"Does academic research make a difference in the real world? Can faith and theology inform our research in other academic disciplines? Join co-hosts Jeff Liou and Emily Hill for conversations that bring research to life, explore why we love what we study, and how it hits the ground in tangible ways. Each episode features discussions with theologians and academics from different disciplines discussing their life, faith, research, and how we can engage them around important issues in our culture today."
S2.E1: What is Theological Anthropology?
Welcome to Season 2 of the Theology & podcast. This season we're exploring the question "What does it mean to be a human being?" In this episode, Jeff and Emily introduce the question and the field of theological anthropology. We also discuss some of our favorite episodes that you'll hear in the coming season, so get ready for some great conversations ahead!
Season 2 Trailer
Get ready for Season 2 of the Theology & podcast where we'll be discussing the question "What does it mean to be a human being?" Join Jeff Liou and Emily Hill as they continue to talk with theologians and other academics about their life, faith, and research as it pertains to some of life's big questions. Coming October 1st!
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Bonus Episode: Caryn Reeder
In this bonus episode we are switching things up by talking to a biblical scholar, Dr. Caryn Reeder. Dr. Reeder is Professor of New Testament and Co-Coordinator of Gender Studies at Westmont. We talk to Caryn about how she understands biblical studies and its importance in the church, as well as her work on John 4 and the Samaritan woman. Check out her book The Samaritan Woman's Story: Reconsidering John 4 after #ChurchToo.
Bonus Episode: Veli-Matti Kärkäinnen
Check out this bonus episode recorded at the American Academy of Religion as Jeff and Emily talk to systematic theologian Veli-Matti Kärkäinnen. We talk about the Holy Spirit, what systematic theology really is, and how it helps expand our imaginations and minister to others.
Veli-Matti Kärkäinnen is Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and the author of many books including most recently Christian Theology in the Pluralistic World: A Global Introduction (2019) and Doing the Work of Comparative Theology: A Primer for Christians (2020). He is also an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Bonus Episode: Erin Dufault-Hunter
In this bonus episode recorded at the American Academy of Religion, Jeff and Emily talk with Erin Dufault-Hunter. Listen in as we talk about what it means that everyone is a theologian, how to think about improvisation and the Christian life, and some of Erin's research and life experiences.
Erin Dufault-Hunter is an Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of The Transformative Power of Faith: A Narrative Approach to Conversion (2012) which integrates insights from the social sciences with narrative theory to offer a non-reductionistic understanding of conversion.
Bonus Episode: Jonathan Tran
This is our first bonus episode, featuring an interview with Jonathan Tran at the American Academy of Religion. Listen to this conversation to hear about Jonathan's experience as a theologian, how that shapes his own life, and his reflections on what it means to be settled and stretched as we live out our faith. We also discuss his book Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism.
Dr. Jonathan Tran is an Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology and George W. Baines Chair of Religion at Baylor University.