Ian Punnett Discusses New Book

May 16, 2013

Ian Punnett is a 38-year radio veteran, a host of the popular Coast to Coast AM radio program and a deacon in the Episcopal Church.  He is also an author, having penned the new book, "How To Pray When You're Pissed at God...Or Anyone Else For That Matter."  Punnett shared details of a medical condition which has prompted him to decide to leave the air.

Pine Ridge Pilgrimage Of Trust

Apr 19, 2013

A stage in the "pilgrimage of trust on the earth" will be held in Red Shirt, a tiny village at the edge of the Badlands on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation from May 24-27.  The outdoor gathering will include meditative prayer three times a day, Bible study, workshops, small group sharing and meals together, provided by the local Lakota people.  Rev.

Selecting A New Pope

Feb 25, 2013

Cardinals from around the world have begun gathering in Rome to greet Pope Benedict XVI before he retires on Thursday.  The cardinals will meet to discuss when to begin the conclave to elect his successor.  Dr. Helen Ciernick, Assistant Professor of Theology and co-chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Mt. Marty College in Yankton, and Dr. Paul Anders, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and co-chair of the Department of Philosophy talk about the election of a new Pope and Pope Benedict's place in history.

Makers: Presentation Sisters

Jan 14, 2013

In February, PBS airs a special series called Makers.  It's about women in the United States who make a difference in their profession.  This week, Dakota Midday is featuring women in South Dakota who have made a difference.  Karl Gehrke visited with Sister JoAnn Sturzl and Sister Lois Ann Sargent on Monday in the first of this week-long series.  The Presentation Sisters have a long history in South Dakota with ministries dedicated to education and healing.

"Christianity After Religion"

Nov 6, 2012

Diana Butler Bass will discuss the topics of her latest book, "Christianity After Religion: The End of the Church and the Birth of New Spiritual Awakening," at a conference this weekend in Sioux Falls.  Butler Bass is an author, speaker and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture.  She currently blogs for Huffington Post and Washington Post OnFaith and is a contributing editor at Sojourners magazine.