John Shelby Spong: Part II State of Belief Radio Interview, August 17, 2013

[REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST]: When you started writing these kinds of thoughts – who were you writing for? Were you writing for yourself? Were you writing knowing that there were people who were just exactly where you were – who was your audience? [RT. REV. JOHN SHELBY SPONG, Continue Reading

Gene Healy – The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power

welcome to books of our time produced by the Massachusetts School kof Law and seen nationwide today we shall discuss a book on the distortion of the american presidency it is called the cult of the presidency it is by the senior editor of the cato institute gene healy the Continue Reading

“Zealot” Author Reza Aslan State of Belief Radio Interview: July 20, 2013

[REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST]: Reza Aslan is a respected religion scholar, a popular commentator, best-selling author and University professor. His first book, “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam,” has been translated into thirteen languages, and named one of the 100 most important books Continue Reading

The 55 States of America: U.S. Territories Explained

This is The United States of America. Wait, no. This is the United States of America. These islands aren’t states, but rather territories of the United States. There are 16 islands here, most of which are in the Caribbean, Polynesia, or Micronesia. 11 of these island territories are less significant Continue Reading

The Idolatry of God: Peter Rollins State of Belief Radio Interview, May 25, 2013

[REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST]: From Interfaith Alliance, this is State of Belief Radio. I’m your host, Welton Gaddy. Peter Rollins is an Irish author and philosopher who writes provocatively about faith and spirituality. His new book has the striking title “The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Continue Reading

DOMA’s Done: Bishop John Shelby Spong State of Belief Radio Interview, June 26, 2013

[REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST]: On Wednesday morning, Just as the Supreme Court was poised to announce its momentous rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, Ray, my producer, and I were wending our way through the New Jersey countryside on our way to a Continue Reading

“Noah” writer Ari Handel: State of Belief Interview April 5, 2014

[REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST]: Perhaps surprising in an age of Muppets Most Wanted and The Lego Movie, an epic drama that draws its inspiration from the Hebrew Scriptures opened in the top spot last weekend. Noah is not the first in the recent spate of religiously-themed films, but Continue Reading

John Shelby Spong: Part I State of Belief Radio Interview, August 17, 2013

[REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY, HOST]: Bishop Spong, first of all, let me just say what an honor it is to interview you. You are a person that I have admired, and whose writings I have read carefully. And so to interview you is really a special pleasure. You and Continue Reading