Doug Pagitt Radio – Hiatus, Sabbatical, Vacation

This week's edition of DPR is the last broadcast until June 2014. Doug needs to take sometime away from the show to focus on his new book ad will be taking a hiatus/sabbatical/vacation from the show. As Victoria put it, "he's only 1 human being". Victoria will use the time to recover from her latest head wound. We might get back together for a one-off/special edition of the show between now and June. Follow Doug on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the show.We love our listeners and thank … [Read more...]

5 Interesting Facts about Women and Religion

Part of my research is focused on how the social sciences relate to "religion" and religious studies.  More specifically, I spend time examining the sociology of religion.  I look at stats, demographics, and polls.  I look at rates of attendance, frequency of prayer, levels of "religiosity," apostates (or the less religiously-loaded term "exiters"), and political outlooks.  I also look at how bias this area of study is in favor of religion.  One facet of this work that has always interested me, i … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – Aug 1 2013 – Interview With Mark Scandrette

This week we checked in with Mark Scandrette. Mark co-authored the book Free with his wife Lisa. The book is the culmination of seven years of financial workshops. This book embodies Mark's "Jesus Dojo".Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio -7/25/2013

After a few weeks off we are back! This week on Doug Pagitt Radio we kicked off the show with a quick grammar lesson from Victoria (everyone loves grammar). We also spoke with Matthew Lee Anderson, the author of  The End of Our Exploring.If you are interested about being an interviewer at the Wild Goose Festival next month shoot a message over to Victoria or Doug.Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

The Post-Colonial Method versus the Sociological Method in the Study of Religion: Top-down or Bottom-up?

In the current study of “religion,” two different methods have developed that are often in tension with each other.  The first is the Post-Colonial Method (PCM)[1] with scholars like Talal Asad, Edward Said, Timothy Fitzgerald, and Gayatri Spivak, and the second is the Sociological Method (SM) with scholars like Steve Bruce, Phil Zuckerman, and Barry A. Kosmin.  Each of these methods has their own histories, assumptions, and trajectories for the study of religion.  The tensions between the two ar … [Read more...]

Give Me a Racist Over A Racist System Anyday by Randy Woodley

"Now brother Woodley, Rev. _______ will share his apology with you and then you can apologize to him." These are last words I needed to hear to understand the jist of  "platform reconciliation" about twelve years ago. "Why in hell would I want to apologize?," I asked myself. I then left the event and vowed never to enable this type of trite confession offering cheap reconciliation again. Over the years the movement has become more sophisticated but the core is still sick, missing key components … [Read more...]

“We Are Atheism” and Amanda Brown

So far, as a regular contributor to Feminism and Religion (and Emergent Village), I have interviewed a "pro-science" woman and one who started an online community for grieving unbelievers.  In this post, I will interview Amanda Brown, an atheist activist who co-founded a project called We Are Atheism.  Amanda grew up in Independence, MO, in the Assemblies of God and the Restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Since then, she has been involved in helping atheists "come out" and share … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – June 27, 2013

This week on Doug Pagitt Radio we checked in with John Shelby Spong. John's the author of The Forth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic. We also talked with Erin Lane and Enuma Okoro about their book Talking Taboo.Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

Forgetting the Love of God

‘But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect justice and the love of God; it is these you ought to have practiced, without neglecting the others.”- Luke 11:42-46Jesus accused the Pharisees of forgetting, neglecting two things: justice and the love of God. In other words, of violating the two greatest commandments (love God and love your neighbor). Leaving aside the HUGE topic of justice for the moment, the phrase “the love of God” was arresting to … [Read more...]

Jesus vs. Paul

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The problem is not that Paul is such a bad person, but that he was an historically conditioned personality who, however inspired he might have been in certain respects, did not go beyond the prevailing collective opinions with regard to the psychological problem of the persona and the Shadow. Jesus was sufficiently conscious that he was able to transcend the collective thinking of his time. Paul was not able to do this. It is unfortunate that the Church elected to follow the admonitions of Paul … [Read more...]

The Spiritual Formation of Things Not Going Our Way

Bob

I have found myself watching the news, reading Facebook and other social media outlets these last few weeks and months with a growing sense of anxiety.Whether you find yourself on the right or the left, with the progressives or the conservatives, there’s certainly enough in our daily feeds to stoke our sense that either we’re not going in the right direction, or “the other guys” are winning, or we aren’t moving quickly enough and there’s still a seemingly insurmountable challenge to getting t … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – Interview With Bruce Reyes-Chow

After taking a week off, Victoria is back this week. This week on Doug Pagitt Radio, we chatted with Bruce Reyes-Chow. Bruce is the author of But I Don't See You as Asian: Curating Conversations About Race.Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

Doug Pagitt Radio – Interviews With Kyle Roberts & Peter Wallace

Victoria is taking a few weeks off so it is up to Doug to hold down the show. This week Doug caught up with Kyle Roberts & Peter Wallace. Kyle is the author of Emerging Prophet: Kierkegaard and the Postmodern People of God. Peter is the author of The Passionate Jesus: What We Can Learn from Jesus about Love, Fear, Grief, Joy and Living Authentically. Doug also checked in with an update after he ran 85 mile is 24 hours.Listen Here:Watch Here: … [Read more...]

I Am Emergent Village

Please welcome Kimberly Roth's reflections on Emergent Village.  You can read more from Kimberly on her blog called Barefoot Bohemian.Once upon a time, I didn’t have a clue what “emergence” was, much less that I should be confused over clarifying if I meant “Emergent,” “emerging” or “emergence” (please don’t ask me to try, I’m out of migraine meds.)In the summer of 2006, I attended a Sojourners conference as a part of their young leaders program (barely made the age cut). Brian McLaren wa … [Read more...]


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