Rabbi David Krishef

Dec 18, 2017

Rabbi David Krishef joins us this week and next week on Common Threads to share a personal story.  

Rabbi Krishef is the rabbi of Congregation Ahavas Israel, a Conservative synagogue in Grand Rapids, Michigan and blogs at He created, coordinates and writes for the popular weekly “Ethics and Religion Talk” column for and the Grand Rapids Press.   Rabbi Krishef is active in the West Michigan interfaith movement and helped form an interfaith clergy council that meets in Grand Rapids.

Religion 101

Dec 15, 2017
Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Religion 101 a spotlight on interfaith with guests from the Kaufman Interfaith Institute. Today, Dr. Doug Kindschi, Reverend Robert Linstrom and Rabbi Michael Schadick discuss the holiday season.

Religion 101

Nov 17, 2017
Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Religion 101, guests join us in studio on behalf of the Kaufmann Interfaith Institute. Today, Douglas Kindschi, Claire Minnis and Kyle Kooyers discuss two events coming  this weekend to celebrate interfaith and thanksgiving.

A national Muslim-Jewish alliance formed to fight hate crimes and forge better ties between them is branching out to build on its mission. The Muslim Jewish Advisory Council met Tuesday in Detroit suburb of Dearborn, one of the largest and oldest communities of Arabs and Muslims in the United States. 

John Morehead

Sep 11, 2017

John Morehead is our guest.  John is the Director of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy and the Western Institute for Intercultural Studies.  He joins us to talk about a recent event he was involved in at Calvin Theological Seminary, A Consultation of Evangelical Leaders.

John Morehead co-editor and contributing author for ‘Encountering New Religious Movements’ and editor of ‘Beyond the Burning Times a Pagan and Christian in Dialogue.’

Religion 101

Jul 21, 2017
Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Religion 101, guests in studio from the Kaufmann Interfaith Institute, including Dr. Douglas Kindschi and Katie Gordon. Today we discuss summer activities and a time of transition.

Mark Nepo

May 8, 2017

Poet, teacher, and storyteller Mark Nepo returns to Common Threads to discuss his work and one of his most recent books, The One Life We’re Given.

Mark Nepo has published eighteen books and recorded thirteen audio projects. In 2016, he was named by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People, and was also chosen as one of OWN's SuperSoul 100, a group of inspired leaders using their gifts and voices to elevate humanity.

Religion 101

Apr 21, 2017

Religion 101 with guests in studio on behalf of the Kaufmann Interfaith Institute.

Religion 101

Mar 17, 2017
Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Religion 101, a monthly conversation with guests from the Kaufmann Interfaith Institute. We talk with Katie Gordon and John Luke Hawkins about the topics of serving as an Ambassador and we talk about the upcoming Sigal Lecture.

Religion 101

Feb 17, 2017
Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Religion 101, every month sharing the happenings of the Kaufmann Interfaith Institute. Today we’re joined by Dr. Douglas Kindschi, Kyle Kooyers, and special guest Dr. Ali Metwalli, President At-Tawheed Mosque.