This is episode 13 of The Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama and dark comedy produced by Oregon resident Dan Crall. This podcast reflects upon and celebrates the sadness, the absurdity, and normalcy of modern life.
This is episode 5 of The Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama/comedy created by Corvallis resident Dan Crall, which focuses on the sadness, absurdity, and normalcy of modern life. 38:38 minutes (35.38 MB)
One of the most interesting (and entertaining) scholars with two Ph. D.'s, Robert M. Price, talks with me about three books: The Historical Bejeezus: What A Long Strange Quest It Has Been, The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul, and Preaching Deconstruction: Sermons Employing the Deconstructive Philosophy of Jacques Derrida and The Death of God Theology of Thomas J. J. Altizer. The question is: how critical can you go? Taking critical methods of interpreting scripture and turning over every dogmatic stone, Robert M. Price exposes Jesus and Paul as composite literary characters. If Jesus of the gospels is mythical all the way down and Paul's letters were written by a patchwork of authors, what is one to preach? 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
Jan Haaken talks with Katie Gentile about the controversy over Planned Parenthood clinics and the sale of fetal tissue and and what this controversy really is all about. Gentile is professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Gender Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has written extensively on the new world of reproductive technologies. 11:12 minutes (4.49 MB)
The number of people not interested in religious institutions is rising. They are called the "Nones." Yet even though they may leave institutional religion behind many are still interested in spirituality and meaning-making. Margaret Placentra Johnston tells the stories of the nones who are on a quest for spiritual growth. 29:01 minutes (26.56 MB)
Nicole Garcia is seeking ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. When that happens she will be the first transgender woman of color to be ordained in the ELCA. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)