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  • 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.