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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.

Nov 16, 2021

Steve Norman talks about the importance of a preacher’s formation and the way their life and character can speak more loudly than the sermons they preach.

Steve Norman is a pastor, speaker, and the author of The Preacher as Sermon: How Who You Are Shapes What They Hear.

Oct 26, 2021
Kara Powell and Brad Griffin discuss what it looks like to engage empathetically with today’s teenagers as they grapple with questions of identity, belonging, and purpose.

Kara Powell is executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute, and Brad Griffin is its senior director of content. They are the co-authors of 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager: Making the Most of Your Conversations and Connections.

Oct 12, 2021

Michaela O’Donnell explores our ideas of calling and vocation in our work and beyond—reflecting on discipleship, community, and the centrality of Christ.

Michaela O’Donnell is executive director of Fuller’s De Pree Center, owner of Long Winter Media, and author of Make Work Matter: Your Guide to Meaningful Work in a Changing World.

Sep 21, 2021

Curt Thompson, through lenses of neuroscience and spiritual formation, explores how we engage with our longings, create redemptive beauty, and imagine new futures.

Curt Thompson is a psychiatrist, the founder of The Center for Being Known, and the author of The Soul of Shame and Anatomy of the Soul.

Sep 7, 2021

Lorne Buchman discusses how the creative process can become a way of knowing—through improvisation, discovery, and engagement in a space of uncertainty.

Lorne Buchman is the president of ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Aug 24, 2021

Larry Coulter shares about how churches and local organizations can come together to lovingly serve their cities, and how this essential collaborative work can be forged across differences.

Larry Coulter is pastor of Lakeway Church in Lakeway, Texas.

Aug 10, 2021

Kat Armas speaks about the profound wisdom and lived theologies of the women who have come before us—in our families, in history, and in the Bible.

Kat Armas is the host of The Protagonistas podcast and is the author of Abuelita Faith.

Jul 27, 2021

Janette Ok delves into 1 Peter, reflecting on what it teaches about the formation of Christian identity and its features of belonging, holiness, and unity.

Janette Ok is an ordained minister and is associate professor of New Testament at Fuller.

Jul 13, 2021

Shannon Sigler explores the church’s engagement with culture and the integration of worship and the arts, while reflecting on the history and future of Fuller’s Brehm Center.

Shannon Sigler is the executive director of Fuller’s Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts.

Jun 22, 2021

Justin Giboney speaks about navigating our polarized society not with an either/or mentality but a both/and approach that frames our decisions in the gospel rather than political ideologies.

Justin Giboney is cofounder of the AND Campaign and is an attorney, political strategist, and author.

Jun 8, 2021

William Pannell, looking back on his decades of experience, reflects on the American church’s engagement with race, the future of theological education, and the transformative power of the gospel.

He is the author of The Coming Race Wars, among other books, and is professor emeritus of preaching at Fuller Seminary.

May 25, 2021

Soong-Chan Rah reflects on the warped theologies that have shaped the American church throughout history and hopes for a new, anointed Christian imagination in the 21st century.

He is the Robert Munger Professor of Evangelism at Fuller Seminary.

May 18, 2021

Willie Jennings hopes for a reframed understanding of education that sheds destructive virtues of achievement and mastery for values of belonging and community.

He is associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale Divinity School.

May 11, 2021

Makoto Fujimura talks about a theology of new creation and reflects on the sanctifying, healing power that comes through the process of making.

He is a leading contemporary artists, as well as an author and speaker.

Apr 20, 2021

Jemar Tisby walks through three crucial steps in confronting racial injustice: awareness of one’s racial identity, relationships based on mutuality, and commitment to tangible action.

He is the author of How to Fight Racism and The Color of Compromise.

Apr 13, 2021

Jeanelle Austin shares about her experience as lead caretaker at the George Floyd memorial and explains the power of community in the pursuit of liberation and racial justice.

She is the founder and director of the Racial Agency Initiative.

Mar 23, 2021

Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson talks about how God offers healing and renewal, sets us free from fear, and calls us to love.

She is the owner and president of In-N-Out Burger—whose foundations include the In-N-Out Burger Foundation and Slave 2 Nothing—and is the co-founder of Army of Love.

Mar 16, 2021

Erin Dufault-Hunter discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine rollouts, considering questions of ethics, broken systems, and neighborly love.

She is associate professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Seminary.

Resources discussed in this episode include the following—which are not necessarily representative of FULLER studio or Fuller Seminary:

Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines” according to the CDC.

Christians and the Vaccine,” a project of Redeeming Babel addressing “common spiritual questions Christians have regarding the vaccine.”

How mRNA Vaccines Work,” a short video by Harvard University explaining mRNA vaccines.

Mar 9, 2021

Matthew Kaemingk talks about cultivating a theology that does not separate worship from work but instead reframes our work in Christian mission and practice.

He is the associate dean for Fuller Texas and assistant professor of Christian ethics.

Feb 23, 2021

Rob Bell, author of Everything is Spiritual and other notable bestsellers, shares about his continuous exploration of spirituality and about embracing the ongoing journey of knowing God more deeply.

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

Feb 9, 2021

Alexis Abernethy, Fuller’s chief of diversity, equity, and inclusion, discusses the long, multifaceted work of combating racial injustice, the fatigue that comes with it, and the importance of healing along the way.

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

Jan 26, 2021

Pete Docter, writer, director, and chief creative officer of Pixar, shares the story behind his latest movie, Soul, and talks about its themes of purpose, beauty, and connection. Mark Labberton served as a faith advisor for the film. (This episode contains spoilers.)

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

Jan 5, 2021

Jemar Tisby, author of How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice, talks about racial justice, the power of the stories we tell, and the dangerous way passivity fuels an oppressive status quo.

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

Dec 15, 2020

Barbara Williams-Skinner, CEO and co-founder of the Skinner Leadership Institute and co-convener of the National African American Clergy Network, shares about her multifaceted work in pursuit of systemic justice and equity—and the need for prayer through it all.

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

Dec 8, 2020

Shirley Mullen, president of Houghton College, talks about the transformative power of the classroom and the profound impact Christian higher education can have in the world.

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

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