Posts Tagged ‘Reconciliation’

2011 Palmer Lecture

February 7, 2013

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This weekend at SPU is the Racial Reconciliation and the Church conference. Whether or not you are able to attend, check out this lecture from the 2011 Palmer series on race, theology and the church. The Alfred S. Palmer Lecture annual event at SPU seeks to bring the best minds and hearts in Wesleyan Theology and Biblical studies to campus to discuss the Christian faith from a Wesleyan perspective. The lectureship is held in the honor of Alfred Palmer, a minister and ministry leader in Western Washington for more than 50 years. 

2011 John Perkins and Shane Claiborne Lecture

August 19, 2011

Listen as Dr. John Perkins and Shane Claiborne give guidance on what it means to be a leader and discuss the importance of reconciliation in the light of the book they wrote together, Follow Me to Freedom.  April 26, 2011. [Video] [Text]

Learn more about the John Perkins Center at SPU.

2011 Perkins Lecture

May 17, 2011

John M. Perkins gives his annual Perkins Lecture at this special Seattle Pacific Chapel. April 26, 2011. [Audio]

Learn more about Dr. John M. Perkins and the work of the Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development.

2011 Palmer Chapel: Disruptive Redemption

March 23, 2011

Dr. J. Kameron Carter, associate professor in theology and black-church studies at Duke Divinity School, addresses issues of race, theology, and the church as he discusses “Post-Racial Religion: or, The Question of the Neighbor in the 21st Century.” 2011 Palmer Lecture Series. [Audio] [Video]

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]

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]

Blessed are the Peacemakers

March 11, 2009

SPU Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn describes biblically-informed peacemaking, which is messy and uncomfortable, and provides examples from the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and Jesus’ life. March 3, 2009. (26:12) [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]

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]


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