Posts Tagged ‘Missions’

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]

Great Mission in a Groaning World | Native American Contributions to Worship | Christian Commitment Week

October 8, 2007

Recent Features:
Great Mission in a Groaning World
Associate Director for Faith Development at World Vision International Tim Dearborn expounds upon Micah 6:8 and shares about his travels in India, Rwanda, and Cambodia, calling listeners to be seekers of justice. May 17, 2005. (28:38) [Audio]

Native American Contributions to Worship Member of the Swan River Cree Nation Reverend Ray Aldred shares insights into aboriginal gatherings, describing worship as a communal event, stories as central in communicating a message, and suffering as a natural part of life. November 9, 2004. (25:18) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
Christian Commitment: Luke 8 Young Life Field Director Robert Mitchell shares the stories of Jesus healing Jairus’ daughter and the woman who touched Jesus’ cloak, encouraging listeners to commit their lives to loving and serving God who cares deeply for us. March 26, 1973. (26:46) [Audio]

Priorities | Joy at Work | Jim Zorn

August 28, 2007

Recent Features:
The Priority of a Productive Life in a Troubled World Former CEO of ServiceMaster Bill Pollard fields questions from SPU students about how to reconcile our work with our faith and how to wisely use the resources and talents God gives us. April 11, 2006. (21:34) [Audio]

Joy at Work Co-Founder of The AES Corporation, CEO of Imagine Schools, and author of Joy at Work, Dennis Bakke argues that God calls each of us to serve Him with our talents, regardless of whether the work be in missions or business, for when we do so, we are filled with His joy. April 19, 2005. (27:36) [Audio]

SPU Classics:
When in Doubt: Scramble
Former Seattle Seahawk Quarterback Jim Zorn draws parallels between studying football in order to effectively play a 60-minute game and the need to study the Bible in order to live godly lives. March 4, 1977. (15:17) [Audio]

Rendleman | Spina | What is your life?

May 21, 2007

Recent Features:
Evangelicals in American Film
Associate Professor of Communication Todd Rendleman, 2007 Winifred E. Weter Lecturer, examines how evangelicals are portrayed in movies. April 19, 2007. (1:45:33) [Audio] [Video]

From the Inside Out: The Biblical Story in Global Perspective Professor of Christian Scriptures Frank Spina examines God’s selection of Abraham & Sarah and argues that God works through individuals in order to redeem all people. January 9, 2007. (26:50) [Audio] [Video]

SPU Classics:
What is Your Life?
Missionary Margaret Brabon challenges Christians for fulfill “The Great Commission” by serving in, financially supporting, or praying for the mission field. February 24, 1982. (27:38) [Audio]