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Trumpvangelicals; Nomads; The Gospel of Guns – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio –

Donald Trump meets 1000 conservative pastors and activists. What could possibly go wrong? We’ll discuss some of the lowlights with investigative journalist Sarah Posner.

Also, we’ve seen some bold attempts to finally get some lawmaking done around gun violence. We’ll see if there’s any movement happening behind the scenes with Martin Copenhaver, president of Andover Newton Theological School, which hosted a summit titled Subverting the Gospel of Guns.

And Evangelical LGBT activist Brandan Robertson. His new book is titled Nomad: A Spirituality for Traveling Light. Brandan is just back from a speaking tour of the United Kingdom and is the founder of the nonprofit Nomad Partnerships.

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Reason Rally; Truth at Auburn; the Secular Sacred – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio –

A Reason Rally in the nation’s capital. This weekend, what’s billed as the largest gathering of freethinkers in the US is taking place in Washington, DC, engaging people of no faith in the political process. We’ll talk with Secular Coalition for America Executive Director Larry Decker.

Also, important work is happening at Auburn Theological Seminary around faith, self-care and gender issues. We’ll visit with Lisa Anderson, founding director of the Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle.

And is the fervor of Bernie Sanders’ supporters a sign of a new “Secular Sacred”? Peter Laarman addressed that question in a recent article for Religion Dispatches, and we’ll explore his thoughts when he joins us on the program.

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The UMC LGBT Struggle; The Sin of Certainty; Evangelicals 4 Trump – Next State of Belief!

Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio –

An unprecedented challenge to the United Methodist Church’s exclusionary policies on LGBT clergy. With the denomination’s General Conference underway, we’ll hear from Reconciling Ministries Network head Matt Berryman.

Also, with a growing number of religious thinkers and writers focusing on doubt as a needed part of authentic faith, We’ll talk to the author of an important contribution to this discussion, Peter Enns. His new book is The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our “Correct” Beliefs.

And what does Donald Trump’s dominance in the Republican presidential race say about the so-called Evangelical vote? We’ll get the thoughts of investigative journalist Sarah Posner. She’s written about this recently in The New York Times and Rolling Stone Magazine.

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