Angelina Burkholder

Minisode: Music in Unexpected Places with Allison Schweitzer

Music has always been a medium that brings people together. With all of its varieties and genres, music offers something for everyone. Today, in our first ever mini-episode, we’re talking with musician, entrepreneur, and conductor Allison Schweitzer on how she’s bringing people together through her new project Wisconsin Music Ventures.

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Mental Health: Tolu Osemwegie + Matt Weinlander

Suicide rates are on the rise, and in almost every age group, researchers are seeing an increase of individuals struggling with mental health issues. How should we, as Christians, respond to the mental health crisis in our country? Today we chat with a professional counselor and a psychiatrist to get a bird’s eye view of mental health, understand how the two fields of psychology and psychiatry interact, and what we can do to move forward and help ourselves and those around us heal.

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Humanizing Issues Through Photography: Paul Calhoun

When we talk about immigration, gun violence, marginalized people groups, or any other hot topic, we often deal primarily in numbers. It’s easy to forget that behind each statistic is a person and a story. Today we chat with Paul Calhoun, a photographer passionate about restoring humanity to the issues of our day through the use of photography. What happens when we live out of curiosity, when we start really listening and paying attention to the stories all around us?

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Historians on Leadership: Dr. Ferry & Dr. Cario

The two guests on this episode share a unique history that has seen them through almost three decades of working together at Concordia University. Rev. Dr. Ferry and Dr. Cario are two historians who made up the history department of Concordia in the 90s and now today they’re leading the university as president and provost,…

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Rhetoric’s History & Power: Dr. Erin Laverick

Over the centuries, rhetoric has evolved and taken on many different forms. In a digital age where almost everyone has access to a public platform via social media, rhetoric is now everywhere. But how are we to digest all of these messages? How do we differentiate between the helpful and the destructive? Dr. Erin Laverick, dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at CUAA, is joining us to look back over the history of rhetoric, analyze how it’s changed, identify the emergence of female voices, and provide suggestions on how we can engage in a meaningful way with the rhetoric of our current day.

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Ministry to Gen Z + Millennials: Randy Duncan and John Rathje

The first wave of Gen Z is finishing up their first year of college, making the college campus an interesting blend of Millennials and Gen Z students. Particularly on a Christian campus, how do we engage with these students in a meaningful way that points toward God? For this episode, we’re at our sister campus in Ann Arbor, joined by campus pastor Randy Duncan and dean of students John Rathje to talk about building authentic connections with students in a way that makes ministry impactful.

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Art & Faith: Cameron J. Anderson

How should Christians interact with the arts? Is there room for faith in the arts? What about the Church—what relationship should it have to the arts? In this episode, we’re talking with Cameron Anderson, a lifelong artist and writer, about his personal experience with the intersection of the two. We’re also saying goodbye to one of our hosts, Tim, during this episode—his final one before he packs up for a move across the lake to Michigan.

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Science and Philosophy: Dr. Michael Young and Dr. Angus Menuge

What is truth? How do we find truth—or is truth something that we create? Are those means reliable? In this episode, we’re inviting a philosopher and a scientist to the show to talk about how the two fields define truth, where they clash, and how they can work together.

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Education: Heather O’Neil and Brad Alles

Brad Alles and Heather O’Neil, both professors of education at Concordia, discuss their most powerful moments as educators, bringing Christianity into education, facilitating discourse in the classroom, and how the parent-teacher relationship has evolved.

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Concordia: Rev Patrick Ferry, PhD

We’re joined by Rev. Patrick Ferry, PhD, President of Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. Tune in as Rev. Dr. Ferry shares about his faith background, 22 years of service as president of Concordia, the future of Christian Higher Education, and Concordia’s unique, inclusive culture.

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