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  • Alberto La Rosa on Theology of Immigration 

    La Rosa, Alberto; Sanchez, Sara (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2019-05-01)
    Today’s guest is WTS Alumnus and Duke Divinity school Th.D. Candidate, Alberto La Rosa. Alberto’s doctoral work focuses on a theology of immigration, and in this interview he shares why his work is important in today’s ...
  • Sandra McCracken on Songwriting 

    McCracken, Sandra; Gabhart, Jonathan (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2019-04-05)
    This episode features songwriter and worship artist, Sandra McCracken. Sandra joined us during “Doxophilia” – a week-long exploration of worship and worship renewal. WTS alum Rev. Jonathan Gabhart sat down to discuss ...
  • Deanna Thompson on Cancer Stories & the Christian Story 

    Thompson, Deanna A., 1966-; DeVries, Katlyn (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2019-03-07)
    Today’s guest is Dr. Deanna Thompson, professor of religion at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and author of "Glimpsing Resurrection: Cancer, Trauma, and Ministry." Dr. Thompson was diagnosed with metastatic breast ...
  • George Heartwell on Public Theology as Mayor of Grand Rapids 

    Heartwell, George; Swier, Glenn (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2019-01-09)
    A conversation with former Grand Rapids mayor Rev. George Heartwell (WTS '88): “I believe that politics, narrowly defined, has no place in the pulpit. That said, to not preach a prophetic gospel is to diminish and de-fang ...
  • David Dark on Pop-culture and Policy as Liturgy 

    Dark, David, 1969-; Ulmer, Emily (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-12-18)
    Dr. David Dark, author of “Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious,” sits down to discuss public theology, pop-culture as witness, and his belief that “policy is liturgy writ large.”
  • Sami Awad & Jessica Montell on Peace in the Holy Land 

    Cannon, Mae Elise, 1976-; Montell, Jessica; ʻAwaḍ, Sāmī (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-11-16)
    Rev. Dr. Mae Cannon of “Churches for Middle East Peace” interviews two very special guests; Jessica Montell, and Sami Awad. Jessica is an Israeli Jew, and the Executive Director of Hamoked. Sami is a Palestinian Christian ...
  • Commons vol.22 no.3 (June 2019) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2019-06)
    Commencement & Alumni/ae Day, tributes to President Tim Brown upon his retirement, distinguished alumni Tom Boogaart ’75 and Brian Vriesman ’79
  • Commons vol.22 no.2 (March 2019) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2019-03)
    New president announced, Student stories (Linnea Scobey, Bob Ike), Calvin Symposium on Worship, Sabbatical reflection by Dr. Kyle Small, 10 year reunion of first distance-learning grads, Brazil intercultural immersion
  • Commons vol.22 no.1 (Fall 2018) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-11)
    Our New Day Celebration, Tom Boogaart retiring, student story Noelle Jacobs, death of John Hesselink, alumnus story George Boerigter
  • Wes Granberg-Michaelson on public theology & future faith 

    Granberg-Michaelson, Wesley; Small, Kyle J. A. (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-10-30)
    Wes Granberg-Michaelson, author of several books including "Future Faith: Ten Challenges for Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century" sits down with Kyle Small to discuss his start in public theology, his latest book, ...
  • Randy Woodley on indigenous theology & the harmony way 

    Woodley, Randy, 1956-; West, Travis (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2018-10-19)
    Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley, Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture and Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies at Portland Seminary, talks with Dr. Travis West about indigenous theology and what he calls, the ...
  • 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 ...

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