I’m a Good Christian and My Pastor Is Wrong: Sociologist Sam Reimer’s New Book on Evangelicals Abandoning Clergy and Scripture to . . . Look Within
Professor of Sociology at Crandall University
"This Is a Song the Lord Gave Me"—but How? Steve Bell on Creativity
with Steve Bell
Steve Bell was recently inducted into the Order of Canada as truly a national treasure of songwriting, singing, and guitar-picking. A two-time Juno Award-winner, Steve knows how to make beautiful music. But, as he tells Professor Stackhouse, creativity is a miracle, not magic. And he speaks of his inspiration from his mother, Francis of Assisi, and...Donald Trump's lawyer.
But Enough about Me: Preacher & Author Mark Buchanan Lays It Out regarding Ego in the Pulpit and Pen
with Mark Buchanan
Pastor, Author, and Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Ambrose University, Calgary
The Church as Artist Colony? Mako on Making
with Makoto Fujimura
Artist and Author
Makoto Fujimura is one of today's premier Christian visual artists with a second extraordinary gift for poetic, but accessible, words. He and Professor Stackhouse talk about the glories of art, the need for churches to welcome artists, and effective ways of . . . coaching soccer.
Nick Wolterstorff Goes to Jail
with Dr. Nick Wolterstorff
Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University
One of the leading Christian philosophers of our time, Professor Wolterstorff discusses the value of the humanities in university learning, the way to discern one's calling, the gap between experts and the rest of us, and the power of honest grief among philosophers—and prisoners.
OUP's Doyenne of Religion: Cynthia Read on a Career in Books
with Cynthia Read
Former Executive Editor at Oxford University Press
For four decades, Cynthia Read managed the Religion list for one of America's most influential academic houses, publishing superstar scholars such as Philip Jenkins and George Marsden as well as mere flashes in the pan such as, well, you know.
Serving the World on a Global Scale
with Bonnie Wurzbacher
Former Chief Resource Development Officer at World Vision International and former Senior Vice President at Coca-Cola International
Bonnie Jo Wurzbacher’s career has been dominated by two positions: senior vice-president for Coca-Cola and global development coordinator for World Vision. What can the rest of us learn from someone who has sought to honour Christ, serve her neighbours, and care for creation at a literally global level? Quite a lot, actually—as John Stackhouse found out in this interview.
Why You Need to Read Kierkegaard—A Conversation with Steve Evans
with Dr. Steve Evans
University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor University
Kierkegaard issues a powerful charge to sleepwalking Christians to wake out of their conventional piety and enjoy new, vigorous life in Christ.
Join Professor Stackhouse as he listens to Professor Evans channel the dynamism and insight of this nineteenth-century prophet—while also discussing the state of Christian higher education in America and why philosophy is not as popular a college major as it should be.
Creating and Crushing: How Streaming Isn’t Today’s Worst Threat to Christian Music
with Carolyn Aerands
Singer, Songwriter, Author, and Director of Education for Renovaré
The business of CCM, the benefits and harms to creativity of her evangelical subculture, and the main threat to Christian songwriting today–and it isn’t streaming.
The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind—in the Age of Trump
with Dr. Mark Noll
Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Notre Dame
Prof. Mark A. Noll is one of the premier historians of the American Christian experience. He is also famous for exposing and dissecting deep problems in the way white American evangelicals think about things in his landmark book, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind.
Community, Not Communism, and Social Impact, not Socialism: Evangelicalism Meets Integral Mission
with Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst
Associate Professor of World Christianity at Western Seminary & Co-Leader of the Comunidad de Estudios Teológicos Interdisciplinarios
Learn how an evangelical in Latin America engages in social concerns while avoiding the failed options of socialism or communism and other extreme politics.