An absolutely charged up podcast from NPR features Christopher Hitchens , along with guests Stephan Munsey and Bill Leonard (my Church History II prof way back in 1979). I can see the qualities that James K.A. Smith finds attractive in listening to Hitchens. I may yet decide to get the audio book of God is Not Great (I can get it with my audible.com membership). But go and listen to this. Great stuff.
JKA Smith’s last post bemoans how Hitchens “must need some cash” based on the people he’s chosen to appear with since the publicity for this book began. (see Fors Clavigera: Hitchens’ Decline )
“I do think [the book] gives a short shrift to the dissenting Christians.” Bill Leonard
Christopher Hitchens, Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair and author of the book, “god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.”
Stephan Munsey, Senior Pastor of the Family Christian Center, which has 10,000 members and author of “Unleashing Your God-Given Dreams.”
Bill Leonard, Professor of Church History and Dean of the Divinity School at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.