Posts Tagged ‘Hope’

The Eloi

September 14, 2011

Student Sean Hudspeth continues his reading of George MacDonald’s Unspoken Sermons with a sermon entitled, “The Eloi.”

“My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” MacDonald describes these words not as indicating a moment of separation between the Son and the Father but rather as the moment of most complete union. [Audio]

The Sounds of New Creation

July 20, 2011

Every year at SPU, students in Ivy Honorary elect a professor to give a lecture as if it were their last at the Ivy Honorary Last Lecture Series. This year, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Dr. Ben McFarland, was asked to give this lecture. Hear the advice Dr. McFarland has to offer based off of personal stories, the influence others, and how God has moved in his life. [Audio] [Video]

The Consuming Fire

July 5, 2011

Student Sean Hudspeth reads a selection from George MacDonald’s Unspoken Sermons.  These were written, primarily, to his wife Louisa MacDonald.  The Unspoken Sermons were published between 1867 and 1889.  Just as many people have been comforted by these words, this recording is intended to bring this comfort to modern listeners.

The Consuming Fire is a sermon about the Love of God.  MacDonald describes the eschatological encounter with God’s love as an encounter with fire.  The Fire of God’s Love is a fire that purges impurities and a fire that indwells.  It is the presence of God. [Audio]

What Dare We Hope? Ministry Through Times of Difficulty

July 27, 2010

Ministry in the Wesleyan Spirit Conference. Director, Center for Biblical and Theological Education. April 8, 2010. [Audio] [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]

Thanksgiving Stories | Refugee Project | Genetic Control

December 3, 2007

Recent Features:
Thanksgiving Chapel: Sharing Our Stories SPU student Greg Johnson, Student Loan Coordinator Kristen Ross, and Director of University Ministries Stephen Newby shares testimonies of personal trials, hardship, and the hope and joy God provides. November 20, 2007. (28:38) [Audio]

Refugee Project SPU Refugee Project participants explain the cross-cultural importance of this experience. November 15, 2007. (6:06) [Video]

SPU Classics:
Genetic Control and Human Values Elvig Anderson asks the questions, “Does the value of human life lie in one’s genetic makeup or other factors?” and “How should Christians respond to technological advances in genetics?” February 9, 1976. (40:46) [Audio]

Remembering the Future | Hope: Open/Closed | Don Bonker

November 26, 2007

Recent Features:
Remembering the Future: The Legacy of Moltmann’s “Theology of Hope” Assistant Professor of Theology Doug Koskela explores the theology and theological context of Moltmann’s book Theology of Hope. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (21:02) [Video] [Audio]

Hope: Open/Closed An art exhibition by SPU faculty on the theme of hope. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (2:13) [Video]

SPU Classics:
A Christian Servant Turned a Civil Servant Former U.S. Congressman Don Bonker shares about the challenges of living out his faith in politics, referencing the Watergate scandal and his conversations with political members caught in that affair. October 22, 1976. (30:45) [Audio]

Vital Power of Hope | Trusting God | Rely on One Another

November 9, 2007

Recent Features:

The Vital Power of Hope Renowned protestant theologian Jurgen Moltmann speaks on the power of Christian hope upon the way one lives in and thinks about the world. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (50:40) [Video] [Audio]

Trusting God: The Teacher Makes the Difference Reverend Earl Palmer presents the secret to Paul’s life of consistency and ministry in the face of incredible hardship. November 6, 2007. (31:29) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Lessons From a Fighter Pilot: Rely on One Another Former Navy Fighter Pilot Don Halls likens his near-death experience in a cockpit to the Christian life, urging listeners to realize their own weaknesses and willingly rely on God and one another. April 4, 1997. (19:25) [Audio]

Psychology of Hope | Any Hope in Politics? | Healing from Eating Disorder

October 29, 2007

Recent Features:
The Psychology of Hope Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Research Lynette Bikos and doctoral student Lauren Shepherd discuss the psychological studies of hope, as defined as motivation and agency, and outline building and maintaining hope in one’s own life. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (41:32) [Video]

Is There Any Hope in Politics? Professor of Political Science Reed Davis presents the need for Christians to be involved in justice and politics as followers of Christ’s New Testament teachings on leadership and stewardship. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (42:01) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Healing from Eating Disorders and Addiction Actress Carol Anderson shares about her struggle with anorexia-bulimia and God’s eventual healing in her life. She offers encouragement to listeners who are struggling to overcome destructive behaviors. February 14, 1996. (23:31) [Audio]

Scripture & Experience | Moltmann Moments | The Answer is 42

October 15, 2007

Recent Features:
Scripture and Experience
Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall teaches from Acts 15, encouraging listeners to discern God’s will by connecting personal experience and the Biblical text. October 9, 2007. (32:36) [Audio]

Moltmann Moments: Hope University Ministries provides an introduction to the theology of Jurgen Moltmann, keynote speaker at the 2007 Day of Common Learning. (3:41) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
The Answer is 42 The late Madeleine L’Engle, writer of children’s classics, challenges Christians to be willing to learn and allow God to continually shape their understanding of Him and His creation. April 25, 1983. (15:45) [Video]


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