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Progressive Spirit

Series produced by John Shuck

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Politics, sex, science, spirituality, justice and peace.

Progressive Spirit is a weekly hour-long program about spirituality and social justice. Listen to interviews with top scholars, authors, social justice activists, and spiritual leaders from around the world. Politics, sex, science, spirituality, justice and peace. Always interesting, informative, and cutting edge.


20 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Roman Montero
Biblical Scholar shows that the early Christians were communists.

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Greg Garrett
Baylor Professor Greg Garrett explains our culture's fascination with zombies.

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 57:58
  • Purchases: 1
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In November I released an interview with activist, Matthew Fox. This is a rebroadcast of that episode.

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 57:58
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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 57:58
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Caption: Caroline Light
Harvard Professor, Caroline Light, explores the racist "Stand Your Ground" history.

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 57:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Drew Bekius
Former evangelical preacher-turned-atheist tells his story and his hope for understanding between evangelicals and atheists.

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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Caption: Celene Lillie
All the origin myths of Rome are rape narratives. Dr. Celene Lillie has found resistance to Rome's culture of rape and domination in Gnostic texts...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2017
  • Length: 57:57
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Caption: Justin Dillon
Social Entrepreneur, Justin Dillon discusses his book, "A Selfish Plan to End the World: Finding Big Purpose in Big Problems.

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  • Added: May 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:01
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Caption: Laura Everett
The problem of outsourcing of education and mental health services in prisons to evangelical Christian ministries and the challenge transit violenc...

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  • Added: May 19, 2017
  • Length: 57:59
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Caption: Michael Kinnamon, The Witness of Religion In An Age of Fear
Michael Kinnamon summons us to address our culture of fear and Steve Taylor invites everyone to a spiritual awakening.

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  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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Caption: Caverly Morgan, Director Peace In Schools
Bring Buddhism to Economics and Mindfulness to Education.

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  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 57:59
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Caption: Ramadan Tent Project 2016, Beaverton, Oregon
Xavier theologian brings theology down to earth and university students bring Ramadan to their community.

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Eden Collinsworth
What is right, wrong, good, bad? A discussion of morality in changing times.

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:04
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Caption: Dr Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop
The Legacy of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and A Sermon to White America

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2017
  • Length: 57:58
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Caption: Mary Astor's Purple Diary
Two authors bring out humor in tragic situations.

  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:02
Caption: Cannabis and Spirituality, Credit: Stephen Gray
Mindfulness, awareness, and personal growth through cannabis.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 57:59
Caption: (Left to Right): Venus Hayes, two of her children, Teressa Raiford
The family of 17 year-old Quanice Hayes, who was shot to death by Portland police, seeks justice from the city of Portland.

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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Bill McKibben wrote the forward to this important book by Anthony Flaccavento, "Building A Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-Wolr...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 55:00
Caption: Gretta Vosper
Atheist minister makes waves in the United Church of Canada.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
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The challenges for clergy who are no longer believers.

  • Added: Mar 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:59