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Emily Hill, Jeff Liou
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S2E4: Theology & Work
11/12/22 • 43 min
What is the place of work in our lives? How does work shape our worship and vice versa? What does the way we work say now about what we think it means to be a human being? Join Jeff and Emily as they talk to theologian Cory Willson and sociologist Carolyn Chen about their research on work in the world.
Cory Willson is the Jake and Betsy Tuls Associate Professor of Missiology and Missional Ministry at Calvin Theological Seminary. He is the co-author of Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and Liturgy
Carolyn Chen is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of several books including Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience and Work, Pray, Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley.
S2E3: Theology & Identity
10/29/22 • 53 min
In this episode Jeff and Emily talk about the stories we hear and tell, and how that shapes the way we see ourselves and others in the world. To dig into the question of identity, we talk to two storytellers, practical theologian Joy J. Moore and sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen.
Dr. Joy J. Moore is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, a Professor of Biblical Preaching, and she also serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She describes herself as an ecclesial storyteller, seeking to encourage theologically framed biblically attentive, and socially compelling interpretations of scripture so that we can understand the critical issues influencing our formation and contemporary culture.
Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen is a sociologist and an expert on race and racism in Hollywood. Nancy is the author of Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism. She's also the co-editor of a book called Power Women: Stories of Motherhood, Faith and the Academy. She's the host of the Disruptor's podcast and she's currently writing a book about her life through the films and television shows she grew up watching.
S2E2: Theology & Human Flourishing
10/15/22 • 41 min
Human Flourishing is a growing topic of conversation in theology and the church. What do we mean exactly? What makes up human flourishing? In this episode Jeff Liou and Emily Hill talk to a public health scholar and practitioner, Dr. Jennifer Wortham of the Harvard Human Flourishing Project, and theologian Dr. Nadia Marais. We talk about what contributes to human flourishing, what inhibits our flourishing, and the role of church practices and church leaders.
We do want to notify our listeners that there is a brief mention of clergy abuse in the context of Dr. Wortham's research about moral injury.
Dr. Nadia Marais is a professor of Systematic Theology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
Dr. Jennifer Wortham has a doctorate in Public Health and is a religion, spirituality, and forgiveness research associate for the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. She is the author of a memoir on forgiveness titled A Letter To The Pope: The Keeper of the Nest.
S2.E1: What is Theological Anthropology?
10/01/22 • 19 min
Welcome to Season 2 of the Theology & podcast. This season we're exploring the question "What does it mean to be a human being?" In this episode, Jeff and Emily introduce the question and the field of theological anthropology. We also discuss some of our favorite episodes that you'll hear in the coming season, so get ready for some great conversations ahead!
Season 2 Trailer
09/09/22 • 1 min
Get ready for Season 2 of the Theology & podcast where we'll be discussing the question "What does it mean to be a human being?" Join Jeff Liou and Emily Hill as they continue to talk with theologians and other academics about their life, faith, and research as it pertains to some of life's big questions. Coming October 1st!
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Bonus Episode: Caryn Reeder
08/10/22 • 20 min
In this bonus episode we are switching things up by talking to a biblical scholar, Dr. Caryn Reeder. Dr. Reeder is Professor of New Testament and Co-Coordinator of Gender Studies at Westmont. We talk to Caryn about how she understands biblical studies and its importance in the church, as well as her work on John 4 and the Samaritan woman. Check out her book The Samaritan Woman's Story: Reconsidering John 4 after #ChurchToo.
Bonus Episode: Veli-Matti Kärkäinnen
07/06/22 • 27 min
Check out this bonus episode recorded at the American Academy of Religion as Jeff and Emily talk to systematic theologian Veli-Matti Kärkäinnen. We talk about the Holy Spirit, what systematic theology really is, and how it helps expand our imaginations and minister to others.
Veli-Matti Kärkäinnen is Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and the author of many books including most recently Christian Theology in the Pluralistic World: A Global Introduction (2019) and Doing the Work of Comparative Theology: A Primer for Christians (2020). He is also an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Bonus Episode: Erin Dufault-Hunter
04/27/22 • 34 min
In this bonus episode recorded at the American Academy of Religion, Jeff and Emily talk with Erin Dufault-Hunter. Listen in as we talk about what it means that everyone is a theologian, how to think about improvisation and the Christian life, and some of Erin's research and life experiences.
Erin Dufault-Hunter is an Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of The Transformative Power of Faith: A Narrative Approach to Conversion (2012) which integrates insights from the social sciences with narrative theory to offer a non-reductionistic understanding of conversion.
Bonus Episode: Jonathan Tran
04/13/22 • 30 min
This is our first bonus episode, featuring an interview with Jonathan Tran at the American Academy of Religion. Listen to this conversation to hear about Jonathan's experience as a theologian, how that shapes his own life, and his reflections on what it means to be settled and stretched as we live out our faith. We also discuss his book Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism.
Dr. Jonathan Tran is an Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology and George W. Baines Chair of Religion at Baylor University.
S2:E5 Theology & Community
11/26/22 • 49 min
What do we learn about being human by listening to those who are suffering or experiencing structural injustice in society? How do we live together with those who are different than us? In this wide-ranging conversation we end by discussing important virtues to help us come together as a society with attention to these questions.
In this episode we talk to Dr. Morgan Liu and Dr. M Shawn Copeland. Dr. Liu is Associate Professor in Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at The Ohio State University. He studies the globalization of economic elites in Central Asia, Muslims in former Communist countries, informal social networks as formations of power in Central Asian societies, emergent complexity of interactions between corporation/state/and non-state actors, urban space, and Islamic ideas of social justice.
Dr. M Shawn Copeland is Professor Emerita of Systematic Theology in the the Department of Theology and the Program in African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) at Boston College. Professor Copeland the author of several books including Knowing Christ Crucified: The Witness of African American Religious Experience and Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being.