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Former Grand Rapids Mayor, Rev. George Heartwell is a graduate of Western Theological Seminary (’88), who for 14 years led Heartside Ministries, working with and advocating for the city’s most disadvantaged residents. He also served two terms as City Commissioner from 1992-1999, before being elected mayor in 2003. Rev. Heartwell was Grand Rapids’ longest serving mayor, serving until 2016 and focusing on issues like sustainability, social justice, and community development.

“I believe that politics, narrowly defined, has no place in the pulpit. That said, to not preach a prophetic gospel is to diminish and de-fang if you will the power of the Gospel. The pastor in her or his preaching has to walk that really really difficult line between not being political, but being prophetic.” -Rev. Heartwell

Former Grand Rapids Mayor, Rev. George Heartwell is a graduate of Western Theological Seminary (’88), who for 14 years led Heartside Ministries, working with and advocating for the city’s most disadvantaged residents. He also served two terms as City Commissioner from 1992-1999, before being elected mayor in 2003. Rev. Heartwell was Grand Rapids’ longest serving mayor, serving until 2016 and focusing on issues like sustainability, social justice, and community development.

“I believe that politics, narrowly defined, has no place in the pulpit. That said, to not preach a prophetic gospel is to diminish and de-fang if you will the power of the Gospel. The pastor in her or his preaching has to walk that really really difficult line between not being political, but being prophetic.” -Rev. Heartwell

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.

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.

 

In this episode, Alison Adam and Greg Scheer discuss the question, “How can Global Music in Western Worship be done authentically and respectfully?” This episode was filmed at the Calvin Symposium on Worship.

In this episode, Alison Adam and Greg Scheer discuss the question, “How can Global Music in Western Worship be done authentically and respectfully?” This episode was filmed at the Calvin Symposium on Worship.