Erin Lane, Enuma Okoro: Talking Taboo

We are talking about taboo topics in this special episode. American Christian women get frank about faith and life as Erin Lane and Enuma Okoro, editors of Talking Taboo, join Derrick and Carol for a conversation. This latest book in the I Speak For Myself series addresses the experiences of faith, gender, and identity that remain taboo for American Christian women under 40.  For women and their partners, faith leaders and their members, historians... [Read More...]

Lauren Winner: Still – Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis

Ever feel like ministry makes your spiritual life tougher?  Keeping busy can so easily become our most common spiritual practice.  Join Derrick and Carol as they talk with Lauren Winner, author of Still.  Still offers reflections on how murky and gray the spiritual life can be while, at the same time, shows us how to see the light we do encounter more clearly. The former book editor for Beliefnet, Lauren teaches at Duke Divinity School,... [Read More...]

Kelly J Baker: The Zombies Are Coming!

The new season opens with zombies!  How awesome is that?!?!  We have a lot to learn about our society from zombies as we chat with Dr. Kelly J Baker. Kelly is the author of Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930, The Zombies Are Coming!: The Realities of the Zombie Apocalypse in American Culture, and a forthcoming cultural history of zombies from the University of Washington Press. She received a PhD... [Read More...]

Meredith Gould: Social Media Gospel

This week we talk with Meredith Gould who has written nine books since 1998 including her latest The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways.  She is a sociologist and digital strategist with decades of strategic communications experience. In July 2011, she founded the weekly Twitter-based ecumenical Church Social Media Chat (#ChSocM) and serves as its lead moderator.   Download using this link or listen using the player below: http://traffic.libsyn.com/gcr/Meredith_Gould_2013.mp3 Audio... [Read More...]

Bruce Reyes-Chow: Curating Conversations About Race

Why are we still so terrible at having conversations about race in our culture?  Join Derrick as he speaks with Bruce Reyes-Chow, former God Complex Radio host, former moderator of the Presbyterian Church USA, and author of the new book “But I Don’t See You As Asian: Curating Conversations About Race.”  In this extended interview, Derrick and Bruce explore issues around race in our culture and the church. Download using this link... [Read More...]

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