Our collections of EWP Talks on Culture and Spiritual Formation will help your students understand how we are formed by, and have the chance to form, our social and spiritual environments. We are made by God as cultural creatures, extensively formed by the social structures within which we live. Faithfulness requires disciplined formation in a new life that is radically different from, but seeks the good of, our communities and cultures.
This semester, consider assigning your students a talk from our growing library!
Precisely because God made us as cultural creatures, and our formation is so important, these valuable talks speak into courses across the theological disciplines. And, of course, in addition to our playlists on Culture and Spiritual Formation, we also have collections of talks on Ethics, Theology, New Testament, Old Testament, Pastoral Leadership and History!
Vincent Bacote | Sending Disciples to a Pluralistic World: Imagination, Hospitality and Hope
Vincent Bacote of Wheaton College invites us into a more full understanding of how worship can form us for a lives of Christian discipleship in a pluralisic world, marked by imagination, hospitality and hope.
Consider assigning in: Culture, Pastoral Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Ethics
W. Jay Moon | Economics and Mission: The Connected Complexity of Cultures
Drawing examples ranging from the book of Acts to modern Africa, W. Jay Moon of Asbury Theological Seminary unpacks how Chrsitian involvement in the economy is vitally interdependent with Christian witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Consider assigning in: Culture, Pastoral Leadership, New Testament
Anthony Bradley | Christian Personalism: How to Preach a Public Faith without Making Atheists
Anthony Bradley of The King’s College looks at the fallout of the Religious Right, and how the school of thought known as Christian Personalism can provide an alternative approach to bringing our faith into the public square.
Consider assigning in: Culture, Ethics, Pastoral Leadership, Theology, History
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Tom Nelson | If We Would Be Faithful: Fruitfulness Matters
Made to Flourish President Tom Nelson speaks on the integral relationship between faithfulness and fruitfulness, reviewing passages including the Genesis creation account, Proverbs 31 and the teachings of Jesus.
Consider assigning in: Spiritual Formation, Pastoral leadership, Theology, Old Testament, New Testament, Ethics
Celeste Cranston | Two Sons: The Gospel and Work
Celeste Cranston of Seattle Pacific University demonstrates how the story of the prodigal son invites us into a life of kingdom work marked by abundance and gratitude, not scarcity and fear.
Consider assigning in: Spiritual Formation, New Testament
Chris Armstrong | God’s People, Christ’s Body, Spirit’s Temple: Being a Sacred Church
What if we’re getting the whole sacred/secular problem backward? Chris Armstrong invites us to rethink what the church really is – a visible sign of invisible grace – before we roll up our sleeves to change the world.
Consider assigning in: Pastoral Leadership, Theology, Spiritual Formation, Ethics, History, New Testament
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