2008 Podcasts

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  • (November 24, 2008) — N.T. Wright, Anglican Bishop of Durham, England, spoke at an InterVarsity mission on the Harvard University campus on the topic of “Reconstructing Hope: The Search for the Sustainable Good.” This lecture, Why Do Good in a Hopeless World? was delivered on Tuesday, November 18, 2008. The other two lectures in this series can be accessed on the website of the Harvard Graduate School Christian Fellowship. Bishop Wright is the author of numerous books, including Surprised by Hope, upon which this series is based. He will also be the plenary speaker for InterVarsity’s Following Christ 2008 conference, to be held in Chicago, December 27-31, 2008. This audio includes the question and answer period following the lecture. Time: 79:10
  • (November 14, 2008) — Julie Lee, an InterVarsity alumna, is a singer/songwriter who lives and works in Nashville. In this phone interview she talks about how her InterVarsity experience shapes her work today as an artist. A story that goes with this interview can be read here. Time: 19:14

    This interview features three of Julie’s songs:

    Your Love © Copyright 2002. Still House Road Music/SESAC/Country Gentleman Music/SESAC (admin. By ICG). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Soapbox © Copyright 2003. Country Gentleman Music/SESAC (admin. By ICG)/Still House Road Music/SESAC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    He’s My Man © Copyright 2002. Still House Road Music/SESAC/Country Gentleman Music/SESAC (admin. By ICG). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

  • (November 5, 2008) — Mary Poplin, a professor of Education at Claremont Graduate School spoke during InterVarsity’s 2008 Midwest Faculty Conference at Cedar Campus. This is the second part of a two part series entitled “Singing the Lord’s Song in a Foreign Land.” Mary is introduced by Stan Wallace. Time 45:56
  • (October 22, 2008) — Building a Culture of Invitation Members of InterVarsity’s Evangelism leadership team relate stories about what’s happening in evangelism on campus. This report comes from a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Roger Anderson introduces Terry Erickson, Evangelism director, who in turn introduces Timothy Lin, Eric Peterson and York Moore. Time: 19:01
  • (October 9, 2008) — Jeff Yourison, speaking on “Finding Yourself in the Psalms.” Jeff is the director of InterVarsity’s Campus Web Ministries. This talk was given in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Jeff is introduced by Jim Friedericks. Time: 23:18
  • (September 26, 2008)— Alan Padgett, speaking on the topic of “Faith and Academic Commitments in a Post-modern World,” (part two). Dr. Padgett is Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. This is the second of two talks given at InterVarsity’s “Midwest Faculty Conference”/gfm/faculty/resource/faith-and-academic-commitments-in-a-post-modern-world in April, 2008. Time 68:52
  • (September 19, 2008) — Alan Padgett, speaking on the topic of “Faith and Academic Commitments in a Post-modern World.” Dr. Padgett is Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. This is the first of two talks given at InterVarsity’s Midwest Faculty Conference in April, 2008. Time 90:00
  • (September 12, 2008) — Rob Knight, operations director for Urbana 09, speaks on “Fear vs. Faith: Fulcrums of Transformation.” This talk was given in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Time: 28:52
  • (August 28, 2008) — Jim Tebbe, InterVarsity’s vice president for missions and the director of Urbana, speaks on “Why Urbana? Missions in the World Today.” This talk was given in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Time 20:29
  • (August 13, 2008) — Mary Anne Voelkel discusses InterVarsity’s commitment to intercessory prayer, and the recent history of her position as intercessory prayer coordinator (telephone interview). Time: 22:12
  • (July 11, 2008) — Timothy Borgstrom, a campus staff member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaks on “The Leadership Lessons of Aaron and Moses.” This talk was given in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Time: 16:34
  • (July 2, 2008) — Dan Denk, national field director for the midwest cluster, speaks on “Who you are when no one is looking.” This talk was given in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. The presentation begins with a dramatic reading by Helen Troutman, John Terrill and Christy Chappell. Time: 31:10
  • (May 21, 2008) — Jim Tebbe, InterVarsity’s vice president for missions and the director of Urbana, speaks on “Urbana and the Call to Prayer.” This talk was given in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Time 26:14
  • (May 5, 2008) — Scott Wilson, InterVarsity’s Director of Communication, talks about “Media and Ministry.” This talk was given in a weekly chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Time: 30:25
  • (April 25, 2008) — Chuck Hohnbaum, talks about “Spiritual Lessons from Fishing.” Chuck is currently serving as director of Strategic Ministries. This talk was given in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Time: 20:43
  • (April 18, 2008) — Dick Ryan, arts ministry specialist for InterVarsity’s Great Lakes West Region, talks about “The Power of Pictures,” in a chapel service at the National Service Center. Time: 25:48
  • (April 9, 2008) — Craig Gartland, Graduate Faculty Ministry regional director for the central region talks about “Students and Faculty Transformed: Reflections from the Trenches”, in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. The talk focuses on how God speaks to us in times of trial. Craig is introduced by David Hui. Time 41:27
  • (April 2, 2008) — Karon Morton, gives an update on InterVarsity’s retreat and training centers, our camps. Karon is InterVarsity’s Chief Administrative Officer and oversees our conference facilities. This talk was given in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Karon is introduced by David Hui. Time: 18:18
  • (March 20, 2008) — Lisa Espineli Chinn, InterVarsity’s International Student Ministry director talks about “Sabbatical Surprises and Lessons,” in a chapel service at the National Service Center. Time: 28:12
  • (March 12, 2008) — Bob Fryling, delivers a talk titled “Descend with the Mind into the Heart” for a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Bob Fryling is a vice president of InterVarsity and the publisher of InterVarsity Press. Time: 30:57
  • (February 15, 2008) — Casey Beckley, campus staff worker at Northern Illinois University, talks about ministry on campus following a shooting that took the lives of five students. The shooter took his own life. Time: 5:02
  • (February 12, 2008) — Mindy Meier, talks about her new book Sex and Dating and Valentines Day. Mindy has been an InterVarsity campus staff member for 20 years, mostly on the University of Illinois campus. An article based on this interview is here. Time: 15:28
  • (January 17, 2008) — InterVarsity president Alec Hill talks about “Rebuilding the Ancient Ruins-Renewing the Campus.” This talk, addressing a key component of InterVarsity’s vision statement, was given in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. An article based on this talk can be found here. Time: 20:14
  • (January 9, 2008) — Staff conference testimonies shared in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center by NSC staff members. The service is introduced by Deborah Hemmer and the discussion is led by vice president Jim Lundgren. Time: 28:10