Things Not Seen Podcast
#1401a - Emerging, Emergence, Emergent: Phyllis Tickle [Rebroadcast]

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. According to Tickle, our present epoch - referred to by some as "The Great Emergence" - has the potential to yield a new Christianity distinct from Protestantism, Catholicism, and Orthodoxy. Dr. Tickle passed away in 2016.

Direct download: TNS-1401a_Tickle_128K_CBR_49m25s.mp3
Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 10:31am CST

#1518a - The Gospel Is Personal, Never Private: Jim Wallis [Rebroadcast]

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  

Direct download: TNS-1518a_Wallis_49m06s.mp3
Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 3:56pm CST

#1604a - Rethinking the Church in the 21st Century: Diana Butler Bass [Rebroadcast]

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

Direct download: TNS-1603a_Butler-Bass_128K_CBR_49m06s.mp3
Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 3:27pm CST

#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

Direct download: TNS-1701_Trexler_96K_CBR_55m06s.mp3
Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 8:20pm CST

#1512a - The Fear of Islam: Dr. Todd Green [Rebroadcast]

Todd Green returns to our show to discuss his new book, The Fear of Islam: an Introduction to Islamophobia in the West.

Direct download: TNS-1512_AM_Green_128K_CBR_45m59s.mp3
Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 7:16pm CST

#1513a - Soul Repair: Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock

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

Direct download: TNS-1513am_Brock_128k_CBR_45m_59s.mp3
Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 10:32am CST

#1515am - Civic Virtue: John Danforth on Religion and Politics

For our first radio broadcast, we revisit a conversation with Senator John Danforth

Direct download: TNS-1515_Danforth_AMCLOCK-45m59s.mp3
Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 3:23pm CST

#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

Direct download: TNS-1625_Sauder_POD_64K_CBR_52m07s.mp3
Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 7:49pm CST

#1201 - Women in Ministry: Stacy Smith [Rebroadcast]

This week, we revisit our FIRST EVER EPISODE, with the Rev. Dr. Stacy Smith. She is the author of Bless Her Heart:Life as a Young Clergy Woman, and she is the former editor of Church Health Reader magazine.

Direct download: TNS_1201b_Stacy-Smith_PODCAST_56KB_CBR.mp3
Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 10:29pm CST

#1514b - Tales from Pakistan: Saadia Faruqi [Rebroadcast]

We revisit our 2015 interview with Pakistani-American author Saadia Faruqi

The power of narrative to create understanding and empathy is well known. Pakistani-American author Saadia Faruqi has written a new book of short stories, Brick Walls, that brings us seven stories that introduce American readers to the people and the land of her birth.

Direct download: TNS-1514b_Faruqi_POD_64K_CBR_54m05s.mp3
Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 12:25am CST