This Sunday.

A Christian, a Muslim, and a BYU graduate walk into a bar.

And that’s just the first guy.

And it’s not a bar, so much as it is Sunday’s episode of Outlook Portland.

Sorry.

Believers and non-believers alike spend untold millions of hours debating the meaning of certain scriptural passages…and the true teachings of certain faiths. It often seems that religions -like the political parties they so closely resemble- are puzzle pieces that can never be brought together, because no one can agree on the shape.

On Sunday’s Outlook Portland (Sunday at 6:30am, on NW32 TV), we’ll have a fascinating -and surprisingly funny- discussion with a man who is attempting the seemingly impossible: the definitive explanation and integration of numerous faiths.

Nader Pourhassan, Ph.D. was born and raised in Tehran, Iran and raised to be “a fanatical supporter of Islam.” He moved to the United States when he was fourteen years old and has spent the last twenty years researching the Koran and the Bible in depth. Along the way, he attended Brigham Young University on a martial-arts scholarship, married a Catholic girl who was also attending the heavily-Mormon college, and he witnessed the front-line combat of the Iran-Iraq war.

He will also tell an utterly fantastic story about religious revelation, and how it led him to…a McDonald’s.

Like 99.9% of all deep thinkers worth knowing, he, of course, resides here in Portland. His most recent book is God’s Scripture: A Faithful Comparison, and he’ll be our guest on Sunday’s Outlook Portland.

The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: The Last Son of Krypton, Superman.

Outlook Portland
, Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV…the home of Gossip Girl, Melrose, and Rick Emerson.
NEXT WEEK: Hugh Rowland, star of The History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers and author of On Thin Ice: Breakdowns, Whiteouts, and Survival on the World’s Deadliest Roads.

IN TWO WEEKS: Founder and Editor of Burnside Review, poet Sid Miller.

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