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Welcome to the Holy Watermelon podcast where a Christian and an atheist talk about religious studies. Join us, Katie and Preston, as we dive into the world of comparative religion. We use humor and research to have real, challenging, and uproarious conversations about the world's religious traditions and behaviors. If you're interested in religious studies, learning about other people and cultures, or fun facts for your dinner conversation, tune in to our bi-weekly episodes. (It's okay to st ...
 
Exploring our Spirit to understand our lives. I am on the journey with you. As a mystic, I have a deep inner life that brings a rich sense of oneness. Together, we will explore spiritual practices, philosophies, religions, spirituality, life stories, insights, spiritual teachers and more! Let’s have fun awakening to our True Self!
 
This podcast aims to educate on the subject of religion from an academic perspective and to open up for informed discussions on the subject. You will find episodes discussing the big religions of the world and historical overviews of important figures from different religious traditions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
This light-hearted but soul-searching podcast is based on Award-Winning Devotional, Living a Parable: Finding Lessons in Unlikely Experiences. Every day presents us with opportunities to learn valuable lessons. This podcast aims to demonstrate that God is always teaching and if we just take a moment to scratch beneath the surface of the seemingly mundane occurrences we might just find a deeper meaning.To learn more about Silvia Davis, the host of this podcast and award-winning author, visit ...
 
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Each year, religion professors at Brigham Young University (BYU) produce hundreds of publications on subjects related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This podcast brings this research into one place to enlighten the everyday seeker of truth. Interviewing the author, we discuss why the study was done, why it matters, and why the professor chooses to be both a scholar, and a disciple. This is Y Religion.
 
Simply stated, religion matters. Religion matters not only for personal reasons, but also for social, economic, political, and military purposes. Unfortunately, studies suggest that religious knowledge and cultural literacy for any religious tradition is either in decline or is non-existent in the United States, despite being one of the most religiously diverse nation on earth. Today, religion is implicated in nearly every major national and international issue. The public arena is awash in ...
 
The Dawah Institute (DIN) is the research and Islamic propagation department of the Islamic Education Trust(IET). We have trained religious leaders (men and women), teachers of Arabic and Islamic studies, as well as youths in the aspects of Shari'ah Intelligence and other courses. The Institute has also developed more into research-based initiatives to address some of the most common issues that are bed levelling the religious space in Islam. These include areas of gender-based violence, wom ...
 
Life-Study of the Bible with Witness Lee is a 30-minute radio broadcast composed of excerpts from Witness Lee's spoken ministry that focuses on the enjoyment of the divine life as revealed in the Scriptures. The ministry portions are followed by a discussion of the portion presented, including questions and answers.
 
Sacramental Whine an Independent Sacramental Movement Podcast is about the "Independent Sacramental Movement," which is a branch within Christianity rooted in the Catholic and Eastern/Oriental Orthodox branches of the Mystical Body of Christ. The host of the show is David Oliver Kling, a bishop within the Community of Saint George, a jurisdiction within the Young Rite (Youngriteusa.org). +Oliver is a graduate of Wright State University with a BA in Philosophy and a BA in Religious Studies, a ...
 
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Institute for Religious and Cultural Understanding

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ReligionWise features educators, researchers, and other professionals discussing their work and the place of religion in the public conversation. Host Chip Gruen, the Director of the Institute for Religious and Cultural Understanding of Muhlenberg College, facilitates conversations that aim to provide better understanding of varieties of religious expression and their impacts on the human experience. For more about the Institute for Religious and Cultural Understanding, visit www.religionand ...
 
You can find more inspirational Teachings and download our free EBooks on our ministry Website @ arthurbaileyministries.com Please follow us on: · Facebook @ House of Israel - Arthur Bailey Ministries· On Instagram @ ApostleArthurBailey· On Twitter – @ApostleBaileyAlso, please subscribe to our YouTube Page @ ApostleArthurBailey1If you are in the Charlotte area, please come and fellowship with us. We will do our best to make you feel at home. Our address is:Arthur Bailey Ministries Internatio ...
 
Join us on Hebraic Insights in the Gospels for a look at the life, words, and deeds of Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ) and His followers from the Torah-centric, Hebraic perspective they were originally lived and written in. If you're interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the Hebrew Roots of our faith, or would like to consider a different point of view in your Scripture Studies without getting bogged down in various religious traditions, this is the podcast for you! Originally create ...
 
This is DP24 Radio 1, your safe place for focus, inspiration, love, motivation online this new normal, better normal from Dasmariñas City, Home of the #ParuParoFestival, in time of the pandemic. Life and inspiring stories, religious/spirituality blocks, news updates are aired here to regain confidence, faith, love, hope. It is produced and edited by DP24 Media.
 
Welcome to “Making Footprints not Blueprints”, a regular podcast about matters philosophical and religious. My name is Andrew James Brown and, despite being myself an atheistically inclined free-thinker, I’m also the minister to the Unitarian Church in the city of Cambridge, UK.The title of this podcast is borrowed from the philosopher Herbert Fingarette (1921-2018) who, in his book, “The Self in Transformation” (Basic Books, New York 1963), offered us studies that were “outcomes rather than ...
 
The Mindful Cranks broadly explores the cultural translation of Buddhism in the West, various facets of Buddhist modernism, and the mainstreaming of mindfulness in secular contexts. The podcast serves as a forum for voices that go beyond the dominant narratives which have been thus far uncritical of consumerism, medicalization, psychologization, corporatization and self-help approaches. Drawing from a wide range of disciplines — the humanities, philosophy, cultural studies, education, critic ...
 
Discover the healing power of God. Do you want to understand what Jesus said and learn how to apply it in your life? Each week we take a fresh look at the Bible and dig beneath the surface of things to its deep spiritual lessons. You’ll get insights on how Jesus thought and prayed, and how you can follow his example. If you want to learn how to pray more effectively and experience God’s healing power for yourself and others, this podcast is for you. The goal of this podcast is to help you re ...
 
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Podcast about the New Testament and Christian Origins. Condensed comment from an academic perspective for everyone interested in historical approaches to the New Testament. By Mark Goodacre, Frances Hill Fox Professor of Religious Studies, Duke University.
 
Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture, and co-host of the New Books in Middle Eastern Studies podcast. James is the author of The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog, a book with the same title as well as Comparative Political Transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa, co-authored with Dr. Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario and Shifting Sand ...
 
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Study Religion is a production of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. The podcast brings listeners into the life of the department through discussions with faculty, student work, analysis of current events and popular culture, and interviews about the state of religious studies as a field. It is a chance to listen in to the conversations we're having on the balconies and inside the offices of Manly Hall, the department building and our logo.
 
Islam - a religion that nourishes body, heart, mind and soul. Come with me on a spiritual exploration of different aspects of the Islamic tradition. About me: Zeyneb Sayilgan serves as the Muslim Scholar at the Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies in Baltimore, MD. She has a Ph.D. in Theological and Religious Studies from Georgetown University, a Master’s degree from Hartford Seminary in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations, and a B.A/M.A. in Islamic Studies and Publ ...
 
B'H/Blessed is Our Creator!!! S.O.U.L. S.=Seven O.= Original/Oldest U.=Universal L.=Laws A show produced and hosted by Don Zusya Goodman, a Rabbinical College of America Graduate with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Religious Studies has been a member of the Chabad Lubavitch Chassidic educational movement for the past 30 years. 1. Fuses Torah/Biblical Rabbinical Learning with prior secular training in radio-communications-newspaper skills. 2.T.C.I. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention formerly cert ...
 
Keeping it 101 is the podcast that helps our nerdy listeners make sense of religion. Why religion? Well, if you read the news, have a body, exist in public, or think about race, gender, class, ability, or sexuality, you likely also think about religion — even if you don’t know it yet. Let us show you why religion is both a lot more important and a little easier to understand than you might think. Put us in your earholes and let us show you why religion isn’t done with you — even if you’re do ...
 
The podcast that explores what happened to the women in history class? And puts them in. In Season 1 we dissected the barriers to getting women into primary and secondary history curriculum. In Season 2 we are exploring diverse themes in women's history. Teachers can find dozens of lesson plans, learning materials, films, and articles about women in history on our website www.remedialherstory.com. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/remedialherstory/support
 
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Rev. Bill Marchiony, DD & Carol L. Lawrence

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The most effective prayers in virtually every religion and spiritual practice throughout history follow the same pattern. Rev. Bill Marchiony and Carol L. Lawrence talk about the five-step formula for Practical Prayer, and the shift in perspective that can be required to allow our prayers to create real new experiences in our lives. Each weekly episode digs into the topic from a fresh angle, providing insight on the ways that our beliefs, our upbringing, our education and our society come to ...
 
What are “religious affections” and how have they influenced individuals, communities, and cultures? Leading experts in history, literature, and religious studies explore how religion shaped the roots, limits, and consequences of affections in the diverse terrain of early America. The conference was held at The Huntington Jan. 27–28, 2017.
 
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In Brecht and the Bible: A Study of Religious Nihilism and Human Weakness in Brecht's Drama of Morality and the City (UNC Press, 2020), Father G. Ronald Murphy argues that Brecht, atheist and Marxist though he was, was also a sensitive reader and interpreter of the Bible. Murphy persuasively shows that Brecht's use of Biblical texts was not only sa…
 
Our June episode of Discourse!, featuring episode host Benjamin P. Marcus, Jade Hui, and Lauren Horn Griffin, covers religion and the news in the United States and Hong Kong. Kicking off the discussion with current issues of religion and the U.S. Supreme Court, they explore notions of religion, history, tradition, and authority in Justice Alito’s l…
 
Knowledge of being able to distinguish between clean and unclean animals was revealed to mankind before the days of Noah. The Commandments of YeHoVaH given to Moses to give to the Hebrew Israelites, and those that join themselves to YeHoVaH’s people, expanded clean and unclean things beyond animals to people and to the land. Specific Instructions t…
 
Dr. Jolyon Thomas is the author of Faking Liberties: Religious Freedom in American-Occupied Japan, out now from the University of Chicago Press. Dr. Thomas is assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https…
 
Dr. Chris Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Master of Theology from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the sole religious studies professor at Washburn University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming …
 
Dr. William "Chip" Gruen is professor of religious studies at Muhlenberg College and is Director of the Institute for Religious and Cultural Understanding. The Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries (2019) https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/reception-of-jesus-in-the-first-three-centuries-9780567000194/ Religionwise Podcast: https://www.muhlenbe…
 
For many Latter-day Saints, there is a strong desire to visit sacred sites of the Restoration, such as the Sacred Grove or Carthage Jail. These historic places can help us better understand the past as we strive to live the gospel in the present. In this episode, Dr. Scott Esplin discusses the value of historic Latter-day Saint sites, how the Churc…
 
In this video, we talk about one of the most central texts and figures in Daoism. Sources/Further Reading: Komjathy, Louis (2013). "The Daoist Tradition: An Introduction". Bloomsbury Academic. Lao Tzu (2013). "Tao Te Ching - A New Translation. Translated by William Scott Wilson. Shambala Publications. Hackett Publishing Co, Inc. Zhuangzi (2008). "Z…
 
The Hygienic Apparatus: Weimar Cinema and Environmental Disorder (Northwestern UP, 2022) traces how the environmental effects of industrialization reverberated through the cinema of Germany’s Weimar Republic. In the early twentieth century, hygiene encompassed the myriad attempts to create healthy spaces for life and work amid the pollution, diseas…
 
The Hygienic Apparatus: Weimar Cinema and Environmental Disorder (Northwestern UP, 2022) traces how the environmental effects of industrialization reverberated through the cinema of Germany’s Weimar Republic. In the early twentieth century, hygiene encompassed the myriad attempts to create healthy spaces for life and work amid the pollution, diseas…
 
In 1940, Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey built two bikes, packed what they could, and fled wartime Paris. Among the possessions they escaped with was a manuscript that would later become one of the most celebrated books in children’s literature—Curious George. Since his debut in 1941, the mischievous icon has only grown in popularity. After being …
 
Welcome to episode 111, in this episode I have the honor of interviewing Bishop Shaun McCann, also known as Patriarch Iohannes IV of the Apostolic Johannite Church. Originally consecrated on December 22nd, 2002 as Bishop of Alberta, Iohannes IV was shortly thereafter elevated to Patriarch and Primate of the Apostolic Johannite Church and has served…
 
Yeshua’s ministry was a continual ministry of Faith, Healing and Miraculous Works. Calling His disciples to follow Him gave them the opportunity to live with Yeshua day in and day out observing His life, practices, and daily lifestyle. The disciples got to witness firsthand and close-up, all that Yeshua did and taught, including the ability to ask …
 
| YeHoVaH remembered Abraham and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow of the cities in that region. Lot was hesitant to leave, so the Angels took Lot, his wife and 2 daughters by the hand and led them out. Lot was spared because of his connection and relationship with Abraham. Lot was instructed to go into the mountains, but Lot negotiated wi…
 
It’s a good time, almost 12 years after the world soccer body, FIFA, awarded Qatar the 2022 World Cup hosting rights and five months before the tournament, to evaluate the campaign to reform the country’s erstwhile onerous labor system and accommodate fans whose lifestyles violate restrictive laws and/or go against deeply rooted cultural attitudes.…
 
In Brecht and the Bible: A Study of Religious Nihilism and Human Weakness in Brecht's Drama of Morality and the City (UNC Press, 2020), Father G. Ronald Murphy argues that Brecht, atheist and Marxist though he was, was also a sensitive reader and interpreter of the Bible. Murphy persuasively shows that Brecht's use of Biblical texts was not only sa…
 
This podcast is a recorded panel discussion on “War and Peace: America's Humane War and the Crisis in Ukraine.” The panel was part of the Annual Conference of the Connecticut/Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Research Consortium (HRRC) held on May 12, 2022 at the University of Connecticut in Hartford. The discussion considers the recent book Humane: H…
 
Open Hearts, Closed Doors: Immigration Reform and the Waning of Mainline Protestantism (NYU Press, 2021) uncovers the largely overlooked role that liberal Protestants played in fostering cultural diversity in America and pushing for new immigration laws during the forty years following the passage of the restrictive Immigration Act of 1924. These e…
 
In Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle (Duke UP, 2022), Shannen Dee Williams provides the first full history of Black Catholic nuns in the United States, hailing them as the forgotten prophets of Catholicism and democracy. Drawing on oral histories and previously sealed Church records, Williams demon…
 
Stories of world-ending catastrophe have featured prominently in film and television lately. Zombie apocalypses, climate disasters, alien invasions, global pandemics, and dystopian world orders fill our screens—typically with a singular figure or tenacious group tasked with saving or salvaging the world. In her new book, Apocalypse and Heroism in P…
 
In Brecht and the Bible: A Study of Religious Nihilism and Human Weakness in Brecht's Drama of Morality and the City (UNC Press, 2020), Father G. Ronald Murphy argues that Brecht, atheist and Marxist though he was, was also a sensitive reader and interpreter of the Bible. Murphy persuasively shows that Brecht's use of Biblical texts was not only sa…
 
James Stafford teaches at Columbia University, where he specializes in the political and intellectual history of Ireland, Britain and Western Europe since 1750, with a particular interest in questions of political economy and international order. In this interview he discusses his new book The Case of Ireland: Commerce, Empire and the European Orde…
 
Mahakavi Subramania Bharati was a multi-faceted genius, an innovative poet who initiated a new era in Tamil literature. He was the first writer to have introduced to the Tamil literary world a new genre called ‘novella’ by his composition of Ñānaratam (‘The Wisdom-chariot’) written in elegant Tamil prose. In Soaring with Bharati in the Wisdom-Chari…
 
Dr. Brett Malcolm Grainger is a scholar of American religion and an award-winning journalist. He is Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University and the author of Church In The Wild: Evangelicals In Antebellum American and In The World but Not of It: One Family's Militant Faith and the History of Fundamentalism in A…
 
In Brecht and the Bible: A Study of Religious Nihilism and Human Weakness in Brecht's Drama of Morality and the City (UNC Press, 2020), Father G. Ronald Murphy argues that Brecht, atheist and Marxist though he was, was also a sensitive reader and interpreter of the Bible. Murphy persuasively shows that Brecht's use of Biblical texts was not only sa…
 
Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination is a must-read for anyone interested in American literature and in the formation of American identity in general. In her short, incisive book, Nobel-prize winner Morrison explores the ways in which canonical authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Willa C…
 
In Brecht and the Bible: A Study of Religious Nihilism and Human Weakness in Brecht's Drama of Morality and the City (UNC Press, 2020), Father G. Ronald Murphy argues that Brecht, atheist and Marxist though he was, was also a sensitive reader and interpreter of the Bible. Murphy persuasively shows that Brecht's use of Biblical texts was not only sa…
 
The full text of this podcast can be found in the transcript of this edition or at the following link: https://andrewjbrown.blogspot.com/2022/04/god-does-not-exist-but-god-may-happen.html Please feel to post any comments you have about this episode there. Music, "New Heaven", written by Andrew J. Brown and played by Chris Ingham (piano), Paul Higgs…
 
Beginning in 1955, West Germany recruited millions of people as guest workers from Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, and especially Turkey. This labor force was essential to creating the postwar German economic miracle. Employers fantasized that foreign "guest workers" would provide labor power in their prime productive years without havi…
 
Stephen Guy-Bray talks about sexuality, a concept that brings together the the use of sexual metaphors in the description of textual production and the erotics that inhere in reading praxes. Among other things, this concept is a critique of the use of popular heteronormative metaphors of reproduction to describe the creation of literature. Stephen …
 
The economist and historian Deirdre Nansen McCloskey has been best known recently for her Bourgeois Era trilogy, a vigorous defense, unrivaled in scope, of commercially tested betterment. Its massive volumes, The Bourgeois Virtues, Bourgeois Dignity, and Bourgeois Equality, solve Adam Smith's puzzle of the nature and causes of the wealth of nations…
 
Taking its inspiration from Great Expectations, Furnace Creek (Eyewear Publishing, 2021) teases us with the question of what Pip might have been like had he grown up in the American South of the 1960s and 1970s and faced the explosive social issues--racial injustice, a war abroad, women's and gay rights, class struggle--that galvanized the world in…
 
Beginning in 1955, West Germany recruited millions of people as guest workers from Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, and especially Turkey. This labor force was essential to creating the postwar German economic miracle. Employers fantasized that foreign "guest workers" would provide labor power in their prime productive years without havi…
 
Victor Seow’s Carbon Technocracy: Energy regimes in Modern East Asia (U Chicago Press, 2021) is an account of the modern “world that carbon made” through the case study of the Fushun colliery in Manchuria. “Carbon technocracy” is a system dedicated to the optimal exploitation of fossil fuel resources. It is, as Seow shows, a system of consistent wa…
 
We follow up the last episode on Shankara & Advaita Vedanta by talking about the most influential response to that school. Sources/Suggested Reading: Bartley, C.J. (2002). "The Theology of Ramanuja - Realism and Religion". Routledge. Flood, Gavin (ed.) (2003). "The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism". Blackwell Publishing. "Sri Ramanuja Gita Bhashya -…
 
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