Latest Information:

Contemporary Christianity

StudioTulsa
12:53 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

"A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Wednesday, June 25th.

(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

Read more
StudioTulsa
1:04 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Public Radio's Krista Tippett to Deliver the Inaugural Harold E. Hill Lecture Here at TU

Aired on Monday, April 7th.

On this edition of ST, we listen back to a 2010 interview that we did with Krista Tippett, the Oklahoma-born and Peabody Award-winning host of American Public Media's "On Being," which is heard every Sunday at noon here on Public Radio 89.5. Tippett will be the inaugural speaker tonight (Monday the 7th) in the Harold E. Hill Lecture Series at the University of Tulsa, which begins at 7pm in the Great Hall of the Allen Chapman Activity Center.

Read more
StudioTulsa
3:28 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Dr. David Miller of Princeton University on the "Faith at Work Movement"

Aired on Wednesday, January 22nd.

Once upon a time, talking about one's religion while at the office was strictly taboo. It was basically considered bad form, and it was against the rules in many American workplaces. Today, that's often not the case. When did this change occur? And why? Our guest is Dr. David Miller, who serves as Director of the Princeton University Faith and Work Initiative. As such, he both researches and lectures on business ethics as well as the intersection of faith and work (in the US and around the globe). Dr.

Read more
StudioTulsa
1:01 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

"Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony"

Aired on Friday, December 13th.

On our show today, a discussion with Paul Kivel, who is the author of "Uprooting Racism" and the director of the Christian Hegemony Project. Kivel is also a social-justice activist and educator whose new book, just out, is "Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony." It is, to be sure, a work that makes several debatable points, and that takes as "given" several contentious assertions --- and so Kivel defends (and elaborates on) many of these points and assertions on this edition of ST.

Read more
StudioTulsa
12:20 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

"The Screwtape Letters" --- the C.S. Lewis Satirical Classic of Christian Faith --- Onstage in B.A.

Aired on Thursday, October 3rd.

On this edition of our show, we speak with Max McLean, the producer and director of "The Screwtape Letters" --- he also formerly starred in this production --- which will be staged at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center on Saturday the 5th at both 4pm and 8pm. This is a theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel of the same title, which is a widely cherished little book (commonly seen as a masterpiece, and dating from the early 1940s) that presents letters written by one of Satan's leading demons (named Screwtape) to his nephew (named Wormwood).

Read more
StudioTulsa
1:33 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

"How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom"

Aired on Monday, March 25th.

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Candida Moss, a professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Read more
StudioTulsa
4:09 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

TU's Bell Lecture to Be Delivered by Dr. Clare Haynes of the University of Edinburgh

Aired on Wednesday, February 6th.

On this edition of our program, we offer a fascinating discussion concerning art, religion, and history with Dr. Clare Haynes of the University of Edinburgh. Tomorrow night, Thursday the 7th, Dr. Haynes will give the 2013 Rita and William H. Bell Distinguished Lecture at 7:30pm in Tyrrell Hall on the TU campus. It's free and open to the public, and it's presented by the TU Department of Philosophy and Religion. The title for this lecture is "Resisting Affinities: The Visual Arts and the Church of England Since the Reformation." As Dr.

Read more
StudioTulsa
5:33 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

OU's Dr. Charles Kimball: On the Rise, Decline, Tolerance, and/or Intolerance of Religion in America

Aired on Friday, February 1st.

What can we anticipate --- or even expect --- from the future of interfaith discussion in this country? To explore that question, we speak by phone with Dr. Charles Kimball, the Director and Presidential Professor of the Religious Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. A noted expert and prolific author and scholar concerning religion and religious history, Dr.

Read more