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.

 

John Morehead (Part II)

Sep 9, 2019

John Morehead joins us to continue our conversation on the book he co-edited called, ‘The Paranormal and Popular Culture: A Postmodern Religious Landscape.’

John Morehead

Sep 3, 2019

Our guest is John Morehead. John joins us to discuss the book he co-edited called, ‘The Paranormal and Popular Culture: A Postmodern Religious Landscape.’

Bradley Onishi (Part II)

Aug 26, 2019
Bradley Onishi
Bradley Onishi/Twitter Profile

Bradley Onishi returns to Common Threads for part 2 of our conversation. Bradley is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Skidmore College.  Dr. Onishi is here to continue our discussion about his article ‘What’s Behind the Belief in a Soulmate’ on the website The Conversation.

Bradley Onishi

Aug 19, 2019
Bradley Onishi
Bradley Onishi/Twitter Profile

Our guest is Bradley Onishi, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Skidmore College.  Dr. Onishi joins us to discuss his article ‘What’s Behind the Belief in a Soulmate’ on the website The Conversation.

Lawrence G. Sager (Part II)

Aug 12, 2019
Lawrence G. Sager
law.utexas.edu / University of Texas

Lawrence G. Sager returns to Common Threads to continue our conversation about the book he co-authored with Christopher L. Eisgruber in 2007 titled, ‘Religious Freedom and the Constitution.’

Lawrence G. Sager

Aug 5, 2019
Lawrence G. Sager
law.utexas.edu / University of Texas

Our guest is Lawrence G. Sager, who joins us to talk about the book he co-authored with Christopher L. Eisgruber in 2007 titled, ‘Religious Freedom and the Constitution.’

Mike Hintz (Part II)

Jul 29, 2019
Mike Hintz
Northlink Consulting

We continue our discussion on reparative therapy (or conversion therapy) with our guest Mike Hintz and hear more of his personal story.  Mike is the president of Northlink Consulting and the author of ‘Discover Your Best Life: Live the Language of Personal and Professional Success.’   

Mike Hintz (Part I)

Jul 22, 2019
Mike Hintz
Northlink Consulting

We discuss reparative therapy (or conversion therapy) with our guest Mike Hintz and hear his story.  Mike is the president of Northlink Consulting and the author of ‘Discover Your Best Life: Live the Language of Personal and Professional Success.’    

Spirituality and Space Travel (Part II)

Jul 15, 2019
Deana Weibel
gvsu.edu

GVSU Professor Deana Weibel joins us again as we continue to celebrate the  50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with our discussion of spirituality and space travel.   

Deana Weibel, PhD is a cultural anthropologist whose work focuses primarily on religion, especially the topics of pilgrimage, sacred space, the mutual influence of scientific and religious ideas on each other, and religion and space exploration. More recent work focuses on religion as a motivation for and influence on space travel and outer space-based sciences.

Spirituality and Space Travel

Jul 8, 2019
Deana Weibel
gvsu.edu

As we celebrate 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing we invite GVSU Professor Deana Weibel to Common Threads to discuss spirituality and space travel.   

Deana Weibel, PhD is a cultural anthropologist whose work focuses primarily on religion, especially the topics of pilgrimage, sacred space, the mutual influence of scientific and religious ideas on each other, and religion and space exploration. More recent work focuses on religion as a motivation for and influence on space travel and outer space-based sciences.

Sheldon Kopperl
gvsu.edu

Sheldon Kopperl returns to Common Threads to continue the conversation on the historicity of the Bible and the arguments put forth in the book, ‘The Exodus’ by Richard Friedman.

Sheldon Kopperl is a retired Professor of Biomedical Sciences, History of Science, and Liberal Studies from Grand Valley State University.

Sheldon Kopperl and Historicity of the Bible

Jun 24, 2019
Sheldon Kopperl
gvsu.edu

Sheldon Kopperl joins us to discuss the historicity of the Bible and the arguments put forth in the book, ‘The Exodus’ by Richard Friedman.

Sheldon Kopperl is a retired Professor of Biomedical Sciences, History of Science, and Liberal Studies  from Grand Valley State University.

Ayn Cates Sullivan (Part II)

Jun 17, 2019
Ayn Cates Sullivan
ayncatessullivan.com

We continue our conversation with Ayn Cates Sullivan, author of ‘Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales’ and ‘Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses.’

Ayn Cates Sullivan, MA, MFA, Ph.D. is an award-winning, best-selling author focusing on mythology and folklore for the modern age. Dr. Sullivan obtained her master’s and doctorate degrees in Literature from Columbia University and King’s College London.  She has won over thirty literary awards. 

Ayn Cates Sullivan

Jun 10, 2019
Ayn Cates Sullivan
ayncatessullivan.com

We’re joined by Ayn Cates Sullivan, author of ‘Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales’ and ‘Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses.’

Ayn Cates Sullivan, MA, MFA, Ph.D. is an award-winning, best-selling author focusing on mythology and folklore for the modern age. Dr. Sullivan obtained her master’s and doctorate degrees in Literature from Columbia University and King’s College London.  She has won over thirty literary awards. 

Perspectives on Reincarnation (Part II)

Jun 3, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Long
Elizabethtown College

Dr. Jeffery D. Long returns to the program to continue our coversation on reincarnation. Jeffery is the editor of the journal Perspectives on Reincarnation: Hindu, Christian, and Scientific.  

Jeffery Long is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College. He has authored three books, ‘A Vision for Hinduism: Beyond Hindu Nationalism,’ ‘Jainism: An Introduction,’ and ‘The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism’

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