17 episodes

In this weekly podcast, St. Ambrose University Chaplain Rev. Thom Hennen and SAU student Megan Grady discuss pop culture, faith and life at St. Ambrose.

The Faith Awakens St. Ambrose University Campus Ministry

    • Religion & Spirituality
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In this weekly podcast, St. Ambrose University Chaplain Rev. Thom Hennen and SAU student Megan Grady discuss pop culture, faith and life at St. Ambrose.

    The Faith Awakens - Episode 17

    The Faith Awakens - Episode 17

    In this episode, Fr. Thom and Meg debrief their last three episodes concerning racism in America and the current state of our country's criminal justice system. They also discuss the role of social media in social justice movements.

    Plus, what will teaching look like in the future? Meg, a future educator, and Fr. Thom, a former high school theology teacher, talk about the need to reevaluate our education system post-pandemic.

    And what are they bingeing this week? Listen now to find out!

    • 37 min
    The Faith Awakens - Episode 16

    The Faith Awakens - Episode 16

    In episode 16, Fr. Thom and Meg talk to a criminologist about law enforcement and the criminal justice system. St. Ambrose Associate Professor Grant Tietjen explains the meaning behind "defund the police," why an overhaul of the criminal justice system will take time, and the steps some U.S. communities have taken to change policing.

    • 34 min
    The Faith Awakens - Episode 15

    The Faith Awakens - Episode 15

    In this episode, Fr. Thom and Megan welcome Leonard Jones, President of the Black Student Union at SAU, to the podcast. Leonard discusses the history and current role of the Black Student Union on campus, his first impressions of St. Ambrose, and the Black History seminar canceled this spring due to COVID.

    The group also talks about the role of social media in the Black Lives Matter movement and how to make sure conversations about race continue.

    Finally, Leonard, Fr. Thom and Megan decide which type of Jedi they would be in the Star Wars Universe!

    "The Faith Awakens" podcast is a production of St. Ambrose University Campus Ministry (Davenport, Iowa, USA).

    This episode of "The Faith Awakens" was recorded on June 09, 2020 thanks to the technology at 88.5 - KALA-FM, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA - USA.

    • 37 min
    The Faith Awakens - Episode 14

    The Faith Awakens - Episode 14

    In episode 14, Fr. Thom and Megan welcome Fritz Dieudonné to the podcast to discuss race. George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis Police on May 25. Since then, protests have erupted across the country. Dieudonné addresses how we got to this point and why white people need to demand change.

    Dieudonné is the Coordinator of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for St. Ambrose University. He and "Thommy" graduated from St. Ambrose together in 2000.

    "The Faith Awakens" podcast is a production of St. Ambrose University Campus Ministry (Davenport, Iowa, USA).

    This episode of "The Faith Awakens" was recorded on June 03, 2020 thanks to the technology at 88.5 - KALA-FM, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA - USA.

    • 33 min
    The Faith Awakens - Episode 13

    The Faith Awakens - Episode 13

    In episode 13, Fr. Thom and Megan are joined by Megan's twin sister, Hannah! The pair help Fr. Thom prepare for his upcoming trip to Disney World. The group also discusses what it's been like for Hannah and Megan to be back under one roof. The sisters attend separate colleges but have spent the past three months back together in their parents' home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    "The Faith Awakens" podcast is a production of St. Ambrose University Campus Ministry (Davenport, Iowa, USA).

    This episode of "The Faith Awakens" was recorded on May 26, 2020 thanks to the technology at 88.5 - KALA-FM, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA - USA.

    • 27 min
    The Faith Awakens - Episode 12

    The Faith Awakens - Episode 12

    In this episode, Fr. Thom and Megan cast SAU faculty and staff as characters in the Star Wars universe! They also share some updates about their summer classes and discuss observations from their daily runs.

    "The Faith Awakens" podcast is a production of St. Ambrose University Campus Ministry (Davenport, Iowa, USA).

    This episode of "The Faith Awakens" was recorded on May 18, 2020 thanks to the technology at 88.5 - KALA-FM, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA - USA.

    • 31 min

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