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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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Humility

2009 SPU Baccalaureate Service Associate Professor of Christian Ministry Jeff Keuss offers four important reminders drawn from Job 23 on how heartbreak, work, brokenness and humility provide a vision for how to live out a deep and compelling vocation in the 21st century. June 12, 2009. (34:09)


Monday, September 24, 2007

God is not blind | Be intelligent in our work | Healing

Recent Features:
Homecoming Chapel: 2004-2005, “God Is Not Blind” 2005 SPU Alumna of the Year Marilyn Meberg shares a humorous story of her automobile breaking down on the road and the unexpected help she received, reminding listeners that God is always in charge, providing for our every need. February 3, 2005. (25:46)

The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent in Our Work SPU Alum and lawyer Skip Li calls listeners to actively use their minds to break free from the surrounding culture, utilizing the film Shawshank Redemption to illustrate his point. April 12, 2005. (23:03)

SPU Classics:
Healing: Who? How Much? How Far? And When? Goodwill Rehabilitation Counselor and Chaplain Roy Murdock charges listeners to make spiritual healing a primary concern when it comes to personal wholeness. October 29, 1973. (29:47)

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Living the story | Auto Dealer | Urban Involvement

Recent Features:
It’s Not about Winning an Argument; It’s about Living in the Story SPU President Phil Eaton, partially in response to growing popularity of The Da Vinci Code, argues that it is important to know the Christian story and live in it in order to effectively engage the culture. May 23, 2006. (21:59)

Called to be an Auto Dealer Owner and CEO of Flow Automotive Don Flow challenges Christians to actively live out their faith in the workplace, using his personal business model as an example. April 5, 2005. (29:34)

SPU Classics:
A City Set on a Hill: Urban Involvement Ron Ruthruff shares that in order to effectively witness to others, particularly in an inner-city setting, one needs to really understand the deeper issues with which people struggle and authentically demonstrate God’s love. November 15, 1985. (28:28)

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Priorities | Joy at Work | Jim Zorn

Recent Features:
The Priority of a Productive Life 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)

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

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)

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Eaton | Six Stories | Sine

Recent Features:
Can Christians Really Change the World? SPU President Phil Eaton challenges faculty, staff, and students to think deeply about the purpose of a Christian university and its influence in the world. November 1, 2005. (25:48)

Six Stories: People Who Are Changing the World This promotional video showcases how SPU faculty, students, and alumni are engaging the culture and changing the world. (15:40)

SPU Classics:
Your Future as Opportunity Tom Sine challenges students to pursue careers and lifestyles that are committed to God’s vision and purposes rather than chase the materialistic American dream. May 8, 1992. (43:14)

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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Koenig | New SBE Majors Video | Maddox

Recent Features:
A Fall from Grace Part 2: The Grace Instructor of Biblical Studies Sara Koenig examines 2 Samuel 12 and the grace God extends to David after he commits the sin of adultery with Bathsheba. April 24, 2007. (20:31)

2007 SBE New Majors Dessert This SPU School of Business & Economics video introduces new majors to educational, financial, social, and career opportunities available through the school as they pursue their degree. April 17, 2007. (10:40)

SPU Classics:
C. S. Lewis on Hope for the Whole Creation: Do Dogs, Cats, and Even Iguanas Go to Heaven? Professor of Wesleyan Theology Randy Maddox examines C. S. Lewis’ case for animal salvation. January 17, 2002. (1:05:00)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Wall | Johnson | Erickson

Recent Features:
How Free is “Free” Methodism? Professor Rob Wall examines the Wesleyan tradition at the Paul T. Walls Lecture: March 8, 2007. (54:46)

Ständchen (Serenade). Professor Wayne Johnson shares a piece composed by Schubert/Liszt from his CD: "Salon Classics: From the Golden Age of the Piano." (c) 2002. (5:32)

SPU Classics:
What Are You Going to Do; Who Are You Going to Be. Professor Joyce Erickson discusses jobs, vocation, and personhood. Chapel: April 14, 1982. (21:07)

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