Posts Tagged ‘Hardship’

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]

Hosea 1-3 (Parts 1-2)

September 7, 2010

Dean of the School of Business Jeff Van Duzer and Adjunct Professor of Theology Margie Van Duzer explore pain and God’s faithful love as illustrated in the book of Hosea. January 16, 2008.

Part 1 [Audio]

Part 2 [Audio]

Now and From Now On: Crisis Moments and Growth in the Spiritual Life

August 17, 2010

Assistant Professor of Theology Dr. Daniel Castelo considers what true success is in ministry and how to get through tough times as a minister. From the Ministry in the Wesleyan Spirit Conference. April 8, 2010.  [Video] [Audio]

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]

2009 SPU Alumna of the Year Marti Ensign

February 4, 2009

Homecoming Chapel: 2008-2009 2009 SPU Alumna of the Year Marti Ensign encourages Christians to believe that God cares for his people even when a situation looks like a tragedy. January 29, 2009. (31:57) [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]

Lilly Fellows 18th Annual National Conference: Theme of Beauty

November 26, 2008

Beauty and Truth By SPU Associate Professor of English Christine Chaney. (1:12:06) [Audio] [Video]

Beauty and Suffering By Calvin College Assistant Professor Benita Wolters-Fredlund. (1:07:59) [Audio] [Video]

Beauty: What’s Justice Got to Do with It By Yale Divinity School Professor Emeritus Nicholas Wolterstorff. (1:31:05) [Audio] [Video]

Ravi Zacharias: Thomas F. Staley Lecture Series

August 20, 2008

Is There Not a Cause? (Part 1 of 3) Ravi Zacharias challenges Christians to not become overwhelmed by the problems of the world but instead pray and strive to meet the needs of others. Thomas F. Staley Lecture. January 11, 1984. (26:30) [Audio]

Is There Not a Cost? (Part 2 of 3) Ravi Zacharias studies Nehemiah 2-4, the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls, challenging Christians to persevere in their faith and the work that God calls them to despite the opposition they may face. Thomas F. Staley Lecture. January 12, 1984. (35:55) [Audio]

Is There Not a Correspondence? (Part 3 of 3) Ravi Zacharias examines increasing global trends of isolation, loss of shame, and loss of reason. Thomas F. Staley Lecture Series. January 13, 1984. (33:37) [Audio]

Psychology of Jesus Series

May 21, 2008

Psychology of Jesus: Personality of Jesus (Part 1 of 4) Former SPU President David McKenna reviews the history of psychological and theological examinations of Jesus’ personality, laying the foundation for his series of talks on the psychology of Jesus. November 3, 1971. (35:06) [Audio]

Psychology of Jesus: Jesus a Full Man (Part 2 of 4) Former SPU President David McKenna examines the personality of Jesus, arguing that he was fully human. November 15, 1971. (28:34) [Audio]

Psychology of Jesus: Psychology of Jesus (Part 3 of 4) Former SPU President David McKenna looks at Matthew 4:1-11, the temptation of Jesus, to show that Jesus was a whole man and how his responses to temptation serve as a model for Christians. January 19, 1972. (30:40) [Audio]

Psychology of Jesus: Jesus – Case Study with Persons (Part 4 of 4) Former SPU President David McKenna argues that Jesus developed a theory of human personality and used that in working with people. April 21, 1972. (32:12) [Audio]

Sue Thomas: My Life Story

February 22, 2008

Sue Thomas: My Life Story (Part 1 of 3) Sue Thomas shares about her struggles growing up deaf, working for the FBI, and attending seminary. November 1, 1993. (43:35) [Audio]

Sue Thomas: My Life Story (Part 2 of 3) Sue Thomas shares her story of acquiring a hearing dog and the process of healing that began in her life. November 2, 1993. (28:06) [Audio]

Sue Thomas: My Life Story (Part 3 of 3) Sue Thomas expresses her concern for the spiritual health of the nation and challenges Christians to boldly share their faith. November 3, 1993. (26:44) [Audio]


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