Faith/Religion
8:44 am
Sat September 22, 2012

Environment, atheism key contemporary religious issues

Religion was one of those things Cliff Cain's mother raised him not to talk about in public – that, along with politics and sex.

With religion alone, he's breaking that rule – in his words, "Religion is as polarizing as politics and as passionate as sex."

Cain is a religious studies professor at Westminster College in Fulton, and he was the chair of the committee for the school's annual symposium. This year, the topic was religion, and more than 40 experts came to give lectures and facilitate discussions. 

I sat down with Cain to talk about what he sees as key religious issues. In this week's faith and values update, we hear just what those issues are. 

This show is produced in partnership with ColumbiaFAVS, mid-Missouri's source for news about faith and values.