Posts Tagged ‘Testimony’

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]

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]

Prague Spring 1968 Commemoration

March 12, 2008

Professor of Music Eric Hanson commemorates the 25th anniversary of Prague Spring 1968 and reflects on the lives of the people he has met during his travels in Europe. April 21, 1993. (22:01) [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]

Knowing and Trusting God, Our Father

February 6, 2008

Ellen Stamps shares personal stories of WWII, working with Corrie Ten Boom, and dating, encouraging listeners to seek and trust God in all circumstances. February 14, 1992. (33:46) [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]

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]

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]

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]


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