Posts Tagged ‘Worldview’

In a Global World, Who Is My Neighbor?

July 1, 2011

Join us as professor of sociology, Kevin Neuhouser, outlines the pros and cons of globalization and three challenges for the American church in his 2004 Weter Lecture. [Audio] [Video]

More From the Darwin Symposium

July 20, 2010

Doctrine of Creation and Natural Theology by Professor of Moral and Historical Theology, Rick Steele. April 22, 2010 [Audio] [Video]

Darwin in Evolution and Wesleyan Theology by Randy Maddox, Professor of Theology and Methodist Studies, Duke Divinity School. April 22, 2010 [Audio] [Video]

Darwin’s Challenge to Christian Faith: A Wesleyan Perspective by Randy Maddox, Professor of Theology and Methodist Studies, Duke Divinity School. April 22, 2010 [Audio] [Video]

The 2010 Winifred E. Weter Lecture

February 25, 2010

The Chemical Constraints on Creation: Natural Theology and Narrative Resonance Associate Professor of Biochemistry Ben McFarland describes how the periodic table of the elements and the laws of thermodynamics provide chemical constraints on how life could happen, to the point that we can know much of the procedure of creation. February 2, 2010. (1:32:30) Complete synopsis of The Winifred E. Weter Lecture. [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]

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]

Toward a Theology of Mental Illness

May 20, 2009

Associate Professor of Psychology Marcia Webb addresses common theological views of mental illness and uses biblical examples of anxiety and depression as a response to Christian myths about mental illness. Winifred E. Weter Lecture. [Audio] [Video]

Vital Power of Hope | Trusting God | Rely on One Another

November 9, 2007

Recent Features:

The Vital Power of Hope Renowned protestant theologian Jurgen Moltmann speaks on the power of Christian hope upon the way one lives in and thinks about the world. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (50:40) [Video] [Audio]

Trusting God: The Teacher Makes the Difference Reverend Earl Palmer presents the secret to Paul’s life of consistency and ministry in the face of incredible hardship. November 6, 2007. (31:29) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Lessons From a Fighter Pilot: Rely on One Another Former Navy Fighter Pilot Don Halls likens his near-death experience in a cockpit to the Christian life, urging listeners to realize their own weaknesses and willingly rely on God and one another. April 4, 1997. (19:25) [Audio]

Urban Conversations | Modern View of the Atom | Miller Science Learning Center

October 22, 2007

Recent Features:
Urban Conversations: Union Gospel Mission White Center UGM White Center Director Katie Russell and SPU Urban Involvement Student Team Leader Corbin Sheffels share about how SPU student volunteers and youth in White Center learn from exposure to diverse cultures and life experiences. October 15, 2007. (5:05) [Video]

The Modern View of the Atom In this course lecture, Associate Professor of Chemistry Greg Phelan explores protons, neutrons, and electrons and then reviews the basic structure of the atom. October 1, 2007. (16:11) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Miller Science Learning Center Construction Plans Former SPU President David McKenna shares design possibilities and construction obstacles for the SPU science center. February 6, 1974. (39:05) [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]

Action of Mercy | African Drums | Through the Eyes of a Child

July 30, 2007

Recent Features:
The Action of Mercy Associate Professor of Communication Todd Rendleman performs selections from Flannery O’Conner’s literary works. October 4, 2001. (46:36) [Audio] [Video]

African Drums SPU Ethnic Percussion Ensemble performance. March 13, 2005. (3:58) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Through the Eyes of a Child
Margaret Woods takes a look at the world from a child’s perspective and stresses the importance of exercising one’s imagination. April 26, 1976. (26:57) [Audio]


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