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.

 

Joel Kotkin: As the Old Faiths Collapse (Part II)

May 4, 2020
Joel Kotkin
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Joel Kotkin joins us to continue our conversation about an article he co-wrote with Alicia Kurimska called, ‘As the Old Faiths Collapse, the Greens, Social Justice Warriors, and Techno-Futurists Aim to Fill the Void.’

Joel Kotkin: As the Old Faiths Collapse (Part I)

Apr 27, 2020
Joel Kotkin
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Our guest is Joel Kotkin.  Joel joins us to talk about an article he co-wrote with Alicia Kurimska called, ‘As the Old Faiths Collapse, the Greens, Social Justice Warriors, and Techno-Futurists Aim to Fill the Void.’

Steven J. Ross (Part II)

Apr 20, 2020
Steven J. Ross
Univerity of Southern California

Steven J. Ross returns to Common Threads to continue our conversation on his book, ‘Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America.’ Steven Ross is Professor of History at USC. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Philosophy from Oxford University, and a PhD from Princeton University. Professor Ross has written extensively in the areas of working-class history, social history, film history, and political history.

Steven J. Ross

Apr 13, 2020
Steven J. Ross
Univerity of Southern California

Our guest is Steven J. Ross. Professor Ross joins us to discuss his book, ‘Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America.’ Steven Ross is Professor of History at USC. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Philosophy from Oxford University, and a PhD from Princeton University. Professor Ross has written extensively in the areas of working-class history, social history, film history, and political history.

Dr. Mark Silk on USCIRF (Part II)

Apr 6, 2020
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Dr. Mark Silk joins us to continue our conversation about the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, USCIRF.

Dr. Mark Silk on USCIRF

Mar 30, 2020
Mark Silk Photo
http://trincoll.academia.edu

Dr. Mark Silk joins us to talk about the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, USCIRF.

When God Had a Wife (Part II)

Mar 23, 2020
Book: When God Had a Wife
Simon & Schuster

Today we continue our conversation about the book, ‘When God Had a Wife: The Fall and Rise of the Sacred Feminine in the Judeo-Christian Tradition’ with co-author Clive Prince.

When God Had a Wife

Mar 16, 2020
Book: When God Had a Wife
Simon & Schuster

Our guest today is Lynn Picknett, co-author of ‘When God Had a Wife: The Fall and Rise of the Sacred Feminine in the Judeo-Christian Tradition’

Sarah Feinbloom (Part II)

Feb 24, 2020

Documentary filmmaker Sarah Feinbloom returns to Common Threads to continue our conversation.  Sarah is here to talk about her film, ‘What Do You Believe Now: The Spiritual Journeys of American Millennials,’ a feature-length follow-up to her 2002 documentary, ‘What Do You Believe: The Religious and Spiritual Live of American Teenagers.’

Sarah Feinbloom

Feb 17, 2020

Our guest is documentary filmmaker Sarah Feinbloom.  Sarah joins us to talk about her film, ‘What Do You Believe Now: The Spiritual Journeys of American Millennials,’ a feature-length follow-up to her 2002 documentary, ‘What Do You Believe: The Religious and Spiritual Live of American Teenagers.’

Grand Dialogue: Enis Doko (Part II)

Jan 27, 2020
Enis Doko
gvsu.edu / GVSU

Part two of the 2015 Grand Dialogue address from Islamic Scholar Enis Doko, ‘Can a Darwinian Be a Muslim?’

Enis Doko graduated from both the Philosophy and Physics departments at Middle East Technical University. He has written two books: ‘Religious and Genius: Isaac Newton’ and ‘Presuppositions of Science and the Quran.’ He has co-edited and written chapters for two books on Kalam and philosophy of religion: ‘Contemporary Debates in Kalam’ and ‘Philosophy, Science and God.’

Grand Dialogue: Enis Doko (Part I)

Jan 20, 2020
Enis Doko
gvsu.edu / GVSU

Part one of the 2015 Grand Dialogue address from Islamic Scholar Enis Doko, ‘Can a Darwinian Be a Muslim?’

Enis Doko graduated from both the Philosophy and Physics departments at Middle East Technical University. He has written two books: ‘Religious and Genius: Isaac Newton’ and ‘Presuppositions of Science and the Quran.’ He has co-edited and written chapters for two books on Kalam and philosophy of religion: ‘Contemporary Debates in Kalam’ and ‘Philosophy, Science and God.’

Kelly James Clark: God and the Brain (Part II)

Jan 13, 2020
Dr. Kelly James Clark
Kaufman Interfaith Institute / GVSU

Dr. Kelly James Clark joins us to continue our conversation about his book, ‘God and the Brain: The Rationality of Belief.’

Dr. Clark is Senior Research Fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute and Professor at Grand Valley State University. Additional books by Clark include ‘Written to be Heard,’ ‘Strangers, Neighbors, Friends,’ ‘Return to Reason,’ and ‘When Faith Is Not Enough.’

Kelly James Clark: God and the Brain

Jan 6, 2020
Dr. Kelly James Clark
Kaufman Interfaith Institute / GVSU

Dr. Kelly James Clark joins us to talk about his book, ‘God and the Brain: The Rationality of Belief.’

Dr. Clark is Senior Research Fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute and Professor at Grand Valley State University. Additional books by Clark include ‘Written to be Heard,’ ‘Strangers, Neighbors, Friends,’ ‘Return to Reason,’ and ‘When Faith Is Not Enough.’

Joe Valenzano (Part II)

Dec 30, 2019
Joseph Valenzano
University of Dayton

Joseph Valenzano returns to Common Threads to continue our converstation on how divine realities are explored in current pop culture and media.

Joe has served as a reviewer for numerous books, as an editor for a custom textbook project, and as a focus group member for textbook development. He has also been a manuscript reviewer for numerous journals, including the Journal of Media and Religion, the Southern Journal of Communication, and the Basic Course Annual. His research has also been recognized with a top-paper award from the National Communication Association.

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