Broadcast Seeding brings you future food for thought on religion, culture, and teaching. If there’s something folks are afraid to talk about at the dinner table, we will discuss it here. Download and stream conversations between curator Richard Newton, PhD and some of today’s most provocative thinkers.
Sociologist Donald B. Kraybill unpacks social advantage as who gets to tell their story in a society. One of the foremost experts on the Amish, Kraybill helps us think through what this community teaches us about how power and privilege work.
Professional Peacemaker Jon Rudy helps us understand the problematics of peace. With a world of experience to draw upon, Rudy talks us through his own theory of change and how we might work through –and when appropriate, appreciate–conflict.
Writer and theologian Drew Hart speaks with us about race and the politics of the Christian witness in America. Co-founder of the Anablacktivist Movement, Drew also shares a bit about his new book, Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Sees Racism (Herald Press: 2016)
Historian and freelance writer Kelly J. Baker joins us to discuss her compelling research on the Ku Klux Klan. Baker shows us how this group’s success in the 20th century speaks volumes about the racist underpinnings of American Protestantism.
Hamilton College professor Robert Knight shares insights gained from an aesthetic approach to religion. Knight invites us to view In God’s House: The Religious Landscape of Utica, NY, a documentary film directed by him and produced by S. Brent Plate.
Dr. Jennifer Grace Bird considers the possibilities for reading the Bible in light of modern ethics and historical insights. Her book, Permission Granted: Take the Bible Into Your Own Hands (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2015) inquires what the text says about women, sex, sin and more.
Dr. Rita Shah (Elizabethtown College) discusses “law and order,” the nature of crime, and the emerging field known as critical criminology. Shah is winner of the 2016 Praxis Award from the ASC’s Division on Critical Criminology.
Historian of American Religion, Dr. Edward J. Blum helps us read Jesus iconography to better understand the role race and the Christian faith have had in shaping the meaning ascribed to American bodies. Blum co-authored (with Paul Harvey) the acclaimed book, The Color of Christ: The Saga of Race in America (UNC Press, 2012).
Dr. Phillip Luke Sinitiere introduces us to the story behind Lakewood Church, one of America’s larges and most controversial congregations. Sinitiere is the author of Salvation with a Smile: Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church, and American Christianity (New York University Press: 2015).
Dr. Nyasha Junior is Associate Professor of Religion at Temple University. A biblical studies scholar with interests in Hebrews Bible, cultural politics, and women and gender studies, Dr. Junior helps us think through how biblical studies scholars can engage their publics in a substantive way.
Dr. Meredith Minister is Assistant Professor of Religion at Shenandoah University. In this episode we discuss the intellectual transition from theology to religious studies, graduate school to professorship and much more. She also helps us understand the role of the teacher-scholar in bringing theory to undergraduate students and using theory to understand our work in the classroom.