Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Breaking White Supremacy: The Black Social Gospel as New Abolitionism

Gary Dorrien
Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary
Professor of Religion at Columbia University

April 18, 2017
Grawemeyer Lecture

Dorrien discusses how the Black Social Gospel became an important tradition of religious thought and resistance, helping to create an alternative public sphere of excluded voices, and providing the intellectual underpinnings of the civil rights movement.  Listen to the lecture.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Redeeming the Culture for Christ

David SnardonPastor, Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

Festival of Theology and Reunion
March 28, 2017
Mark 2:23-27; 3:1-6

Where does the church stand on ministering to the student athlete?  Here is hope that the church chooses to fall into the trap of doing good and not staying silent.  Listen to the sermon.


Who is Afraid of Sports? Play, Bodies, and Formation (Part Two)

Dr. John B. White
Assistant Professor and holder of the Harold and Dottie Riley Professorship in Practical Theology and Director of the Sport Chaplaincy/Ministry Program at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University

Festival of Theology and Reunion
Greenhoe Lecture
March 28, 2017

Greenhoe Lecturer John White offers more insights to pastoral guidance for those involved in major college sports.  Listen to the lecture.

Lifting the Veil on Big-Time Sports

Marcia Mount ShoopPastor/Head of Staff, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

Festival of Theology and Reunion
Caldwell Lecture
March 28, 2017

Caldwell Lecturer Marcia Mount Shoop will discuss some of the impacts that our culture's obsession with sports and sports entertainment has on our spirituality.  Listen to the lecture.


Who is Afraid of Sports? Play, Bodies, and Formation (Part One)

Dr. John B. White

Assistant Professor and holder of the Harold and Dottie Riley Professorship in Practical Theology and Director of the Sport Chaplaincy/Ministry Program at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University

Festival of Theology and Reunion
Greenhoe Lecture
March 27, 2017

Dr. White shares his perspective in sports chaplain ministry and the spiritual, personal, and professional challenges that athletes (and fans alike) face in the midst of major sports.  Listen to the lecture.

Touchdowns for Jesus and Other Signs of Apocalypse

Marcia Mount Shoop
Pastor/Head of Staff, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

Festival of Theology and Reunion
Caldwell Lecture
March 27, 2017

Caldwell Lecturer Marcia Mount Shoop is the fourth generation in her family ordained to the ministry in the Presbyterian Church. Her husband, John, coached in the National Football League and Division I college football for twenty-six years.  Shoop's lecture addresses some of the current and pressing issues in college sports and how they impact our culture.  Listen to the lecture.


More Than Just a Game

David SnardonPastor, Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

Festival of Theology and Reunion
March 27, 2017
Acts 17: 16-23


For many poor kids sports becomes the God that can give them everything they want for themselves and their families.  How are we sacrificing our young people and ourselves on this alter to a false god? Listen to the sermon.

Stay Woke

Debra J. Mumford
Frank H. Caldwell Professor of Homiletics

March 3, 2017
Mark 14:32-41a

The disciples just didn’t seem to get Jesus’ message. Aren’t we just like the disciples? Listen to the sermon.