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As president and ambassador of Fuller Theological Seminary, Mark Labberton takes the occasion of his travels to speak with a broad spectrum of leaders on issues at the heart of the seminary’s mission.

As president and ambassador of Fuller Theological Seminary, Mark Labberton takes the occasion of his travels to speak with a broad spectrum of leaders on issues at the heart of the seminary’s mission.
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As president and ambassador of Fuller Theological Seminary, Mark Labberton takes the occasion of his travels to speak with a broad spectrum of leaders on issues at the heart of the seminary’s mission.

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32 - Parker Palmer on Contemplation

9/11/2018
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Parker Palmer, celebrated Quaker author and speaker, reflects on a contemplative approach to life, the value of failure, and the difficult work of weaving together words and action. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:57:36

31 - Dave Gibbons on the Changing Church

8/14/2018
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Dave Gibbons, pastor of the Newsong global alliance of churches, reflects on disruption, risk, and the cultivating an imagination for the future of the church. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:40:51

30 - Rich Stearns on Faithful Philanthropy

7/10/2018
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Rich Stearns, president of World Vision U.S., reflects on international development, insights from his leadership, and the whole gospel. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:46:24

28 - Shirley Hoogstra on Faith and Learning

6/1/2018
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Shirley Hoogstra, president of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, reflects on the complex social and political pressures on Christian higher education and considers why holistic Christian formation is “one of the best avenues to create a deep soul.” For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:38:00

27 - Rowan Williams on Navigating Faith and Politics

5/22/2018
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Right Reverend Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, reflects with President Mark Labberton on a wide variety of pressing topics: his own journey to the Church of England, negotiating power in the global church, and the spiritual disciplines that ground him in the midst of political and religious cross-pressures. The Right Reverend Rowan Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth, is a Welsh Anglican bishop, theologian, and poet. Williams was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury,...

Duration:00:49:08

26 - Brad Brisco and Lance Ford on a Theology of Place

5/8/2018
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Brad Brisco, director of Bivocational Church Planting for the North American Mission Board, and Lance Ford, co-founder of the Sentralized Conference in Kansas City, reflect together on a theology of place and rediscovering what missionary work looks like in a local context. Learn more about studying church planting: https://www.fuller.edu/academics/areas-of-interest/church-planting/ For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio

Duration:00:59:42

25 - Paul Schrader on Film

4/24/2018
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Screenwriter and director Paul Schrader reflects on his Christian upbringing and how the unique language of film—especially the transcendental style—helps him explore religious questions. Paul Schrader is an award-winning screenwriter, film director, and film critic. He wrote or cowrote screenplays for four Martin Scorsese films: Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Bringing Out the Dead (1999). Schrader has also directed 18 feature...

Duration:00:34:20

24 - Tara Beth Leach on Women in Ministry

4/10/2018
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Tara Beth Leach, senior pastor of First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, reflects on the complexities of preaching, female leadership, and how she finds comfort in Christ's treatment of the outsider. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:54:07

23 - Cameron Lee on Relationships

3/27/2018
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Cameron Lee, professor of marriage and family studies, reflects on relationships through the lens of romance culture, the complexities of social media, community and peacemaking. Cameron Lee was the keynote lecturer at the 2018 Integration Symposium, ”Integration and Integrity: The Christian Therapist as Peacemaker.“ Learn more here: https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/fuller-dialogues-therapy-as-peacemaking For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio

Duration:00:46:05

22 - Kate Bowler on Suffering

3/5/2018
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Kate Bowler, assistant professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School, reflects on her research on the prosperity gospel, her recent stage IV cancer diagnosis, and her desire for authentic faith in the midst of suffering. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio

Duration:00:49:32

21 - Gary Haugen on Working with the Poor

2/27/2018
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Gary Haugen, founder and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM), reflects on his work in Rwanda, the beginnings of IJM, and the ways Christian spiritual formation naturally leads to working on behalf of the suffering and poor. Note: This conversation contains explicit descriptions of sexual and physical violence that may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:56:22

20 - Michael McBride on Discipleship

2/13/2018
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Michael McBride, pastor of the Way Christian Center in Berkeley, California, and national director for Urban Strategies at the PICO National Network, reflects on faithful discipleship in the context of racialized violence, economic exploitation, and white supremacy. For more resources on a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio

Duration:00:42:00

19 - Pete Docter on Storytelling

1/23/2018
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Pixar’s Pete Docter, director of the animated films Monsters, Inc., Up, and Inside Out, speaks with Mark Labberton about creating stories in community, the creative process, and more. For more on voices on faith and film, including an earlier interview with Pete Docter here: https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/faith-film/ For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio

Duration:00:42:50

18 - Dave Eubank on War Zone Ministry

1/9/2018
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David Eubank (MDiv ’95), director and founder of Free Burma Rangers, shares stories from his years of ministry in war zones in Burma and Mosul, reflects on being “an ambassador for Jesus” while fighting ISIS soldiers, discusses the ways violent contexts have shaped the way he prays, and more. The Free Burma Rangers (FBR) is a multiethnic humanitarian service movement working to bring help, hope, and love to people in the conflict zones of Burma, Iraq, and Sudan. Working in conjunction...

Duration:01:07:51

16 - Zac Niringiye on Justice

11/14/2017
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The Rt. Rev. Dr. D. Zac Niringiye, a theologian and activist, explores the gospel, justice, and his formative experiences as a Ugandan bishop. The Rt. Rev. Dr. D. Zac Niringiye is a theologian, pastor, Bible teacher, organizational development consultant, and a peace and social justice activist. He took an early retirement from his work as Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Kampala in 2012 to focus on the work of peace and social-political justice in Uganda. He is now a Fellow in the...

Duration:00:48:51

15 - Alan Hirsch on Rediscovering Holistic Ministry

10/10/2017
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Alan Hirsch, celebrated author and missiologist, reflects on his conversion, Christian ministry, and spiritual gifts that can revitalize the church. Using Ephesians 4 as an interpretive lens, he sees ministry practices embedded in God’s created order and considers methods that can help churches “extend the logic and impact of Jesus ministry” in their own communities. As founder of 5Q Collective, Alan Hirsch writes and teaches on vital ministry practices through the lens of Ephesians 4....

Duration:00:51:16

14 - Bill Hwang on the communal reading of scripture

9/12/2017
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Bill Hwang, founder and chief executive officer at Archegos Capital Management and Fuller trustee, reflects on a career in Wall Street, how difficulties in his work strengthened his faith, and the value of the communal reading of scripture—a practiced-based movement to nourish Christians through community, food, and listening to Scripture together. As founder and CEO of Achegos, Bill Hwang oversees investments from around the world. He is cofounder of the Grace and Mercy Foundation, and...

Duration:00:31:45

13 - Jacquelline Fuller on humble philanthropy

8/8/2017
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Jacquelline Fuller, president of Google.org, considers the complex intersections of public policy, technology, and philanthropy. She and Dr. Labberton discuss her previous work at the Gates Foundation, global health initiatives, and fostering a generous office culture. As president of Google.org and vice president at Google, Jacquelline Fuller manages over $150 million given annually to nonprofits and initiatives around the globe. With a background in public policy and American corporate...

Duration:00:43:10

12 - Russell Moore on courage

7/11/2017
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Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, reflects with Mark Labberton on the impact of the civil rights movement, the need for a new moral imagination in American Christianity, and more. As a public theologian, Russell Moore speaks and writes widely on the intersections of evangelical faith, politics, and social issues. Prior to serving as president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, he was the dean of the...

Duration:00:37:56

11 - J. Kameron Carter on black poetics

6/13/2017
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In this episode of “Conversing,” theologian and writer J. Kameron Carter discusses the complex interplay between racial logic and theology. He examines beliefs about possessions, the language of “master” and “lord” in scripture, and the “alternative practices of the sacred” within black Christian communities. Read more about the ongoing work of reconciling race: https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/tag/reconciling-race/ Carter is the associate professor of theology, English, and African...

Duration:00:50:20