Dr. Jonathan Pennington, Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of “The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary” discusses civility in a divisive cultural moment, and how Jesus and the Beatitudes provide a roadmap for human flourishing.

In this episode, artist and writer Mako Fujimura reflects on living in New York City during the September 11 terrorist attacks. The events inspired Mako to visit the earlier ground zeros—at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In this interview WTS Executive vice president Jeff Munroe asks Mako about these experiences and how we navigate our way through today’s cultural climate.

In the first episode of Season 4, Dr. Richard Mouw discusses the importance of civility and civil dialogue in Evangelical Christianity.

In the final episode of Season 3, Kris DePree and Jody Vanderwel discuss the faith legacy of their father, Max DePree–renowned leader, author, and former CEO of Herman Miller​. “What drove him was his belief that everyone was created in the image of God,” Jody said.

In this episode, WTS professor of New Testament Dr. Robert Van Voorst discusses his latest book, “Commonly Misunderstood Verses of the Bible: What They Really Mean.”

Happy Reformation Day! Today, October 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and we’re commemorating with esteemed American Historian, Dr. Mark Noll! If you listen closely, you might even catch the topic for next season…

In this episode, Dr. Kristen Deede Johnson discusses her award-winning book “The Justice Calling: Where Passion meets Perseverance,” and what justice and righteousness look like in our lives and vocations.

In this episode Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah discusses his own faith journey and how it influences his work in justice and racial reconciliation in the church.

In this episode, Josh Larsen and Eric Kuiper sat down to talk about Josh’s new book “Movies are Prayers” and a have a conversation about the relationship of film and faith. Josh is the editor of Think Christian, an online magazine dealing with issues of faith and culture, and co-host of the podcast Filmspotting. Eric is Chief Creative Officer of Celebration Cinema, founder of Into the Noise, and an adjunct professor at WTS.

 

Pakistani ethnomusicologist Eric Sarwar​ shares how his Christian faith has influenced his work, and what he is doing to connect with Muslim neighbors in his country using the Psalms.