Posts Tagged ‘Literature’

The Miller’s Prologue and Tale

December 7, 2011

SPU English Professor Luke Reinsma reads Chaucer’s The Miller’s Prologue and Tale in its original dialect.  [Audio]

The Eloi

September 14, 2011

Student Sean Hudspeth continues his reading of George MacDonald’s Unspoken Sermons with a sermon entitled, “The Eloi.”

“My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” MacDonald describes these words not as indicating a moment of separation between the Son and the Father but rather as the moment of most complete union. [Audio]

The Consuming Fire

July 5, 2011

Student Sean Hudspeth reads a selection from George MacDonald’s Unspoken Sermons.  These were written, primarily, to his wife Louisa MacDonald.  The Unspoken Sermons were published between 1867 and 1889.  Just as many people have been comforted by these words, this recording is intended to bring this comfort to modern listeners.

The Consuming Fire is a sermon about the Love of God.  MacDonald describes the eschatological encounter with God’s love as an encounter with fire.  The Fire of God’s Love is a fire that purges impurities and a fire that indwells.  It is the presence of God. [Audio]

John Berryman’s Dream Songs

April 26, 2011

Senior English major Nathan Knapp reads selections from mid-century poet John Berryman’s magnum opus, The Dream Songs. [Audio]

Augustine’s Journey

March 16, 2011

Owen Ewald, C. May Marston Assistant Professor of Classics, discusses Augustine of Hippo’s spiritual journey in the Confessions and how urban spaces typical of the later Roman Empire function as personal and theological milestones along the way. 2011 C. May Marston Lecture. February 15, 2011. [Audio] [Video]

Minor Poetics

October 5, 2010

Senior English major Nate Knapp, whose literary interests tend toward the Romantics and American poetry from 1940-1970, discusses various aspects of poetry in this series of podcasts.  Summer 2010. [Audio]

7th Annual Denise Levertov Award: Ron Hansen

June 29, 2010

Seventh Annual Denise Levertov Award, presented at Mars Hill Graduate School to novelist Ron Hansen, author of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Exiles, and others. May 20, 2010 [Audio] [Video]

Careers in the Liberal Arts

May 18, 2010

The SPU Center for Career and Calling, in partnership with SPU faculty members Ruth Ediger, Doug Thorpe, Jennifer McKinnon and Rebekah Rice, looks at careers in the liberal arts. January 14, 2010 [Audio] [Video]

2010 C. May Marston Lecture: Why Vergil Matters

March 23, 2010

Owen Ewald, C. May Marston Professor of the Classics, discusses how Vergil continues to inspire further interpretation and creative adaptation of his work. Complete synopsis of the C. May Marston Lecture. February 22, 2010. [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]