Category: Podcast

Committing Faith in Public: Braver Angels

It has become cliché to note that America is highly polarized. Polarization has become something like the weather: something to complain about rather than act on. Braver Angels is an organization dedicated to depolarize America and to revive the spirit of our democracy.

One cannot imagine a more important contribution to reviving civic faith of America and in America than helping citizens of opposing views to know each other. Here in Oklahoma, we have a Braver Angels alliance. In this episode of Committing Faith in Public, senior vice president at Oklahoma State University (Tulsa) Chris Benge and All Souls Unitarian Church pastor Barbara Prose talk about the alliance to which they give leadership.

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Committing Faith in Public with Loren Richmond

What does one do with the master of divinity degree these days? The answer is not necessarily simple! In this episode of committing faith in public, the Rev. Loren Richmond (MDiv 2013) talks about his journey after seminary. He has been a church pastor, a church planter, a hospital chaplain, and a student in an […]

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Committing Faith in Public with Marcia McFee

Marcia McFee, PhD, is one of the speakers and is worship designer for this year’s Remind and Renew, January 25-27, at Phillips Seminary and online. She is a visiting professor at Redlands University where San Francisco Theological Seminary finds its home. With a PhD in Liturgical Studies and Ethics, and related work in cultural anthropology, she brings […]

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Committing Faith in Public with Chelsea Yarborough

The Rev. Dr. Chelsea Yarborough is one of the speakers this year at Phillips’ Remind and Renew event, January 25-27, in Tulsa and online. She is assistant professor of liturgical studies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. Dr. Yarborough recently completed her PhD at Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is a professor and minister known […]

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Committing Faith in Public with Victoria Loorz

Victoria Loorz, MDiv, is one of the speakers at this year’s Remind & Renew Conference at Phillips and online, January 25-27. Rev. Loorz is a “wild church pastor,” an “eco-spiritual director” and co-founder of several transformation-focused organizations focused on the integration of nature and spirituality. After 20 years as a pastor of indoor churches, she […]

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Committing Faith in Public: “Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom”

On this special edition of Committing Faith in Public, Gary Peluso-Verdend walks and talks with Woody Guthrie Center executive director Deana McCloud through the exhibit, “Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom.” This traveling exhibit debuted  in Tulsa and is at the WGC through October 11. Listen as Gary interviews Deana regarding select items from the […]

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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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