Posts Tagged ‘Truth’

Theology and Disability: An Interdisciplinary Approach

March 16, 2010

The SPU Theology Student Union sponsored a forum titled “Theology and Disability: An Interdisciplinary Approach” where keynote speaker Dr. Amos Yong, the J. Rodman Williams professor of theology at Regent University, “provides an interdisciplinary perspective for the forging of a more relevant and truthful theology of disability, not only for people with disabilities, but also for the church’s mission and discursive.” February 18, 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]

Best Teaching Ideas 2009

June 8, 2009

Creative Presentations for Teachers SPU Assistant Professor of Education and Elementary Placement Coordinator Debby Espinor describes a project that requires her students to create creative presentations that illustrate their individual teaching philosophies. [Audio] [Video]

What Is Truth? SPU Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology Paul Yost outlines his use of a postmodern Cinderella story to examine the importance of varying perspectives in trying to get at truth. [Audio] [Video]

Teaching Grammar by Numbers Instructor of English Misty Anne Winzenried describes her method for teaching grammar to students. [Audio] [Video]

Market Simulation Associate Professor of Economics Doug Downing simulates the fluctuation in the stock market in a classroom where the buying and selling by students changes the value of their stocks. [Audio] [Video]

The Physics Interview Process Assistant Professor of Physics Hunter Close shares about how learning assistants studied how students think about something in physics. [Audio] [Video]

Vertebrate Biology | What Does It Mean to Be Human

June 8, 2009

Vertebrate Biology (BIO3432) Associate Professor of Biology Eric Long examines vertebrate life in an evolutionary context through the study of adaptations, comparative anatomy, paleontology, and natural history. Spring 2009.

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Psychology Assistant Professor of Psychology Bain Craft talks about the evolutionary model he uses to understand animal behavior and what determines animal and human choices. (3:22) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Philosophy Associate Professor of Philosophy Patrick McDonald expresses that reason is an important part of human distinctiveness. (5:46) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Scripture Professor of Christian Scriptures Rob Wall claims that the Bible is prepared to give a valuable part of the whole truth in a discussion on humanity as co-creators with God, but it cannot give an accurate scientific perspective. (9:30) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Evolutionary Biology Associate Professor of Biology Cara Wall-Scheffler describes the need to identify which stage of development a specific fossil within the evolutionary process is in order to locate specific, survival enhancing traits. (4:13) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Animal Behavioral Biology Associate Professor of Biology Janet Bester-Meredith draws connections between certain human behaviors and non-human animal behaviors. (11:15) [Audio]

What Does It Mean to Be Human: Q and A SPU professors answer student questions about the role of humanity in a scientifically informed Christian worldview. (42:34) [Audio]

Palmer Lecture: Is Christ Divided? Locating the Possibility of the True Church

April 30, 2009

Wycliffe College Professor of Historical Theology Ephraim Radner describes the oneness of the Church in respect to historical reality and Christian truth-claims, challenging Christian witness and self-identity. March 10, 2009. [Audio] [Video]

Lilly Fellows 18th Annual National Conference: Theme of Beauty

November 26, 2008

Beauty and Truth By SPU Associate Professor of English Christine Chaney. (1:12:06) [Audio] [Video]

Beauty and Suffering By Calvin College Assistant Professor Benita Wolters-Fredlund. (1:07:59) [Audio] [Video]

Beauty: What’s Justice Got to Do with It By Yale Divinity School Professor Emeritus Nicholas Wolterstorff. (1:31:05) [Audio] [Video]

Advent | Dilemma of Captivity | Potok

December 18, 2007

Recent Features:
Advent Chapel Pastor Sara France encourages Christians to avoid the trap of consumerism and instead spend time pursuing a soul connection with Jesus. November 27, 2007. (21:34) [Audio]

The Dilemma of Captivity Pastor Richard Dahlstrom talks about forming covenant relationships with others so that Christians might be a blessing and that God’s character will be made visible through the Christian community. October 3, 2007. (27:13) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Cultural Confrontation: Wrestling with Rebellious Stories Author Chaim Potok shares about his writing career and discusses how stories help us encounter truth outside of our cultural traditions. October 29, 1997. (49:30) [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]


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