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Inner Compass
Home Page: http://www.calvin.edu/innercompass
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Thursday, October 2, 2014
12:30 PM
Rethinking Life After Death
Anglican bishop N. T. Wright, who has written over 50 books on understanding New Testament Scriptures and who Newsweek calls "the world's leading New Testament scholar," discusses his conclusions about what the Bible says about heaven, hell, and what he calls life after life after death. Karen Saupe hosts.



Sunday, October 5, 2014
6:00 AM
Rootedness: Beyond Skin-Deep
When called upon to define who we are, not many think to mention our land and neighbors. But it wasn't always that way. Willie Jennings, Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School, invites a return to the rootedness that communities used to enjoy. His book The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, suggests connections should grow from shared spaces--not shared attributes such as skin color and that Christians need to be modeling this. Karen Saupe hosts.



Tuesday, October 7, 2014
2:30 AM
The Seven Deadly Sins
We see the "seven deadly sins" in board games and fashion magazines, but the List's purpose through the centuries has been to direct our hearts toward the things we all long for love, integrity, and freedom. Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, author of Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and their Remedies, considers the true definitions of these timeless--and often misunderstood--pitfalls. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.



Thursday, October 9, 2014
12:30 PM
Wage Theft
It is illegal to steal from your workplace; yet across the nation, employers are stealing from their employees every day. Practices such as withholding tips, bouncing paychecks, hiring employees as "independent contractors," and refusing a final paycheck are surprisingly common. Kim Bobo, executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice and author of Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Americans are Not Getting Paid-and What We Can Do About It, describes the scene. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.



Sunday, October 12, 2014
6:00 AM
Are Adolescents Abandoned?
Do we really know what our teens think and feel? Or do they just give us the answers we want? Chap Clark, professor of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers, has research that says teens are on rough seas without a rudder while adults rush them around, distracted by their own agendas. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.



Tuesday, October 14, 2014
2:30 AM
Ready for Robots?
As people have fewer phone conversations, choosing instead to use texts and on-line social networking, anthropologist Sherry Turkle has noticed something. Director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and the Self, she researches how people interact with experimental sociable robots. People are growing more receptive to robots taking the place of some human relationships as we become more accustomed to our narrowing human interactions. Hear this and other observations from her book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Karen Saupe hosts.



Thursday, October 16, 2014
12:30 PM
Healthier Healthcare Environments
When we think of the need for an improved healthcare system, often the focus is on the patients' experience. But there can be no strength of care if the caregivers themselves are discouraged to the point of exhaustion. Bonnie Wesorick, founder of the Clinical Practice Model Resource Center, describes how a healthy work culture should feel. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.



Sunday, October 19, 2014
6:00 AM
Escaping North Korea
It's a country where a bowl of rice is an extravagance for many citizens, and where reading the Bible or stepping on a photo of the supreme leader can land you in jail. Mike Kim knew little of North Korea when he first visited, but once he learned, he could never forget. Hear about his response and the hundreds of defectors he's been able to help, as described in his memoir Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive Country. Karen Saupe hosts.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014
2:30 AM
Rethinking Life After Death
Anglican bishop N. T. Wright, who has written over 50 books on understanding New Testament Scriptures and who Newsweek calls "the world's leading New Testament scholar," discusses his conclusions about what the Bible says about heaven, hell, and what he calls life after life after death. Karen Saupe hosts.



Thursday, October 23, 2014
12:30 PM
X Prize: Spurring Scientific Innovation
There's nothing like some prize money to get things moving. Ask Charles Lindbergh and his Spirit of St. Louis, or Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation. Author of Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, Diamandis believes human innovation can overcome any hurdle- -especially when the competitive spirit gets involved. He describes scientific breakthroughs of the past and future, incentivized by the 10 million dollar X Prize for the benefit of humanity. Karen Saupe hosts.



Sunday, October 26, 2014
6:00 AM
Molestation: Breaking The Silence
Molestation is a life-altering trauma that 1 in 5 American children experience, yet it rarely comes up in conversation. Survivor Nicole Braddock Bromley started an organization called OneVOICE Enterprises to break the silence in our families and in society. She discusses conversations she has had with hundreds of victims on her speaking tours, and experiences related in her books, including Hush: Moving from Silence to Healing after Childhood Sexual Abuse. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.



Tuesday, October 28, 2014
2:30 AM
Healthier Healthcare Environments
When we think of the need for an improved healthcare system, often the focus is on the patients' experience. But there can be no strength of care if the caregivers themselves are discouraged to the point of exhaustion. Bonnie Wesorick, founder of the Clinical Practice Model Resource Center, describes how a healthy work culture should feel. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.



Thursday, October 30, 2014
12:30 PM
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a remarkable young theologian and pastor in World War II Germany who joined the Resistance in several plots to assassinate Hitler. His devotional books are still best sellers today. That's because, according to Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer was also a prophet. Metaxas, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, explains that term and what it means for all of us. Shirley Hoogstra hosts.