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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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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
 

Stephen Davis Lecture
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