has been a pilgrim in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan.  Ruth served as a pastor 22 years and she’s also the author of the book Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land.  You can read more about her at RuthEverhart.com. One of her amazon reviews says that her book is like Eat, Pray, Love for people who go to church.

In this episode, we talk about the value of pilgrimage.  We also spend some time reflecting on the experience of other types of shared journeys.

 

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Mark Linsenmayer: Partially Examined Life

Join Derrick Weston and guest co-host Anna Woofenden as they speak with Mark Linsenmayer. Mark is the founder and co-host of  The Partially Examined Life philosophy podcast and blog. He is a writer and musician who attended graduate school in philosophy at the University of Texas in the 90′s but quit academia for several years before coming back to re-explore classic philosophy texts through the podcast. His areas of specialty in his graduate work were in continental philosophy and philosophy of mind.

The Partially Examined Life has recorded several discussions on topics in the philosophy of religion, including on arguments for the existence of Godthe New Atheists, the liberal Protestantism of Friedrich Schleiermacher, and the psychology of the the self and faith of Soren Kierkegaard.

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Edward J. Blum: Color of Christ

How have images of Christ formed our faith and the ways in which we understand one another? How have pictures been used in our racial history? Why are images of Jesus so important? We invited Edward J. Blum to talk about some of these questions.

Dr. Blum is an associate professor of history at San Diego State University and the author of several award-winning books on religion and race in the United States. His latest book, co-authored with Paul Harvey, is The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America. Ed also edits Then and Now, a weekly blog for the Christian Century,

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Ben Crawford: Holy Rollers… A Movie About Card Counting Christians

Ben Crawford is a founding partner of Epipheo. Epipheo uses video and social media to translate meaning and communicate the stories behind companies and their products. His vision for Epipheo is to reveal truth in a way that changes people’s lives. Clients include Facebook, Google and Visa. Prior to Epipheo, Ben launched a blackjack team that notoriously took millions from casinos over the course of seven years and was featured in the documentary Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians.  Join Carol and Derrick as they explore issues of vocation, call, and of course… gambling!

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