Posts Tagged ‘Culture’

Day of Common Learning 2010

December 7, 2010

Changing China: Associate Professor Doug Downing explores the story of how China has recently changed and the role of microcredit in providing opportunities for the poor. Associate Professor of Economics. Part 1 [Video] Part 2 [Video]

The Global Food System and India: Food Security vs. Food Sovereignty: Professor Kevin Neuhouser discusses the possibilities of ending world hunger through maximizing food production and strategies that focus on local, organic, and native foods. [Video]

Today’s Persecuted Church: Associate Professor Don Peter discusses the cultural, political, and religious motivations of global Christian persecution. [Video]

Who Is My Neighbor?: Associate Professor Michelle Beauclair and Instructor Andrea Taylor-Brochet discuss the stance of Christian Roma community members, how Christian groups have responded to the Roma expulsion, and what we can learn from this about our interactions with people who are culturally different from us. [Video]

Signs and Wonders: Communications Specialist Julia Siemens and SPU students Emily Morehouse and Rachel Smith tell stories of miraculous things they witnessed in Bangalore. [Audio]

The Global Impact of Infectious Disease: What Can You Do?: Biology Professors Cindy Bishop and Derek Wood discuss the global impact of parasites and infectious diseases with a focus on the “Microbial Impact Project” assembled each year by students in the SPU BIO 3351 Microbiology course. [Video]

A Child Redeemed: ZOE Children’s Home, Chiang Mai, Thailand: SPU staff member Joyce Bhang portrays God’s redemptive work in Thailand through the life of a child rescued from the threat of human trafficking. [Video]

The World Comes to Seattle: Assistant Professors of Education Jorge Preciado and Tracy Williams discuss ideas on improving social and academic performance in multicultural education. [Video]

Art, Christianity, Global: Charis Boundary Crossings: Art Professor Roger Feldman examines the artistic cultural exchange, hosted by the Nagel Institute and CCCU, that converged in Yogyakarta and Bali on Java, Indonesia in June of 2008. [Video] [Audio]

Energy Poverty: Associate Professors of Physics Lane Seeley and John Lindberg discuss the ways in which availability of energy resources influences a community’s ability to meet basic human needs and provide opportunities for intellectual and spiritual growth. [Video] [Audio]

Our Top Ten List of Amazing Good News from India: Professor of Geography Kathleen Braden and Al Erisman, Executive in Residence discuss ten economic and social phenomena from India that create encouragement and hope regarding India’s future. [Video] [Audio]

SPRINT India: Transformative Mission Through Empowering Education: Owen Sallee, Michael Richards, and members of the Summer 2009 and 2010 India SPRINT teams share stories from their work with Operation Mobilization and the Dalit Freedom Network, empowering members of India’s lowest caste through schools and education. John Perkins Center. [Video] [Audio]

Kingdom Without Borders: Global Christianity in the 21st Century: Professor of Global Ministries Miriam Adeney explores Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist countries, as well as Latin American and African, and provides a glimpse of the backstory of her new book Kingdom Without Borders. [Audio]

Embassy Doorways for Orphan Nation: Assistant Professor of Education Richard Scheuerman and 2004 Alum Richard Moore share information on challenges and opportunities to place over a thousand orphans in Christian homes in their native country across Eastern Europe. [Audio]

2009 Darwin Symposium

December 23, 2009

A series of discussions examining Charles Darwin’s influence in a variety of fields and exploring the application today of contemporary theories of evolution.

Darwin in Social and Historical Context Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychology Del McHenry talks about Darwin’s life history, personality, and work; Associate Professor of History Rod Stiling discusses On the Origin of Species in the history of science; and Associate Professor of Philosophy Patrick McDonald presents “On the Friendship of Darwin, Design, and Creation.” November 10, 2009. (1:19:09) [Video]

Taking Up Darwin in His Own Time: Church and Culture Associate Professor of English Christine Chaney talks about “Lady Novelists, Evolution, and the ‘Natural History’ of Real Life,” and Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss discusses “Thomas a’ Kempis and Darwin: Death, Life, and Evolution in Victorian Theology.” November 12, 2009. (1:04:49) [Video]

Darwin and 21st Century Biological Sciences Assistant Professor of Biology Eric Long discusses “Evolution, Ecology, and Endangered Species”; Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland discusses “What Good Is Evolution? How Darwin’s Theory Helps Us, From Termites to Proteins”; and Professor of Biology Tim Nelson presents “Endosymbiosis, a Combination of Darwinian and Non-Darwinian Evolution?” November 17, 2009. (1:07:21) [Video]

Darwin and 21st Century Social and Behavioral Sciences Associate Professor of Biology Cara Wall-Scheffler talks about “Closing Gaps in the Fossil Record? The Recent Lessons of Ardipithecus and The Emergence of Human Bipedality”; Assistant Professor of Psychology Bane Craft discusses “Evolutionary Psychology: The Role of Comparative Psychology in Understanding Human Behavior”; and Dean of the School of Psychology, Family, and Community Míchéal Roe addresses “Emergence,” human behavior, and worldviews. November 19, 2009. (1:20:25) [Video]

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]

Curriculum Design

October 22, 2008

SPU Professor of Education Andrew Lumpe addresses the theoretical and practical issues of curriculum design, including philosophies of curriculum, curricular goals and objectives, alternate conceptions and designs of curriculum, process and content possibilities, planning with respect to scope and sequence, and the role of educators in the selection and development of curriculum materials.

Social Forces Discusses the relationship between social forces and school curriculum. October 8, 2008. (8:09) [Video]

Curriculum Design Processes Addresses the curriculum alignment processes, including horizontal and vertical, pacing guides, and the role of textbooks. October 13, 2008. (9:53) [Video]

Curriculum and Instruction Examines the relationships between what is taught and the instructional methods used. Examines the role of recent school reform efforts including the reading and math wars. October 17, 2008. (7:44) [Video]

God is not blind | Be intelligent in our work | Healing

September 25, 2007

Recent Features:
Homecoming Chapel: 2004-2005, “God Is Not Blind” 2005 SPU Alumna of the Year Marilyn Meberg shares a humorous story of her automobile breaking down on the road and the unexpected help she received, reminding listeners that God is always in charge, providing for our every need. February 3, 2005. (25:46) [Audio]

The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent in Our Work SPU Alum and lawyer Skip Li calls listeners to actively use their minds to break free from the surrounding culture, utilizing the film Shawshank Redemption to illustrate his point. April 12, 2005. (23:03) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Healing: Who? How Much? How Far? And When?
Goodwill Rehabilitation Counselor and Chaplain Roy Murdock charges listeners to make spiritual healing a primary concern when it comes to personal wholeness. October 29, 1973. (29:47) [Audio]

Living the story | Auto Dealer | Urban Involvement

September 17, 2007

Recent Features:
It’s Not About Winning an Argument; It’s About Living in the Story
SPU President Phil Eaton, partially in response to growing popularity of The Da Vinci Code, argues that it is important to know the Christian story and live in it in order to effectively engage the culture. May 23, 2006. (21:59) [Audio]

Called to Be an Auto Dealer Owner and CEO of Flow Automotive, Don Flow, challenges Christians to actively live out their faith in the workplace, using his personal business model as an example. April 5, 2005. (29:34) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
A City Set on a Hill: Urban Involvement
Ron Ruthruff shares that in order to effectively witness to others, particularly in an inner-city setting, one needs to really understand the deeper issues with which people struggle and authentically demonstrate God’s love. November 15, 1985. (28:28) [Audio]

Living on the edge | Reconciliation | Essential element

September 3, 2007

Recent Features:
Living on the Edge: Doing the Work of Reconciliation
Tim Dearborn claims that Jesus didn’t just die for us to be forgiven, he died that all things may be reconciled to God’s purposes. April 4, 2006. (23:31) [Audio]

The Bible’s Message in an Age of Diversity Bethel University Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies Curtiss DeYoung points to the Gospel as a model for multicultural reconciliation and defines a Christian university as a place where followers of Jesus Christ live out the ministry of reconciliation both on campus and in the world. October 18, 2005. (23:19) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Christians: The Essential Ingredient
Donald Hoke examines Matthew 13:24-30, emphasizing that Christians are the essential element in evangelism. February 5, 1980. (28:44) [Audio]

Helping others | Restoring relationships | Reasons for hope

August 21, 2007

Recent Features:
Transforming vs. Conforming Seattle University Professor of Theology Pastor Flora Wilson-Bridges comments on the Hurricane Katrina disaster response and the need for the next generation of leaders to willingly help others regardless of socioeconomic and racial differences. October 4, 2005. (18:13) [Audio]

Listening For the Call of Christ Founder and coordinator of a volunteer Hutu-Tutsi reconciliation effort in Burundi and Rwanda Prosper Ndabishuriye shares his experiences during the recent civil war in those countries and the efforts taking place to restore relationships between the two tribes. October 11, 2005. (21:56) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Reasons for Our Hope
Former President of the Conservative Baptist Seminary Vernon Grounds admonishes listeners to care deeply for people and events that transpire in today’s society. October 26, 1973. (32:08) [Audio]

Poverty | Engaging the Culture | John Wesley

July 23, 2007

Recent Features:
What Does the Bible Say About Poverty?
Jim Wallis discusses a Christian response to the issue of world poverty. February 7, 2006. (43:10) [Audio]

Engaging the Culture As Resident Aliens Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall studies the opening of 1 Peter. October 3, 2006. (26:19) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
John Wesley and a Christian Social Conscience
William Hansen recounts the life of John Wesley and points to him as a model for addressing present day social problems. January 22, 1973. (34:59) [Audio]

Simplicity | Think about it | Liberated in Love

July 7, 2007

Recent Features:
The Active and the Contemplative Life Author Laura Good shares her experiences in war-torn Nepal and how those events shaped the development of her understanding of simplicity as a spiritual discipline. January 10, 2006. (17:23) [Audio]

Think About It: Getting Closer to God Through Study Pastor Scott Dudley argues that studying helps us better understand God, transforming our minds and lives and enabling us to better engage the culture around us. February 14, 2006. (22:22) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Liberated in Love Bonnie Barrows recounts the story of “The Good Samaritan” to illustrate the need for Christians to love God and their neighbor. February 4, 1976. (31:31) [Audio]


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