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This podcast is a means to give our students and listeners access to intellectual, thought-provoking, and spiritually enriching material. We are super excited to provide interviews with brilliant minds and content that will spur our community onward and upward! Hosted by your FOCUS staff Sirak Asfaw and Sarah King.

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This podcast is a means to give our students and listeners access to intellectual, thought-provoking, and spiritually enriching material. We are super excited to provide interviews with brilliant minds and content that will spur our community onward and upward! Hosted by your FOCUS staff Sirak Asfaw and Sarah King.

    Episode 13 – Race, Black Lives Matter, Etc.

    Episode 13 – Race, Black Lives Matter, Etc.

    After a long hiatus from the podcast, Sarah and Sirak continue their conversation on Black Lives Matter and police brutality. Be sure to check out their first conversation from Pizza Theology here, starting at 35:45!

    Episode 12 – Secularism, Culture, and Christ (Feat. Dr. Mary Poplin)

    Episode 12 – Secularism, Culture, and Christ (Feat. Dr. Mary Poplin)

    Sirak and Sarah sit down with Dr. Mary Poplin, author of, “Finding Calcutta”, and “Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews”. Dr. Poplin recently spoke at our November Pizza Theology on secularism and the way that it is present in our culture and on our college campuses. Dr. Poplin dives deep into […]

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 11 – Diversity, Unity, and The Gospel (Feat. Rikk Watts)

    Episode 11 – Diversity, Unity, and The Gospel (Feat. Rikk Watts)

    Sirak and Sarah sit down with Dr. Rikk Watts to talk about diversity, inclusion, and what a biblical definition of community could look like. Rikk served as Regent College’s Professor of New Testament from 1996-2016 and is currently the Dean of Theology at Alphacrucis College in Australia. He has been a constant resource for our […]

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 10 – Anxiety, Depression, and Self-Esteem (Feat. Eddie Traughber)

    Episode 10 – Anxiety, Depression, and Self-Esteem (Feat. Eddie Traughber)

    Eddie Traughber is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor who has been counseling in private practice since 1997.  He specializes in marriage counseling, depression and anxiety, family issues, and strategies for dealing with low self-esteem. Sirak and Sarah sat down with Eddie to talk about how these issues (and many more) manifest in our […]

    • 58 min
    Episode 9 Gender, Women’s Roles, And Sexuality (feat. Dr. John Stackhouse)

    Episode 9 Gender, Women’s Roles, And Sexuality (feat. Dr. John Stackhouse)

    For our 4th episode this season, Sarah and Sirak sit down with Dr. John Stackhouse to discuss gender, sexuality, and the role of women in church. Dr. Stackhouse is an award-winning scholar and highly sought after public speaker who currently serves as Professor of Religious Studies & Dean of Faculty Development at Crandall University. Dr. […]

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Episode 8 Christian History (feat. Dr. Sarah Williams)

    Episode 8 Christian History (feat. Dr. Sarah Williams)

    This is our first podcast of 2019! We are ringing in the new year with Dr. Sarah Williams! Dr. Williams is on research faculty with Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. She has studied and taught at Oxford and is passionate about Christian history. We loved learning from her and hearing her heart for people. This […]

    • 1 hr 6 min

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