Posts Tagged ‘Servanthood’

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]

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]

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]

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]

We Gotta Get Outta Here | Latreia | Thanksgiving

November 19, 2007

Recent Features:
“We Gotta Get Outta Here” – How Tolkien, Lewis, and L’Engle Help Us Hope Communications Specialist Jeffrey Overstreet talks about growing up with fantasy and fairytales as a source of spiritual truth-telling in a realistic world. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (42:53) [Video] [Audio]

Latreia: Worship Through Service SPU Latreia provides opportunities for students to connect faith, action, and community building through one-time service projects. Watch SPU students in action as they participate in Latreia’s November 2007 service day. November 3, 2007. (5:25) [Video]

SPU Classics:
Thanksgiving Gathering: Sharing Our Stories Senior Events Coordinator Rebecca (Webb) Wilhite, Professor of Theater George Scranton, and SPU Student Kim Proctor share their personal stories of thanksgiving. November 21, 2006. (18:12) [Audio]

Great Mission in a Groaning World | Native American Contributions to Worship | Christian Commitment Week

October 8, 2007

Recent Features:
Great Mission in a Groaning World
Associate Director for Faith Development at World Vision International Tim Dearborn expounds upon Micah 6:8 and shares about his travels in India, Rwanda, and Cambodia, calling listeners to be seekers of justice. May 17, 2005. (28:38) [Audio]

Native American Contributions to Worship Member of the Swan River Cree Nation Reverend Ray Aldred shares insights into aboriginal gatherings, describing worship as a communal event, stories as central in communicating a message, and suffering as a natural part of life. November 9, 2004. (25:18) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Christian Commitment: Luke 8 Young Life Field Director Robert Mitchell shares the stories of Jesus healing Jairus’ daughter and the woman who touched Jesus’ cloak, encouraging listeners to commit their lives to loving and serving God who cares deeply for us. March 26, 1973. (26:46) [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]

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]

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]

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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