Religion

Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon March 4, 2013

The Papal Conclave

Credit Catholic Church (England and Wales)

The Catholic Church finds itself at a crossroads with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI last week. Now, Church leaders are looking ahead to a Papal Conclave and the selection of a new pope, and while they do, onlookers worldwide are speculating on the future of the Catholic Church amidst controversy and changes in leadership, while looking at the ancient organization's history and traditions. We'll talk about the history of Papal Conclaves and the many ways that this one will be different and how it could affect the future of Catholics everywhere, when Charlotte Talks.

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Crime
3:58 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Family Of Dead Pastor Asks Judge To Show Mercy

Twenty-two year old Mary Reames began a one-year prison sentence last week. She was convicted of hitting and killing a 71-year-old man while driving under the influence.
Credit South Carolina Department of Corrections

A woman who killed a pastor while drunk and high on drugs will only serve a one year prison sentence – in part because the pastor's family asked the judge to show mercy.

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Religion
5:53 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Local Catholics Surprised By Pope's Resignation

Saint Peter's in uptown is the oldest Catholic church in Charlotte.
Credit Tasnim Shamma

Catholics reacted to the surprising news that Pope Benedict announced his resignation Monday morning. We spoke to a few of them after the noon mass on Monday at St. Peter's Catholic Church.

Kevin Barto says his coworkers and friends have been asking him all morning about what this means for the Catholic Church. He says it's not easy to say what Pope Benedict's legacy will be because he was in the role for such a relatively short amount of time.  

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Thu November 29, 2012

James Tabor On The Apostle Paul and Jesus

Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity by James Tabor

Dr. James Tabor from UNC Charlotte has spent much time researching and writing about the historical Jesus, looking back at ancient documents and artifacts to piece together details about his life. It makes sense that after his work on the historical Jesus, Dr. Tabor would turn to Paul, a man who never met Jesus, but one who is credited with shaping Christianity as we know it today. We’ll be joined by James Tabor to talk about his findings, laid out in his new book Paul and Jesus - about Paul’s influence in Christianity and in human history as a whole, Christianity before Paul, and much more.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Bishop John Shelby Spong (Rebroadcast)

Bishop John Shelby Spong

Charlotte native and former Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, Bishop John Spong has spent a lifetime studying the Bible, and has for many years has been a source of controversy in religious circles for his views on Bible interpretation and what should and should not apply to today’s world. He visits Davidson College to speak about Prejudice and Christianity this week and while he’s in the area, he joins us on Charlotte Talks. Originally Aired: 10/29/2012

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Passages Bible Exhibition

Over the past three years, Steve Green, president of retailer Hobby Lobby, has amassed one of the world’s largest private collections of biblical texts and artifacts. He’s taken this collection on the road and is sharing it with the masses through the exhibition Passages, which is now on display in Charlotte. Steve Green joins us to talk about why he started the Green Collection and the surprising speed at which he accumulated such an impressive collection of these artifacts. We’ll find out why he decided to share the collection with the public and hear from biblical experts about some of the artifacts themselves, when Charlotte Talks.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Bishop John Shelby Spong

Bishop John Shelby Spong

Charlotte native and former Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, Bishop John Spong has spent a lifetime studying the Bible, and has for many years has been a source of controversy in religious circles for his views on Bible interpretation and what should and should not apply to today’s world. He visits Davidson College to speak about Prejudice and Christianity this week and while he’s in the area, he joins us on Charlotte Talks.

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Local News
5:47 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Was Jesus Married? UNC Charlotte Religion Expert Assesses Latest Suggestion

A Harvard historian has made public a papyrus fragment that purportedly quotes Jesus as making reference to his "wife".   Dr. James Tabor, chair of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte has done extensive research on early Christianity and he talks about the newly-revealed discovery in this interview with WFAE's Mark Rumsey.   
See Dr. Tabor's blog posts on this topic.
Read more on the discovery from The Christian Century.

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DNC 2012
4:33 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Faith Groups Using DNC As Platform

Religious groups are among the many causes and companies hoping to capitalize on the media spotlight soon to shine on Charlotte for the DNC. Muslims have planned a mass prayer. Evangelical Christians will call the nation to repentance in a Sunday revival. An interfaith prayer service will bring attention to the needs of children.

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