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On Worship and the Arts, with Brehm Center Voices

Faculty and alumni of Fuller’s Brehm Center discuss the role of worship and the arts in the church, common misconceptions many may have about the church and culture, and the hope-filled shifts they are witnessing.

Shannon Sigler

Worship and the Arts, with Shannon Sigler

Shannon Sigler explores the church’s engagement with culture and the integration of worship and the arts, while reflecting on the history and future of Fuller’s Brehm Center.

Soong-Chan Rah

Soong-Chan Rah on Western Cultural Captivity

Soong-Chan Rah reflected on Acts 15 and asked how the Western Church might move from its captivity to culture and toward deeper commitment to Christ.

Soong-Chan Rah

Soong-Chan Rah on Cultural Intelligence

Soong-Chan Rah explained how power and cultural incompetence in majority cultures breeds an oppressive otherness, and he explores how this has particularly played out in the church.

Soong-Chan Rah

Theologies of the Multicultural Church

At the 2012 Missiology Lectures, Soong-Chan Rah spoke about our need to develop cultural competency to address the changes in ethnoracial diversity in the world and in the church.

Mako Fujimura

Art and Faith, with Makoto Fujimura

Makoto Fujimura talks about a theology of new creation and reflects on the sanctifying, healing power that comes through the process of making.

Richard Flory

Richard Flory on the Cultural Ecology of Los Angeles

In his lecture “City of Dreams: Los Angeles as a Cradle for Religious Activism, Innovation, and Diversity,” Richard Flory, senior director of research and evaluation at USC’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture, introduces the unique culture of Los Angeles and considers the dynamics between culture and place.

Tony Hale

Tony Hale on the Creative Life and Process

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Tony Hale, Emmy Award-winning actor, chats about his career in the entertainment industry and how the creative process shapes his understanding of humanity and identity.

Culture Care Makoto Fujimura

Makoto Fujimura on a Theology of Making

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Vincent Lloyd

The Political Theology of Martin Luther King Jr. | Vincent Lloyd

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Dr. Vincent Lloyd, associate professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University, addresses the role of negative theology in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s thinking.

Candice Shields (lecture)

Utilizing the Scholar and Preaching Outside the Temple | Candace Shields and Eric Williams

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Dr. Candace Shields, bishop and pastor at Twice Called Christian Center, discusses the divide between Black theology and the Black church.

Crate-Digging through Culture: Hip Hop and Mission in Africa | Megan Meyers

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Megan Meyers, adjunct professor of global arts and world religions at Fuller Seminary, lectures on the emergence of hip hop in African youth culture and how churches employ music for witness.

Let the Sacred Be Redefined by the People | Michelle Roberts and Demi McCoy

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Michelle Voss Roberts, professor of theology at Emmanuel College, and Hip Hop artist Demi McCory explore Dalit spirituality, Hip Hop, and a gospel of liberation.

Wild Wild China: Contemporary Art and Neocolonialism | Joyce Lee

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Joyce Lee, assistant professor of digital media at Marist College, lectures on commercial and political forces shaping contemporary art in China and implications for the Christian church.

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FULLER dialogues: Global Arts and Witness

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Scholars and guests of the School of Intercultural Studies discuss the vibrant intersections of mission, the arts, and multifaith contexts

James Krabill (curated)

Art and Mission: A Complex Story of Cultural Encounter | James Krabill

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James Krabill, senior mission advocate of the Mennonite Mission Network, explores historic approaches of Western mission, indigenous faith communities, and how churches today navigate these issues.

Q & A | Jean Ngoya Kidula and Alexis Abernethy

Q & A | Jean Ngoya Kidula and Alexis Abernethy

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Q & A | Megan Meyers and Ray Briggs

Q & A | Megan Meyers and Ray Briggs

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Q & A | Ruth Marie Stone, Judith and Sherwood Lingenfelter

Q & A | Ruth Marie Stone, Judith and Sherwood Lingenfelter

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Q & A | Ruth Illman and Kutter Callaway

Q & A | Ruth Illman and Kutter Callaway

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Q & A | Joyce Lee and Diane Obenchain

Q & A | Joyce Lee and Diane Obenchain

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