Radio personality to speak to Tusculum College Honors Program students

Posted on 02 December 2013 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Students in the Tusculum College Honors Program will have the opportunity to hear from and question, the Rev. John Shuck, who will be a guest lecturer in Honors 101, Quest for Meaning course on Thursday, Dec. 5.

Shuck is the voice of the WETS program “Religion for Life,” which focuses on religious discussion and how it relates to everyday life events such as politics, science and other common topics. Shuck has five years of radio experience and 21 years of ministry experience. For the class, the discussion topic will be “Progressive Christianity.” The students will have recently read “Passion of the Christian Mind” by Richard Tarnas, which addresses this topic.

Rev. John Shuck’s program “Religion for Life” can be found on WETS 98.5 on Sundays at 2 p.m. “Religion for Life” explores the intersection of religion, social justice and public life from an educational point of view.

He also serves as minister at First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary

“This is an opportunity for our students to engage with a real-world expert on what they are discussing and reading in the program,” said Dr. Tom Harlow, associate professor of psychology and director of the Honors Program. “In his career he has had the opportunity to interview a number of prominent philosophers and theologians and can share those perspectives and insights as well.”

The Tusculum College Honors program is designed to challenge and enhance the learning process for talented students dedicated to academic excellence. The program offers unique courses including honors versions of general education courses, selected departmental courses with honors options and semester-long seminars with talented faculty and gifted peers. The program’s goal is to help bright students hone their intellectual abilities and develop strong leadership skills through a variety of experiences.

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