Friday, December 4, 2009

The Christian Politic

Professor of Political Science Reed Davis discusses the historical impact of Christianity on politics and how that affects modern politically-minded Christians.

Part 1: Render Unto Caesar What Is His
January 18, 2008 (17:05)

Part 2: What Should a Christian Politic Look Like?
January 25, 2008 (17:29)

Part 3: Vote Democrat or Republican?
February 1, 2008 (22:42)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Day of Common Learning 2009: Transformational Leadership

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]

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Peacemakers SPU Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn describes biblically-informed peacemaking, which is messy and uncomfortable, and provides examples from the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and Jesus' life. March 3, 2009. (26:12)

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Micah Challenge

The Micah Challenge National Coordinator Brian Swarts addresses the global issue of poverty, his organization's goals for combating this issue, and ways in which the larger Christian community can join in their efforts. November 20, 2008. [Audio] [Video]

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Remembering the Future | Hope: Open/Closed | Don Bonker

Recent Features:
Remembering the Future: The Legacy of Moltmann’s “Theology of Hope” Assistant Professor of Theology Doug Koskela explores the theology and theological context of Moltmann’s book Theology of Hope. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (21:02)

Hope: Open/Closed An art exhibition by SPU faculty on the theme of hope. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (2:13)

SPU Classics:
A Christian Servant Turned a Civil Servant Former U.S. Congressman Don Bonker shares about the challenges of living out his faith in politics, referencing the Watergate scandal and his conversations with political members caught in that affair. October 22, 1976. (30:45)

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Psychology of Hope | Any Hope in Politics? | Healing from Eating Disorder

Recent Features:
The Psychology of Hope Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Research Lynette Bikos and doctoral student Lauren Shepherd discuss the psychological studies of hope, as defined as motivation and agency, and outline building and maintaining hope in one's own life. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (41:32)

Is There Any Hope in Politics? Professor of Political Science Reed Davis presents the need for Christians to be involved in justice and politics as followers of Christ's New Testament teachings on leadership and stewardship. 2007 Day of Common Learning. October 24, 2007. (42:01)

SPU Classics:
Healing from Eating Disorders and Addiction Actress Carol Anderson shares about her struggle with anorexia-bulimia and God’s eventual healing in her life. She offers encouragement to listeners who are struggling to overcome destructive behaviors. February 14, 1996. (23:31)

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Maleng | The Dearborns | Murphy

Recent Features:
Stories of Faith and Public Service The late King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng shares about how his Christian faith informed his decision making in the case of mass murderer Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer. October 26, 2004. (22:33)

A Reconciling Community Associate Professor of Theology Kerry Dearborn and her husband Tim discuss the need to for Christians to be deeply involved in the process of being reconciled to God and other people. February 15, 2007. (58:44)

SPU Classics:
Integrity in the Christian Church Former SPU Provost Bruce Murphy challenges the SPU community to develop a real passion for God and for the world. September 20, 1995. (20:17)

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Thursday, March 8, 2007

Weigel | Weigel | Origins of the Earth

Recent Features:
Europe and Its Discontents. George Weigel. Senior Fellow, Ethics & Public Policy Center. Part 3 of the President's Symposium on Knowing and Understanding our World: A Christian Response to the 21st Century: February 27, 2007. (1:06:56)

What We Can't Not Know, Five Years After 9/11. George Weigel. Senior Fellow, Ethics & Public Policy Center. Part 4 of the President's Symposium on Knowing and Understanding our World: A Christian Response to the 21st Century: February 27, 2007. (1:15:34)

SPU Classics:
Origins of the Earth. Panel of SPU faculty on faith and science. Dialogues on the relationship between faith and science, ways of knowing, and discussion concerning “new” lunar evidence for the age of the earth and the birth of the solar system. Lecture: November 7, 1975. (42:21)

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