Posts Tagged ‘Purpose’

“Your name shall no longer be Jacob” Genesis 21:1-36,42

December 20, 2010

As we continue to follow the story of the family of Sarah and Abraham, we find the people wrestling with their God and their mission on earth. Richard Allen Farmer, M. Div. November 9, 2010. [Audio] [Video]

University Players: The Princess and the Ogre

July 29, 2009

The University Players, SPU’s acting troupe, takes the audience on a musical journey that examines our calling as Christians to love our enemies and the truth that no one has fallen too far to be saved by the grace of God. June 2, 2009. (58:39) [Audio]

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]

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]

Locusts and Dreams | Liberty and Justice for Whom? | Life at Its Very Best

October 1, 2007

Recent Features:
Locusts and Dreams
Dean of Wesley Theological Seminary Bruce Birch examines the Book of Joel, proclaiming that God’s spirit enables us to dream dreams in the midst of life’s challenges. March 1, 2005. (18:47) [Audio]

With Liberty and Justice for Whom? Director of Tierra Nueva Bob Ekblad shares about his work with illegal immigrants and prisoners in Skagit Valley, Washington. April 29, 2003. (25:52) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Living Life at Its Very Best Pastor John Huffman examines Colossians 3:1-17, challenging Christians to live a life of discipline so as to become the people God desires us to be. October 16, 1973. (39:55) [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]

Justice and Reconciliation | Murray Marshall

September 10, 2007

Recent Features:
Justice and Reconciliation at SPU: 1942 and 2004 Associate Director of the SPU Career Development Center Susan Lane and SPU Graduate Katie Stalley share the story of a Japanese-American SPU student who spent time in a Japanese-American internment camp during WWII. February 1, 2005. (38:05) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Romans 12:1,2: A Living Sacrifice Pastor Murray Marshall interprets the phrase “a living sacrifice” as the call to be holy and open to serving God. October 4, 1972. (30:27) [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]

Priorities | Joy at Work | Jim Zorn

August 28, 2007

Recent Features:
The Priority of a Productive Life in a Troubled World Former CEO of ServiceMaster Bill Pollard fields questions from SPU students about how to reconcile our work with our faith and how to wisely use the resources and talents God gives us. April 11, 2006. (21:34) [Audio]

Joy at Work Co-Founder of The AES Corporation, CEO of Imagine Schools, and author of Joy at Work, Dennis Bakke argues that God calls each of us to serve Him with our talents, regardless of whether the work be in missions or business, for when we do so, we are filled with His joy. April 19, 2005. (27:36) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
When in Doubt: Scramble
Former Seattle Seahawk Quarterback Jim Zorn draws parallels between studying football in order to effectively play a 60-minute game and the need to study the Bible in order to live godly lives. March 4, 1977. (15:17) [Audio]

Eaton | Six Stories | Sine

June 8, 2007

Recent Features:

Can Christians Really Change the World? SPU President Phil Eaton challenges faculty, staff, and students to think deeply about the purpose of a Christian university and its influence in the world. November 1, 2005. (25:48) [Audio]

Six Stories: People Who are Changing the World This promotional video showcases how SPU faculty, students, and alumni are engaging the culture and changing the world. (15:40) [Video]

SPU Classics:
Your Future as Opportunity
Tom Sine challenges students to pursue careers and lifestyles that are committed to God’s vision and purposes rather than chase the materialistic American dream. May 8, 1992. (43:14) [Audio]


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