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JOHN SPONG WILLIE NELSON ENCYCLOPEDIA

My Top Five Records

As season two continues, I am stoked to have John Spong on the show today.  He was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2009 and twice won the Texas Institute of Letters’ O. Henry Award for Magazine Journalism. He is the author of A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove and his stories have been collected in Best Food Writing and The Best American Sports Writing.  He’s got two boys named Willie Mo and Leon. Spong is a native Austinite and in my opinion, a walking Willie Nelson encyclopedia.  I say this not only because he pretty much invented the Texas Monthly issue on Willie but also I have listened to every episode of his podcast called One By Willie where he has a notable Willie fan talk about their favorite Willie song.  Check it out, it is WILLIE cool.  My favorite episode is season two’s podcast with Don Was.  Another one of my heroes. And because he knows so much about Willie, today’s podcast we each picked our favorite three Willie records and discussed them. If you don’t mind heading over to Apple podcasts and giving us a review, we’d sure appreciate it awful good! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/my-top-five-records/id1494022573 Cheers! https://thebiggunshow.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thebiggunshowband/ https://www.instagram.com/thebiggunshowband/ https://www.youtube.com/thebiggunshowband

1hr 3mins

1 Jun 2021

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Bishop John Spong On Interpreting The Gospels

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)

Controversial Bishop John Spong has written another book, "Liberating The Gospels", the sub-title of which is "Reading The Bible With Jewish Eyes". In it, he says that because the Gospels were written by Jews in a midrashic style, the stories should not be taken as literal narratives but rather as portraits to capture the impact of Jesus. (Originally aired February 1997)

25mins

24 Feb 2012

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Bishop John Spong On Interpreting The Gospels

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Audio)

Controversial Bishop John Spong has written another book, "Liberating The Gospels", the sub-title of which is "Reading The Bible With Jewish Eyes". In it, he says that because the Gospels were written by Jews in a midrashic style, the stories should not be taken as literal narratives but rather as portraits to capture the impact of Jesus. (Originally aired February 1997)

25mins

24 Feb 2012

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Bishop John Spong on his memoir "Here I Stand".

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)

Liberal Bishop John Spong has often caused controversy for encouraging people to challenge biblical interpretations and re-think religious tenets. He believes the invasion of the church by religious fundamentalists is driving away many of the more liberal-minded church-goers. In his childhood in the southern U.S. in the 1930s, he witnessed racism and that made him vow to end all forms of discrimination in the church. His memoir is called "Here I Stand". (Originally aired May 2000)

25mins

12 Jan 2012

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Bishop John Spong on his memoir "Here I Stand".

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Audio)

Liberal Bishop John Spong has often caused controversy for encouraging people to challenge biblical interpretations and re-think religious tenets. He believes the invasion of the church by religious fundamentalists is driving away many of the more liberal-minded church-goers. In his childhood in the southern U.S. in the 1930s, he witnessed racism and that made him vow to end all forms of discrimination in the church. His memoir is called "Here I Stand". (Originally aired May 2000)

25mins

12 Jan 2012

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Bishop John Spong on the bible as a source of truth

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)

Bishop John Spong's provocative book is "The Sins of Scripture." In it, Bishop Spong deplores the way the bible has been used to justify most of the world's evils; from gender inequality, homosexuality and child abuse, to capital punishment, the environment, and birth control. In the interview, he discusses the rise of muslim fundamentalism and laments that congregations at mainstream churches are in freefall. (Originally aired May 2005)

15mins

19 Sep 2011

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Bishop John Spong on the bible as a source of truth

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Audio)

Bishop John Spong's provocative book is "The Sins of Scripture." In it, Bishop Spong deplores the way the bible has been used to justify most of the world's evils; from gender inequality, homosexuality and child abuse, to capital punishment, the environment, and birth control. In the interview, he discusses the rise of muslim fundamentalism and laments that congregations at mainstream churches are in freefall. (Originally aired May 2005)

15mins

19 Sep 2011

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John Spong - Jesus for the Non-Religious

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Audio)

To some he's a visionary who wants to reform Christianity. To others he's a heretic, out to destroy the Church. John Spong's latest book is called "Jesus for the Non-Religious".

27mins

2 Feb 2008