Things Not Seen Podcast

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.

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 8:00pm CDT

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, about new discoveries in cosmology and their profound effect on our understanding of the universe and religion.

In 2016 this episode won a national award for excellence in radio and podcasting from the Religion News Association.

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 7:24pm CDT

Kenneth Briggs went on a road trip to discover the condition of the Bible in America. What he found may surprise you.

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 4:27pm CDT

We revisit our 2014 interview with Reza Aslan. In early March, Aslan will premiere "Believer," a new documentary series on CNN

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 1:18pm CDT

#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.

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 10:31am CDT

#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  

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 3:56pm CDT

#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

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 3:27pm CDT

#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

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 8:20pm CDT

#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 CDT

#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

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Category:Religion & Spirituality -- posted at: 10:32am CDT