Dean Randy Hollerith of Washington National Cathedral, ’90 M.Div., discusses presiding over presidential inaugural prayer services for Donald Trump and Joe Biden, why religious leaders should play a central role in healing divisions in America, and finding hope and faith during the coronavirus pandemic.
Our goal is wellness and health, which seem ever elusive amid a pandemic, the challenges of racial injustices, and the toxicity of our politics. We yearn to move on and past these strains. In this episode, we’ll instead lean into them. You’ll hear unique perspectives, explore uncomfortable topics and experience the power of truthful dialogue. We’ll move ahead together in a conversation with Dr. Jeff Gardere, psychologist and professor, and Dr. Andra Gillespie, political science professor and public scholar.
Mecca Griffith interviews Christian ethics professor Jennifer Herdt on the human capacity for both empathy and exclusion—and society’s proven ability to create change in the face of injustice.
Emily Judd interviews Yale Divinity School professor Mary Clark Moschella about how to find one’s life purpose, focus on the positive despite obstacles, and her Yale course that brings together graduate students and incarcerated women.
Emily Judd interviews Yale Divinity School alum and former Democratic nominee for Massachusetts governor Bob Massie, in a conversation that covers Christianity’s teachings on money and wealth, his health battles with hemophilia and HIV, and what inspired him to leave ministry and go into politics.
Emily Judd interviews Yale Professor Ken Minkema about the life and legacy of America’s great Christian pastor and theologian Jonathan Edwards and Yale’s commitment to preserving his work.
Emily Judd interviews Dean Bill Goettler about what makes leadership transformational, new models for faith ministry, and the importance of experiencing failure.
Yale Divinity School Professor John Hare discusses the relationship between philosophy and religion and working for the U.S. government on human rights issues.