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Included below are links to archived digital recordings of lectures, speeches and other events at Whitworth.

2014-2015


Jim Edwards Bruner-Welch Endowed Chair in Theology Lecture
3.11.2015 - Jim Edwards, '67, Ph.D., presents "The First Christian Generation: From Jesus to the Church," his final lecture as the Bruner-Welch Endowed Chair in Theology. Edwards is a professor of theology at Whitworth. His latest book, "The Hebrew Gospel and the Development of the Synoptic Tradition," presents groundbreaking research which greatly challenges traditional views of the synoptic gospels that, until his book's publication, were generally assumed to be true. Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture by Anthony Rodin
3.5.2015 - Anthony Rodin, Ph.D., presents a lecture, "Not a New Cold War: Why Russia's Aggression Requires a New Lens." Rodin is a visiting assistant professor in political science at Whitworth. His research is focused on how revisionist states behave and on the challenges they pose to the existing international system. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by William Struthers
3.4.2015 - William Struthers, Ph.D., presents a lecture, "Porno-sexual: Digital Sexuality, the Brain, and Christian Faithfulness." Struthers is a professor of psychology at Wheaton College, where he investigates the clinical and neurological issues surrounding compulsive pornography use. He is the author of "Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain" (2009). Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture by Vandana Asthana
2.26.2015 - Vandana Asthana, Ph.D., presents a lecture, "Modi's Rise and the Remaking of India." Asthana, a professor of government at Eastern Washington University, has served as a consultant for the government of India. She is co-author of the book, "Water Security in India: Hope, Despair and Challenges of Human Development." Listen Listen
 

A Conversation with Jess Walter
2.24.2015 - Whitworth presents "In the Writer's Studio: A Conversation with Jess Walter." In honor of Whitworth's 125th anniversary, author Jess Walter has been named the university's spring 2015 writer-in-residence. His acclaimed books have been National Book Award finalists, "New York Times" bestsellers, and winners of the PNBA Book Award. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Marc Robinson
2.19.2015 - Marc Robinson presents a lecture, "The Black Student Union in the State of Washington and the Larger Black Power Movement." Robinson is an instructor in the department of critical culture, gender, and race studies at Washington State University. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Fr. Augustine Thompson
2.18.2015 - Fr. Augustine Thompson presents a lecture, "The History and Development of Medieval Worship." Fr. Thompson, OP, Ph.D., is the author of several books, including, "Francis of Assisi: A Life" (Cornell University Press, 2013). Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Tobin Shearer
2.17.2015 - Tobin Shearer, Ph.D., presents a lecture, "Why Ferguson Matters to Whitworth: The Importance of Black History to Us All." Shearer is an associate professor of history and the director of African-American studies at the University of Montana, as well as an author. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Stephen Davis, '62
2.12.2015 - Stephen Davis, '62, presents a lecture, "Happiness in Life: Epictetus and Christianity." Davis is a Christian philosopher and the author of many books, including, "Encountering Evil." He is the Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, and holds an honorary doctorate from Whitworth. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Brother Emile of Taizé
2.10.2015 - Brother Emile of Taizé presents a lecture, "Faithful to the Future: Yves Congar's Vision for the Church." Congar was a major architect of the Second Vatican Council. Brother Emile is the author, most recently, of, "Faithful to the Future" (T&T Clark, 2013). Listen Listen
 

Seminar by Ronald M. Green and Nathan J. Palpant, '01
2.9.2015 - Ronald M. Green and Nathan J. Palpant lead a seminar, "Suffering and Bioethics." Green is a professor for the study of ethics in the department of religion at Dartmouth College, and Palpant, '01, is an acting instructor at the University of Washington Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Listen Listen
 

Spring 2015 Convocation Address by Carol Simon
2.2.2015 - Each semester begins with the campus community gathering for opening convocation. Whitworth Provost and Executive Vice President Carol Simon, presents the convocation address, "Not Making a Distinction Between Them and Us." Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Dr. Jim Shaw
10.29.2014 - Dr. Jim Shaw presents a lecture, "Medicine as a Ministry." Shaw is the recipient of Whitworth's 2014 Distinguished Community Service Award. As the former medical director of the Providence Center for Faith and Healing, he created an interdisciplinary approach to caring for patients holistically. He founded the palliative care program at Spokane's Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in 2007, and in 2010 he was one of five physicians to be honored with the Cambia Health Foundation's Sojourns Award. Listen Listen
 

Sustainability Lecture by Elaine Ingham
10.23.2014 - Elaine Ingham, Ph.D., presents a lecture, "The Soil Food Web and Compost Tea." Ingham is a soil biology researcher and founder of Soil Foodweb, Inc., which works with soil-testing laboratories to assess soil biology. She is known as a leader in soil microbiology and research of the soil food web, and she is an author of the USDA's "Soil Biology Primer." In 2011, Ingham was named The Rodale Institute's chief scientist. Listen Listen
 

2014 Lindaman Chair Lecture by Julia Stronks
10.2.2014 - Whitworth Professor of Political Science Julia Stronks presents the Lindaman Chair Lecture, "Christians, Public Policy and Sexual Identity: Why Loving the Sinner Doesn't Do It for Me Anymore." As Whitworth's Lindaman Chair, Stronks has written nearly 100 articles that have appeared in a wide variety of North American print and online publications; her writing focuses on faith-based approaches to contemporary political issues. She has also co-authored a book, "Teaching to Justice, Citizenship, and Civic Virtue: The Character of a High School Through the Eyes of Faith," which is forthcoming in October 2014. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Brenda J. Allen
9.30.2014 - Brenda J. Allen presents an inclusive university classroom lecture, "Communicating Difference Matters." Allen is the associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and a professor of communication at the University of Colorado, Denver. Her numerous publications include a ground-breaking book, "Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity." Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Randall Balmer
9.29.2014 - Randall Balmer presents a lecture, "His Own Received Him Not: Jimmy Carter, the Religious Right, and the 1980 Presidential Election." Balmer is an Episcopal priest, a Dartmouth professor, a historian of American religion, and the author of the book, "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America." Listen Listen
 

Fall 2014 Convocation Address by Beck A. Taylor
9.4.2014 - Each semester begins with the campus community gathering for opening convocation. Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor presents the convocation address, "The Next Chapter." Listen Listen
 

2014 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 11)
7.11.2014 - Marianne Meye Thompson, the George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament at Fuller Seminary, leads a morning Bible study on Jesus' last discourse in John 13-17. Listen Listen
 

2014 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 10)
7.10.2014 - Princeton Theological Seminary President Craig Barnes preaches on John 11:45-57. Listen Listen
 

2014 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 10)
7.10.2014 - Marianne Meye Thompson, the George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament at Fuller Seminary, leads a morning Bible study on Jesus' last discourse in John 13-17. Listen Listen
 

2014 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 9)
7.9.2014 - Fuller Theological Seminary President Mark Labberton preaches on John 11:38-44. Listen Listen
 

2014 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 9)
7.9.2014 - Marianne Meye Thompson, the George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament at Fuller Seminary, leads a morning Bible study on Jesus' last discourse in John 13-17. Listen Listen
 

2014 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 8)
7.8.2014 - Princeton Theological Seminary President Craig Barnes preaches on John 11:17-37. Listen Listen
 

2014 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 8)
7.8.2014 - Marianne Meye Thompson, the George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament at Fuller Seminary, leads a morning Bible study on Jesus' last discourse in John 13-17. Listen Listen
 

2014 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 7)
7.7.2014 - Fuller Theological Seminary President Mark Labberton preaches on John 11:1-16. Listen Listen
 

2013-2014


President’s Colloquy on Whitworth's Theological Identities
4.23.2014 - Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor leads the third of three discussions about the theological identities that shape Whitworth's Reformed and Presbyterian, evangelical, and ecumenical commitments. The event features keynote speaker Adrian Teo, with panelists Jerry Sittser, Sena Hughes and Chris Eichorst. Listen Listen
 

President's Colloquy on Theological Identities: March 12, 2014
3.12.2014 - Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor leads the second of three colloquies on Whitworth's theological identities. The second discussion addresses the topic of Whitworth's evangelical identity. The event features keynote speaker Ron Pyle and panelists Kerry Breno, Michael Bouterse, and Patti Green. Listen Listen
 

President's Colloquy on Theological Identities
11.20.2013 - Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor leads the first of three colloquies on Whitworth's theological identities. The first discussion addresses the topic of Whitworth’s Reformed and Presbyterian identities. The two-hour event features keynote speaker Kathy Storm, and panelists Mike Ingram, Rachel Toone and Jeremiah Sataraka. Listen Listen
 

2013 Lindaman Chair Lecture by Julia Stronks
10.17.2013 - Whitworth Professor of Political Science Julia Stronks presents the 2013 Lindaman Chair Lecture, "Civil Rights for the Gay Community and Religious Freedom: Avoiding a Constitutional Clash." Stronks' research and writing focus on faith, law and public policy; she is the author of numerous op-eds and articles, as well as four books, including "So You Want to Be a Christian Lawyer?" (forthcoming). Listen Listen
 

Fall 2013 Convocation Address by Beck A. Taylor
9.5.2013 - Each semester begins with the campus community gathering for opening convocation. Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor presents the convocation address "The Unofficial Guide to Whitworth." Listen Listen
 

2013 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Communion & Commissioning Service (July 12)
7.12.2013 - Carolyn Gordon, associate professor of communication at Fuller Theological Seminary, presents "The Call to Be...." Listen Listen
 

2013 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation Hour (July 12)
7.12.2013 - James K.A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, presents "Little Things Matter: The Power of 'Pedagogies of Insignificance.'" Listen Listen
 

2013 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 11)
7.11.2013 - Carolyn Gordon, associate professor of communication at Fuller Theological Seminary, presents "Jesus: Led by God's Spirit into the Wilderness." Listen Listen
 

2013 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 11)
7.11.2013 - James Edwards, Bruner-Welch Professor of Theology at Whitworth University, presents "Reflections from Luke's Gospel: Jesus and the Religiously Respectable, Financially Secure, and Fashionably Skeptical." Listen Listen
 

2013 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation Hour (July 11)
7.11.2013 - James K.A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, presents "Learning (by) Stories: Imagining the World Otherwise." Listen Listen
 

2013 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 10)
7.10.2013 - Carolyn Gordon, associate professor of communication at Fuller Theological Seminary, presents "Mary: May It Be to Me According to Your Will: From Nazareth through Bethlehem, All the Way to Egypt." Listen Listen
 

2013 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 10)
7.10.2013 - Karen Petersen Finch, assistant professor of theology at Whitworth University, presents "Reflections from Luke's Gospel: Jesus and the Religiously Respectable, Financially Secure, and Fashionably Skeptical." Listen Listen
 

2013 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation Hour (July 10)
7.10.2013 - James K.A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, presents "Secular Liturgies and Resources for Resistance." Listen Listen
 

2013 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 9)
7.9.2013 - Carolyn Gordon, associate professor of communication at Fuller Theological Seminary, presents "Jeremiah: I Am Too Young to Do What You Are Asking of Me." Listen Listen
 

2013 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 9)
7.9.2013 - Jerry Sittser, professor of theology at Whitworth University, presents "Reflections from Luke's Gospel: Jesus and the Religiously Respectable, Financially Secure, and Fashionably Skeptical." Listen Listen
 

2013 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation Hour (July 9)
7.9.2013 - James K.A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, presents "We Are What We Love: Liturgy as a Pedagogy of Desire." Listen Listen
 

2013 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 8)
7.8.2013 - Carolyn Gordon, associate professor of communication at Fuller Theological Seminary, presents "Moses: From Pharaoh's Palace into the Midian Wilderness and through the Exodus into Sinai." Listen Listen
 

2012-2013


2013 Undergraduate Commencement Address by Rep. Kevin Parker
5.19.2013 - State Representative and Whitworth alumnus Kevin Parker delivers the 2013 undergraduate commencement address "Tomorrow." Listen Listen
 

Nadine Chapman Endowed Reading by Jim Hunt
4.17.2013 - Jim Hunt, Ph.D., presents the Nadine Chapman Endowed Reading, "Restless Fires: Young John Muir's Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867-68," based on his recent book by the same name. Hunt is professor emeritus of history at Whitworth and a Muir scholar. Listen Listen
 

2013 Simpson-Duvall Lecture by Lewis V. Baldwin
2.14.2013 - Award-winning historian, author and professor Lewis V. Baldwin presents, "The Spirituality of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement: An Enduring Legacy." Baldwin, a Martin Luther King, Jr., scholar, is a professor of religious studies at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tenn. Listen Listen
 

Fall 2012 Lindaman Chair Lecture by Julia Stronks
11.14.2012 - Whitworth Lindaman Chair and Professor of Political Science Julia Stronks presents a lecture, "Christian Perspectives on Immigration Reform." Stronks' research focuses on faith, law and public policy. She has published numerous articles and books in her disciplines; her book, "So, You Want to Be a Christian Lawyer?" is forthcoming. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Jason Baehr
11.7.2012 - Jason Baehr presents a lecture, "Virtues of the Mind: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?" Baehr is an associate professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, an expert in the field of virtue theory, and author of "The Inquiring Mind: On Intellectual Virtues and Virtue Epistemology" (2011). Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Shane Claiborne
10.17.2012 - Shane Claiborne presents a lecture, "Christianity and American Citizenship: Jesus for President." He is a founding partner of The Simple Way, a group that creates and connects radical faith communities around theworld. He is the author of "The Irresistible Revolution," "Jesus for President," and "Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers." Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Ajith Fernando
10.2.2012 - Ajith Fernando presents a lecture, "What is our Passion? Jesus in a Pluralistic Culture." Fernando is teaching director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka, after serving as YFC's national director for 35 years. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Michael Cassidy
10.1.2012 - Michael Cassidy, founder of African Enterprise, is recognized for his evangelical reconciliation ministry throughout sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of "A Witness For Ever – The Dawning of Democracy in South Africa." Listen Listen
 

Reading by Andrea Palpant Dilley, '00
9.21.2012 - Andrea Palpant Dilley reads from her spiritual memoir, "Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt" (Zondervan, 2012). Listen Listen
 

Fall 2012 Convocation Address by Beck A. Taylor
9.6.2012 - Each semester begins with the campus community gathering for opening convocation. Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor presents the convocation address "Voice for the Voiceless." Listen Listen
 

2012 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 13)
7.13.2012 - MaryKate Morse, professor of leadership and spiritual formation at George Fox Evangelical Seminary, presents "Jesus' Kingdom Theology as the Foundation for Christ-Centered Change." Listen Listen
 

2012 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 12)
7.12.2012 - Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, presents "The Authority of the Lamb for a Postmodern Culture: The Lamb and the Scroll." Listen Listen
 

2012 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 12)
7.12.2012 - MaryKate Morse, professor of leadership and spiritual formation at George Fox Evangelical Seminary, presents "Jesus' Kingdom Theology as the Foundation for Christ-Centered Change." Listen Listen
 

2012 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation (July 11)
7.11.2012 - Tod Bolsinger, senior pastor at California's San Clemente Presbyterian Church, presents "As It Is in Heaven? The Church and Our Churches." Listen Listen
 

2012 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 11)
7.11.2012 - MaryKate Morse, professor of leadership and spiritual formation at George Fox Evangelical Seminary, presents "Jesus' Kingdom Theology as the Foundation for Christ-Centered Change." Listen Listen
 

2012 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 10)
7.10.2012 - Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, presents "The Authority of the Lamb for a Postmodern Culture: The Lamb and the Scroll." Listen Listen
 

2012 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation Hour (July 10)
7.10.2012 - Tod Bolsinger, senior pastor at California's San Clemente Presbyterian Church, presents "As It Is in Heaven? The Church and Our Churches." Listen Listen
 

2012 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Opening Session (July 9)
7.9.2012 - Tod Bolsinger, senior pastor at California's San Clemente Presbyterian Church, presents "Canoeing the Mountains: Leading into Uncharted Territory." Listen Listen
 

2011-2012


Undergraduate Commencement Address by Jena Lee Nardella, '04
5.13.2012 - Jena Lee Nardella,'04, who co-founded Blood:Water Mission with the Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay, delivers the 2012 undergraduate commencement address "Keeping it All in Perspective." Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture by David Wolman
4.12.2012 - Investigative journalist and author David Wolman presents "Digital Dissent: the Origins of Revolution in Egypt and the Role of Social Media in the Arab Spring." Wolman is the author of three books, most recently "The End of Money" (Da Capo Press, 2012). He is a contributing editor at "Wired," and he has written for "The New York Times," "The Wall Street Journal" and "Newsweek." Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture by Lindy Scott
3.29.2012 - Whitworth Professor of Modern Languages Lindy Scott presents a Great Decisions lecture, "Latin American Christians and U.S. Foreign Policy: The War in Iraq as a Case Study." Scott is director of Whitworth's Costa Rica Center, where he teaches courses on Latin American culture, history, and literature, and the Core 350 worldview course. Listen Listen
 

Spring 2012 Lindaman Chair Lecture by Julia Stronks
3.28.2012 - Whitworth Lindaman Chair and Professor of Political Science Julia Stronks presents "If a Calvinist Had Coffee with a Feminist." Stronks' research focuses on faith, law and public policy. She is author of the books "So You Want to Be a Christian Lawyer" (forthcoming) and "Law, Religion and Public Policy: A Commentary on First Amendment Jurisprudence." Listen Listen
 

Dean's Dialogue, "The Educational Achievement Gap"
3.6.2012 - Provost Michael Le Roy, '89, engages members of Whitworth's faculty in discussion about the educational achievement gap. Listen Listen
 

Spring 2012 Convocation Address by Michael Le Roy
2.2.2012 - Each semester begins with the campus community gathering for opening convocation. Provost and Executive Vice President Michael Le Roy, '89, presents the convocation address, "Sower and Reaper Rejoice Together." Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Bishop Blase J. Cupich
11.9.2011 - Bishop Blase J. Cupich presents "What Does It Mean to Be the Church Today?" Cupich is the head of the Spokane Catholic Diocese. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Mark Braverman
10.20.2011 - Psychologist and author Mark Braverman is a Jewish American devoted full-time to the Israel/Palestine conflict. He is a co-founder and executive director of Friends of Tent of Nations North America, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting Palestinian land rights and peaceful coexistence in historic Palestine. Listen Listen
 

2011 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Communion and Commissioning Service
7.15.2011 - Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor presents "Seeding for the Kingdom." Listen Listen
 

2011 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 15)
7.15.2011 - Dale Bruner, Whitworth theology professor emeritus, presents "The Resurrection in the Gospel according to John (from Chapter 20)." Listen Listen
 

2011 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 14)
7.14.2011 - Timothy George, dean of Beeson Divinity School, presents "Be Not Afraid!: Bonhoeffer, Niemöller, and Barth." Listen Listen
 

2011 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation Hour (July 14)
7.14.2011 - Karen Peterson Finch, assistant professor of theology at Whitworth University, presents "The Wisdom of the Spirit in Uniting us with Christ: receiving the benefits of Christ through the Holy Spirit." Listen Listen
 

2011 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 14)
7.14.2011 - Dale Bruner, Whitworth theology professor emeritus, presents "The Cross in the Gospel according to John (from Chapter 19)." Listen Listen
 

2011 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 13)
7.13.2011 - Timothy George, dean of Beeson Divinity School, presents "Soli Deo Gloria!: The Witness of John Calvin." Listen Listen
 

2011 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation Hour (July 13)
7.13.2011 - Karen Peterson Finch, assistant professor of theology at Whitworth University, presents "The Wisdom of Calvin's Christology: knowing and proclaiming Jesus Christ as Mediator and Redeemer." Listen Listen
 

2011 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 13)
7.13.2011 - Dale Bruner, Whitworth theology professor emeritus, presents "The Cross and the Resurrection in the Gospel according to Luke (from chapters 23-24)." Listen Listen
 

2011 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 12)
7.12.2011 - Timothy George, dean of Beeson Divinity School, presents "The Devil and Doctor Luther." Listen Listen
 

2011 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation Hour (July 12)
7.12.2011 - Karen Peterson Finch, assistant professor of theology at Whitworth University, presents "Calvin's Christology in Historical Context: claiming Jesus Christ as the enduring ground of faith and practice." Listen Listen
 

2011 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 12)
7.12.2011 - Dale Bruner, Whitworth theology professor emeritus, presents "The Cross & the Resurrection in the Gospel according to Matthew (from chapters 27-28) and according to Mark (from chapters 15-16)." Listen Listen
 

2011 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 11)
7.11.2011 - Timothy George, dean of Beeson Divinity School, presents "St. Augustine: Theology for an Age of Terror." Listen Listen
 

2010-2011


2011 Undergraduate Commencement Address by Deborah Wilds
5.15.2011 - Deborah Wilds, president of the College Success Foundation, which provides college scholarships, mentoring and support to low-income students and students of color delivers the undergraduate commencement address "Greatness Sought: Servanthood Taught." Listen Listen
 

2011 Great Decisions Lecture by Anna Schowengerdt, '93
5.5.2011 - Anna Schowengerdt, a 1993 Whitworth alumna, presents "Humanitarian Aid: A Practitioner's Perspective." Schowengerdt has worked with Catholic Relief Services for 12 years, managing a food aid program in Liberia, serving as senior program manager and acting country representative in Uganda, and directing humanitarian response in Iraq. She currently guides the agency's acquisition of donor funds for programs around the world. Listen Listen
 

2011 Simpson-Duvall Lecture by T.J. Stiles
4.28.2011 - T.J. Stiles, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, is a renowned biographer and author of "The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt" and "Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War." Listen Listen
 

2011 Lindaman Chair Lecture by Betty Fry Williams
4.20.2011 - Betty Fry Williams presents "Not Your Father's Oldsmobile: Today's Behavioral Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder." Williams, an expert on autism and its treatments, is a professor of education and Lindaman Chair at Whitworth. Listen Listen
 

2011 Great Decisions Lecture by Brian "Duff" Bergquist
4.14.2011 - Brian "Duff" Bergquist presents "From Narvik to Spokane, with a Stop in Vegas, Aboard the Financial Crisis Express." Bergquist is executive-in-residence at Whitworth and has 15 years of management experience with top financial institutions. Listen Listen
 

Nadine Chapman Endowed Reading with Poet Michele Glazer
4.8.2011 - Poet Michele Glazer reads from her works. She is the author of "Aggregate of Disturbances" (winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize) and "It Is Hard to Look at What We Came to Think We'd Come to See." Listen Listen
 

Whitworth English Department Scholarly Lectures: Pamela Corpron Parker and Douglas Sugano
3.14.2011 - Professor of English Pamela Corpron Parker, '81, presents "Woman of Letters: Elizabeth Gaskell's Autograph Collection and Victorian Celebrity," and Professor of English Douglas Sugano presents "The Afterlives of Henry VI: Medieval, Early Modern and Postmodern Glances at How We Treat the Dead." Listen Listen
 

Spring 2011 Convocation Address: Michael Le Roy
2.8.2011 - Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Le Roy, '89, challenges the Whitworth community to think deeply about the call of Christ and of our mission to love one's neighbor in a global society. Listen Listen
 

Not For Sale Campaign's Stop Paying for Slavery Presentation
11.17.2010 - Keynote presentation of the Not For Sale Campaign's Stop Paying for Slavery Tour, featuring David Batstone, Not For Sale Campaign's president; Not For Sale representative and musician Brant Christopher; and Spokane native Jeremy Affeldt, a pitcher for the World Champion San Francisco Giants. Listen Listen
 

2010 Endowed English Reading by Russell Working
11.12.2010 - Russell Working reads from his works as Whitworth's 2010 Endowed English Reader. Working, is a 2000 Whitworth alumnus and has won Iowa Short Fiction Award; his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in publications including "The Atlantic Monthly," "The Paris Review," "The New York Times" and the "Jerusalem Post." Listen Listen
 

2010 Spokane City Forum: Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor
10.20.2010 - Whitworth University President Beck A. Taylor presents "The Transformative Roles for Service Learning and Community Engagement in Higher Education." Listen Listen
 

2010 Inaugural Address by Beck A. Taylor
10.15.2010 - Whitworth University's 18th president, Beck A. Taylor, presents his inaugural address. Listen Listen
 

Inauguration Week Event: Bruner-Welch Installation and Lecture
10.14.2010 - Renowned Whitworth theologian Jim Edwards, '67, who holds the Bruner-Welch Chair in Theology, is formally installed as chair and presents a lecture, "Potentates, Priests and a Pariah: Reflections on Luke 3:1-2 about Divine Revelation in Human History." Listen Listen
 

Inauguration Week Event: Lecture by Eleanor Clift
10.13.2010 - Eleanor Clift presents a lecture, "A View from Washington: A House Hopelessly Divided?" Clift is a contributing editor and political analyst for "Newsweek"; she also serves on the board of the International Women’s Media Foundation. Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Closing Service (July 16)
7.16.2010 - Whitworth President Emeritus Bill Robinson leads a communion and commissioning service Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 16)
7.16.2010 - Andrew (Andy) Dearman, Director and Associate Dean for Fuller Texas and Professor of Old Testament, presents "Ezekiel: Dry Bones and Resurrection (Ezekiel 8-11; 36-37)" Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation (July 15)
7.15.2010 - Jim Singleton, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church-Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colo. Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 15)
7.15.2010 - Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery, Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary, presents "A Final Word (Luke 21: 25-33)" Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 15)
7.15.2010 - Andrew (Andy) Dearman, Director and Associate Dean for Fuller Texas and Professor of Old Testament, presents "Jeremiah: Broken Cisterns and Living Water (Jeremiah 1-2, 7, 31-32)" Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 14)
7.14.2010 - Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery, Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary, presents "No Words (Luke 7:36-50)" Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation (July 14)
7.14.2010 - Rev. Kathy Goodrich, Co-General Presbyter, Presbytery of Yellowstone, Bozeman, Mont. Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 14)
7.14.2010 - Andrew (Andy) Dearman, Director and Associate Dean for Fuller Texas and Professor of Old Testament, presents "Hosea: Love for Such a Time as This (Hosea 1-3; 11)" Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 13)
7.13.2010 - Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery, Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary, presents "Words in the Wilderness (Luke 3:1-18)" Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Convocation (July 13)
7.13.2010 - Peter Barnes, Senior Pastor, Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 13)
7.13.2010 - Andrew (Andy) Dearman, Director and Associate Dean for Fuller Texas and Professor of Old Testament, presents "Elijah: The Troubler of Israel (1 Kings 17-2 Kings 2)" Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship (July 12)
7.12.2010 - Rev. Dr. Luke A. Powery, Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary, presents "Waiting on a Word (Luke 1:39-56)" Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Jim Edwards Workshop (July 12)
7.12.2010 - Whitworth Professor of Theology Jim Edwards presents "The Lost Hebrew Gospel" Listen Listen
 

Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor interview with KXLY-AM 920
7.1.2010 - KXLY-AM 920 Morning News Anchor Bud Nameck interviews Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor. Listen Listen
 

Beck Taylor interview with KXLY-AM 920
7.1.2010 - KXLY-AM 920 Morning News Anchor Bud Nameck interviews Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor. Listen Listen
 

2009-2010


2010 Undergraduate Commencement Address by Bill Robinson
5.16.2010 - Whitworth President Bill Robinson delivers the undergraduate commencement address "Hanging On and Moving On." Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture: Anthony Clark
4.22.2010 - Anthony Clark presents "China's 'Great Unity': U.S.-China Relations on the New Global Horizon." Clark is an assistant professor of East Asian history at Whitworth, and is author of books and articles on Chinese historiography, cultural interaction between China and the West, and the history of Sino-Western religious and cultural representation during China's late imperial to early modern era. Listen Listen
 

2010 Lindaman Chair Lecture by Betty Fry Williams
4.21.2010 - Betty Fry Williams, Ph.D., presents "Best Outcomes for Students with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism." Williams is Lindaman Chair and professor and coordinator of special education at Whitworth University. Listen Listen
 

Poetry reading by Laurie Lamon
4.16.2010 - Laurie Lamon, professor of English at Whitworth University, presents a poetry reading. Lamon’s poems have appeared in "The New Republic," "Ploughshares," and "The Atlantic Monthly," among others. She has published two poetry collections. Listen Listen
 

2010 Endowed English Reading by David Daniel
4.9.2010 - Poet David Daniel presents a reading. Daniel is former poetry editor of the literary journal "Ploughshares" and current director of the undergraduate creative writing program at Fairleigh-Dickinson University, in Madison, N.J. Listen Listen
 

Dean's Dialogue
3.16.2010 - Academic Dean Michael Le Roy facilitates a dialogue among Psychology Professor Noelle Wiersma, Theatre Professor Diana Trotter, and Vice President for Student Life Kathy Storm, who discuss gender, feminism, and the 2009 benefit reading of the "Vagina Monologues," sponsored by the Associated Students of Whitworth University. Listen Listen
 

2010 Simpson-Duvall Reading by Linda Hogan
2.12.2010 - Linda Hogan is a Native American poet, storyteller, academic, playwright, novelist, environmentalist, writer of short stories, and the Chickasaw Nation's Writer in Residence. Listen Listen
 

Spring 2010 Convocation Address by Bill Robinson
2.4.2010 - Whitworth President William P. Robinson delivers the Spring 2010 Convocation Address. "Amazing Grace" arranged by Lee Dengler from his book of arrangements titled "Great Sacred Melodies." Listen Listen
 

International Education Symposium: Ken Wrye
11.12.2009 - Ken Wrye, Ph.D., presents the concluding speech at the Whitworth Graduate Studies in Education-hosted symposium, "Building Bridges and Breaking Down Barriers." Wrye is a 1966 Whitworth alumnus who recently retired after serving 11 years as director of the United Nations International School, in New York. Listen Listen
 

Dean's Dialogue Whitworth Faculty Panel Discussion
10.22.2009 - Members of the Whitworth faculty discuss U.S. foreign policy opportunities and challenges in the Middle East. Listen Listen
 

Ryan Crocker Lecture
10.21.2009 - Ryan Crocker presents a lecture, "A New Foreign Policy? Lessons from Iraq." Crocker recently retired from a 30-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service that included appointments as U.S. ambassador to Iraq (2007-09), Pakistan (2004-07) and Afghanistan (2002-04), and earned him the Presidential Distinguished Service Award and the State Department Award for Valor. Listen Listen
 

David Myers Lecture
10.7.2009 - David Myers presents a lecture, "A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists: Musings on Why God Is Good and Faith Isn't Evil." Myers, a 1964 alumnus and a Whitworth trustee, is a professor of psychology at Hope College, in Holland, Mich. An award-winning social psychologist and researcher, he is the recipient of the Gordon Allport Prize for his studies of group influence. Listen Listen
 

Fall 2009 Convocation Address by Bill Robinson
9.10.2009 - Whitworth President William P. Robinson delivers the Fall 2009 Convocation Address. Listen Listen
 

2009 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Communion & Commissioning Service (July 17)
7.17.2009 - Whitworth President William P. Robinson leads the Whitworth Institute of Ministry's Communion and Commissioning Service. Listen Listen
 

2009 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 17)
7.17.2009 - Ross Wagner, Ph.D., presents "Partnering in the Gospel: A Fragrant Offering, Acceptable to God." Listen Listen
 

2009 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship Service (July 16)
7.16.2009 - Jim Miller, M.Div., Ph.D., delivers the sermon "Convincing or Not: Undaunted by Disappointment." Listen Listen
 

2009 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 16)
7.16.2009 - Ross Wagner, Ph.D., presents "Embodying Jesus." Listen Listen
 

2009 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 15)
7.15.2009 - Ross Wagner, Ph.D., presents "Living Your Life Together in a Manner Worthy of the Gospel." Listen Listen
 

2009 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship Service (July 14)
7.14.2009 - Jim Miller, M.Div., Ph.D., delivers the sermon "Credentialed?" Listen Listen
 

2009 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Bible Hour (July 14)
7.14.2009 - Ross Wagner, Ph.D., presents "Responding to the Good Work God Has Begun Among You: Love and Discernment." Listen Listen
 

2009 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship Service (July 13)
7.13.2009 - Jim Miller, M.Div., Ph.D., delivers the sermon "God in the Dock." Listen Listen
 

2009 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Workshop on Calvin (July 13)
7.13.2009 - Whitworth Associate Professor Adam Neder presents a workshop on John Calvin. Listen Listen
 

2008-2009


2009 Undergraduate Commencement Address by Ron White
5.17.2009 - Ron White, Jr., delivers the undergraduate commencement address, "Let's Stand Up!" White, who once taught at Whitworth, is the author of three bestselling books on Abraham Lincoln, including his latest, "A. Lincoln: A Biography" (Random House, 2009). Listen Listen
 

2009 Graduate Commencement Address by Bill Robinson
5.16.2009 - Whitworth President Bill Robinson delivers the graduate commencement address, "Casting Out the Demons." Listen Listen
 

2009 Simpson-Duvall Lecture by The Rev. Peter Storey
4.16.2009 - The annual Simpson-Duvall Lectureship features the Rev. Peter Storey, a champion of nonviolence who served as chaplain to Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, when he was in prison. Storey presents "The Role of the Church in Peacemaking and Reconciliation in South Africa." Listen Listen
 

2009 Lindaman Chair Lecture by Betty Fry Williams
4.15.2009 - Betty Fry Williams, Ph.D., Lindaman Chair and professor and coordinator of special education at Whitworth University, presents the sixth annual Lindaman Lecture, "What Works in Treating Autism: Examining the Evidence." Listen Listen
 

Dean's Dialogue Panel Discussion: The Effects of the Economic Crisis
3.31.2009 - Whitworth School of Global Commerce & Management professors Richard Schatz and Walter Hutchens discuss the consequences of the global economic crisis. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Jim Kershner
2.26.2009 - Jim Kershner, a columnist and staff writer for "The Spokesman-Review," presents "Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life." Kershner's recently published book about Carl Maxey chronicles the story of a man who overcame years of struggle and adversity to become a champion college boxer, successful lawyer, civil rights leader, and candidate for the U.S. Senate. Listen Listen
 

Spring 2009 Convocation Address by Bill Robinson
2.9.2009 - Whitworth President William P. Robinson delivers the Spring 2009 Convocation Address. Listen Listen
 

Science & Society Lecture by John Horack
11.3.2008 - John Horack, manager of the Science and Missions Systems Office at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, presents "50 Cents, 50 Years -- Finding the Value of the Space Program on the Back of a Quarter." Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Greg Boyd
10.22.2008 - Greg Boyd, senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church and bestselling author, presents "Myth of a Christian Nation." Listen Listen
 

Open Theism vs. Divine Foreknowledge
10.22.2008 - Pastor and best-selling author Greg Boyd joins Whitworth Philosophy professor Keith Wyma to address one of the most perplexing issues of faith: how to reconcile God's sovereignty with human freedom. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by David Oliver Relin
10.13.2008 - David Oliver Relin, a journalist and co-author of the "New York Times" bestselling book "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time" presents a lecture, "Three Cups of Tea." Note: Due to technical difficulties, approximately 15 minutes of this lecture were not recorded. This interruption occurs 43 minutes into the lecture. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Marty Miller
10.2.2008 - Marty Miller, a 1989 Whitworth alumnus, presents "A Mind and Heart for Serving Rural Washington." Listen Listen
 

Dean's Dialogue on National Political Dialogue
9.30.2008 - Whitworth faculty lead a panel discussion on the national political dialogue. Listen Listen
 

Former U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt Lecture
9.25.2008 - Former U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt, who recently launched a foundation that offers civic education and leadership training to college students in Eastern Washington, presents "Citizenship in the 21st Century." Listen Listen
 

SGCM Panel Discussion: U.S. Financial Crisis
9.24.2008 - Whitworth faculty in the School of Global Commerce & Management lead a panel discussion on the ongoing financial crisis in the U.S. Listen Listen
 

Fall 2008 Convocation Address by Bill Robinson
9.4.2008 - Whitworth President William P. Robinson delivers the Fall 2008 Convocation Address. Listen Listen
 

2008 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Communion & Commissioning Service (July 11)
7.11.2008 - Whitworth President William P. Robinson leads the Whitworth Institute of Ministry's Communion and Commissioning Service. Listen Listen
 

2008 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Morning Worship Service (July 11)
7.11.2008 - The Whitworth Institute of Ministry's morning worship service. Listen Listen
 

2008 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship Service (July 10)
7.10.2008 - M. Craig Barnes, D.Min., Ph.D., delivers the sermon, "Deals with the Devil." Listen Listen
 

2008 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: RTT Workshop (July 10)
7.10.2008 - Stephen A. Hayner, Th.M., Ph.D., leads the RTT Workshop. Listen Listen
 

2008 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Morning Worship Service (July 10)
7.10.2008 - The Whitworth Institute of Ministry's morning worship service. Listen Listen
 

2008 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship Service (July 9)
7.9.2008 - M. Craig Barnes, D.Min., Ph.D., delivers the sermon, "The Doubtful Pastor." Listen Listen
 

2008 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Morning Worship Service (July 9)
7.9.2008 - The Whitworth Institute of Ministry's morning worship service. Listen Listen
 

2008 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship Service (July 8)
7.8.2008 - M. Craig Barnes, D.Min., Ph.D., delivers the sermon, "The Hungry Pastor." Listen Listen
 

2008 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: RTT Workshop (July 8)
7.8.2008 - Stephen A. Hayner, Th.M., Ph.D., leads the RTT Workshop. Listen Listen
 

2008 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Morning Worship Service (July 8)
7.8.2008 - The Whitworth Institute of Ministry's morning worship service. Listen Listen
 

2008 Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Evening Worship Service (July 7)
7.7.2008 - M. Craig Barnes, D.Min., Ph.D., delivers the sermon,"Is the Pleasure of God Enough?" Listen Listen
 

2007-2008


2008 Graduate Commencement Address by Bill Robinson
5.17.2008 - Whitworth President William P. Robinson presents the 2008 Graduate Comencement Address "Leading Through Sacrifice." Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Martin E. Marty
4.17.2008 - Renowned scholar of American religion Martin E. Marty presents, "A Global Local Faith, a Local Global Faith: Christian Possibilities Today." Listen Listen
 

2008 Lindaman Chair Lecture by Betty Fry Williams
4.16.2008 - Betty Fry Williams, Ph.D., Lindaman Chair and professor and coordinator of special education at Whitworth University presents "Separating Science from Science Fiction: Research on the Cause of Autism." Listen Listen
 

2008 Great Decisions Lecture by Lindy Scott
3.13.2008 - Lindy Scott, Ph.D., a professor of Spanish at Whitworth University who specializes in Latin American history, presents "Why Latin America Is Shifting to the Left: We Need to Understand Our Southern Neighbors." Listen Listen
 

Dean's Dialogue on Global Climate Change
2.19.2008 - Whitworth faculty lead a panel discussion on the Christian response to global warming. Listen Listen
 

Panel Discussion on Political Engagement
2.13.2008 - A panel of Whitworth alumni who have chosen careers in politics discuss ways to evaluate and integrate worldviews and political decisions. Listen Listen
 

Spring Convocation Address by Bill Robinson
2.7.2008 - Whitworth President William P. Robinson and campus historian and history professor Dale Soden lecture at Whitworth University's Spring 2008 Convocation. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Darrell Guder
2.7.2008 - Darrell Guder, dean of academic affairs and the Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton University, lectures on "The Missional Church in the Public Square: Challenges for the 21st Century." Listen Listen
 

Core 250 Lecture: Dostoevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor"
11.16.2007 - Whitworth Professor Leonard Oakland introduces Russian novelist Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky and explores an excerpt from Dostoevsky's last book, "The Brothers Karamazov." Listen Listen
 

Laurie Lamon Poetry Reading
10.6.2007 - Whitworth Associate Professor of English Laurie Lamon, recipient of a 2007 Witter Bynner Fellowship, conducts a poetry reading. Listen Listen
 

Faith, Film and Philosophy Conference
9.26.2007 - Ralph Winter, producer of the film "X-Men," lectures at Whitworth University on the topic, "The Storytelling Landscape: The Challenges for a Christian in Hollywood." Listen Listen
 

Fall 2007 Convocation Address by Bill Robinson
9.6.2007 - Whitworth President William P. Robinson delivers the Fall 2007 Convocation Address. Listen Listen
 

2006-2007


Spring 2007 Convocation
2.8.2007 - Whitworth President William P. Robinson delivers the Spring 2007 Convocation Address, "The World that God so Loved." Listen Listen