Author Archives: Rick

Christian Reflections on Human Flourishing (Spring 2015)

Table Talks during the Spring 2015 semester addressed Christian visions of human flourishing. Human flourishing is a broad concept with a rich history, and finds varied expression in a remarkably diverse set of academic disciplines. Known roots in ancient philosophy have … Continue reading

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Christianity and the Arts

This fall our Table Talks focus on Christianity and the Arts. We  want to speak to the University’s theme “Spirit and Story” as well as acknowledging the launch of the Center for Christianity Culture and the Arts. The relationship between … Continue reading

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A post-modern cityscape

Brad Christerson and Dan Callis continue our series on Sacred Space by exploring the idea of cities as sacred spaces. In particular, they will be sharing some of their thoughts on Los Angeles as a post-modern cityscape, and reflecting on … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget: The Importance of Place in Worship and Remembrance

Rick Langer and Todd Pickett contribute to our Sacred Space series with reflections on “The Importance of Place in Worship and Remembrance.” Todd will consider the importance of place and solitude in our spiritual lives. Rick will discuss his own … Continue reading

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Postmodern sacred space: The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Postmodernism and the sacred. It this a contradiction in terms? Some would have it so, but a visit to the LA Cathedral might help change your mind about this–at least when it come to architecture and sacred spaces! Continue reading

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Faculty Theological Training Seminar

We provide a 10-hour introduction to systematic theology for our new faculty. It also includes several discussion sessions about the integration of theological concepts with academic disciplines. This seminar is offered in three parts spread out over the fall semester, … Continue reading

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Table Talk: The Mind-Body Problem

Brains, souls, minds and spirits. Are these all the same thing? Are these all social constructs? Is the brain really the bedrock and everything else is just a cultural artifact? Is science soon to answer these questions? If so, which science? Medicine? Psychology? Neuropsychology? Physiology? or should we turn to religion and Scripture? Continue reading

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Table Talk: Incarnation and Embodiment

In our Table Talk on “Incarnation and Embodiment”, Liz Hall and Erik Thoennes address a central aspect of Christian anthropology—the fact that we are embodied creatures To view the videos of the presentation, click here: Incarnation and Embodiment (part 1) … Continue reading

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Table Talk: The Kingdom and the Stewardship of Creation

Click here for notes that go with this presentation: Stewardship of Creation. Click here for Stewardship of Creation Bibliography. Our Table Talk for February 2011 is entitled “The Kingdom and the Stewardship of Creation”. Concern for the environment and the … Continue reading

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Glory Man, the Underground Railroad and more

Judith Rood comments on memories of integration and segregation as she was growing up. This one of our blog-posts stimulated by our viewing of Glory Man at Lamb’s Players in Coronado, CA. Continue reading

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