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  • Ben Conner on "Disabling Mission, Enabling Witness" 

    Conner, Benjamin T.; Oosting, Shari (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-10-02)
    In this episode, WTS professor of practical theology and director of the graduate certificate in disability and ministry, Dr. Ben Conner sits down with Shari Oosting to discuss his new book, "Disabling Mission, Enabling ...
  • Sarah Arthur on Madeleine L'engle's Spiritual Legacy 

    Arthur, Sarah; Munroe, Jeff (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-09-17)
    In this episode, Sarah Arthur, who recently published the book “A Light so Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L'Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time,” sits down with Jeff Munroe to talk about writing this book in light ...
  • Dr. John Swinton on "Becoming friends of time" 

    Swinton, John, 1957-; Conner, Benjamin T. (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-09-06)
    In this episode, Dr. Ben Conner sits down with Dr. John Swinton, author and scholar in disability studies and professor at the University of Aberdeen, to discuss his newest book, "Becoming Friends of Time."
  • John Bell on civility and worship 

    Bell, John L. (John Lamberton), 1949-; Rienstra, Ron, 1965- (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-05-17)
    This episode features Scottish worship leader and liturgist, John Bell. Dr. Ron Rienstra sat down with John to discuss how worship and story can connect us despite divisions.
  • Commons vol.21 no.3 (June 2018) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-06)
    Commencement, Friendship House Friends graduate, Alumni Day, Distinguished Alumnus Dave Bast ’76, Dr. Bob Van Voorst retiring
  • Kevin Cloud on God & Hamilton 

    Cloud, Kevin; Small, Lindsay (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-05-04)
    “These moments happen on stage where the entire atmosphere in the theater changes and you can feel it. You can feel a weight, and a presence. And I would say you feel the presence of God." -Kevin Cloud, author of “God and ...
  • Deirdre Johnston & Dennis Voskuil on the virtues of public discourse 

    Johnston, Dierdre Dale; Voskuil, Dennis, 1944- (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-04-18)
    This episode features Hope College professor Dr. Deirdre Johnston and Hope interim president, Dr. Dennis Voskuil. In today’s polarized age, these two and others at Hope College are striving to make dialogue civil again, ...
  • Tinyiko Maluleke on Nelson Mandela & hope 

    Maluleke, Samuel Tinyiko; Kingdom-Grier, Denise (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-04-05)
    Who could be a better representation of the power of civility than Nelson Mandela? Today’s guest is WTS alumni and South African theologian, Dr. Tinyiko Maluleke, who is working on a book about Nelson Mandela and hope. ...
  • Davey Henreckson on civility and dissent 

    Henreckson, David P.; Johnson, Kathryn M. (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-03-27)
    Dr. Davey Henreckson specializes in moral theology, and is currently working on a book entitled, "The Immortal Commonwealth: Covenant, Community, and Political Resistance in Early Reformed Thought." WTS student Katy Johnson ...
  • 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.

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