Posts Tagged ‘Freedom’

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.

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]

God is not blind | Be intelligent in our work | Healing

September 25, 2007

Recent Features:
Homecoming Chapel: 2004-2005, “God Is Not Blind” 2005 SPU Alumna of the Year Marilyn Meberg shares a humorous story of her automobile breaking down on the road and the unexpected help she received, reminding listeners that God is always in charge, providing for our every need. February 3, 2005. (25:46) [Audio]

The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent in Our Work SPU Alum and lawyer Skip Li calls listeners to actively use their minds to break free from the surrounding culture, utilizing the film Shawshank Redemption to illustrate his point. April 12, 2005. (23:03) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Healing: Who? How Much? How Far? And When?
Goodwill Rehabilitation Counselor and Chaplain Roy Murdock charges listeners to make spiritual healing a primary concern when it comes to personal wholeness. October 29, 1973. (29:47) [Audio]

Wall | Erickson

March 14, 2007

Recent Features:
How “Free” Is Free Methodism? Professor Rob Wall examines the Wesleyan tradition at the Paul T. Walls Lecture: March 8, 2007. (54:46) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
What Are You Going to Be; Who Are You Going to Do? Professor Joyce Erickson discusses jobs, vocation, and personhood. Chapel: April 14, 1982. (21:07) [Audio]

Weigel | Ring by Spring | Images of the Kingdom

March 1, 2007

Recent Features:
What the Church Asks of the World George Weigel, widely regarded as one of America’s leading experts on the role of Christianity in world politics, religious freedom, just-war tradition, and Roman Catholic theology speaks in Chapel. Chapel: February 27, 2007. (55:17) [Audio] [Video]

The Realities and Challenges of “Ring by Spring” Marriage and Family Therapy professor Dr. Scott Edwards discusses the real-life issues surrounding engagement in college. Forum: February 8, 2007.(51:11) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Images of  the Kingdom Theology Professor Dr. Eugene Lemcio examines why Jesus chose images over “straight talk” and what those images have to say. Chapel: October 28, 1985. (28:49) [Audio]