This episode features Scottish worship leader and liturgist, John Bell. Dr. Ron Rienstra sat down with John to discuss how worship and story can connect us despite divisions.

In this episode we sat down with Kevin Cloud, author of “God and Hamilton: Spiritual themes from the life of Alexander Hamilton and the Broadway Musical He Inspired.” Reverend Lindsay Small, a Hamilton fan and pastor at Fellowship Reformed Church in Holland, interviewed Kevin.

This episode features Hope College professor Dr. Deirdre Johnston and Hope interim president, Dr. Dennis Voskuil. In today’s polarized age, these two and others at Hope College are striving to make dialogue civil again, specifically on campus and in the classroom. They sat down to discuss “the Virtues of Public Discourse.”

Who could be a better representation of the power of civility than Nelson Mandela? Today’s guest is WTS alumni and South African theologian, Dr. Tinyiko Maluleke, who is working on a book about Nelson Mandela and hope. Rev. Dr. Denise Kingdom-Grier sat down with him to discuss Mandela’s legacy.

“If we want to learn how to be civil dissenters in a virtuous way, we need to listen—and learn from the examples who have gone before us,”says Dr. Davey Henreckson. Dr. Henreckson specializes in moral theology, and is currently working on a book entitled, The Immortal Commonwealth: Covenant, Community, and Political Resistance in Early Reformed Thought. WTS student Katy Johnson sat down with him to discuss the meaning of civility and what it means to practice virtuous civil dissent.

In this episode, El Salvadorian composer and liturgist, Carlos Colón discusses his harrowing escape from El Salvador, finding a home in the church, and what the role of art is in engaging social issues.