• 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."
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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.”
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Dr. Amanda Drury on Testimony, Innovation, and Youth Ministry 

      Drury, Amanda; Oosting, Shari (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2019-08-15)
      Today’s guest is Dr. Amanda Drury, Director of Vision and Innovation at The Brain Kitchen in Marion, Indiana. Dr. Drury is also Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Indiana Wesleyan University where she writes and ...
    • Lisa Sharon Harper on patriarchy, reparations, & orthodoxy 

      Harper, Lisa Sharon; Kingdom-Grier, C.J. (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2019-10-04)
      Today’s guest is speaker, writer and activist, Lisa Sharon Harper. Lisa is the Chief Church Engagement Officer at Sojourners and has written extensively on shalom and governance, immigration reform, health care reform, ...
    • Dr. Leah Gunning Francis on faith following Ferguson 

      Gunning Francis, Leah; Small, Kyle J. A. (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2019-12-25)

      When it comes to the work of racial justice, this year’s Stoutemire lecturer Dr. Leah Gunning Francis says two things the church needs are courage, and the will to listen.

      “The dominant narrative in our world is ...

    • Jana Bennett on marriage & singleness 

      Bennett, Jana Marguerite, 1975-; Schetelich, James (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2020-02-13)
      Today’s guest is Dr. Jana Bennett, Professor of Religion at the University of Dayton. Dr. Bennett is a moral theologian and author of Water is Thicker than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness. ...
    • Joseph Small on ecclesiology in a divided age 

      Small, Joseph D.; Billings, J. Todd (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2020-03-04)

      Rev. Dr. Joseph Small talks about church unity, denominations, and living as the Body of Christ:

      “There’s something about the faith that impels us into relationship with each other. Now what happens, especially ...
    • Greg Lee on mass incarceration 

      Lee, Gregory W., 1978-; Erickson, Anna (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2020-04-16)

      In this episode, Dr. Greg Lee, Associate Professor of Theology and Urban Studies at Wheaton College, discusses Augustine and Mass Incarceration. Much of Dr. Lee’s work appropriates Augustine as a resource for addressing ...