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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.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 110 Ratings

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.

    117 - Faith, Science, and Public Health, with Francis Collins

    117 - Faith, Science, and Public Health, with Francis Collins

    Francis Collins discusses his experience at the intersections of faith, science, politics, government, and public health—talking also about the COVID-19 pandemic and other areas of research.
    Francis Collins is a geneticist, author, and former director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    • 50 min
    116 - A Jesus-Centered Faith, with Shane Claiborne

    116 - A Jesus-Centered Faith, with Shane Claiborne

    Shane Claiborne reflects on what it looks like to follow Jesus in the United States today—discussing policies and issues of gun violence, racial justice, and the death penalty.
    Shane Claiborne is a cofounder of Red Letter Christians and the author of multiple best-selling books, including The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical.

    • 40 min
    115 - Faith and Justice, with Jim Wallis

    115 - Faith and Justice, with Jim Wallis

    Jim Wallis shares about his journey of following Jesus and discusses the sin of voter suppression, racism as idolatry, and the ways our theology should recalibrate our sociology.
    Jim Wallis is the inaugural chair and founding director of the Center on Faith and Justice at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. He is an author, teacher, and speaker, and is the founder of Sojourners.

    • 49 min
    114 - Speaking Up, with Kathy Khang

    114 - Speaking Up, with Kathy Khang

    Kathy Khang reflects on Asian American experiences of silencing, on what it means to be heard and belong, and on anti-Asian racism during the pandemic.
    Kathy Khang is a writer and speaker and is the author of Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up.

    • 38 min
    113 - Teaching and Learning, with Todd Shy

    113 - Teaching and Learning, with Todd Shy

    Todd Shy discusses the encounter between teachers and students, cultivating a classroom community and culture, and the power of passion in teaching.
    Todd Shy is the Head of Upper Division at Avenues: the World School and is author of Teaching Life: Life Lessons for Aspiring (and Inspiring) Teachers.

    • 40 min
    112 - Evangelicalism and Race, with Anthea Butler

    112 - Evangelicalism and Race, with Anthea Butler

    Anthea Butler discusses the history of US Evangelicalism, looking particularly at the ways oppressive and racist structures have taken hold within and through it.
    Anthea Butler is Geraldine R. Segal Professor in American Social Thought, chair of the department of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

Britt Chase ,

Grateful

I stumble upon these episodes at exactly the right time they are needed. I have been challenged and illuminated with every listen. I am grateful that such time and care is given to each conversation to hear engaging, diverse voices and topics that are intentionally relevant.

Totally Chris ,

Much Needed

Grateful for this (yet another!) deeply formative and helpful resource from Fuller. The recent interview with Bolsinger has been a core challenge and a call for me, as a leader of a small team of Christian creatives.

nick from nepal ,

Treasure trove

A wonderful treasure trove of wisdom and insight. I enjoy the way Dr. Labberton begins by asking his guests how their story ties in with the topic under discussion, and also how often his guests note that he has asked the perfect question or sometimes rephrased what they said in a way that clearly expresses their thoughts. With great intro and ending music—who are the musicians, by the way?

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