Philosophy http://publicradiotulsa.org en "A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/guide-creating-personal-spirituality-secular-world-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This interview originally aired earlier this year.) There's an old Lenny Bruce one-liner that goes like this: "Everyday, people are straying away from the church and going back to God." In this day and age, there must be some truth to that idea; while it's true that more and more people in this country are giving up on the religion they grew up with or else rejecting organized religion entirely, it's also true that many who have turned away from religious institutions --- as well as many others who've lived wholly without religion --- really do hunger for something more than what con Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:53:57 +0000 Rich Fisher 62073 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World" (Encore presentation.) Notes and Asides on What Really Matters: The Minimalists and "Everything That Remains" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/notes-and-asides-what-really-matters-minimalists-and-everything-remains <p>"When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem," as Henry David Thoreau once wrote, "he first frees the equation of all incumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run." But how might one do so today, in this ever-hurried, hyper-complicated digital age? Our guests have some answers. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:33:39 +0000 Rich Fisher 55088 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Notes and Asides on What Really Matters: The Minimalists and "Everything That Remains" "A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/religion-ones-own-guide-creating-personal-spirituality-secular-world <p>There's an old Lenny Bruce one-liner that goes like this: "Everyday, people are straying away from the church and going back to God." In this day and age, there must be some truth to that idea; while it's true that more and more people in this country are giving up on the religion they grew up with or else rejecting organized religion entirely, it's also true that many who have turned away from religious institutions --- as well as many others who've lived wholly without religion --- really do hunger for something more than what contemporary secular life has to offer. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:56:33 +0000 Rich Fisher 54300 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World" Noted Author, Physician, and Bioethics Expert Carl Elliott Will Deliver TU's 2014 Hager Lecture http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/noted-author-physician-and-bioethics-expert-carl-elliott-will-deliver-tus-2014-hager-lecture <p>On our program today, an interesting discussion with Carl Elliott, a physician, author, philosopher, and professor at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:24:23 +0000 Rich Fisher 52917 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Noted Author, Physician, and Bioethics Expert Carl Elliott Will Deliver TU's 2014 Hager Lecture Best of ST in 2013: "The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/best-st-2013-science-rewriting-boundaries-between-life-and-death <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we revisit our chat with Dr. Sam Parnia, one of the world's leading experts on the scientific study of death and near-death experiences. Specifically, we discuss Dr. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:22:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 51877 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Best of ST in 2013: "The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death" "The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-brain-science-contentment-calm-and-confidence <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Dr. Rick Hanson, a neuropsychologist and author whose books include "Buddha's Brain," "Just One Thing," and "Mother Nurture." Dr. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:52:54 +0000 Rich Fisher 49884 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence" "Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science's Greatest Idea" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/evolutionaries-unlocking-spiritual-and-cultural-potential-sciences-greatest-idea <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with Carter Phipps, the former executive editor of Enlighten-Next magazine, whose latest book is "Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science's Greatest Idea." (Phipps will be reading from and signing copies of this book tonight, the 21st, at 6pm at the Barnes and Noble here in Tulsa at 41st and Yale.) Just about everyone knows the basics, so to speak, when it comes to evolution: the Darwinian theory, the debate vs. "Creationism," the idea of natural selection, etc. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:40:31 +0000 Rich Fisher 24852 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science's Greatest Idea"