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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. It is Fuller's practice to allow conversations with our guests to be uncensored as a gesture of engagement in civil dialogue—a value to which Fuller Theological Seminary is deeply committed. We invite you to listen with hospitality, realizing that guests reflect their own views and not necessarily views in harmony with the stated mission of Fuller.
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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.

Oct 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.

Oct 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

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

Aug 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

Aug 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.

Jul 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

Jul 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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 resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

May 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.

May 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.

May 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.

Apr 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.

Apr 7, 2020

Andy Crouch, author and Fuller trustee, discusses the dramatic changes the world is undergoing during this time of pandemic, focusing on how communities of trust help us navigate grief and the reconfiguration of our lives. The article mentioned in this episode can be read here.

For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Apr 7, 2020

Daniel D. Lee, assistant provost for the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry, speaks about the history of racism against Asian Americans and the racism Asian American communities are currently experiencing during this ongoing pandemic.

For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Apr 7, 2020

Beth Moore, author, speaker, and founder of Living Proof Ministries, considers the biblical imagery of the vineyard and what it can teach us about how we grow over time and through seasons of change and trial.

For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Mar 24, 2020

Andrew Root, professor and Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, talks about what ministry, worship, and encountering transcendence looks like in contemporary secular contexts.

For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Mar 3, 2020

Peter Wehner, author and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, discusses the intersections of faith and politics and considers how to pursue truth and justice in a broken and divided world.

For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio

Feb 25, 2020

Sonja Dawson, head pastor of New Mt. Calvary Church, shares about her experiences doing restorative justice work—both during her years as a prosecutor and during her present calling as a pastor.

For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio

Feb 11, 2020

Bobette Buster, writer and producer, who has consulted for Disney, Pixar, and Sony, among other major studios, discusses sound design in the film industry and the powerful role sound plays in storytelling.

For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

Jan 28, 2020

Mary Glenn, affiliate professor with the School of Intercultural Studies, discusses her work as a law enforcement chaplain, her non-profit, Cities Together, and how she helps individuals process grief.

For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual life, visit Fuller.edu/Studio.

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