Posts tagged "SELF-REVEALING"

Hymn and history, poem and prophesy, story and sermon

“Killing the Buddha, like the Bible, is a mix of hymn and history, poem and prophesy, story and sermon.” — NPR’s Jason DeRose on the new book by Revealer editor Jeff Sharlet and Revealer writer Peter Manseau. Hear the whole story on “Morning Edition.”

Jeff Sharlet WAMC Albany Radio

The Revealer‘s Jeff Sharlet will be talking on religion and the way it gets written about at 11 am, eastern time, on “Roundtable,” a radio show produced by WAMC in Albany, New York and available online here. A quick glance at the show’s line-up reveals a promising segment during the 10 am segment as well, an interview with Mona Mikhail of New...

Ruth, Revealed

The Revealer will be practicing a different kind of religion journalism, in person, at the JCC of Manhattan on Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. Our scripture for the evening will be courtesy of the brilliant novelist and essayist lê thi diem thúy, who will be presenting her “Book of Ruth” from Killing The Buddha: A Heretic’s Bible. The Revealer will be...

Without a Peg

Faiza Saleh Ambah of The Christian Science Monitor concluded her five-part series on making the hajj yesterday. An hour after the last ritual, she writes, “squeezed in the back of the car returning to Jeddah, everyone around me is sleeping. But I am too scared to nod off. I have become very comfortable in this sanctified world of...

Radio Free Revealer

The Revealer is delighted to announce that a radio show featuring two associates of the Center for Religion and Media – Ann Pellegrini and Janet R. Jakobsen – is a nominee for aGolden Reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Ann and Janet spoke with C.S. Soong, host of “The Living Room,” about their book, Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits...

Radio Revealer, Part II

It turned out a bit like Canterbury Tales – a motley assembly of true believers, kneeling drunkards, and ecstatic skeptics gathered over the airwaves on a cold, dark evening, trading tales… such was yesterday’s edition of the radio current affairs show “On Point,” hosted by Tom Ashbrook with commentator Jack Beatty, of The Atlantic Monthly. The official guests were The Revealer‘s own Jeff Sharlet...

Radio Revealer

Hear The Revealer‘s Jeff Sharlet talk about religion writing and his new book, Killing the Buddha: A Heretic’s Bible, with co-author Peter Manseau and radio host Tom Ashbrookon “On Point,” 8-9 pm today. Listen on WBUR-FM Boston, online, or check here to see if your NPR affiliate carries the show.

Ch-Ch-Changes

Vanity Fair‘s Christopher Hitchens takes a loyalty oath; The New Republic‘s Jeffrey Rosen considers conversion; and The New York Times‘ David Brooks plays the part of the A.C.L.U. These and other scenes from the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Key West seminar on religion and public life, brought to you almost-live by The Revealer…

Hurts So Good

Ramadan is over, and Christmas is coming; so who better to celebrate the season than a Buddhist named Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey? “Jesus Christ rose from the dead to save these fucking people,” Vega-Frey’s Muslim boss asked him, “and what do they do to celebrate? They go and buy all kinds of junk.” You want to thank God,...