Category: Podcast

Committing Faith in Public with Phillips professor Dr. Annie Lockhart-Gilroy

In September 2020, Center for Religion in Public Life director Gary Peluso-Verdend interviewed Dr. Lockhart-Gilroy, Assistant Professor of Christian Education and Practical Theology. Besides introducing her work generally, Dr. Lockhart-Gilroy talked about the book which she co-edited and to which she contributed: From Lament to Advocacy: Black Religious Education and Public Ministry. She is also […]

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Committing Faith in Public with the Rev. Dr. Lisa Barnett

One of the most unfortunate pieces of data from graduate seminary graduating student interviews is which courses graduands wish they had fewer of: history. In this pivotal era of the churches’, the nation’s, and the planet’s lives, there is a great deal of re-imagining and re-telling history happening; and that work directly feeds our current […]

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Committing Faith in Public with the Rev. Dr. Charisa Hunter-Crump

“What were the challenges of doing and being church during a pandemic? How prepared was your congregation? What were the learning curves you embraced? What did you learn about church that you might not have known or that became more or less important? What did you start that you will continue doing?” These are some […]

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Committing Faith in Public with Phillips professor Dr. Lisa Davison

In October 2020, Center for Religion in Public Life director Gary Peluso-Verdend interviewed Dr. Lisa Davison, the Johnnie Eargle Cadieux Professor of Hebrew Bible and Director of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Denominational Formation. Dr. Davison joined the Phillips faculty in 2010. Since coming to Tulsa, she has continued her work of teaching in many […]

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Committing Faith in Public with Cartoonist Marlin Lavanhar

Many listeners and readers will know the Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar as the senior pastor of All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Marlin is well-known in Tulsa and, in UU circles far beyond Tulsa, for his preaching, leadership, and for his community work in matters of race and of race and policing. But Marlin […]

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Committing Faith in Public: Vic Hunter talks about the contemporary relevance of the Barmen Declaration

When the Nazi regime essentially nationalized the Christian churches in Germany, making them one of the legitimizing arms of their evil program, some church leaders capitulated and embraced their roles. Others resisted. One of the most famous expressions of that resistance was the Barmen Declaration. The threat of Christian nationalism in the U.S. today has […]

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Committing Faith in Public with author of “The Great Oklahoma Swindle”

Dr. Russell Cobb, currently Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, is a longtime Tulsan who wrote many essays for This Land Press. Some of those essay and other writings are the basis of The Great Oklahoma Swindle, an eye-popping read for anyone interested in […]

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Committing Faith in Public Podcast with Chaplain Jacob George

Chaplains can be found in all kinds of institutional roles these days, from Tyson Foods to the military and hospitals. The Rev. Dr. Jacob George is the director of pastoral care at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa. After years in hospice work, he moved into the hospital setting. He is a Clinical Pastoral Education supervisor […]

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Committing Faith in Public with Toby Jenkins, Oklahomans for Equality

On this podcast, Toby Jenkins, executive director of Oklahomans for Equality, talks about his richly-textured background in conservative circles (despite being raised by progressive parents) and his movement from that world into the caring and advocacy work of OkEq.

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Committing Faith in Public: Talking Reconciliation is Not Enough with the Rev. Robert Turner and the Rev. David Wiggs

In this special collaborative edition of the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church podcast ASCENDS, its hosts are joined by co-host, Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend from the Committing Faith in Public podcast. The guests are the Rev. Robert Turner and the Rev. David Wiggs to discuss the relationship between Historic Vernon AME and Boston Avenue UMC and […]

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