Theology and Culture

More Resources for a Deeply Formed Spiritual Life

Grace and Yosam Manafa

Faith in Context

Returning to Uganda after their time in seminary, Grace and Yosam Manafa walk alongside others as they ask together what it looks like to live out our theology in every area of our lives.

Tony Hale and Shannon Sigler

Tony Hale on Safe Spaces

Tony Hale shares about cultivating safe communities for artists of faith to explore creative expression and their own artistic callings.

Tony Hale and Shannon Sigler

Tony Hale on Identifying Emotions

Tony Hale discusses ways to navigate the struggles, anxieties, and fears often involved in the creative process.

Tony Hale and Shannon Sigler

Tony Hale on Finding Common Ground

Tony Hale talks about how art—and acting, in particular—requires us to find common connections with those different from us.

Tony Hale and Shannon Sigler

Tony Hale on Mixed Light

Tony Hale reflects on creating art from places of both light and darkness, knowing God’s presence offers freedom and comfort through it all.

Tony Hale and Shannon Sigler

Tony Hale on Healthy Integration

Tony Hale reflects on the integration of spiritual and mental health and on the freedom found in openly owning one’s faith.

Tony Hale and Shannon Sigler

Tony Hale on Spiritual Practices

Tony Hale discusses spiritual practices that can ground artists in safety through difficult creative processes.

Tony Hale and Shannon Sigler

Tony Hale on Knowing Your Value

Tony Hale speaks about finding resiliency in both craft and faith by remembering who we are—and that our identities are not defined by our work.

Michelle Lang-Raymond

Conversation Spaces

Michelle Lang-Raymond shares how theater and the arts can create opportunities for us to safely yet deeply engage with today’s polarizing issues.

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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.