24 episodes

Explore what motivates the work of Christian scholars and why it matters for theology and ministry. The Distillery is a production of Princeton Theological Seminary’s Office of Continuing Education and is hosted on The Thread.

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Explore what motivates the work of Christian scholars and why it matters for theology and ministry. The Distillery is a production of Princeton Theological Seminary’s Office of Continuing Education and is hosted on The Thread.

    Theological Reflection in Prison

    Theological Reflection in Prison

    Engaging in critical reflection is key to guiding the future of those incarcerated. In this episode, Charles Atkins discusses his calling to prison chaplaincy, and invites us to learn about the lives of incarcerated people, the activity of God on the inside, and the Church’s role to help people better understand how to respond to mass incarceration. 

    • 28 min
    Welcoming the Stranger

    Welcoming the Stranger

    Prompted by a discussion with his eight-year-old son about the immigrant and refugee crises around the world, Kent Annan explores how fear and misunderstanding can motivate our response to those in need, and invites us instead to consider welcoming the stranger in meaningful ways guided by faith and love.

    • 30 min
    A Call to Life

    A Call to Life

    Drawing on stories from his own life, Patrick Reyes discusses the life and death nature of vocational discernment for those living in communities of violence.

    • 32 min
    Race and Gratitude

    Race and Gratitude

    How can pastors of predominantly white congregations thoughtfully address racism from the pulpit? Author of “Preaching about Racism: A Guide for Faith Leaders” and “Anxious to Talk about it”, Carolyn Helsel gives practical advice for crafting sermons about race that are theologically and biblically grounded.

    • 2 min
    Sabbath Rest

    Sabbath Rest

    Nathan Stucky discusses God’s gift of Sabbath rest which allows young people to root their identities in the grace of God rather than in personal achievement.

    • 31 min
    Making Faithful Decisions at the End of Life

    Making Faithful Decisions at the End of Life

    In this interview, Nancy Duff discusses the important role the church can play in helping people discuss death and dying. She addresses the common fears and theological struggle that prevents us from having these important conversations and points to how communities of faith can help people make faithful decisions about the end of life.

    • 20 min

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