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  • Robert Van Voorst on "Commonly Misunderstood Verses of the Bible" 

    Van Voorst, Robert E.; Lopez-Koolhaas, Janelle (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-11-15)
    In this episode, WTS professor of New Testament Dr. Robert Van Voorst discusses his latest book, Commonly Misunderstood Verses of the Bible: What They Really Mean.
  • Dr. Mark Noll on the Reformation 

    Noll, Mark A., 1946-; Baer, Marc (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-10-31)
    Happy #ReformationDay! Today marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and we're commemorating with esteemed American Historian, Dr. Mark Noll! If you listen closely, you might even catch the topic for next season...
  • Dr. Kristen Deede Johnson on faith and justice 

    Johnson, Kristen Deede; Small, Kyle J. A. (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-10-24)
    In this episode, Dr. Kristen Deede Johnson discusses her award-winning book "The Justice Calling: Where Passion meets Perseverance," and what justice and righteousness look like in our lives and vocations.
  • Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah on faith & vocation 

    Rah, Soong-Chan; Johnson, Kristen Deede (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-10-06)
    In this episode Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah discusses his own faith journey and how it influences his work in justice and racial reconciliation in the church.
  • Josh Larsen & Eric Kuiper on faith & film 

    Larsen, Josh, 1974-; Kuiper, Eric (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-09-18)
    In this episode, Josh Larsen and Eric Kuiper sat down to talk about Josh's new book "Movies are Prayers" and a have a conversation about the relationship of film and faith. Josh is the editor of Think Christian, an online ...
  • Eric Sarwar on faith and music 

    Sarwar, Eric; Vlisides, James (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-09-05)
    Pakistani ethnomusicologist Eric Sarwar shares how his Christian faith has influenced his work, and what he is doing to connect with Muslim neighbors in his country using the Psalms.
  • Sarah Arthur on faith & literature 

    Arthur, Sarah; Strong, Marijke (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-08-17)
    In this episode, Rev. Marijke Strong asks author Sarah Arthur about her love of fiction literature and how that plays into her faith and her call as a writer.
  • Elizabeth Palmer & Dwight Baker on Christian publishing 

    Baker, Dwight; Palmer, Elizabeth (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-07-27)
    In this episode, Dwight Baker, CEO/President of Baker Publishing and Elizabeth Palmer, books editor at The Christian Century discuss faith and the Christian publishing industry.
  • Isaac Wardell and David Bailey on faith & work 

    Wardell, Isaac; Bailey, David (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-07-13)
    Isaac Wardell of Bifrost Arts and David Bailey of Arrabon discuss what Faith and Vocation means to them during the Calvin Symposium on Worship.
  • Barbara Brown Taylor on faith & writing 

    Taylor, Barbara Brown; Anderson, Isaac (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-06-21)
    New York Times Best-selling author and Episcopal priest, Barbara Brown Taylor, sits down with fellow writer Isaac Anderson to discuss writing as an act of faith.
  • Rachel Held Evans on being the spiritual voice of a collective 

    Evans, Rachel Held, 1981-; Nelson, Roger (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-06-02)
    In the final episode of Season 2, New York Times best-selling author and speaker Rachel Held Evans sits down with Rev. Roger Nelson at the 2017 Writer’s Workshop to answer, “What is it like to be the spiritual voice of a ...
  • Edith Humphrey and John Thompson on tradition and the centrality of Scripture 

    Humphrey, Edith McEwan; Thompson, John Lee (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-05-23)
    In this episode, theologians Edith M. Humphrey and John L. Thompson discuss the question, “Does church tradition undermine the centrality and authority of scripture?”
  • Daniel Castelo on the problem of evil 

    Castelo, Daniel, 1978-; Billings, J. Todd (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-05-01)
    In this episode, Dr. J. Todd Billings sat down with Dr. Daniel Castelo, Associate Professor of Theology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, WA, and author of “The Apathetic God,” and “Pentecostalism as a Christian ...
  • Alison Adam & Greg Scheer on global music 

    Adam, Alison; Sheer, Greg (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-04-05)
    In this episode, Alison Adam and Greg Scheer discuss the question, “How can Global Music in Western Worship be done authentically and respectfully?” This episode was filmed at the Calvin Symposium on Worship.
  • Jared Ayers on seeker comprehensibility 

    Ayers, Jared; DeGroat, Chuck (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-03-22)
    On this episode, church planter and pastor of Liberti Church Philadelphia Jared Ayers discusses the difference between seeker comprehensibility and seeker sensitivity and how his church is attempting to accomplish the former.
  • John Witvliet on worship renewal 

    Witvliet, John D.; Rienstra, Ron, 1965- (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-03-06)
    In this episode, Dr. John Witvliet, Director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, discusses changes and renewal in the art and practice of church worship.
  • Anne Zaki on the church in the East and the West 

    Zaki, Anne; Rice, Megan (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-02-15)
    In episode 2.4, Anne Zaki, assistant professor of practical theology at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, offers strengths of the church in the West and the church in the East and suggests ways we can learn ...
  • Makoto Fujimura on Art and Trauma 

    Fujimura, Makoto, 1960-; Rienstra, Debra (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-02-02)
    In episode 2.3, world renowned artist, writer, and speaker Makoto Fujimura shares about the connection between art and trauma, and being an advisor on Martin Scorsese's latest film, Silence.
  • Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas on Clergy Burnout 

    Thomas, Frank A. (Frank Anthony), 1955-; Ellis, James (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-01-16)
    In episode 2.2, Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas discusses ways to practice self-care in a highly demanding, instant gratification culture where clergy burn-out is common.
  • Timothy Brown on why Scripture memorization matters 

    Brown, Timothy L.; Brown, Jon (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-01-03)
    In the heartwarming first episode of season 2, WTS President Timothy Brown is interviewed by his son, Pastor Jon Brown, about the importance of scripture memorization for our lives and ministries.

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