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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

86 - Claire Crisp on Narcolepsy

11/24/2020
Claire Crisp, author and executive director of Wake Up Narcolepsy, opens up about her experience of parenting a child with narcolepsy and about how we theologically engage with the realities of chronic conditions. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:38:46

85 - Tod Bolsinger on Leadership Formation

11/10/2020
Tod Bolsinger, senior congregational strategist and associate professor of leadership formation, speaks about the importance of resilience, vulnerability, and self-reflection in the development of a leader.

Duration:00:32:13

84 - Brad Strawn on Anxiety in the Political Sphere

11/6/2020
In the wake of Election Day, Brad Strawn, Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology and Theology, discusses navigating our anxiety and fear while moving toward emotional regulation and empathy. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio

Duration:00:50:29

83 - Brad Strawn on Psychology and Public Life

10/26/2020
Brad Strawn, Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology and Theology, talks about mental health, psychological stress, self-differentiation, and emotional regulation in the context of a divisive political climate. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:39:33

82 - Alexia Salvatierra on Integral Mission

10/13/2020
Alexia Salvatierra, assistant professor of integral mission and global transformation, shares about her personal journey of faith, the centrality of justice to the gospel, and the importance of holistic mission to contemporary theological education. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio

Duration:00:43:45

81 - David Swanson on Race and Discipleship

9/22/2020
David Swanson, pastor of New Community Covenant Church, considers racial reconciliation not as an optional ministry of the church but as a central part of the church’s identity—one which must be shaped over time by intentional discipleship. He is the author of Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity (IVP 2020), discussed in this episode. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:38:48

80 - Phil Armstrong on the Tulsa Race Massacre

9/8/2020
Phil Armstrong, project manager of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, speaks about the Tulsa Massacre—its historical context, the trauma and silencing that followed, and the current work of commemoration and education being done surrounding it. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:55:42

79 - Robert Chao Romero on the Brown Church

8/25/2020
Robert Chao Romero, professor of Chicana/o studies and Asian American studies at UCLA, shares about the long history of the Latina/o church and the necessity of a holistic gospel, which prioritizes both evangelism and social justice. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio

Duration:00:51:00

78 - Broderick Leaks on Mental Health on the College Campus

8/11/2020
Broderick Leaks (PhD ’19), director of counseling and mental health at USC Student Health, describes the increasing mental health needs of emerging adults and the work of providing them meaningful support in the university context. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:44:50

77 - Brenda Salter McNeil on Reconciliation

7/28/2020
Brenda Salter McNeil, speaker, author, and professor, talks about the long work of reconciliation, the need to speak truth, and the ongoing process of repentance, forgiveness, and justice guided by God’s Spirit. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio

Duration:00:59:45

76 - Jennifer Wiseman on Astronomy

7/14/2020
Jennifer Wiseman, astrophysicist and astronomer, delves into the complexity and beauty of the universe and explains how being scientifically informed relates to the flourishing and improvement of life. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:50:12

75 - Walter Brueggemann on Reading the Old Testament

6/30/2020
Walter Brueggemann, renowned author and Old Testament scholar, speaks about engaging the Biblical text with an artistic interpretive lens that resists universal generalizations, then participates in a Q&A with the Fuller community. This audio was recorded during the 2015 Fuller Forum. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:01:12:39

74 - Kerry Morrison on Homelessness and Mental Health

6/23/2020
Kerry Morrison, program director for Heart Forward LA, shares about her work on mental health with the homeless communities in LA and for her innovative and experimental approaches to taking on the broken systems. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:47:27

73 - Vince Bantu on African American Identity and the Church

6/19/2020
Vince Bantu, assistant professor of church history and Black Church studies, talks about the varied dynamics and histories of African American communities around the United States, Black experience in the American church, and his own journey of reclaiming identity through African history and Christianity. (As Dr. Labberton and Dr. Bantu speak briefly about Juneteenth, FULLER studio has chosen to release this episode outside of its regular schedule, for this very significant day.) For more...

Duration:00:57:15

72 - Cedric Williams on Meaning-Making

6/9/2020
Cedric Williams (PhD ’19), founder and CEO of Legacy Consulting & Research Group, talks about his layered experiences of the military, ministry, and psychology, and about his current work of walking alongside others in the process of meaning-making. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:42:04

71 - Andre Henry on Systemic Racism

6/2/2020
Andre Henry (MAT ’16), writer, singer-songwriter, and activist, shares his personal journey of learning about systemic racism and explains the active and prophetic work he’s taken up against it. This conversation was recorded on May 7, 2020. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:59:07

70 - Dwight Radcliff on Black Pain

5/29/2020
Dwight Radcliff, assistant provost for the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies, speaks about the systems of oppression and generational trauma that plague Black communities and challenges the church to own a theology that responds rightly to suffering rather than dismissing it. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:42:38

69 - Tony Amoury Alkhoury on Anxiety

5/26/2020
Tony Amoury Alkhoury, PhD student in practical theology, shares about his experience of growing up with anxiety and what he’s learned about living in the tension between fear and the reality of God’s presence. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:43:04

68 - Greg Cootsona on Faith and Science

5/12/2020
Greg Cootsona, author, co-director of Science for the Church, and lecturer in religious studies and humanities at CSU Chico, discusses the relationship between faith and science and explores how a church’s approach to science shapes its work and witness. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:43:19

67 - Scott Derrickson on Fear

4/21/2020
Scott Derrickson, director and screenwriter of The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Doctor Strange, reflects on his journey as a filmmaker, the value of the horror genre, and the significance of reckoning with our fears. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Duration:00:58:16