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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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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
 
 
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