Melody Bellefeuille-Frost (MAICS ’16) considers the significant role curiosity plays in art, theology, and mission.
James Cone preaches about his experience of discrimination and oppression growing up in Jim Crow Arkansas and about how his upbringing and faith influenced his theological pursuits.
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 shares about cultivating safe communities for artists of faith to explore creative expression and their own artistic callings.
Tony Hale discusses ways to navigate the struggles, anxieties, and fears often involved in the creative process.
Tony Hale talks about how art—and acting, in particular—requires us to find common connections with those different from us.
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 reflects on the integration of spiritual and mental health and on the freedom found in openly owning one’s faith.
Tony Hale discusses spiritual practices that can ground artists in safety through difficult creative processes.
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 shares how theater and the arts can create opportunities for us to safely yet deeply engage with today’s polarizing issues.
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.
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.