Poverty in America
Executive Director, Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless
January 25, 2013 - Rev. Dr. Ralph Basui Watkins sits alongside a panel of front line community leaders, to discuss poverty in American and Atlanta, its scope, solutions and how you can be involved. Hear first hand from Anita Beatty and Renee Snead, two homeless advocates who confront poverty daily.
U.S. Presidential Race
Pastor Billy Honor
New Life Presbyterian Church
November 15, 2012 - The November 2012 edition of Religion Roundtable will look at the results of the US Presidential race, as it applies to and intersects with religious themes and issues. Our host, Dr. Ralph Basui Watkins, Associate Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Columbia Theological Seminary, will speak with a metro area scholar and others, to assess the impact of the election.
The Evangelical Vote
Professor of Christian Ethics, Mercer University
October 18, 2012 - As the November election for the US Presidency nears, AIB's Religion Roundtable host, Dr. Ralph Basui Watkins, Associate Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Columbia Theological Seminary explores the intersection of faith and politics with Dr. David Gushee, Professor of Christian Ethics, Mercer University, McAfee School of Theology. Rev. Gushee, a Christian scholar, teacher, activist, and churchman, serves as Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University where he also chairs the Mercer Lyceum initiative on rebuilding democracy.
Religion In Politics
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
September 20, 2012 - AIB's Religion Roundtable explores the role of religion in politics -- and vice versa -- with dynamic show host Rev. Dr. Ralph Watkins, Assoc. Professor at Columbia Theological Seminary. Rev. Watkins talks with Bill Maycock, a representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Rev. Billy Honor of New Life Presbyterian Church.
Gulbarg Singh Basi
Member of the Sikh Gurdwara
August 16, 2012 - Religion Roundtable grapples with the recent act of domestic terrorism aimed at the Sikh community in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as AIB welcomes the program's new host, Dr. Ralph Basui Watkins. Dr. Watkins, an Associate Professor at Columbia Theological Seminar, talks with Dr. Gulbarg Singh Basi, a member of the metro Atlanta Sikh community along with freelance reporter/producer Audrey Galex, who recently covered the Sikh community for AIB. Together, they reflect on the Sikh community in particular, and hate crimes aimed at religious communities in general, as they examine ways people can confront intolerance and bigotry.
The Issue of Guns and Violence
Rev. Frank Brown
President, Concerned Black Clergy
March 22, 2013 - As the nation discusses issues of guns and violence, where is the voice of the church? What has the church been saying? What is the church thinking about? On this edition of Religion Roundtable, Dr. David Gushee, Professor of Christian Ethics, Mercer University and Rev. Frank Brown, President of Concerned Black Clergy, join Dr. Ralph Basui Watkins to talk about the issue of guns and violence.
Women in Ministry
Rev. Juanita Vinson
Seminary Student, Interdenominational Theological Center
March 8, 2013 - As a preview to his upcoming documentary, "She is the Pastor", Dr. Ralph Watkins speaks with Interdenominational Theological Center Seminary Student, Rev. Juanita Vinson, and Lucy Strong, Seminarian at Columbia Theological Seminary, about being called to ministry and their seminary experiences.
The Resignation of the Pope
Professor of Church History at ITC
February 22, 2013 - The resignation of the Pope is discussed and what impact will it it have on the Catholic community and people of faith. Ralph Watkins discusses this top with Father Paul A. Burke, Chair of Faculty of Theology of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Mark Ellingsen, Professor of Church History at ITC.
The African American Church
Artist and Peace Ambassador
February 8, 2013 - On this edition of Religion Roundtable, Dr. Ralph Watkins speaks with Pastor Marlin Harris, Sr. Pastor of New Life Church in Decatur, GA and artist and peace ambassador, Yani Davis - two new and rising voices in the African-American church. They discuss the future of the African American church.