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.

 

Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times

Oct 12, 2020

Our guest today is Philip Goldberg.  Phil joins us to discuss his latest book, 'Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times: Powerful Tools to Cultivate Calm, Clarity, and Courage.'

Erik R. Seeman
University of Buffalo

Erik R. Seeman returns to continue our conversation. He joins us to talk about his book, ‘Speaking with the Dead in Early America.’

Erik R. Seeman is Professor of History at the University at Buffalo. He is author or editor of numerous books, including ‘Death in the New World: Cross-Cultural Encounters, 1492-1800.’

Speaking with the Dead in Early America

Sep 28, 2020
Erik R. Seeman
University of Buffalo

Our guest is Erik R. Seeman.  Erik joins us to talk about his book ‘Speaking with the Dead in Early America.’

Erik R. Seeman is Professor of History at the University at Buffalo. He is author or editor of numerous books, including ‘Death in the New World: Cross-Cultural Encounters, 1492-1800.’

Rivkah Slonim (Part II)

Sep 21, 2020
Rivkah Slonim
The Rohr JEWISH LEARNING INSTITUTE

We continue to discuss two current Netfilx series on Hasidic Judaism ‘Unorthodox’ and ‘Shtisel’ with Mrs. Rivkah Slonim.

Rivkah Slonim is the education director at the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life and a lecturer on Jewish Medical Ethics at Binghamton University.

Rivkah Slonim (Part I)

Sep 14, 2020
Rivkah Slonim
The Rohr JEWISH LEARNING INSTITUTE

We discuss two current Netfilx series on Hasidic Judaism ‘Unorthodox’ and ‘Shtisel’ with Mrs. Rivkah Slonim.

Rivkah Slonim is the education director at the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life and a lecturer on Jewish Medical Ethics at Binghamton University.

Sam Westrop (Part II)

Sep 8, 2020

Sam Westrop returns to Common Threads this week to continue our conversation from last week. Sam is the director of Islamist Watch. He's here to help us understand the threat of Islamism to non-Muslims and Muslims.

Sam Westrop

Aug 31, 2020

Our guest is Sam Westrop director of Islamist Watch. Sam joins us to help us understand the threat of Islamism to non-Muslims and Muslims alike.

Jane Griffioen: London Street (Part II)

Aug 24, 2020

Jane Griffioen returns to Common Threads to continue to talk about her book, ‘London Street: A Memoir.’   The book is the true story of growing up Christian Reformed in Grand Rapids throughout the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. 

Jane Griffioen is a local author, a member of the West Michigan writers workshop, and a Calvin University graduate with degrees in Theology and English.

Jane Griffioen: London Street

Aug 17, 2020

Jane Griffioen joins Fred Stella on Common Threads to discuss her book, ‘London Street: A Memoir.’   The book is the true story of growing up Christian Reformed in Grand Rapids throughout the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s.  Jane Griffioen is a local author, a member of the West Michigan writers workshop, and a Calvin University graduate with degrees in Theology and English.

Andrew Whitehead (Part II)

Aug 10, 2020
Andrew Whitehead
Josh Wilson / Clemson University

Clemson Sociology professor Andrew Whitehead continue the discussion on, How Christian nationalism drives American politics.

Andrew Whitehead

Aug 3, 2020
Andrew Whitehead
Josh Wilson / Clemson University

Our guest is Clemson Sociology professor Andrew Whitehead.

David Gibson (Part II)

Jul 27, 2020
David Gibson
Photo by Leo Sorel / Fordham University

David Gibson joins Common Threads to continue his conversation with Fred Stella on his essay in Religion & Politics titled, The Coming “Religion Recession.”

David Gibson was appointed the director of the Fordham University Center on Religion and Culture in July 2017 after a long career as an award-winning religion journalist, author, and filmmaker. He is a convert to Catholicism.

David Gibson

Jul 20, 2020
David Gibson
Photo by Leo Sorel / Fordham University

David Gibson joins Common Threads to discuss his essay in Religion & Politics titled, The Coming “Religion Recession.”

David Gibson was appointed the director of the Fordham University Center on Religion and Culture in July 2017 after a long career as an award-winning religion journalist, author, and filmmaker. He is a convert to Catholicism.

Khyati Y. Joshi (Part II)

Jun 29, 2020
Khyati Y. Joshi
http://www.khyatijoshi.com/

Khyati Y. Joshi joins us to continue our conversation on her new book, ‘White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America.’

Khyati Y. Joshi is a Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and author of ‘New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America,’ and co-editor of ‘Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice.’

Khyati Y. Joshi (Part I)

Jun 22, 2020
Khyati Y. Joshi
http://www.khyatijoshi.com/

Our guest is Khyati Y. Joshi.  Khyati joins us to discuss her new book, ‘White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America.’

Khyati Y. Joshi is a Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and author of ‘New Roots in America’s Sacred Ground: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America,’ and co-editor of ‘Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice.’

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