Welcome to the Radio Programs of The Godspeed Institute

Each week we host an enlightening and positive conversation exploring the world's religions and spiritual belief systems as an on-air classroom, in an effort to help people better understand each other, promote tolerance and foster peace.

 

At the Godspeed Institute we seek connection with and guidance from those who understand and teach the history, purpose and practices of the world's religious and spiritual wisdom--those who remind us to stay rooted in our heart, breath, soul, spirit or higher selves, and those who help us evolve into spiritually centered beings. We celebrate and educate, sharing the wealth of our diverse spiritual heritage as a source of knowledge, a path leading toward tolerance, and a way for all people to learn about and strengthen spiritual life skills. Please join us on the journey, 'favorite' this page, come back often and stay in touch. Listen and learn about faith worldwide, right here:

 


 

Egyptian-American Poet Yahia Lababidi

Yahia Lababidi is an Egyptian-American poet nominated for a Pushcart Prize by World Literature Today magazine. Lababidi's first book Signposts to Elsewhere, was selected as a 2008 Book of the Year by British publication The Independent. Signposts was followed by Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly Dancing; Fever Dreams; and a series of literary dialogues with Alex Stein, The Artist as Mystic. His latest is a remarkable new collection of short poems, Barely There, which he shares with Caer.

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Darrell Bock on His Latest Book, Truth Matters

Darrell Bock is Executive Director of Cultural Engagement, and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary Former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, he is an internationally-renowned Biblical scholar and a widely known author of over 30 books on Biblical topics. The New York Times bestselling author of Breaking the DaVinci Code, his latest book is Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World.

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The Global Spirit TV series, with Stephen Olsson

Stephen Olsson is director of the acclaimed series Global Spirit, which has been called the first internal travel series on national television. Global Spirit is an inquiry into humankind's belief systems, wisdom traditions and states of consciousness, presented by actor John Cleese and hosted by author and spiritual seeker Phil Cousineau.

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An Hour with Mayan Priest Tom Hart

Tom Hart grew up in Northern Ireland in at atmosphere of intolerance between Catholics and Protestants that made him reject religion entirely. As an adult, Tom Hart became a country director with Health Poverty Action and found a mystical connection and healing as a Mayan spiritual guide. Join us for a remarkable  episode from the Guatemalan Highlands, that touches the essence of spiritual family.

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Rabbi Rami Shapiro - Moving Beyond Religion

Caer interviews Rabbi Rami Shapiro, award winning author, poet, essayist, and educator whose poems have been anthologized in over a dozen volumes, and whose prayers are used in prayer books around the world. Rami received rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion. In addition to writing books, Rami writes a regular column for Spirituality & Health magazine and is an adviser for Our Jewish Community.org.

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Chantel Wright and The Songs of Solomon Inspirational Ensemble

Pastor Chantel Renee Wright loves God, Music and Children—and her life is dedicated to the pursuit of all three. She is the founder and director of the non-profit organization, Songs of Solomon: An Inspirational Ensemble, Inc., and her exquisite gospel choir fires up the soul and transforms hearts, one performance at a time.

 

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The Sophia Perennis, with Dr. James S. Cutsinger

Dr. James S. Cutsinger is Professor of Theology and Religious Thought at the University of South Carolina, where he has been honored with several teaching awards, including most recently the Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year for 2011. A prolific writer and editor, he is a widely recognized authority on the Sophia Perennis and perennialist school of comparative religious thought. He is perhaps best known for his work on the Swiss philosopher Frithjof Schuon.

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Interspirituality, with Mirabai Starr

What is Interspirituality?  It is a term you may be hearing more often these days, as there is a growing awareness of interspiritual wisdom and expression. Joining us to talk about it in this hour is lifelong interspiritual practitioner Mirabai Starr. An adjunct professor of philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos, Mirabai is the acclaimed author of God of Love, The Showings of Julian of Norwich, and is the translator of major works of mystics including John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila.

 

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An Hour with Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary

Caer speaks with Noel Paul Stookey, the "Paul" of Peter, Paul & Mary – legendary singer, songwriter and musician who passionately believes in bringing the spiritual into the practice of daily life. Generations have been touched by his enduring classics, including “The Wedding Song” and “In These Times.” Now, at 74, with Betty, his spouse of 48 years, the Stookeys share about their life and what has touched them and upheld them, including music, faith and love.

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On Rumi: An Hour with Jawid Mojaddedi

Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi is associate professor in the Department of Religion at Rutgers University where he offers courses on Rumi, Sufism, and Islam. A native of Afghanistan, he was raised in Great Britain, and continued postdoctoral research at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study. His latest book is Beyond Dogma: Rumi's Teachings on Friendship with God and Early Sufi Theories.

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The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, with Annie Kagan

Join Caer for a spirited talk with Dr. Annie Kagan, author of the book The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death. When her brother Billy died unexpectedly, Annie agreed to accompany him on his journey through the mysteries of death. Enjoy this engaging conversation about the bliss and wonder to come -- a message of hope and humor (and good music).

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The Iona Community

The Isle of Iona is a small island off the west coast of Scotland with a rich spiritual history. As early as the year 563 the Isle was a site for a Celtic monastery. Today the isle is the center of the Iona Community, a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for peace and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship. To learn more about the Iona Community, Caer Hallundbaek speaks with Reverend Kathleen Roney and Reverend Matilda Chase.

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The Jew Named Jesus - With Author Rebekah Simon-Peter

In her new book, The Jew Named Jesus, Rebekah Simon-Peter says that "Jesus was born a Jew, raised a Jew, lived a Jew, died a Jew, and resurrected a Jew. He was no backsliding Jew, but an observant Jew. He honored and observed the Sabbath and the Jewish holidays. But most of all, he honored and observed the Torah, the Hebrew Bible, or what we call the Old Testament. How could he do anything but love his own people?

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Mystical Prayer Across Traditions, with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Ph.D. is an author and teacher in the Naqshbandi Order of Sufism. In recent years the focus of his writing and teaching has been on spiritual responsibility in our present time of transition, and the emerging global consciousness of oneness.  His latest book is Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism, which explores the inner listening of the heart, and the secret of ‘prayer without ceasing’ in which we discover how prayer becomes alive within the heart.

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