• 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Justo González on making history come alive 

      González, Justo L.; Komline, Han-luen Kantzer (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2016-11-10)
      On this episode, Han-luen Kantzer-Komline sat down with Rev. Dr. Justo L González, a prominent author and church historian. Dr. González shared about his love for history and the ways he makes that history come alive for others.
    • Keith Johnson on “Theology as discipleship” 

      Johnson, Keith L.; Billings, J. Todd (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2016-09-22)
      J. Todd Billings sat down with Keith Johnson, Associate professor of Theology at Wheaton College, to discuss Keith's new book "Theology as Discipleship."
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Kyle Meyaard-Schaap on Young Evangelicals for Climate Action 

      Meyaard-Schaap, Kyle; Boogaart, Thomas Arthur (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2016-11-02)
      In this episode, Professor Tom Boogaart sat down with Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, a WTS graduate and the National Organizer & Spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA), to discuss why young people, and Christians ...
    • Lisa Sharon Harper 

      Harper, Lisa Sharon; Kingdom-Grier, Denise (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2016-08-31)
      Rev. Denise Kingdom-Grier sat down with Lisa Sharon Harper, Chief Church Engagement Officer at Sojourners, during Lisa's book tour promoting "The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right."
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • Marilyn McEntyre on how to play with a poem 

      McEntyre, Marilyn Chandler, 1949-; Munroe, Jeff (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2016-09-19)
      In this episode, Jeff Munroe talks to writer and professor of medical humanities at the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre about her rules for “how to play with a poem.”
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Rawee Bunupuradah 

      Bunupuradah, Rawee; DeGroat, Chuck (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2016-08-30)
      In this episode, Chuck DeGroat interviews Rawee Bunupuradah, a church planter working in Bangkok, Thailand.
    • Rebecca Deng on stories of a refugee 

      Deng, Rebecca; Brandsen, Jenna (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2016-10-24)
      In this episode, Jenna Brandsen sat down with Rebecca Deng, a former refugee who is one of the “Lost Girls” of South Sudan. Rebecca shared about her experience as a refugee in the US, and shared how the church can help ...
    • 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.
    • 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.