text.soul.culture Season One


A Richer Theology through Communal Lament with Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

The Seattle School on November 20, 2017

How is lamenting alongside people with different cultural backgrounds than our own transformative? What are the consequences of avoiding lament in our culture and in our churches? How might communal lament draw us toward a truer understanding of the kingdom of God? In episode 11 of text.soul.culture, Dr. Soong-Chan Rah joins Dr. J. Derek McNeil to discuss these questions and more. Dr. Rah is the Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary and the author of several books. His life work has revolved around theology, lament, and racial reconciliation.


The Why and How of Justice with Dr. Ron Ruthruff

The Seattle School on November 8, 2017

How might we be called into purpose by our community? What is the why and how of justice? In what places of our lives might we have opportunity to learn from targeted practical application or from thought-provoking education that gives us a wider lens? In episode 10 of text.soul.culture, Dr. Ron Ruthruff joins Dr. J. Derek McNeil as the two discuss these questions in light of Dr. Ruthruff’s personal narrative.


Ecological Homelessness and Degradation with Dr. Steven Bouma-Prediger

The Seattle School on October 23, 2017

What might be revealed through our loss of connectedness to the environment around us? Where do we find harmful deterioration in our world as well as hope for the future of our major ecological systems? How does Scripture address ecology? In episode 9 of text.soul.culture, Dr. Steven Bouma-Prediger joins Dr. J. Derek McNeil to consider these questions as the two discuss ecological homelessness and degradation.