Posts Tagged ‘Community service’

What is CityQuest?

September 23, 2011

The SPU CityQuest service experience engages first-year students in a service activity on the weekend before the start of Fall Quarter classes.  Working alongside their University  Seminar classmates, new students discover opportunities to serve in the city, build service connections relevant to their academic major, and find encouragement to make service a regular part of their SPU experience. [Video]

Homelessness: Myth and Reality

July 13, 2010

Rick Reynolds (Operation Nightwatch), Mary Gulberson (Compass Housing Alliance), and Kerry Sutton and Amy Salins (New Horizons Ministries) explain their work with Seattle’s homeless community and address commonly-held myths about homelessness. May 13, 2010 [Audio] [Video]

Day of Common Learning 2009: Transformational Leadership

October 21, 2009

The Day of Common Learning is a campus in-service day during which faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to participate together in a learning community outside of traditional classrooms.

Keynote Address: Transformational Leadership Ronald C. White. Emeritus Professor of American Religious History at San Francisco Theological Seminary. [Video]

Abraham Lincoln: Classical Orator Assistant Professor of Classics Owen Ewald and Associate Professor of Communications William Purcell consider Lincoln in the context of the tradition of classical oratory. [Audio]

Civil Discourse in a Coarsening Culture Ronald C. White, Emeritus Professor of American Religious History at San Francisco Theological Seminary, and Doug Strong, Professor of the History of Christianity and Dean of the School of Theology, address how Lincoln can be a guide for wisdom and witness. [Video]

From Just Paying the Bills to Intentional Living: Leadership Transforming the Off-Campus Housing Experience Associate Director of University Ministries Matthew Koenig and Sharpen Ministry Intentional Living Core students discuss the demographic changes at SPU which find more and more students commuting and how groups of students are responding through innovative forms of Christian community. [Audio]

Lincoln and the Lilacs Professor of English and Director of the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development Susan VanZanten examines how Walt Whitman captured both Lincoln’s magnificence and American grief. [Video]

Lincoln and the Possibilities of Prudential Politics Assistant Professor of Old Testament Bo Lim and Assistant Professor of Political Science Caleb Henry examine why prudential politics is so difficult. [Audio]

The Lincoln/Douglas Debate The SPU Debate Team recreates part of the Lincoln / Douglas debates that helped propel Lincoln onto the national stage. [Audio]

Lincoln on Education Professor of Education Chris Sink explores Lincoln’s views on education in light of contemporary perspectives. [Audio] [Video]

Lincoln’s Use (and Abuse?) of Presidential Power Professor of History Bill Woodward asks the audience to judge both Lincoln’s actions and parallel instances today with regard to five transforming ways Lincoln wielded presidential power. [Audio]

Ode to Joy: Tragedy, Triumph and Transformation in the Life and Music of Beethoven Professor of Music Wayne Johnson looks at how adversity can help create qualities of determination, character and transformative leadership. [Video]

Transformational Leadership: In Practice and in Progress The John Perkins Center and Student Volunteer Coordinators introduce the John Perkins Center model of student leadership development and share stories of growth and engagement from student leaders currently serving in volunteer programs and at various stages along the leadership development continuum. [Video]

Transforming Leadership and the Power of Service Professor of Nursing Kathy Stetz and Assistant Professor of Journalism Rick Jackson discuss how Paul Farmer’s journey offers insight for everyone, inside and outside medicine, on how real leadership arises from service anchored in vocation. [Audio]

Transforming Self to Transform Others: Lessons from the Prodigal Father Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology Margaret Diddams walks through the practices necessary to become a transformational leader and the unique types of changes that transformational leaders are most likely to make possible. [Audio] [Video]

U2 and the Future of Transformational Leadership Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss looks at how U2 provokes leaders of the free world to reconsider everything from immigration policy to debt relief. [Audio] [Video]

The Gospel, the Church, and Its Mission

April 8, 2009

John Perkins, President of the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development, presents the Gospel story as the source of God’s mission for the church. Reconciliation requires love and service in action and involves the entire church, not just isolated individuals. April 7, 2009. (35:35) [Audio]

Studying the Beatitudes

January 7, 2009

Blessed are the Hungry Professor of Theology Randy Maddox explores the meaning of communion in relationship with Jesus’ blessing of the hungry, encouraging listeners to find in Jesus ‘food’ for the journey. October 7, 2000. (19:45) [Audio]

Blessed are the Meek Medical missionary Christine Stine interprets the beatitudes as a call to service, to love and comfort others, especially in their hardship. October 10, 2000. (20:18) [Audio]

Blessed are the Merciful Michael Muto explores the Gospel’s understanding of mercy, arguing that compassionate mercy, not accusation, leads to and comes before genuine change. October 24, 2000. (21:01) [Audio]

Blessed are the Pure in Heart Associate Pastor of First Free Methodist Church Bonnie Brann Examines the tradition of All-Saints’ Day. October 31, 2000. (20:21) [Audio]

Blessed are the Peacemakers Global humanitarian advocate Robert Seiple argues that peacemaking is an essential part of the Christian identity, including the call to reconciliation and concern for injustice. November 7, 2000. (23:37) [Audio]

Blessed are the Persecuted Former pastor and Vice President of Church Relations with World Vision Inl. Steve Haas urges the western church to embody the biblical values of the persecuted Church, letting go of the need for comfort and replacing it with God’s love. November 14, 2000. (16:39) [Audio]

The Urban Involvement Experience

November 19, 2008

Mekong Tutoring SPU students Sarah Lindell and Marissa Ukosakul share their experience with Mekong Kids, a tutoring program in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. October 25, 2008. (3:52) [Video]

Springsteen | Expressing Gratitude | Campolo

December 10, 2007

Recent Features:
Darkness on the Edge of Town: The Gospel of Hope According to Bruce Springsteen Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss looks at the way in which Springsteen’s Catholic heritage re-imagines the virtue of hope throughout his musical career. 2007 Day of Common Learning. (37:42) [Video]

Expressing Gratitude: In the Light and in the Dark Pastor Mark Abbott identifies hardship as part of the Christian life. He encourages listeners to receive God’s love and respond with authentic gratitude in the darkness as well as the light of life. November 18, 2007. (25:01) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Jesus’ Call for Jubilee Eastern College Professor of Sociology Tony Campolo argues that Jesus calls the church to seek justice and help meet the needs of the poor, ill, and disadvantaged. October 1, 1998. (38:29) [Audio]

We Gotta Get Outta Here | Latreia | Thanksgiving

November 19, 2007

Recent Features:
“We Gotta Get Outta Here” – How Tolkien, Lewis, and L’Engle Help Us Hope Communications Specialist Jeffrey Overstreet talks about growing up with fantasy and fairytales as a source of spiritual truth-telling in a realistic world. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (42:53) [Video] [Audio]

Latreia: Worship Through Service SPU Latreia provides opportunities for students to connect faith, action, and community building through one-time service projects. Watch SPU students in action as they participate in Latreia’s November 2007 service day. November 3, 2007. (5:25) [Video]

SPU Classics:
Thanksgiving Gathering: Sharing Our Stories Senior Events Coordinator Rebecca (Webb) Wilhite, Professor of Theater George Scranton, and SPU Student Kim Proctor share their personal stories of thanksgiving. November 21, 2006. (18:12) [Audio]


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