Whole & Holy: The Bethel Seminary Podcast
Making Sense of Bible Translation

Making Sense of Bible Translation

July 9, 2021

This episode features Drs. Jeannine Brown and Mark Strauss, who serve on the Committee on Bible Translation as well as professors of New Testament at Bethel Seminary. They discuss translation philosophy and share insights into the decisions of the Bible translation team.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Gordon Fee and Mark Strauss, How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth

Glen Scorgie, Mark Strauss, and Steven Voth, eds., The Challenge of Bible Translation: Communicating God's Word to the World

Please send feedback -- including suggestions for future episodes -- to: whole-and-holy@bethel.edu

Combatting Misinformation

Combatting Misinformation

June 4, 2021

This episode features a conversation with Rachel Wightman, who serves as Associate Director for Instruction and Outreach at Concordia University Library in St. Paul, MN. She has researched and teaches on dealing with misinformation and how to address it.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

AllSides - www.allsides.com
Rachel's website - www.racheliwightman.com
Rachel's Instagram where ideas are shared - @faithful.factchecking
Marketing is NOT a Dirty Word

Marketing is NOT a Dirty Word

March 12, 2021

This episode features a conversation with Michael Vedders, Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing at Bethel University.  He and Bethel Seminary Dean Peter Vogt discuss the importance of marketing for churches, what it is -- and is not, and some things to consider in effective marketing.

 

Please provide feedback --including suggestions for future episodes -- at whole-and-holy@bethel.edu

Leading in Times of Division with Leith Anderson

Leading in Times of Division with Leith Anderson

October 16, 2020

This episode features a conversation with Leith Anderson, pastor emeritus of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN, and president emeritus of the National Association of Evangelicals.  We discuss strategies for effective leadership in times of division.

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie MN

National Association of Evangelicals

World Vision

Hosanna Church, Lakeville MN, series on religion and politics

Richard Mouw, Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World

Leith Anderson and Galen Cary, Faith in the Voting Booth: Practical Wisdom for Voting Well

 

Thank you for listening!  Please send feedback and suggestions for future episodes to whole-and-holy@bethel.edu.

 

Eliminating Hurry with John Mark Comer

Eliminating Hurry with John Mark Comer

September 17, 2020

This episode features a conversation with Pastor John Mark Comer, who serves as Pastor of Vision and Teaching at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon.  He is married to Tammy and they have three kids.  He is author of several books, including the focus of today's conversation, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry.

Check out his website here.

Works mentioned in this episode:

John Mark Comer, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

John Mark Comer, How to Unhurry

Peter Scazzero, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Peter Scazzero, The Emotionally Healthy Church

 

Thank you for listening to Whole & Holy!  Please provide feedback and suggestions for future episodes at whole-and-holy@bethel.edu

Confronting Racism

Confronting Racism

June 11, 2020

This episode features a conversation with David A. French about racism in the US and how Christians might think about responding.  David is a columnist and senior editor of The Dispatch, who also writes for Time magazine and formerly was a staff writer for National Review.  He graduated from Harvard Law School and is an attorney who has worked extensively on religious liberty issues.  He served as an Army officer in the Iraq war.  He and his wife, Nancy, live in Tennessee with their three children.

Works mentioned in this episode:

"American Racism: We've Got So Very Far to Go"

 

Follow David on Twitter @DavidAFrench

Making Sense of COVID-19

Making Sense of COVID-19

June 8, 2020

This episode features a conversation with pastor/theologian Dr. Joel Lawrence who shares thoughts on how we can make sense of COVID-19 from a theological perspective.

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Henri Blocher, Evil and the Cross: An Analytical Look at the Problem of Pain

N.T. Wright, Evil and the Justice of God

Center for Pastor Theologians

Mission Over Method: Connection in the Time of COVID-19

Mission Over Method: Connection in the Time of COVID-19

April 1, 2020

This episode features a conversation with Brooke Palmer, Online Campus Pastor at Journey's Crossing church in the greater metro Washington DC area.  We discuss how to foster digital/online connections in a time of social distancing.

Jay Kranda at Saddleback Church has lots of resources supporting online church.

Church Online Platform provides free platform for online church.

Carey Nieuwhof podcasts -- episodes focusing on digital connections

Journey's Crossing Church

Journey's Crossing YouTube channel with examples of kids/youth/adult content.

Contact Brooke: Brooke.Palmer@journeyscrossing.org

 

Thank you for listening!  Please provide feedback and suggestions for future episodes at whole-and-holy@bethel.edu.

 

Ministry Leadership in the Coronavirus Era

Ministry Leadership in the Coronavirus Era

March 23, 2020

This special episode features a conversation with Drs. David Clark, Professor of Theology, and Mark McCloskey, Professor of Ministry Leadership.  They discuss some important principles for leading in these challenging times.

Helpful resources:

Andy Crouch, "Love in the Time of Coronavirus," The Praxis Journal, March 12, 2020.

Mark McCloskey and Jim Louwsma, The Art of Virtue-Based Transformational Leadership

Mark McCloskeyLearning Leadership in a Changing World: Virtue and Effective Leadership in the 21st Century

Information on the practice of Examen, mentioned by Dr. McCloskey, is available here.

Thanks for listening!  Please provide feedback at whole-and-holy@bethel.edu

Serving Special Families

Serving Special Families

February 14, 2020

Check out this exciting episode with Jodi Wolkerstorfer, focusing on how churches can support families with members with special needs.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

BOOKS

Mental Health and the Church: A Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Other Common Mental Health Conditions by Stephen Grcevich MD

Disability and the Way of Jesus: Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the Church by Bethany McKinney Fox

 

ARTICLES

The Mixed Messages of Welcoming and Belonging - Feb 10, 2020

Ten disability ministry trends to watch in the 2020s - Jan 6, 2020

Being Included Without the Needed Supports is Simply Physical Proximity - Dec 16, 2019

AJB Recommends: Resources on Inclusion and Belonging - Oct 17, 2019

The Spectrum of Welcome: Moving from Exclusion to Tolerance to Inclusion to Belonging - Oct 2, 2019

 

WEBSITES

Collaborative on Faith and Disabilities - Part of this is the Institute of Theology and Disabilities which is held in Holland, MI each spring. 

Key Ministry - Based in Ohio. Founded to help churches minister to families of children with "hidden” disabilities. Serves churches seeking to become more intentional and effective in ministry with children, teens and adults (and their families) impacted by mental illness, trauma and developmental disabilities. Website provides great resources for both churches and families.

Special Needs and Disabilities Ministry Leaders Forum - private Facebook group with close to 2,000 members nationwide. Provided by Key Ministry.

Joni and Friends - advancing disability ministry world wide - resources, conferences, retreats for families

MN One Body Conference - I’ll be speaking at this on April 4, 2020 on how churches can be “Set up for Success” for families of kids with disabilities. 

Autism Faith Network - started in 2016 by a mom who has two boys on the autism spectrum. Equipping faith-based communities to become more autism friendly.  Based in GA.

valuedbeyondmeasure@gmail.com - my email address that I use for all things faith and disability related, launching a website as well soon. Focused on connecting churches with resources, providing training to staff and volunteers, and continuing to walk with families to find ways to experience ministry within the local church. 

 

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