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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.