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“The Living Room with Gerry Bonds”: Religion is May’s topic

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm •  Published: April 22, 2013
Vered Harris Robin Meyers
Vered Harris Robin Meyers


The May edition of “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” radio program features the topic of organized religion in America.

Guests are Father Tim Luschen, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Oklahoma City, Rabbi Vered Harris of Temple B’nai Israel in Oklahoma City, and the Rev. Robin Meyers, senior minister of Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City.

Details on the program, provided in a news release, are as follows:

Since the selection of Pope Francis as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church, he has fascinated the world with his unique and humble ways.
Catholics appear re-energized about their faith…..but the question remains for ALL organized religions, can they remain relevant in today’s world?
What are the major hurdles facing the Judeo-Christian religions…..and is there any way we can all “agree to disagree” on any of these issues?

Rabbi Harris, Father Tim and Rev. Meyers talk about how each was personally drawn to the clergy.  In addition, they discuss  the basic beliefs of their denominations, the current trends, especially among youth, to remain religiously unaffiliated, and the impact of social media in that regard.  They also address the issue of sexual abuse in the priesthood.

Each guest also stresses the obligation to work for social justice within their denominations, and the need to find ways to work together, despite differences.

This edition of “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” will be broadcast on KOSU public radio (91.7 &107.5 fm) on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday May 7 at 8:30 a.m.  It also streams live on the web at

In addition, it is broadcast twice a month on KCNP (89.5fm) Ada.

It can also be heard on the show’s website:

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Robin Meyers Tim Luschen
Robin Meyers Tim Luschen


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