This is the final episode of Progressive Spirit. I say my goodbyes after
seven years of weekly programs that always have been available for free to
In this final episode, I speak with professor emeritus Fred Provenza of
Utah State University. We talk about ...
Martin Luther may very well turn over in his grave if he was able to see what
happened to what he started 500 years ago. The Reformation. Studying its
effects is not just for religious people. According to Notre Dame Professor
of European History, Brad Gregory, the very ...
The US Senate voted this week 56-41 to end US support of the war on Yemen.
According to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders:
“The Saudi intervention in Yemen has created the worst humanitarian
disaster in the world, with millions of people facing imminent starvation.
Connie Lee Tuttle is the pastor of Circle of Grace, a small, progressive,
ecumenical, feminist, Christian house church in Atlanta, Georgia. She
graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary on a path to ordination within
the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) She was refused or...
Heart failure, accident, or murder? John Shuck interviews Hugh Turley about
the mysterious death of Thomas Merton.
Investigative Reporter, Hugh Turley, makes the case that the conclusion that
Thomas Merton died by accident cannot possibly be true. Hugh Turley and David
The myth of the hero is as contemporary as Hollywood films and as ancient as
40,000 year-old cave paintings. Bernie Taylor, naturalist and author
discusses this myth and how it shapes religion and science.
Bernie Taylor is a naturalist, thought leader and author whose re...
One of the earliest creeds of the Jesus Movement may be embedded in one of
the letters of Paul. It is an unusual creed in that it says nothing about the
nature of God or salvation, but rather what it means to be human. Historian
of religion, Stephen J. Patterson, returns...
Having just returned from Iraq for Arbaeen in which over 15 million people
from all over the world converged on the Holy City of Karbala, John Shuck
discusses his experience and the significance of the world's largest
event with Iraqi refugee and Portland resident, Hanan...
Why do the powers that be try to convince us that there is a “clash of
cultures” or a conflict between Islam and the West or between Islam and
To answer that, Dr. John Andrew Morrow discusses his book, The Covenants of
the Prophet Muhammad with the Chris...
On February 3rd, 2018, Roots of Conflict and KBOO/Portland, co-sponsored a
presentation at Portland State University called US-Saudi Coalition: Bringing
Peace or War?
In this episode you will hear from Yemeni activist, Aisha Jumaan and Mohammad
al-Nimr, son of executed ...