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  • Carlos Colón on music and engaging social issues 

    Colón, Carlos; Figueroa, Larry (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-03-13)
    In this episode, El Salvadorian composer and liturgist, Carlos Colón discusses his harrowing escape from El Salvador, finding a home in the church, and what the role of art is in engaging social issues.
  • Commons vol.21 no.2 (March 2018) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-03)
    President Brown’s retirement announcement, Hispanic Ministry programs using cohorts, student Ruth Estell, millennials in ministry, new alumni council
  • Wendell Kimbrough on civility through the Psalms 

    Kimbrough, Wendell; Bast, Andrew (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-02-23)
    Songwriter and worship leader Wendell Kimbrough discusses how music, and specifically singing the Psalms, can be an outlet for emotion and lament that leads to more fruitful civil dialogue within the church.
  • Jonathan Pennington on civility and the Sermon on the mount 

    Pennington, Jonathan T.; Houlihan, Emily (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-02-07)
    Dr. Jonathan Pennington, Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of "The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary" discusses civility ...
  • Mako Fujimura on 9/11 and civility 

    Fujimura, Makoto, 1960-; Munroe, Jeff (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-01-23)
    In this episode, artist and writer Mako Fujimura reflects on living in New York City during the September 11 terrorist attacks. The events inspired Mako to visit the earlier ground zeros—at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In this ...
  • Dr. Richard Mouw on Christian civility 

    Mouw, Richard J.; Stubbs, David L. (David Leon), 1964- (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-01-08)
    In the first episode of Season 4, Dr. Richard Mouw discusses the importance of civility and civil dialogue in Evangelical Christianity.
  • Kris DePree & Jody Vanderwel on the legacy of Max DePree 

    De Pree, Kris; Vanderwel, Jody; Small, Kyle J. A. (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-12-14)
    In the final episode of Season 3, Kris DePree and Jody Vanderwel discuss the faith legacy of their father, Max DePree–renowned leader, author, and former CEO of Herman Miller. “What drove him was his belief that everyone ...
  • 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 ...

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