This weekend, you’ll hear a very special in-depth interview with the legendary Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong, retired Episcopal Bishop of Newark, NJ.
Busy as ever at age 82, Bishop Spong maintains a grueling travel and public speaking schedule, and has recently published his latest book, The Fourth Gospel: Tales of a Jewish Mystic.
The author of a number of important books, including Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism and Why Christianity Must Change or Die, Bishop Spong has been a leading – and often controversial – voice calling for inclusivity, reform and renewal in the Church.
In this wide-ranging interview, he talks candidly about his origins in the homophobic, racist South of his childhood, and his lifetime of seeking an authentic expression of Christian faith, while advocating for an end to judgementalism and bias.
That’s all coming up this weekend on State of Belief! Here’s how to listen.