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CAN CHRISTIANITY SURVIVE TRUMP? BART EHRMAN RABBI BIRNHOLZ

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Can Christianity survive Trump? How is it that against all odds, Judaism has survived? A look at religion in these fractious times when joining Halli at her table on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com is controversial historian Bart Ehrman, the author of THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY and Rabbi Michael Birnholz of Temple Beth Shalom Vero Beach, Florida.

In his new book THE TRIMPH OF CHRISTIANITY, Bart Ehrman – a leading authority on early Christianity – investigates the story of how Christianity grew from a religion of 20 or so peasants in rural Galilee to the dominant religion in the West in less than 400 years. He opines that Christianity didn’t have to become the dominant religion in the West. It easily could have remained a sect of Judaism fated to have the historical importance of the Sadducees or the Essenes. Instead, the religion, whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries becoming what Ehrman says is the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law. After Trump, can Christianity survive? The controversial BART D. EHRMAN is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestselling MISQUOTING JESUS and GOD’S PROBLEM. He is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a leading authority on the Bible and the life of Jesus. He has been featured in Time and has appeared on Dateline NBC, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, the History Channel, NPR’s Fresh Air, and more.

ChristianityRabbi Michael Birnholz arrived at Temple Beth Shalom in Vero Beach, Florida in 2002 following his ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Over the years that Rabbi Birnholz has served the Jews in the largely rural Indian River County, Florida, he has enthusiastically shared his ruach and koach – spirit and strength – with the many diverse generations and facets of the Jewish community. He has participated in a wide variety of opportunities to teach and preach Jewish values and wisdom not only to his congregation but to the diverse community. How have the Jewish people survived against all odds? Is the Rabbi worried about the rise of anti-Semitism at home and abroad? What is the meaning of Passover? Is organized religion losing its way?

Can Christianity survive Trump? Do not miss this astonishing and honest conversation. Religion, spirituality, evangelical Christians, Judaism, politics, Bible, Trump on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with historian and author Bart Lehrman and Rabbi Michael Birnholz, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

SPIRITUAL LEADER MATTHEW FOX

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Spiritual leader and activist Matthew Fox has been called many names from renegade, to radical to heretic to warrior. Wednesday, December 28, 3 PM ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the former brother of the Dominican order of the Roman Catholic Church for 34 years before his expulsion by Cardinal Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI sits down with Halli for an in-depth conversation in an hour you won’t soon forget.

Spiritual Leader Matthew FoxFox became a member of the Episcopal Church in 1993. He has written 33 books that have been translated into over 40 languages. Among them are ORIGINAL BLESSING, THE COMING OF THE COSMIC CHRIST, A SPIRITUALITY NAMED COMPASSION, THE POPE’S WAR and his astonishing biography CONFESSIONS, THE MAKING OF A POSTDENOMINATIONAL PRIEST. Following a stay in Paris which he admits politicized him, he became a champion for the rights of the poor, women, people of color, and gays and lesbians and the founder of the University of Creation Spirituality in California. Spiritually he began to question the teachings of his faith. Fox is the recipient of the Abbey Courage of Conscience Peace Award, other recipients being the Dali Lama, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks.

Spiritual leader Matthew FoxFrom altar boy to Catholic Priest to Prophetic warrior, Matthew Fox is a spiritual force to be reckoned with. Meet spiritual leader Matthew Fox on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, December 28, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

UP NEXT: JODI MAGNESS, RENOWNED ARCHAEOLOGIST

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Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman hosts and executive produces a six-part global television event series, THE STORY OF GOD, premiering Sunday, April 3 at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel. Contributing to the series is Jodi Magness, a real life Indiana Jones, renowned archaeologist and senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina – the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism. Magness joins Halli at her table Wednesday, March 23, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

JodiMagnessMorgenFreemaninfrontofwallJodi Magness is the First Vice-President of the Archaeologist Institute of America. She has published 10 books, including THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE HOLY LAND, and dozens of articles. Specializing in the archaeology of ancient Palestine – modern Israel, Jordan, and Judea and Samaria – her research interests include Jerusalem, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Synagogues, Masada and more. She has participated in 20 different excavations in Israel and Greece. In 2011, she began to dig at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in the Galilee of Israel uncovering mosaics, including a scene of Samson carrying the gate of Gaza upon his back (Judges 16:3).

JodiMagnessNationalGeographiclogoA preview of actor Morgan Freeman’s THE STORY OF GOD premiering  April 3 at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel with archaeologist Jodi Magness on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, March 23, 3 pm ET. For more about the show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

JERUSALEM POST COLUMNIST DR. MARTIN SHERMAN

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MartinShermanhimselfWednesday April 22, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show looks at alternatives to the two-state solution, assesses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, explores Israel’s relationship with the U.S. and President Obama and the pending deal with Iran when joining Halli at her table is Jerusalem Post columnist Dr. Martin Sherman.

Dr. Martin Sherman served for seven years in operational capacities in the Israeli Defense establishment. He was a ministerial adviser to Yitzhak Shamir’s government and lectured for 20 years at TelAvivUniversity in Political Science, International Relations and Strategic Studies. With a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Geology, and MBA and Finance and a PH.D in political science and international relations, Sherman was the first academic director of the internationally renowned Herzliya Conference and is the author of two books and numerous articles and policy papers on a wide range of political, diplomatic and security issues. Born in South Africa Dr.Sherman has lived in Israel since 1971 and is the founder of the independent policy center – the Israel Institute of Strategic Studies.

A discussion about Israel, Iran, the Israel-Palestinian conflict and resolution, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama and more with Jerusalem Post columnist Dr. Martin Sherman on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 22, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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