Posts Tagged ‘Religion’

Lectio: Guided Bible Readings – Gospel of Luke

January 9, 2013

1-9-2013 12-05-21 PMJoin Mark Abbott, Pastor Emeritus at First Free Methodist Church, as he leads listeners on a journey through the Gospel of Luke during Winter Quarter 2013.

Lectio: Guided Bible Readings are sponsored by The Center for Biblical and Theological Education.

Spirituality & Sexuality Forum

June 18, 2012

Tina Schermer Sellers, Director of Medical Family Therapy, examines the cost of religious sexual shame on intimacy and sexual health. [Audio]

From Inclusion to Belonging

February 1, 2012

John Swinton, Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care at the University of Aberdeen, gave this year’s Palmer Lecture entitled “From Inclusion to Belonging: A Practical Theology of Disability and Humanness”.  The Alfred S. Palmer Lecture Series began in 1978 and seeks to bring the best minds and hearts in Wesleyan theology and Biblical Studies to the SPU campus to discuss the Christian faith from the Wesleyan perspective.  Watch the video, and discover what it means to have people belong to the church rather than just be included.

Fall Quarter Chapel Series is Wrapping Up

November 23, 2011

Want to get up to speed with what is happening in Chapel?  You can follow along as the speakers take the SPU community through the books of Joshua and Judges.  It’s a good way to catch up before chapel dives into the book of Mark during Winter Quarter.  [Audio and Video]

Rev. Eugene Peterson Speaks on Scripture as Formation

November 9, 2011

Rev. Eugene Peterson,  a 1954 alumnus of SPU and author of Gold Medallion Book Award winner The Message, describes the importance of Scripture in spiritual formation in his lecture “St. Mark: The Basic Text for Christian Spirituality.” October 20, 2011. [Audio and Video]

Introduction to Joshua: Eden Lost, Canaan Found

September 28, 2011

Join Dr. Nijay Gupta, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, as he begins the Autumn Quarter Lectio series with an introduction to the book of Joshua.

Introduction to Joshua: Eden Lost, Canaan Found [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 Sounds of New Creation

July 20, 2011

Every year at SPU, students in Ivy Honorary elect a professor to give a lecture as if it were their last at the Ivy Honorary Last Lecture Series. This year, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Dr. Ben McFarland, was asked to give this lecture. Hear the advice Dr. McFarland has to offer based off of personal stories, the influence others, and how God has moved in his life. [Audio] [Video]

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]

Old Testament Selections from Israel’s Story

June 22, 2011

Join Sara Koenig, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, this summer on a journey through Old Testament selections from Israel’s story. The selection this week begins the journey

Introduction: From Egypt to the Promised Land [Audio]

Learn more about the Center for Biblical & Theological Education’s Lectio Series.