Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple Visit
In this episode, Dr. Greenberg takes members of his World Religions university class to the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the Western Hemisphere. We are treated to a tour by docent Don Bryan (a former Methodist pastor who is now a Buddhist), as well as comments by the Rev. Dr. Jongmae Park whom the viewer may remember from our last interview.
Rev. Dr. Jongmae Kenneth Park on Korean Buddhism
In the first interview of our new 2012 season, we interview Rev. Dr. Jongmae Kenneth Park, a Korean Buddhist monk and faculty member at Loyola Marymount University. Rev. Dr. Park gives us some fascinating insights on the politics of Korea and its Buddhist and Christian history.
Dr James Sanders on monotheizing
In the last interview of the 2010 calendar year, we interviewed noted Biblical Scholar James Sanders, well known for his seminal work on the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as scholarship on canonical criticism. We take a look at his long and fruitful career that still continues with his recent work on monotheizing within the three Abrahamic religions. This delightful episode is not to be missed.
Dr Arinder Chadha’s Sikh faith for beginners
In this very timely and salient episode, we interviewed Sikh-American physician, Dr Arinder Chadha, about his faith. Dr Chadha provides an overview of the Sikh religion on the occasion of President Obama’s cancelled visit to the Sikh “Golden Temple” in the Punjab region during his 2010 trip to India. Dr Chadha dispels many myths and misconceptions about Sikhism. Subsequent to this interview, being integrally involved in the interfaith community, he volunteered to become an inaugural board member of the Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice.
Dr Susana Funsten reconciles her faith with reality
Dr Greenberg interviews Susana de Sola Funsten, a scholar of New Testament and a practicing Roman Catholic. Dr Funsten elucidates what it is like to try to reconcile her personal faith with her academic scholarship, not always an easy task.
Dr James Findlay muses on the essence of religion
In this, our pilot episode, produced in the Fall, 2010, Dr Greenberg introduces his guest co-host, Dr James Findlay, an up and coming scholar of Hebrew Bible and an ordained UCC pastor. The two discuss a variety of topics including the essence of religion.