Oct 9, 2011 | 54:00Tapestry Hope Audio
Tapestry Hope Oct 9, 2011 | 54:00Hope can be a pretty tricky thing. If you don't have enough, you're going to be miserable. If you have too much, maybe you're in denial about something really bad. Joan Chittister, Benedictine nun and author of more than 40 books, weighs in on what hope means in tough times. Neil Pasricha, blogger about all things awesome, drops by the studio, and writer Teri Degler will share her story about finding hope when she least expected it. And we'll treat you to some of the wisdom of the English novelist Terry Pratchett.
Jun 24, 2012 | 54:00Tapestry Preachers Who Don't Believe in God Audio
Tapestry Preachers Who Don't Believe in God Jun 24, 2012 | 54:00Losing faith in God is common but what happens when your paycheque depends on your belief? A study from Tufts University tells the story of several pastors who no longer believe. Some are still working in churches, preaching sermons, and counseling the faithful. They say they do not have the skills for a new job and, in some cases, are unable to confide even in their families for fear of what their newfound disbelief may do.
Feb 22, 2013 | 54:00Tapestry Keeping the Doubt Audio
Tapestry Keeping the Doubt Feb 22, 2013 | 54:00We take a look at how doubt and skepticism can be essential ingredients to faith. Mary meets Rabbi Rami Shapiro - a rabbi who says he isn't religious, but rather a curious, holy rascal. She also talks to Michael Shermer, the founder of Skeptic Magazine. He's held his own against Deepak Chopra in a go round on consciousness and quantum physics.
Mar 16, 2013 | 53:58Tapestry When in Rome Audio
Tapestry When in Rome Mar 16, 2013 | 53:58Habemus Papam! - We have a pope! With those words, Pope Francis became the leader of the Catholic Church. On this episode, we explore what it was like to be in Rome, what we can expect from the pontiff, and the story behind St. Francis of Assisi.
Jun 6, 2010 | 54:00Tapestry Arthur Paul Boers Audio
Tapestry Arthur Paul Boers Jun 6, 2010 | 54:00Arthur Paul Boers likes to say of his pilgrimage in Spain: "I once walked 500 miles to go to church!" Boers is a Mennonite minister, associate professor of pastoral theology at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, and the author of The Way Is Made by Walking: A Pilgrimage Along the Camino de Santiago, published by Formatio.
Mar 11, 2012 | 54:00Tapestry Stepping Up Audio
Tapestry Stepping Up Mar 11, 2012 | 54:00You're relaxing on a cruise ship, maybe eating a fine meal, when the ship suddenly hits a reef, and begins to sink. It's the moment of truth: are you the one who steps up and does something to help? Or are you the one who runs away?
Dec 10, 2012 | 53:56Tapestry Revelation: the most psychedelic book in the Bible Audio
Tapestry Revelation: the most psychedelic book in the Bible Dec 10, 2012 | 53:56Some believe it's a roadmap to the end of days. Others say it's one big hallucination. It's The Book of Revelation and, for a very long time, it has fuelled Christian fears of a judgement day literally full of fire and brimstone. The story from Elaine Pagels,the woman who wrote the book on The Book.
Jan 18, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry It Goes Both Ways: When God Talks Back Audio
Tapestry It Goes Both Ways: When God Talks Back Jan 18, 2013 | 53:59The anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann is fascinated by religious believers who experience god talking to them, either through visions, or a voice they can hear. She is the author of When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God.
Oct 5, 2012 | 54:01Tapestry Coping: Part 2 Audio
Tapestry Coping: Part 2 Oct 5, 2012 | 54:01Part 2 in our series on coping. We’ve all had times where we’re just trying to get by. This week, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner tells us the story of the Book of Job, and why it's the ultimate textbook for how to deal when the going gets tough.
Oct 26, 2012 | 54:00Tapestry Crazy Busy! Audio
Tapestry Crazy Busy! Oct 26, 2012 | 54:00You've probably noticed that when you ask someone how they're doing - they so often say "Busy!" Maybe even "Crazy busy!" It's become a reflex assessment of our modern lives. Is it good for you or bad? Is is squeezing out the time people have to step back and talk to themselves about their lives, their priorities, their spritual wellbeing? On Tapestry this week, we talk about how important it can be to find the "pause" button.
Nov 23, 2012 | 53:59Tapestry Checking the Box Marked 'None' Audio
Tapestry Checking the Box Marked 'None' Nov 23, 2012 | 53:59There was a time, not so long ago, when Canada's census form didn't offer "no religion" as an option. The category simply didn't exist. Now, those who tick that box are so numerous they have their own nickname: the 'nones.' They include atheists and agnostics, but also a lot of people who describe themselves as "spiritual but not religious."
Feb 15, 2013 | 53:59Tapestry What is the World Made of? Audio
Tapestry What is the World Made of? Feb 15, 2013 | 53:59All through the ages, the question has been asked by everyone from the toddler to the philosopher: What is the world made of? What is the stuff of the universe? On this week's show, we delve into fire, earth, and water.
Michael Winter starts us off with story about fire. You get too close to it and it might change who you are. One minute, the Newfoundland author was heaving a pile of garbage into a raging incinerator and the next, well, he was going down the chute.
Jul 4, 2010 | 54:00Tapestry Franciscan Priest Audio
Tapestry Franciscan Priest Jul 4, 2010 | 54:00Mary Hynes speaks to Richard Rohr, one of the world’s best-known religious thinkers and activists, about his latest book "The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See".
May 27, 2012 | 53:59Tapestry Say No To Happiness Audio
Tapestry Say No To Happiness May 27, 2012 | 53:59Happiness. Philosophers from the time of Aristotle have called it the ultimate purpose of life. And why not? Scientific studies proclaim that happy people enjoy greater intimacy, better health and even more creativity. So bring it on! Everyone wants happiness! Everyone except documentary maker, Frank Faulk.