Friday, February 2, 2018

Calling on the Name: Psalm-Singing and Spiritual Formation

Marcus A. Hong

Director of Field Education
Assistant Professor of Practical Theology

February 1, 2018
Spring Convocation
Psalm 116

Singing the Psalms lets us experience God with our whole body and being.  Using Psalm 116 as an example, Hong shows how both a personal and theological understanding of the body  and mind can help interpret the Psalms.  Listen to the Convocation talk.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

God is Gathering, All are Welcome

Amy Plantinga Pauw

Henry P. Mobley Jr. Professor of Doctrinal Theology

December 1, 2017
World AIDS Day
Isaiah 56:1-8

The pain and burden of stigma is an old and enduring problem.  Like Isaish we can rejoice in a God who welcomes the outcast.  God's house can be a place of healing and freedom for all people.  Listen to the sermon.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Necessity for Lament in a Changing World

Soong-Chan Rah

Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism,  North Park Theological Seminary

November 9, 2017
Edwards-Presler Lectures on Peace, Justice and Mission

What does it mean that lament is missing from the world?  We know that God does answer prayer, but sometimes we don't want to hear the answer.  Listen to the lecture.

The Gospel as Improv

Mary Gene Boteler
Trustee, Louisville Seminary

October 27, 2017
Mark 10:17-30

Life is not measured by the past, but what we do next.  This is true for nations as well as for individuals.  What will our children and grandchildren say about the worth of our lives?
Listen to the sermon.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Healthy Ministry

James Blankenbeker
MDiv '13

October 5, 2017
Theological Libraries Month
2 Timothy 4:1-5

Listen to a sermon honoring libraries and librarians as bringers of truth.  Given as part of a celebration of Theological Libraries Month.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A Different World is Possible

Clifton Kirkpatrick

Professor of World Christianity and Ecumenical Studies,
William A. Benfield Jr. Professor of Evangelism and Global Missions

September 15, 2017
Luke 4:14-21

We are living through a series of disasters that seem to be a dress rehearsal of the end times.  The human-made ones are tearing apart our human fabric.  We are living in a time of great evil.  What can we do to change?

Friday, September 8, 2017

Toward a Relational Approach to Social Justice

Ashley Hicks White

Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Fall Convocation
September 7, 2017
Mark 12:28-34

If we do justice without love are we doing justice to God?  Listen to the address.

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 Snardon
Pastor, 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.