Common Threads

Common Threads, hosted by Fred Stella, is a co-production of WGVU Radio and The Interfaith Dialogue Association.  Common Threads airs Sundays at 7:00am and 6:30pm on WGVU 88.5 Grand Rapids, 95.3 Muskegon.

 

Tom Stella: In Sync with the Sacred (Part II)

Feb 21, 2021

Tom Stella returns to Common Threads to continue our discussion on his latest book, ‘In Sync with the Sacred, Out of Step with the World.’

Tom Stella was ordained a Catholic priest in the order of the Holy Cross in the early 1970s. He is now a chaplain for Centura Health in Colorado. Tom is the director of Soul Link and is the author of five books.

Tom Stella joins us to discuss his latest book, ‘In Sync with the Sacred, Out of Step with the World.’

Tom Stella was ordained a Catholic priest in the order of the Holy Cross in the early 1970s. He is now a chaplain for Centura Health in Colorado. Tom is the director of Soul Link and is the author of five books.

Dr. Jennifer Snook (Part II)

Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Jennifer Snook, author of ‘American Heathens: The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement,’ is our guest.

Jennifer Snook holds a B.A. from the University of Augusta in Georgia and and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  She previously taught at the University of Mississippi and is now teaching at Grinnell College.  Her area of expertise is pre-Christian northern European Paganism.

Dr. Jennifer Snook

Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Jennifer Snook, author of ‘American Heathens: The Politics of Identity in a Pagan Religious Movement,’ is our guest.

Jennifer Snook holds a B.A. from the University of Augusta in Georgia and and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  She previously taught at the University of Mississippi and is now teaching at Grinnell College.  Her area of expertise is pre-Christian northern European Paganism.

Samuel L. Boyd (Part II)

Jan 25, 2021
Samuel Boyd
University of Colorado Boulder

Samuel Boyd returns to continue our discussion on the article he co-authored with Samira Mehta titled, A justification for unrest? Look no further than the Bible and the Founding Fathers.

Samuel L. Boyd

Jan 18, 2021
Samuel Boyd
University of Colorado Boulder

Our guest is Samuel Boyd. He joins us to discuss the article he co-authored with Samira Mehta titled, A justification for unrest? Look no further than the Bible and the Founding Fathers.

Christian Brocato on 'The Crown' (Part II)

Jan 11, 2021
Christian Brocato
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Father Christian Brocato of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church joins us to continue our conversation about the television series ‘The Crown.’

Father Brocato is a liturgist, sacred musician and theologian with degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, the University of Minnesota where he earned a PhD and the Aquinas Institute of Theology. He has served in the Episcopal Church, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).

Father Christian Brocato on 'The Crown'

Jan 4, 2021
Father Christian Brocato
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Our guest is Father Christian Brocato of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, MI.  He joins us to discuss how religion is portrayed in the television series ‘The Crown.’

Father Brocato is a liturgist, sacred musician and theologian with degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, the University of Minnesota where he earned a PhD and the Aquinas Institute of Theology. He has served in the Episcopal Church, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).

Alok Kumar (Part II)

Dec 28, 2020

Alok Kumar joins us to continue our conversation on his latest book, ‘Ancient Hindu Science: Its Transmission and Impact on World Cultures.’

Alok Kumar is a professor at the State Univeristy of New York, Oswego.

Alok Kumar (Part I)

Dec 21, 2020

We welcome Alok Kumar to discuss his latest book, ‘Ancient Hindu Science: Its Transmission and Impact on World Cultures.’

Alok Kumar is a professor at the State Univeristy of New York, Oswego.

Ruth Graham (Part II)

Dec 14, 2020
Ruth Graham
Ruth Graham

**This is an encore presentation of Common Threads. It originally aired on March 9, 2020**

Ruth Graham joins us to continue our conversation about her Slate.com article, “I Did Not Die. I Did Not Go to Heaven” about Alex and Kevin Malarkey.

Ruth Graham is a staff writer at Slate, she lives in New Hampshire.

Ruth Graham

Dec 6, 2020
Ruth Graham
Ruth Graham

**This is an encore presentation of Common Threads. It originally aired on March 2, 2020**

Our guest is Ruth Graham. Ruth joins us to talk about her Slate.com article, “I Did Not Die. I Did Not Go to Heaven” about Alex and Kevin Malarkey.

Ruth Graham is a staff writer at Slate, she lives in New Hampshire.

Rabbi James Rudin (part II)

Nov 30, 2020

Rabbi James Rudin returns to discuss the history leading up to, and Judeo Christian relations since, Nostra aetate (Latin: In our time), the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions of the Second Vatican Council.

Rabbi A. James Rudin has served on the American Jewish Committee’s professional staff for thirty-two years and served as the AJC’s Interreligious Affairs Director. He is currently the AJC’s Senior Interreligious Adviser and a member of the organization’s Board of Governors.

Rabbi James Rudin on Nostra aetate

Nov 23, 2020

Rabbi James Rudin joins Common Threads joins us to discuss the history leading up to, and Judeo Christian relations since, Nostra aetate (Latin: In our time), the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions of the Second Vatican Council.

Rabbi A. James Rudin has served on the American Jewish Committee’s professional staff for thirty-two years and served as the AJC’s Interreligious Affairs Director. He is currently the AJC’s Senior Interreligious Adviser and a member of the organization’s Board of Governors.

Gregory Camp: Selling Fear (2)

Nov 15, 2020
Book: Selling Fear
Baker Pub Group

Gregory Camp returns to Common Threads to continue our discussion on conspiracy theories in evangelicalism. Gregory is the author of, ‘Selling Fear: Conspiracy Theories and End-Times Paranoia’ (1997). Dr. Camp is a historian living in Macon, Georgia. A retired history professor, in recent years his interests have been drawn to American Pentecostal history.

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