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, Emmy Award-winning actor, chats about his career in the entertainment industry and how the creative process shapes his understanding of humanity and identity.
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.
Dr. Candace Shields, bishop and pastor at Twice Called Christian Center, discusses the divide between Black theology and the Black church.
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.
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.
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.
Scholars and guests of the School of Intercultural Studies discuss the vibrant intersections of mission, the arts, and multifaith contexts
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.