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

“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 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

Belief Alone will NOT Save You

Contrary to the common Christian teaching, faith and belief alone in Jesus WILL NOT SAVE YOU. Christians will quote all kinds of verses to prove to you that if you JUST BELIEVE you will be saved. They will quote Paul and Silas in Acts chapter 16 when they said 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

Blood significance & Religious beliefs. JW.org’s Jehovah’s witnesses are mentioned in the discussion

I’m Ernie Rea and this is the Beyond Belief podcast. Today we’re discussing blood. Our religious traditions are steeped in the stuff, from ritual slaughter in the ancient Jewish temple to Islamic methods of killing animals – to the blood of Jesus shed on the cross. It seems to be Continue Reading

Rebel Rabbis: Anti-Zionist Jews Against Israel