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Included below are links to digital recordings of lectures, speeches and other events at Whitworth from the current academic year. Listen to them now, download them for later or subscribe to our podcast feed and take them with you.

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President's Colloquy on Civil Discourse: Evening Three | April 16, 2018
"How free should free speech be?" Plenary speaker: Erica Salkin (Communication Studies) Discussants: Kathy Lee (Political Science), Mike Ingram (Communication Studies), Will Kynes (Theology) Download

Lecture by Robert Hemburger | April 9, 2018
Robert W. Heimburger, author of "God and the Illegal Alien: Federal United States Immigration Law and a Theology of Politics" explores the various ways Christians should respond to illegal immigration. Download

2018 Endowed Lindaman Lecture by Anthony Clark | March 14, 2018
Anthony Clark discusses how Christian missionary architecture has functioned as a rich form of cultural exchange, despite its resonances with nationalism and Western imperialism. Clark is the Edward B. Lindaman Chair and associate professor of Chinese history at Whitworth. Download

Whitworth University Bruner-Welch Lecture by Kimlyn Bender | March 1, 2018
Kimlyn Bender, professor of theology at Baylor University, presents "Real Faith in a Virtual World: Christian Discipleship in a Digital Age." Download

Lecture by Ali Noorani | February 12, 2018
The Whitworth Office of Church Engagement presents "A Conversation with Ali Noorani." Noorani is the executive director for the National Immigration Forum. Noorani is a highly sought-after expert on immigration policy and has been an outspoken advocate on behalf of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. He discusses his role in enlisting conservatives from around the country to help with immigration reform issues in Washington, D.C. Download

Spring 2018 Convocation Address by Carol Simon | February 1, 2018
Each semester begins with the campus community gathering for opening convocation. Whitworth Provost and Executive Vice President Carol Simon, delivers the Spring 2018 Convocation Address. Download

Lecture by Jess Walter | November 27, 2017
Jess Walter, reporter and author of "Every Knee Shall Bow" presents a lecture on the siege at Ruby Ridge. Walter speaks about the events of August 1992, when Randy Weaver and his family were involved in a deadly standoff with federal officials in northern Idaho. The incident helped give rise to the modern American militia movement. Download

Lecture by Lorna Hernandez-Jarvis | October 23, 2017
Lorna Hernandez-Jarvis, Whitworth University Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President, presents a lecture, "Inclusive Excellence, Intercultural Intelligence and the Status of Diversity Education." Download

President's Colloquy on Civil Discourse: Evening One | October 19, 2017
"Can we still speak the truth in love? Christian reflections on civil discourse." Plenary speaker: Joshua Leim (Theology) Discussants: Kamesh Sankaran (Engineering & Physics), Karen Petersen Finch (Theology), Lorna Hernandez Jarvis (Psychology) Download

Lecture by Jer Swigart | October 4, 2017
Jer Swigart presents a lecture, "Waging Peace in a Divided World." Swigart is the cofounder and director of the Global Immersion project, a peacemaking organization that cultivates everyday peacemakers by immersing them in global conflict. He is also the author of "Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World." Download

Lecture by Wm. Paul Young, C. Baxter Kruger and John MacMurray | September 28, 2017
Wm. Paul Young, C. Baxter Kruger, and John MacMurray present a lecture, "Do I Belong?" Young, is the author/producer of "The Shack." Kruger is the director of Perichoresis and MacMurray is the founder of the Northwest School of Theology. The trio provides insights into fear and shame being at the root of blindness. The discussion explores human belonging because of who God is as Father, Son and Spirit. Download

Logan Camporeale Lecture | September 27, 2017
Logan Camporeale presents a lecture, "Racial Injustice, Housing and Spokane History." Local historian Logan Camporeale, M.A., discusses racial restrictive covenants in Spokane's history. These discrimination policies remain on current housing documents, despite being unenforceable by federal and state law. Download

Richard Rankin Russell Lecture | September 19, 2017
Richard Rankin Russell presents a lecture, "Who Is My Neighbor? Leopold Bloom and the Parable of the Good Samaritan in Joyce’s 'Ulysses'." Russell is a professor of English at Baylor University and an internationally recognized scholar of modern Irish literature. Download

Constitution Day Lecture by Julia Stronks | September 18, 2017
Whitworth Professor of Political Science Julia Stronks presents a Constitution Day Lecture, "LGBTQ Civil Rights and Religions Freedom: Bakers, Florists and Christian Universities." Download