Tons of people that are ‘religious’ would be shocked if they just took a religion 101 class. The divide between the academic study of religion is so huge that the experience of many students in their first religion class is disorientating. I don’t think this is because religion professors hate religion and want to ruin people of faith’s confidence. Largely it is evidence of just how poor our religious communities educate their members. In this episode I am joined by Greg Horton, ex-pastor and undergrad religion professor in Oklahoma to look of a list of 10 Not-So-Shocking Things You Learn in Religion 101. Well we get through half of it in this episode. Next week we will finish
Greg Horton was one of the inspirations behind starting the podcast. I have stalked him online for a long time and then we got to have some fun in person on my visit to Oklahoma. It was turned into this popular episode of the podcast. Then he came back on the podcast to share 10 Dirty Secrets About Being a Minister. Way back when he had a podcast called ‘the Parish’ on the wired parish podcast network. Back then he was an emergent Christian and has since left the building. Throughout his journey I have loved following his blog,hearing about his undergrad religion and ethics students, and thinking through some of the serious criticisms he has leveled against the church. Plus he also does some wine reviews.