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Thursday Food for Thought Archive

Thursday Food for Thought

Since 2007, the SPU Library has invited the campus and community to readings by faculty, staff, and students. See who has read in the past.

2012–13 Academic Year

 

Fall

  • Clint Kelly – Scent
  • John Glancy – Reading from Ken Foreman's The Fragile Champion
  • Tom Trzyna – Bunny Goes to Hell
  • Mary Kenagy – Reading from her short stories
  • Jeffrey Overstreet – Through A Screen Darkly

Winter



  • Kerry DearbornThe Theology of George McDonald
  • Rick SteeleI’ve Been Wondering: Conversations With Young Theologians
  • Jeffrey Overstreet – Auralia’s Colors
  • Doug Thorpe – Rapture of the Deep: Reflections on the Wild in Art, Wilderness and the Sacred
  • Clint Kelly – Echo
  • Priscilla Pope-LevisonTurn the Pulpit Loose

Spring



  • Kim Gilnett – C.S. Lewis: A Personal Reflection
  • Greg Wolfe – Intruding on the Timeless
  • John MedinaBrain Rules
  • Frank SpinaFaith of the Outsider
  • Kathleen Braden – The Real Geography of America and Russia
  • Jennifer Maier – Dark Alphabet

2011–12 Academic Year

Autumn

Winter

Spring

2010–11 Academic Year

Autumn

  • Suzanne Wolfe – The Pear Tree: A novel in progress on St. Augustine’s concubine
  • Luke Reinsma – Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: a slideshow
  • Hannah Notess – The Un-Testimonies of Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing up Evangelical
  • Daniel Castelo – The Apathetic God
  • Cher Edwards – “Social Justice and Christianity: Legacy or Contradiction?”

Winter

  • Jeff Van Duzer – Why Business Matters to God: (And What Still Needs to be Fixed)
  • Suzanne Wolfe; Hannah Notess; Mary Kenagy-Mitchell – The Spirit of Food
  • Susan VanZanten – Mending a Tattered Faith: Devotions With Dickinson
  • Doris Heritage and John Glancy – New books about legendary SPU coaches Ken Foreman and Les Habegger
  • Jeff Keuss – Your Neighbor’s Hymnal

Spring

  • Jeffrey Overstreet – The Ale Boy’s Feast
  • Doug Thorpe – Wisdom Sings the World
  • John PerkinsLet Justice Roll Down
  • Rob Wall and David Nienhuis – “The Church’s Guide for Reading the Catholic Epistles”
  • Brian Bantum – Redeeming Mulatto
  • Andrew Ryder – “If You Want to Know Who We Are: Theatre Parody in Civilian Public Service” 

2009–10 Academic Year

Autumn

  • Robert Clark – Dark Water: Art, Disaster, and Redemption in Florence
  • Greg Wolfe and Suzanne Wolfe – Bless This House: Prayers for Families and Children
  • Jack Levison – Filled With the Spirit
  • SPU President Philip Eaton – “The Christian University: The Place Where World Change Begins”
  • Stephen Newby – “Freedom and Spiritual Fantasies: Exploring the Music of African-American Composer Frederick Tillis”
  • John Terrill – “Building to Last: Work and the New Creation”

Winter

  • Chris Chaney – Can Rock Music Change the World? U2’s four Irishman are proving that it can
  • Richard Scheuerman – Finding Chief Kamiakin: The Life and Legacy of a Remarkable Native-American Leader
  • Tali Hairston – What Historic Christian Ministry Leaders Say About Reconciliation and Love
  • Owen Ewald – What Is Beauty? Three answers from Socrates, and why they’re all wrong
  • Clint Kelly – An (imaginary) interview with Abraham Lincoln’s son, and a preview of The Lincoln Anomaly
  • Al Erisman – Joseph, the Accidental Executive: Thoughts on business and faith from the life of Joseph

Spring

  • Jeffrey Overstreet – Raven’s Ladder, Avatar, and the subversive nature of parables
  • Karen Smith – Winning the Math Wars: No Teacher Left Behind
  • Ken Himma – “The News Ain’t All Good, Y’all: The Obligation to Help the Poor”
  • Leslie Parrott – The First Drop of Rain: Poetry and insight inspired by Seattle’s landscape
  • Tom Trzyna – Meeting God: Exploring the Origins of Britain’s St. George
  • Eric Long – Over the River and Through the Woods: Why do deer travel long distances?

2008–09 Academic Year

Autumn

  • Bill Woodward – “Runs, Hits, and Eras”
  • Tom Trzyna – Blessed Are the Pacifists
  • Suzanne Wolfe – Unveiling
  • Susan VanZanten – “How to Read Emily Dickinson”
  • Kim Gilnett – “C.S. Lewis: A Personal Reflection”
  • George Scranton – “Rereading the Bible Again (For the First Time)”

Winter

  • Clint Kelly – Delicacy
  • Jeffrey Overstreet – Cyndere’s Midnight
  • Mike McDonald – Europe, a Tantalizing Romance
  • Rob McKenna – Dying to Lead
  • Cara Wall-Scheffler – “Mother-Infant Bonding”
  • Claudia Grauf-Grounds – “Understanding Why Couples Fight — And What to Do About It”

Spring

  • Jeff Keuss – Cinema Divinite: Religion, Theology, and the Bible in Film
  • Les Parrott and Leslie Parrott – Trading Places
  • Mary Kenagy-Mitchell – “The Guest”
  • Katie Kresser – “Night Vision: Jacques Maritain and the Meaning of Art”
  • Rob Wall – “Patterns for Ministry: the Book of Acts for Today”
  • Tammy Van Dyken – “Singing the Gospel”

2007–08 Academic Year

Summer

  • Clint Kelly – Scent 
  • John Glancy  –  Reading from Ken Foreman's The Fragile Champion
  • Tom Trzyna  – Bunny Goes to Hell
  • Mary Kenagy  – Reading from her short stories
  • Jeffrey Overstreet – Through A Screen Darkly

Winter

  • Kerry Dearborn – The Theology of George McDonald
  • Rick Steele – I’ve Been Wondering: Conversations With Young Theologians
  • Jeffrey Overstreet – Auralia’s Colors
  • Doug Thorpe – Rapture of the Deep: Reflections on the Wild in Art, Wilderness and the Sacred
  • Clint Kelly – Echo
  • Priscilla Pope-Levison – Turn the Pulpit Loose

Spring

  • Kim Gilnett –  C.S. Lewis: A Personal Reflection
  • Greg Wolfe – Intruding on the Timeless
  • John MedinaBrain Rules
  • Frank Spina – Faith of the Outsider
  • Kathleen Braden – The Real Geography of America and Russia
  • Jennifer Maier – Dark Alphabet

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