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As president and ambassador of Fuller Theological Seminary, Mark Labberton takes the occasion of his travels to speak with a broad spectrum of leaders on issues at the heart of the seminary’s mission.
||Clean24 - Tara Beth Leach on Women in Ministry||Tara Beth Leach, senior pastor of First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, reflects on the complexities of preaching, female leadership, and how she finds comfort in Christ's treatment of the outsider. For more resources for a deeply formed spiritual..||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23 - Cameron Lee on Relationships||Cameron Lee, professor of marriage and family studies, reflects on relationships through the lens of romance culture, the complexities of social media, community and peacemaking. Cameron Lee was the keynote lecturer at the 2018 Integration Symposium,...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22 - Kate Bowler on Suffering||Kate Bowler, assistant professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School, reflects on her research on the prosperity gospel, her recent stage IV cancer diagnosis, and her desire for authentic faith in the midst of...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21 - Gary Haugen on Working with the Poor||Gary Haugen, founder and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM), reflects on his work in Rwanda, the beginnings of IJM, and the ways Christian spiritual formation naturally leads to working on behalf of the suffering and poor. Note: This...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 - Michael McBride on Discipleship||Michael McBride, pastor of the Way Christian Center in Berkeley, California, and national director for Urban Strategies at the PICO National Network, reflects on faithful discipleship in the context of racialized violence, economic exploitation, and...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19 - Pete Docter on Storytelling||Pixar’s Pete Docter, director of the animated films Monsters, Inc., Up, and Inside Out, speaks with Mark Labberton about creating stories in community, the creative process, and more. For more on voices on faith and film, including an earlier...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 - Dave Eubank on War Zone Ministry||David Eubank (MDiv ’95), director and founder of Free Burma Rangers, shares stories from his years of ministry in war zones in Burma and Mosul, reflects on being “an ambassador for Jesus” while fighting ISIS soldiers, discusses the ways violent...||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 - Camille Wooden and Len Tang on Church Planting||Camille Wooden, senior pastor of Abundant Life Covenant Bible Church, and Len Tang, director of Fuller Seminary’s Church Planting Program, reflect with President Mark Labberton on unlearning church, committing to neighborhoods, and the challenges of..||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 - Zac Niringiye on Justice||The Rt. Rev. Dr. D. Zac Niringiye, a theologian and activist, explores the gospel, justice, and his formative experiences as a Ugandan bishop. The Rt. Rev. Dr. D. Zac Niringiye is a theologian, pastor, Bible teacher, organizational development...||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 - Alan Hirsch on Rediscovering Holistic Ministry||Alan Hirsch, celebrated author and missiologist, reflects on his conversion, Christian ministry, and spiritual gifts that can revitalize the church. Using Ephesians 4 as an interpretive lens, he sees ministry practices embedded in God’s created...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 - Bill Hwang on the communal reading of scripture||Bill Hwang, founder and chief executive officer at Archegos Capital Management and Fuller trustee, reflects on a career in Wall Street, how difficulties in his work strengthened his faith, and the value of the communal reading of scripture—a...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 - Jacquelline Fuller on humble philanthropy||Jacquelline Fuller, president of Google.org, considers the complex intersections of public policy, technology, and philanthropy. She and Dr. Labberton discuss her previous work at the Gates Foundation, global health initiatives, and fostering a...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 - Russell Moore on courage||Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, reflects with Mark Labberton on the impact of the civil rights movement, the need for a new moral imagination in American Christianity, and...||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 - J. Kameron Carter on black poetics||In this episode of “Conversing,” theologian and writer J. Kameron Carter discusses the complex interplay between racial logic and theology. He examines beliefs about possessions, the language of “master” and “lord” in scripture, and the...||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 - Dave Evans on designing a life of faith||In this episode of “Conversing,” author and teacher Dave Evans applies the discipline of design to the search for a meaningful life. He and Dr. Labberton consider the “collaborative process” of following God’s will, the role of humility in...||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 - Albert Tate on pastoral authenticity||In this episode of “Conversing,” pastor Albert Tate reflects on navigating the complexities of pastoral ministry. He and Dr. Labberton discuss personality-driven preaching, supporting younger voices in the pulpit, humility, an unexpected lesson...||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 - Mimi Haddad on gender equality||In this episode of “Conversing,” Mimi Haddad, president of Christians for Biblical Equality, discusses gender equality and women in leadership. She reflects with Dr. Labberton on the complex relationship between theology and real-life injustice,...||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 - Jeanelle Austin and Lindsey Wright on gender bias||President Mark Labberton interviews Jeanelle Austin (MDiv ’13) and Lindsey Wright (MAT ’12) on implicit bias, gender dynamics in the church and workplace, and their hopes for the future. Read more on Fuller’s commitment to women in...||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 - Willie James Jennings on race||In this episode of “Conversing,” systematic theologian Willie Jennings (MDiv ’87) expands and deepens the conversation around racism and the church. He shares with Dr. Labberton how his parents taught him to stay rooted in the earth, his early...||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 - Wayne Gordon on community||Wayne L. Gordon reflects with Dr. Labberton on his life as a pastor and founding president of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA). He traces the history of the organization and his long-lasting friendship with John Perkins, and he...||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 - John M. Perkins on legacy||After decades of ministry, John M. Perkins reflects on his legacy with Mark Labberton at the Christian Community Development Association conference. A steadfast leader in the integration of Christian faith and civil rights, Perkins draws on his...||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 - Krista Tippett on wisdom||What is the role of wisdom in our shared public spaces? Listen as Mark Labberton interviews Krista Tippett, the award-winning radio host and founder of “On Being,” on the importance of embodiment, insights from her decades of conversations with...||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 - Bacote and Mouw on virtues of political leadership||Today’s complex political climate is an opportunity to reflect on what a distinctly Christian approach to political leadership could look like, says Vincent Bacote. Dr. Bacote reflects with Drs. Labberton and Mouw on the virtue of moral impatience,...||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 - Richard Mouw on political civility||How can Christians with differing political commitments discuss their views with grace? What is Christlike political engagement? Reflect on these questions and more as Fuller President Mark Labberton interviews President Emeritus Richard Mouw on the...||10/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Nuance and Depth
Appreciate how Mark Labberton listens and asks incisive questions in ways that further and deepen the conversation.
Consistently Infused w/the Gospel of Christ and the Kingdom
I love how Fuller is always taking the issues of culture and the world seriously, while always seeing them through the lens of the redemptive Gospel of Jesus Christ and the in-breaking Kingdom Of God! They are my top seminary choice because of all I’ve learned of their respect, integrity, faithfulness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Justice of The Kingdom of God!
Deep Conversations from Fuller
“Conversing” is a great name for this podcast because each episode is a skillfully crafted conversation between Mark Labberton and a guest. And I mean that - he is an incredible conversationalist. I look forward to every new episode and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a podcast with deep theology that encourages thoughtful spiritual growth.