Progressive Spirit:Atheists and Believers. Can we Talk?! 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Progressive Spirit  Atheists and Believers. Can we Talk?!  From God to Godless, Drew Bekius, has left Christianity but wants to build bridges of understanding between atheists and believers 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
John Shuck  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
Drew Bekius was a true believer. He prayed the sinners prayer when he was three and was immersed in evangelical Christianity, starting an award-winning ministry in his high school. He became a minister and a leader and he was skilled at the job.

But a few years ago, the edifice began to crack. He realized he no longer could believe the things he needed to believe in order to be a minister. Now he no longer holds belief in God or Jesus or the church. He is now a humanist coach and is the president of The Clergy Project. The Clergy Project is online community for former and active religious professionals who no longer hold supernatural beliefs. In many ways Drew is still a minister at heart. He is a caring, thoughtful person who wants to help people overcome stereotypes and to understand each other even when they might not agree. In particular, he wants atheists and Christians to talk to each other.

He and John Shuck discuss his journey and his new mission that he outlines in his book, "The Rise and Fall of Faith: A God-to-Godless Story for Christians and Atheists."
Drew Bekius, President of the Clergy Project and author of "The Rise and Fall of Faith: A God to Godless Story for Christians and Atheists" 
Notes: Credits:
:00 - :01. Billboard
In cue: "(Music) Drew Bekius was a fervent believer ."
Out cue: "Stay with us..." (music fade)

:01 - :02. Music Break. John Lennon, Gimme Some Truth

:02 - 28:50 Segment A
In cue: "For the Pacifica Radio Network..."
Out cue: "Stay with us."

28:50 - 29:50 Music Break Guy Davis, We All Need More Kindness in this World
In cue: (One second silence)
Out cue: (One second silence)

29:50 " 54:00 Segment B
In cue: "This is Progressive Spirit. Progressive Spirit Dot Net.
Out cue: "Be well." (music out)


John Lennon, "Gimme Some Truth"; Power to the People The Hits Remastered; 2010; EMI

Guy Davis, "We All Need More Kindness in this World"; These Times We're Living In--A Red House Anthology; 2005; Red House Records
Religion in Society | Atheism | Christianity  
Version 1: PS 68 Drew Bekius   
Total Length (HH:MM:SS)
54 minute broadcast ready 
Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  KBOO Portland  06-09-2017  English 
Segment Length
File Info
PS68BekiusProgram  160Kbps mp3 (61.8MB) Stereo 
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