Context with Lorna Dueck is a weekly, half-hour, independently produced television program. The program presents “life beyond the headlines,” exploring news and current affairs stories from a Christian world view. Journalist and host Lorna Dueck and the Context with Lorna Dueck team dig behind the headlines to investigate those points at which news and spirituality converge, to illuminate God’s involvement in the issues and events of our day.
THIS SUNDAY ON CONTEXT (Aug. 16, 2015 at 12:30pm ET/9:30am PT): VAMPIRES, ANNE RICE AND JESUS
No one does life and death, lovers and vampires, quite like Anne Rice. Just ask any of her legion of readers- they aren’t hard to find. Rice’s novels- including the celebrated VAMPIRE CHRONICLES- have sold upwards of 100 million copies. Having covered an eclectic mix of Gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica, Rice says she loves Jesus, but has removed herself from the church.
WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE: FIELDS OF BLOOD: RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE The combination of religion and violence is almost as old as, well, religion and violence. And just as old is the debate about cause and effect. Is it geopolitics or faith that enflames violence? Join Lorna as she talks with historian Karen Armstrong whose latest book tackles this ever-timely question. Then, meet a Christian church moderator from India who cites the need for freedom of conscience in the world’s largest democracy.
The program first aired as a stand-alone production in 2003, under the name Listen Up TV. Context with Lorna Dueck is a live-to-tape, interactive show with a studio audience that is part of the production. With the help of interactive polling, the studio audience votes and their responses are integrated into the episode. Viewers at home are also asked to participate in the polls. To book tickets for the studio audience, email [email protected].
Lorna Dueck is an award winning journalist and leading analyst on faith and public life in Canada. Known for her hard-hitting faith-focused journalism, Dueck currently writes about faith and public life for the Globe and Mail and was the creator, host and executive producer of Listen Up TV from which, Context has evolved.