Dr. Christian speaks with Kate Michelman, past President of Pro-Choice America and author, With Liberty and Justice for All. She believes that a woman’s reproductive rights are fundamental but that these rights suffer more restrictions today than at any time since the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. Some progress is evident in wages and career opportunities for women, but far short of the goal of total equality.
Dr. Strobert talks with Dr. Charles Brown, Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics at Payne Theological Seminary about the background, work and continuing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Richard Carlson, Glatfelter Professor of Biblical Studies at Gettysburg Seminary, discusses apocalyptic in the New Testament, first by showing how it grew as a response to the failure of wisdom literature (e.g. Proverbs) to satisfy the religious needs of Israel in the century and a half before Jesus. In the New Testament Carlson uses examples from Paul and Mark to show how apocalyptic was changed by the coming of Christ through an emphasis on the “already, but not yet” and on hope for things to come. As a means of understanding evil apocalyptic encourages perseverance in the face of what Paul calls the powers of sin and death and the new life “in Christ.”
Dr. Strobert speaks with Dr. Eric Crump about the top ten stories in religion for 2013.
The top stories included:
- The resignation of the Pope Benedict
- The election of Pope France and his emphasis on the poor and the reforms in the Curia
- The election of the first woman presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- And more...
Dr. Christianson talks to Historical Artist Dale Gallon from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania about the challenges of historically accurate painting as well as his ten painting commission for the Seminary Ridge Museum in Gettysburg.
Dr. Strobert interviews systematic theologian Dr. Kristin Largen about her work at Gettysburg Seminary which focuses on the importance of comparative (inter-religious) theology.
Dr. Largen shares her experiences of immersion into four non-Christian religious traditions and what that means not only to her but to Christians everywhere who are seeking a better understanding of their own and other faiths.
Dr. Strobert talks with Gerhard Ulrich, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany about a wide variety of topics including:
- The relationship between the Lutheran Churches in Germany and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- Theological education in Germany
- Who are we as Lutherans? What is our particular vocation?
- Examining the various cultures within the German Churches
- Unity versus uniformity
- Discussion of the new church structure in Northern Germany
- Issues within the church with the former Eastern Germany population
Host Dr. Gerald Christianson talks with Barbara Franco, the Executive Director of the new Seminary Ridge Museum located atop Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. The new museum explores the topics of:
- the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg
- the care of the wounded and human suffering that took place within Schmucker Hall during its use as a field hospital
- faith and freedom and the moral, civic and spiritual debates of the Civil War era