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A discussion about Bonhoeffer
-his life, times, and thought-
and how they relate today

Schenck Talks Bonhoeffer Schenck Talks Bonhoeffer

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

A discussion about Bonhoeffer
-his life, times, and thought-
and how they relate today

    Interview with Martin Doblmeier

    Interview with Martin Doblmeier

    In this episode, host Rob Schenck talks with Martin Doblmeier, the leading documentary filmmaker in the world of religion, faith, and spirituality. Having produced more than 30 feature-length documentary films, Martin Doblmeier has many awards, degrees, honors, and recognitions for the work that he has created. In 2003, Doblmeier released a documentary named, “Bonhoeffer.” Join Rob Schenck and Martin Doblmeier as they talk filmmaking, the impact of Bonhoeffer, and Bonhoefferian spirituality.

    • 49 min
    Interview with Hugh M. McElyea

    Interview with Hugh M. McElyea

    In this Bonhoeffer in the Arts Series episode, host Rob Schenck talks with composer and librettist Hugh M. McElyea, whose staged oratorio, “Tenebrae - The Passion of Dietrich Bonhoeffer" explores the inner world of our Institute’s namesake.

    Hugh grew up in Central Florida in an abjectly racist culture. However, his college experience, later travels in the Air Force, and eventually, his work as a pianist in New York City would help him shed his bigotry.

    Having read Bonhoeffer in the late 60s during the height of the civil rights struggle, Bonhoeffer's moral courage made a lasting impression on Hugh. Those memories later inspired him to depict the Nazi resister and martyr in a musical drama, using Bonhoeffer's relationship and prison correspondence with fiancée Maria von Wedemeyer as a device to delve deep into the inner thoughts of both.

    Hugh styled Tenebrae along the lines of the ancient candlelight Passiontide service by the same name. Using twenty voices backed by twenty musicians, with two actors portraying Dietrich and Maria writing to each other as he sits in Tegel Prison, Hugh brings out a rarely examined emotional dimension to Dietrich.

    • 27 min
    Interview with Glory White

    Interview with Glory White

    In this episode of Schenck Talks Bonhoeffer, TDBI President Rev. Rob Schenck talks with a scientist who writes under the pen name of Glory White. The author explains how her examination of common core questions answered by the world’s religions grew out of discussions with religious colleagues.

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    • 29 min
    Interview with Dr. Aykan Erdemir

    Interview with Dr. Aykan Erdemir

    TDBI President, Rev. Dr. Rob Schenck, talks with an extraordinary advocate of religious freedom and universal human rights, Dr. Aykan Erdemir, about increased anti-Semitism in the U.S. and globally. Rob and Aykan have known each other since they met at a symposium in Oxford, England, seven years ago.

    Dr. Aykan Erdemir is a former member of the Turkish Parliament, Director of International Affairs Research at Anti-Defamation League, and steering group member of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB). Award winning analyst on Turkish politics, economy, and foreign policy with twenty-five-years of experience in academia, think tanks, and politics. Outspoken advocate for democracy, pluralism, rule of law, minority rights, and freedom of religion or belief in the Middle East and beyond. Frequent contributor to debates in global media outlets on foreign policy, security, illicit finance, sanctions, radical Islam, terrorism, extremism, and hate crimes.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Interview with Michelle Warren

    Interview with Michelle Warren

    Interview with Michelle Warren

    • 54 min
    Conversation with Senior Fellow Michael Hanegan

    Conversation with Senior Fellow Michael Hanegan

    In this episode, Rev. Rob Schenck talks with Michael Hanegan.

    TDBI Senior Fellow Michael Hanegan developed our approach to the World Council of Churches, asking for the suspension of Patriarchate Krill. Hanegan is an interdisciplinary thinker, moral theologian, writer, and teacher. He holds Masters Degrees in Religious Education and Theological Studies and works as an Intellectual Property Architect.

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    Visit Michael Hanegan’s Website [https://michaelhanegan.com/]

    Listen to Michael Hanegan’s TEDxColumbiaUniversity Talk [https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_hanegan_interruption_as_social_change]

    Sign TDBI’s Petition to remove Moscow Patriarchate Krill from the World Council of Churches [https://tdbi.networkforgood.com/projects/158708-hold-corrupt-moscow-church-leaders-accountable]

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

CommonManEdFan ,

Always thought provoking

Rev. Schenck keeps his interviews tightly woven with religious thinkers, philosophy, and social renewal.

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Kudos to Rob and His Woke

I have read Rob’s book Costly Grace, watched the documentary he did with Abigale Disney entitled Armor of Light, and have also starred to dig into his dissertation. Rob is a thought provoking and courageous leader. Be blessed.

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