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2013-2014

Undergraduate Commencement Address by Spokane Mayor David A. Condon
5.17.2014 - Spokane Mayor David A. Condon delivers the 2014 undergraduate commencement address "Wanting What You Need." Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture by Ralph P. Cavalieri
4.24.2014 - Ralph P. Cavalieri presents a Great Decisions Lecture, "Energy Independence for a Sustainable Future." Cavalieri is vice president for alternative energy at the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance and a professor of biological systems engineering at Washington State University. Listen Listen
 

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
 

Lecture by Rebekah Rice
4.11.2014 - Rebekah Rice, Ph.D., presents a lecture, "Resurrection of the Body? Physicalism and the Possibility of Life After Death." Rice is an assistant professor of philosophy at Seattle Pacific University. Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture by Neal Sealock
4.3.2014 - Neal Sealock presents a Great Decisions Lecture, "Dealing with the Dragon: China's Foreign Policy." Sealock is the former director of Spokane International Airport and was a U.S. Army brigadier general for more than 30 years. He spent much of his career developing policies regarding China, on which he briefed the National Security Council. He is now an adjunct professor for global strategy at Whitworth. Listen Listen
 

Endowed English Reading by Kevin Goodan
4.1.2014 - Poet Kevin Goodan is the author of "Upper-Level Disturbances," "Winter Tenor," and "In the Ghost-House, Acquainted," which won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award. He has been published in journals including "Ploughshares" and "The Mid-America Poetry Review," and teaches at Lewis-Clark State College. 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
 

Great Decisions Lecture by Bradley J. Ward
2.20.2014 - Bradley J. Ward presents a Great Decisions Lecture, "Virtually There: A Pilot's Perspective on the Growth of Drones after 9/11." Ward is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot with nine years’ experience with drone aircrafts and technology. He also served as a commander and a director of operations for two squadrons. Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture by Florence Reed
2.13.2014 - Florence Reed presents a Great Decisions Lecture, "Feeding the Planet and Its People: Sustainable Farming as Key." Reed is the founder of Sustainable Harvest International, a nonprofit organization that works with rural communities in Central America to implement sustainable farming practices. She won the National Peace Corps Association's Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service in 2012. 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
 

English Endowed Reading with Pádraig Ó Tuama
11.18.2013 - Belfast-based Irish poet, speaker and conflict mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama reads from his works. He is the author of the recent poetry collection "Readings from the Book of Exile" and an album of Christian lament, "Hymns to Swear By." Listen Listen
 

English Endowed Reading with Melanie Rae Thon
11.14.2013 - Author Melanie Rae Thon reads from her works. Thon's recent novels include "The Voice of the River" and "In This Light: New and Selected Stories." Her work has been included in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize anthologies and O. Henry Prize Stories. Listen Listen
 

Cynthia Hetherington Lecture
10.29.2013 - Cynthia Hetherington presents a lecture, "Professional Futures and the Pitfalls of Social Media: Maintaining Your Image." Hetherington, experienced in research, investigations and corporate intelligence, is founder of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing and training firm. She is also the author of "Business Background Investigations" and "The Manual to Online Public Records." Listen Listen
 

Annual 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
 

Lecture by Rafia Zakaria
9.23.2013 - Rafia Zakaria presents a lecture, "Drones and Terrorism: The Ultimate Miscalculation." Zakaria is a lawyer, a women's rights advocate, and the director of the Muslim Women's Legal Defense Fund for the Muslim Alliance of Indiana/The Julian Center Shelter, which represents victims of domestic violence. She is the first Pakistani American woman to serve as a director for Amnesty International USA. Listen Listen
 

Constitution Day Lecture by Breean Beggs
9.17.2013 - Breean Beggs presents the 2013 Constitution Day Lecture, "Guns, Marriage and Corporations: How the Supreme Court Is Approaching Today’s Critical Constitutional Issues." Beggs, a 1985 Whitworth alumnus, is a Spokane-based lawyer whose areas of specialty include civil rights violations by the government. Beggs previously served as executive director of Spokane's nonprofit Center for Justice. Listen Listen
 

English Endowed Reading by Jessie van Eerden
9.9.2013 - Author Jessie Van Eerden reads from her works. Van Eerden's debut novel, "Glorybound" (2012), won the Editor's Choice Fiction Prize from ForeWord Reviews' Book of the Year Award. Her work has appeared in "The Oxford American," "River Teeth," "Image," "Bellingham Review" and "Rock & Sling," among other publications. 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

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
 

Endowed English Reading by Katharine Coles
4.30.2013 - Katharine Coles presents Whitworth's annual Endowed English Reading. Coles is a poet, novelist and editor whose honors include appointment as Utah's poet laureate, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a writer's grant from the National Science Foundation. Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture by Eugene Bempong Nyantakyi & Ryan Knight, '13
4.25.2013 - Eugene Bempong Nyantaki and Ryan Knight present a Great Decisions Lecture, "China in Africa." Nyantakyi, an assistant professor of economics at Whitworth, is an expert on development and international trade and finance. Knight, a Whitworth senior double majoring in international studies and peace studies, has studied in both China and Tanzania. He was also a delegate to a West Point conference on Sino-American relations. 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
 

Endowed English Reading by Paul Lindholdt
3.20.2013 - Paul Lindholdt, author and English professor at Eastern Washington University, presents the Endowed English Reading. Lindholt has won a number of awards, including honors from the Academy of American Poets and the Society of Professional Journalists. He recently published "In Earshot of Water: Notes from the Columbia Plateau," winner of the 2012 Washington State Book Award. Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture by the Rev. Ben Robinson
3.14.2013 - Rev. Ben Robinson presents a Great Decisions Lecture, "Egypt." Robinson, a 2003 Whitworth alumnus, worked at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, in Cairo, from 2004-06 and from 2009-12. He was in Egypt during the Tahrir uprising and has extensive contacts with the Muslim and Coptic religious communities there. Robinson holds an M.Div. from Princeton Seminary and an M.A. from the Evangelical Theological Seminary, in Cairo. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Tamrat Layne Admassu
3.13.2013 - Tamrat Layne Admassu presents "Transformation of Life in Jesus." Admassu served as party leader and military commander for the revolutionary coalition army, and as prime minister, defense minister, and chief of federal affairs for Ethiopia; he was a political prisoner from 1996-2008. A former atheist, radical revolutionary and communist, he says he gave his life to Jesus when he was visited in prison by God. Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture by Richard Schatz
3.7.2013 - Richard Schatz, Ph.D., presents a lecture, "Myanmar and Southeast Asia." Schatz is a senior research fellow at the University of Malaysia; he taught economics at Whitworth from 1989-2011. He also has taught at Thailand's Thammasaat University, at the Johns Hopkins Center in China, and at the University of Malaysia, where he was a Fulbright scholar. Listen Listen
 

Heritage Month Lecture by Paul Harvey
2.28.2013 - Paul Harvey presents a lecture, "Jesus in Red, White and Black." Harvey is a professor and chair of the history department at the University of Colorado. He is an author or editor of eight books, including "The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America." Listen Listen
 

English Endowed Reading by Matthew Burns
2.15.2013 - Matthew Burns reads from his works. Burns is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Heritage University, in Toppenish, Wash. His poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in "Folk Art," "Cold Mountain Review," "The Georgetown Review" and others. Listen Listen
 

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
 

Great Decisions Lecture by Lawrence Pintak
2.7.2013 - Lawrence Pintak presents a Great Decisions Lecture, "The U.S. and the Muslim World." Pintak is a former CBS News Middle East correspondent and the founding dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. 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
 

Ajith Fernando Lecture: "What is our Passion? Jesus in a Pluralistic Culture"
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 State of the University Address
8.29.2012 - Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor delivers the 2012 State of the University address. 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
 

Great Decisions Lecture by Megan Hershey
3.8.2012 - Megan Hershey, Ph.D., presents "Democratic Challenges and Change in Contemporary Africa." Hershey won the Carlton T. Hodge Prize in African Studies and Fulbright Hays Research Abroad Grant for her work with NGOs addressing HIV/AIDS in Kenya. 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
 

Great Decisions Lecture by Mary Verner
2.23.2012 - Mary Verner presents "The Geopolitics of Energy." Verner is a former Spokane mayor and city council member. She has an M.A. in environmental management from Yale University and a J.D. in environmental law from Gonzaga University. Listen Listen
 

Leonard Oakland Film Festival Panel Discussion
2.16.2012 - Panel discussion following a viewing of "What Poor Child is This?" a 2011 documentary produced by Whitworth President Beck A. Taylor and directed by T.N. Mohan that investigates the plight of the poor in America. The panelists are Adrian Dominguez, an epidemiologist with Spokane Regional Health District; Nina Auerbach, president and CEO of Thrive By Five Washington; Lori Pfingst, senior policy analyst with the Washington State Budget and Policy Center; and T.N. Mohan, academic director for media arts and animation, digital filmmaking and video production at the Art Institute of Ohio, in Cincinnati. Listen Listen
 

Heritage Month Lecture by Peter Rollins
2.15.2012 - Peter Rollins presents "Christianity and the Death of the Idol." Rollins is a writer and public speaker, and founder of ikon, a faith group that creates "transformance art" with live music, imagery, theatre, ritual and reflection. Listen Listen
 

Heritage Month Lecture by Jonathan Adelman
2.7.2012 - Jonathan Adelman presents "The Real Israel: What You Haven't Heard and Don't Know." Adelman is a professor in the Josef Korbel Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver; the author of "The Rise of Israel: A History of a Revolutionary State" (2008); and a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, in Washington, D.C. 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
 

Patrick Madden Endowed English Reading
11.18.2011 - Patrick Madden reads from his works as Whitworth's 2011 Endowed English Reader. Madden is the author of "Quotidiana," an award-winning collection of personal essays. Madden teaches in the MFA programs at Brigham Young University and Vermont College. 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
 

Faith, Film and Philosophy Series Lecture
9.29.2011 - Dan McInerny presents "On Mysteries and the Higher Mystery." McInerny is a scholar, author and founder and CEO of Trojan Tub Entertainment, a web-based entertainment company dedicated to his Patria series of children's adventure stories. Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Juan Melendez
9.25.2011 - Juan Melendez, who was wrongly convicted of murder and spent more than 17 years on Death Row, shares his story of survival, faith and hope, and talk about his Voices United for Justice project. 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

Undergraduate Commencement Address: 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
 

Great Decisions Lecture: 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
 

Simpson-Duvall Lecture: 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
 

Annual Lindaman Chair Lecture: Betty Williams
4.20.2011 - Betty 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
 

Great Decisions Lecture: 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
 

Great Decisions Lecture: Frederick Lorenz
3.31.2011 - Frederick Lorenz presents "International Justice at the Crossroads." Lorenz served for 27 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a judge advocate, and has worked in Somalia, Bosnia and Kosovo. 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
 

Endowed English Reading: Author 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
 

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
 

Lecture by Stephen T. Davis
10.19.2010 - Stephen T. Davis presents a lecture, "Is Christianity Unique?" Davis is a 1962 Whitworth alumnus and the Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Davis currently serves as visiting professor of philosophy at Whitworth. Listen Listen
 

Inaugural Address
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
 

Alan Botsford Poetry Reading
9.24.2010 - Alan Botsford, author of two poetry collections and a book of essays "Walt Whitman of Cosmic Folklore," reads from his works. Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry Closing Service: Friday, 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: Friday, 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: Thursday, 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: Thursday, 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: Thursday, 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: Wednesday, 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: Wednesday, 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: Wednesday, 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: Tuesday, 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: Tuesday, July 13
7.13.2010 - Peter Barnes, Senior Pastor, Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas Listen Listen
 

2010 Whitworth Institute of Ministry Bible Hour: Tuesday, 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: Monday, 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 Workshop: Jim Edwards
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
 
2009-2010

Undergraduate Commencement Address: 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
 

Annual Lindaman Chair Lecture: 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
 

Endowed English Reading: 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
 

Great Decisions Lecture: Hjálmar W. Hannesson
4.8.2010 - Hjálmar W. Hannesson, Iceland's ambassador to the U.S., presents "Iceland in the Global Financial Crisis." Listen Listen
 

Lecture by Kent Annan
4.7.2010 - Kent Annan, co-director of Haiti Partners, a nonprofit focused on education in Haiti, presents "Giving Up What I Really Want So I Can Find What I Really Need: Following Jesus from the U.S. to Haiti" Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture: Carl Wilkens
3.18.2010 - Carl Wilkens presents "Seeing Ourselves in 'The Other' -- Life Lessons from the Rwanda Genocide." During the Rwanda genocide, Wilkens served as the country director of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), in Rwanda. 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
 

Ethics Conference Opening Panel Discussion
3.15.2010 - Panelists discuss "Media Unlimited: Technology, Ethics and Life at Whitworth in the 21st Century." Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture: Christopher Marsh
3.11.2010 - Christopher Marsh, Ph.D., presents "Russia and the 'Near-Abroad.'" Marsh is director of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and a professor of political science and church-state studies at Baylor University. Listen Listen
 

Reading by Ann Putnam
3.2.2010 - Author Ann Putnam reads from her new book, "Full Moon at Noontide." Putnam teaches creative writing and women’s studies at the University of Puget Sound. Listen Listen
 

Ronald C. White Lecture
2.24.2010 - Ronald C. White presents "Abraham Lincoln 2010: Wisdom for Today." White, a former Whitworth chaplain, is author of the bestselling book "A. Lincoln: A Biography." Listen Listen
 

Concert: Leonardo Alvarez
2.17.2010 - Chilean composer and singer Leonardo Alvarez performs in concert. Listen Listen
 

Simpson-Duvall Reading: 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
 

Great Decisions Lecture: Hussam Al-Khalidy
2.11.2010 - Hussam Al-Khalidy presents "A Life of Struggle in Iraq." Al-Khalidy was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and his life has been shaped by the Iran-Iraq war, the first Gulf War, the sanctions regime and sectarian violence after the U.S. invasion. He worked with coalition forces at Bucca Prison, in Basra. Listen Listen
 

Spring 2010 Convocation Address
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
 

Richard Stearns Lecture
11.14.2009 - Richard Stearns presents "The Hole in Our Gospel." Stearns is president of the U.S. offices of World Vision, an international Christian humanitarian charity organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to help tackle the causes of poverty and injustice. 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
 

Bruce Guernsey Endowed English Reading
11.6.2009 - Poet Bruce Guernsey is a distinguished professor emeritus at Eastern Illinois University, where he taught creative writing and American literature for 25 years. His poems have appeared in "Poetry," "The Atlantic" and "American Scholar" and in three of his own collections, including "New England Primer" (Cherry Grove Editions, 2008). Listen Listen
 

Roy Anker Faith, Film and Philosophy Lecture
11.5.2009 - Roy Anker presents a lecture, "All Things Shining: Putting Light on the Screen." Anker is a professor of English at Calvin College and the author of "Catching Light: Looking for God in the Movies" (Eerdmans, 2004). 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
 

Ravael Coicue Lecture
10.12.2009 - Ravael Coicue is the coordinator of the human rights department of the Association of Indigenous Authorities of Northern Cauca, in Colombia, South America, where he supports the work of indigenous communities that seek to establish security within the boundaries of their reservations. 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
 

Constitution Day Lecture: Talis Colberg
9.17.2009 - Talis Colberg, J.D., Ph.D., who served as Alaska's attorney general from 2006-09 and is now mayor of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, in Alaska, presents "Poets, Teachers, Turkeys and Constitutions." Listen Listen
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whitworth Institute of Ministry: Workshop on Calvin
7.13.2009 - Whitworth Associate Professor Adam Neder presents a workshop on John Calvin Listen Listen
 
2008-2009

Undergraduate Commencement Address: 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
 

Baccalaureate Service Homily: Kathy Storm
5.17.2009 - Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Kathy Storm offers the baccalaureate service homily "What Do You Love?" Storm addresses the ways in which Fenton Duvall and Clem Simpson, both long-serving Whitworth professors who passed away during this school year, oriented Whitworth toward both Christ-centeredness and intellectual curiosity. Listen Listen
 

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

Great Decisions Lecture Series: Robert Schrire
5.7.2009 - Robert Schrire, a professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and founder of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy, presents "Universal Human Rights." Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture Series: Vandana Asthana
4.30.2009 - Vandana Asthana, Ph.D., presents "Cross-Border Terrorism in the Shadow of Jihad: The India-Pakistan-Afghanistan Triangle." Asthana specializes in environmental security issues in the India-Pakistan region. She is an assistant professor of government at Eastern Washington University and previously chaired the department of political science at Christ Church College, Kanpur, India, where she taught international politics and South Asian governance. Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture Series: Richard Ellings
4.23.2009 - Richard Ellings presents "What the New Balance of Power Means for the United States." Ellings is president of the National Bureau of Asian Research, the author of several books and articles on American foreign policy, national security, and Asia, and a consultant to various U.S. government departments and agencies. Listen Listen
 

Simpson-Duvall Lecture: 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
 

Lindaman Lecture: 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
 

Great Decisions Lecture Series: Steven Jensen
3.5.2009 - Steven Jensen presents "In the Shadow of Slums," the second lecture in the 52nd annual Great Decisions Lecture Series at Whitworth University. Jensen has 25 years of experience in emergencies and disasters in the United States and New Zealand. He has also worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Southeast Asia. Jensen's current work and research are focused on preparing the next generation to manage catastrophes. Note: Due to technical difficulties portions of this lecture were not recorded. Listen Listen
 

Jim Kershner Lecture
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
 

Great Decisions Lecture Series: Melissa Ahern
2.13.2009 - Melissa Ahern, director of the Northwest Climate Change Center, in Spokane, and associate professor in the department of health policy and administration at Washington State University Spokane, presents "Peak Oil: Expected Impacts on the Domestic and Global Economies during the Next Decade," the first lecture in the 52nd annual Great Decisions Lecture Series at Whitworth University. Listen Listen
 

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

Science & Society Lecture: 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
 

Greg Boyd Lecture
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
 

Parents' Weekend Sermon 2008
10.19.2008 - Whitworth President William P. Robinson delivers the sermon, "Family Pride," at Parents' Weekend 2008. Listen Listen
 

David Oliver Relin Lecture
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
 

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

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

Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed Lecture
9.29.2008 - Sam Reed, Washington Secretary of State, presents "Washington State Election Reform." 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
 

Constitution Day Lecture 2008: Michele E. Storms
9.17.2008 - Michele E. Storms, executive director of the William H. Gates Public Service Law Program for the University of Washington Law School, presents "What Does it Take to Guarantee Access to Justice for All?" Listen Listen
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whitworth Institute of Ministry 2008: Evening Worship Service
7.7.2008 - M. Craig Barnes, D.Min., Ph.D., delivers the sermon,"Is the Pleasure of God Enough?" Listen Listen
 
2007-2008

Commencement 2008: Baccalaureate Service
5.18.2008 - Professor of Theology Adam Neder, Ph.D., who was voted Most Influential Male Professor by Whitworth's senior class, presents the homily, "The Thomas Option." Listen Listen
 

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

Great Decisions Lecture Series: Walter Hutchens
4.24.2008 - Walter Hutchens, J.D., an expert on commercial law and business in China and associate professor of economics and business at Whitworth, presents, "China's Economic Rise: Global Challenge and Opportunity." Listen Listen
 

Martin E. Marty Lecture
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
 

Lindaman Chair Lecture: Betty Williams
4.16.2008 - Betty 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
 

Great Decisions Lecture Series: Jan Kreider
4.10.2008 - Alternative-energy expert Jan Kreider presents, "Alternative Energy in the U.S. and Global Implications." Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture Series: Timothy Carney
4.3.2008 - Timothy Carney, former U.S. coordinator for economic transition in Iraq and a former U.S Ambassador to Haiti and Sudan, presents "The Iraq End-Game." Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture Series: 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
 

Patrick Washburn Lecture
2.27.2008 - Patrick Washburn, Ph.D., author and professor of journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University lectures on, "The Fight for Black Rights: The Black Press, the Double-V Campaign and the U.S. Government in World War II." Listen Listen
 

Great Decisions Lecture Series: Jonathan Isacoff
2.21.2008 - Jonathan Isacoff, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and director of environmental studies at Gonzaga University, lectures on, "Terrorism and America's Response: Offense, Defense and the War on Terror." Listen Listen
 

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

Heritage Week 2008: 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
 

Heritage Week 2008: Spring Convocation
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
 

Heritage Week 2008: Darrell Guder Lecture
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
 

Heritage Week 2008: Robert Mitchell Lecture
2.6.2008 - Robert Mitchell, the former president of Young Life and the former vice president of United States Ministries for World Vision, lectures on, "When the Scriptures Come Alive " An Introduction to Lectio Divina (Praying the Scriptures)." 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
 

An Emergent Mainline Dialogue: Listening to Generations Past, Present and Future
11.10.2007 - John R. Franke, professor of theology at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, Penn., lectures at, "An Emergent Mainline Dialogue: Listening to Generations Past, Present and Future." Listen Listen
 

An Emergent Mainline Dialogue: Listening to Generations Past, Present and Future
11.10.2007 - Doug Pagitt, pastor of Solomon's Porch, in Minneapolis, lectures at, "An Emergent Mainline Dialogue: Listening to Generations Past, Present and Future." Listen Listen
 

An Emergent Mainline Dialogue: Listening to Generations Past, Present and Future
11.9.2007 - Tony Jones, the national coordinator of Emergent Village and a doctoral fellow and senior research fellow in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, lectures at, "An Emergent Mainline Dialogue: Listening to Generations Past, Present and Future." Listen Listen
 

Core 350 Lecture: Community and "The Good"
11.6.2007 - Whitworth Professor James Waller introduces Unit III in which the questions, "What are the inherent policy tensions involved in living in community and how do we structure life so as to resolve them," are analyzed. Listen Listen
 

Parents' Weekend Sermon 2007
10.14.2007 - Whitworth President William P. Robinson delivers the sermon, "Good and Bad Memories," at Parents' Weekend 2007. 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
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
 

Science & Society Lecture
11.17.2006 - The annual Science & Society Lecture Series featured Dr. Thomas Schaaf, a 1979 Whitworth alumnus who is the assistant district medical director of Group Health Cooperative Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Health Care Centers. Schaaf presents a lecture entitled, "The Color Purple: Why TV Drug Ads Should Give You Heartburn." Listen Listen
 
 
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