2007 Podcasts

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  • (December 26, 2007) — Sharon Gartland talks about “Serving God’s Purposes in our Living and Dying.” This talk was delivered in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Time: 18:00
  • (December 20, 2007) — Chuck Hohnbaum, director of Strategic Ministries, talks about “Our Response to Advent.” This talk was delivered in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Time: 19:31
  • (December 12, 2007) — Bobby Gross, National Field Director for the South Central U.S., talks about “Beginning the New Christian Year, time for the story of God.” This talk, about observing the liturgical year, was delivered in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Bobby is introduced by Steve Lokker. Time: 23:33
  • (December 3, 2007) — Bob Fryling, InterVarsity vice president and publisher of InterVarsity Press, talks about “The Sacrament of the Present.” This talk was presented at a weekly chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Bob is introduced by Deborah Hemmer. Time: 25:26
  • (November 26, 2007) — Princess Kasune Zulu, a World Vision AIDS advocate and educator, has been speaking to a number of InterVarsity chapters since her appearance at Urbana 06. In this telephone interview in conjunction with World AIDS Day, she talks about how students are getting involved in the fight against AIDS. Time 28:14
  • (October 31, 2007) — InterVarsity president Alec Hill and vice president for collegiate ministries Jim Lundgren discuss InterVarsity’s chapter growth and chapter planting initiatives, important elements in InterVarsity’s recently adopted Strategic Five Year Plan. Time: 16:47
  • (October 23, 2007) — Terry Morrison, on “The Role of Joy in the Life of the Christian.” This presentation occurred during a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Terry is director emeritus of Faculty Ministry, and is introduced by Shirley Morrison. Time: 25:58
  • (October 9, 2007) — Daniel Bourdanné, the general secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), and Deborah Lake, IFES Advancement Director, participate in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Daniel shared an allegory comparing the work of support staff in relations to field staff with the example of Aaron and Hur holding up the arms of Moses while Moses prayed for Joshua and the Israelites in their battle with the Amalekites (Exodus 17). Daniel and Deborah are introduced by InterVarsity president Alec Hill. Time: 22:53
  • (September 24, 2007) — David French, director of the Center for Academic Freedom of the Alliance Defense Fund, and an InterVarsity alumnus, talks about defending Christian students’ rights on campus in an InterVarsity interview. Time: 11:42
  • (September 7, 2007) — Pete Hammond, is honored for 41 years of ministry with InterVarsity. Comments by president Alec Hill, vice presidents Barney Ford, Paula Fuller and Jim Tebbe, and others, thanking Pete for his dedication to InterVarsity’s work on campus and for his influence on many lives. Time: 56:37
  • (August 23, 2007) — InterVarsity president Alec Hill talking about his summer trip to China to visit InterVarsity Global Projects. This talk is from a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center; Alec is introduced by Bev Phillips. Additional comments by Scott Bessenecker. Time: 30:30
  • (August 20, 2007) — Pete Hammond, vice president at large and a 41-year veteran of campus ministry, talks about “Some Memories and Lessons on the Journey.” This talk is from a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center; Pete is introduced by Eric Seaberg. Time: 31:25
  • (August 6, 2007) — Terrell Smith, an International Student Ministry specialist on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, reports on his ministry on the UW campus. This talk comes from a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center, Terrell is introduced by Eric Seaberg. Time: 30:49
  • (July 30, 2007) — InterVarsity president Alec Hill, is interviewed about the recently completed World Assembly of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students and InterVarsity’s relationship with IFES. An edited transcript of this interview is also online. Time 13:35
  • (July 13, 2007) — IFES World Assembly Reports: Day one, Day two,
    and Day three, featuring InterVarsity U.S.A. president Alec Hill, Inter-Varsity Canada president Geri Rodman, outgoing IFES General Secretary Lindsay Brown and IFES Associate General Secretary Las Newman. This series of reports was produced by the Moody Broadcasting Network for broadcast on MBN’s PrimetimeAmerica program and are presented here by permission of MBN. Times 7:08, 7:01; 6:56

  • (July 5, 2007) — Steve Falk, an associate producer with InterVarsity’s Twentyonehundred Productions media team, shares a talk entitled, “Numbering Our Days…Learning the Deep Lessons.” This talk comes from a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Steve is introduced by Bev Phillips. Time: 20:31
  • (June 28, 2007) — Mary Thompson, the outgoing director of Nurses Christian Fellowship, is the guest of honor at a special chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Vice president Barney Ford is the emcee for this service. Read the story about Mary’s transition. Time: 31:51
  • (June 15, 2007) — Corey Cleek, an InterVarsity alumnus, talks about his new book, Devotional Ventures, in a telephone interview with Gordon Govier. The book features contributions by Christians in business who focus on integrating their faith and their work. Read the story that goes with this interview. Time: 17:58
  • (June 14, 2007) — Phil Hoffman, campus staffmember at the University of Washington. In a telephone interview, he talks about his chapter’s desire to be a light on campus this past quarter, and how God gave them unexpected opportunities to fulfill that desire. The interview is conducted by Gordon Govier. Read the story that goes with this interview. Time: 19:43
  • (June 7, 2007) — Wayne Becker, a distinguished Botany professor at the University of Wisconsin talks about his 33-year ministry of personal discipleship, “Every Person Complete in Christ: The Ministry of Personal Discipleship.” This talk was delivered in a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Wayne is introduced by Eric Seaberg. Time: 30:16
  • (May 16, 2007) — Terry and Shirley Morrison: “Through the years with InterVarsity.” This talk was delivered sequentially, at a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Terry is the Director Emeritus of Faculty Ministry. He has held a number of positions over his 30+ years with InterVarsity. Shirley also has held a number of positions with InterVarsity, usually in conjunction with what Terry was doing. The Morrisons are introduced by Eric Seaberg. Time: 40:00
  • (May 2, 2007) — Rev. Matt Arndt, an InterVarsity alumnus and pastor of Bread of Life Anglican Church, talks about the importance of dealing with death. This talk was delivered at a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Pastor Arndt is introduced by Nate Clarke. Time: 37:10
  • (April 18, 2007) — Wes Barts, an InterVarsity Campus Staff Member at Virginia Tech, interviewed by phone on April 17, 2007, following the fatal shootings on campus the day before. The interview is conducted by Gordon Govier. Read the story that goes with this interview. Time: 11:00
  • (April 18, 2007) — Wes Barts interview with WGNJ/WGNN Great News Radio, Windows Media.
  • (March 28, 2007) — Betsy Ezell, InterVarsity staff member and Urbana 06 worship leader, talks about a Detour in her Life Journey. Betsy was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 24. This talk was delivered at a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Betsy is introduced by Helyn Luisi-Mills. Time: 21:20
  • (March 21, 2007) — Tom Boyle, InterVarsity’s Director of Staff Development and Training, talks about the work of Students International, an organization founded by a former InterVarsity staff member which is dedicated to helping train students to minister to the poor cross culturally. Tom is a member of the board of Students International. This talk was delivered at a chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Tom is introduced by Helyn Luisi-Mills. Time: 23:27.
  • (March 14, 2007) — Paul Grant, writer and editor for urbana.org, talks about his new InterVarsity Press book, i>Blessed are the Uncool. This talk was delivered at an NSC chapel service. Paul is introduced by Scott Bessenecker. To read an article about this talk and Paul’s book, go here. Time: 30:26
  • (March 7, 2007) — Pastor Tina Robinson, Donation Services staff member, on “When life throws you out of your canoe.” Tina formerly worked in the office of Graduate Faculty Ministries, and is the pastor at Madison’s First Church of God. This talk was delivered in an NSC chapel service. Tina is introduced by Scott Bessenecker. Time: 23:23
  • (February 28, 2007) — Urbana wrap-up chapel service at InterVarsity’s National Service Center. Urbana Director Jim Tebbe and International Student Ministry Director Lisa Espineli Chinn, both Urbana plenary speakers, report on the impact of Urbana 06 as it looked two months later. Introduction by Scott Bessenecker. A story related to this audio file is also online. Time: 20:10
  • (February 7, 2007) — Pastor Alex Gee, of Fountain of Life Church, gives the opening address at Greek Conference in Indianapolis, February 2, 2007. The theme of the conference is On Purpose. Time: 29:28
  • (January 31, 2007) — Pastor Marc Maillefer, of Door Creek Church, talks about surviving the post-Urbana blues, in a chapel talk at the National Service Center. Marc is introduced by Glenn Griffin. Time: 25:48
  • (January 18, 2007) — Scott Bessenecker, InterVarsity’s director of Global Projects, talks about his new book The New Friars, and the Slum Communities of the Developing World track at Urbana 06. A story based on this interview is also available online. Time: 33:56