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Spring 2008 | Volume 31, Number 1

Painting by Professor Laura Lasworth

Remembering the Future
Remembering the FutureIn 1967, The New York Times wrote “God Is Dead Doctrine Losing Ground to ‘Theology of Hope.’” The headline referenced a book by theologian Jürgen Moltmann, SPU’s guest at this year's Day of Common Learning.

Wartime Blessings
A Theologian’s Legacy

Beyond the Bounds
Beyond the Bounds In anticipation of Moltmann’s visit to SPU, Art Department faculty spent more than a year creating a special exhibit: Hope: Open/Closed, a collection of works that together conveyed the freedom, fullness, and spontaneity of hope.

Laura Lasworth, Professor of Art
Kayo Nakamura, Adjunct Professor of Art
Roger Feldman, Professor of Art
Lawrence Chen, Adjunct Professor of Art
The Hope Factor
The Hope Factor Why does one person flourish and another flounder in the same circumstances? Research in positive psychology demonstrates that those who thrive in life often possess the personality-related variable of hope.

Living in Hope
Living in Hope On the Day of Common Learning, an SPU economist posed one of the most difficult questions facing the world today: “Is eliminating extreme poverty in our lifetime an impossible dream — or an attainable goal?”

The End of Extreme Poverty

The Eagles Are Coming!
The Eagles Are Coming! Tolkien, Lewis, and L'Engle knew fairy tales were for adults as much as children. Says Jeffrey Overstreet, Response contributing editor, “Fairy tales have given me more real hope than any other form of art.”

The Colors of Auralia

Response Essay Competition
Response Essay CompetitionGiven a challenge — and the theme “engaging the culture, changing the world” — 2008 competition winners Lisa Lister and Jake Herzog responded with “Signs and Stories” and “The Assignment.”

Winner: Signs and Stories
Winner: The Assignment
Photography Competition 2008
Photography Competition 2008Where have you seen reconciliation, and what does it look like? How would you capture it on film? Read more about the call for entries to the Response Photography Competition 2008.

Department Highlights

from the president
President Philip Eaton reminds us that God's promise to “do something new” creates and sustains our hope.

New Leadership
The School of Theology welcomes Doug Strong, Ph.D., as its new dean.

Detours and Unexpected Destinations
Samuel Lin ’65 was named SPU Alumnus of the Year for a lifetime of service.

Oh, So Close
Falcon women’s soccer had 23 straight wins in 2007–08 season; was in Final Four.

my response
Poetry by Emily Dickinson
SPU Professor Susan VanZanten Gallagher on Emily Dickinson’s Poem #314 and “Hope.”

Response art
The Advent of Breathing
SPU Professor Christen Mattix on “The Advent of Breathing.”