As a learning institution, you can imagine that Concordia University has a wealth of information to share.
Of course, professors express their knowledge and insights compellingly during classes, in both traditional and non-traditional formats. Concordia also has a multitude of respected professionals who get tapped on the regular to keynote or guest lecture at conferences or events worldwide.
But if you’re not able to connect with our experts through either of these means, Concordia’s faculty and staff can also be accessed at your leisure on any of your Smart devices.
This year, the university launched the Living Uncommon podcast to provide an avenue through which we can share Concordia more broadly. This new endeavor allows our Uncommon Concordians (and others who represent Concordia’s mission) to poignantly and winsomely convey ideas about what it means to be a Christian in modern life. With an array of dynamic guests featured in each episode, Living Uncommon explores topics including philosophy, education, faith, science, current events, and more.
Learn more by visiting the Living Uncommon website, and click on the episode titles below to listen to some of the inaugural podcast guests.
Concordia: Rev. Patrick Ferry, PhD
Post date: March 21, 2019
For its inaugural guest episode, the Living Uncommon podcast hosts welcomed Concordia University President Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, PhD. Tune in as 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.
Education: Heather O’Neil and Brad Alles
Post date: April 10, 2019
Brad Alles and Heather O’Neil, both professors of education at CUW, discuss their most powerful moments as educators, bring Christianity into education, facilitiating discourse in the classroom, and how the parent-teacher relationship has evolved.
Science and Philosophy: Dr. Michael Young and Dr. Angus Menuge
Post date: April 24, 2019
What is truth? How do we find truth—or is truth something that we create? Are those means reliable? In this episode, podcast hosts invite 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.
Art & Faith: Cameron J. Anderson
Post date: May 8, 2019
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, podcast hosts talk with Cameron Anderson, a lifelong artist and writer, about his personal experience with the intersection of the two. The hosts also say goodbye to one of the original Living Uncommon hosts, Tim, during this episode—his final one before he packs up for a move across the lake to Michigan.
Ministry to Gen Z + Millennials: Randy Duncan and John Rathje
Post date: May 22, 2019
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, the podcast hosts are on Concordia’s Ann Arbor campus, joined by CUAA 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.
Rhetoric’s History & Power: Dr. Erin Laverick
Post date: May 31, 2019
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, campus dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at CUAA, joins the hosts 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.
Catch some of our other Concordians on podcasts or radio shows that were aired by media partners within the past few months.
MichBio Podcasts—Concordia Podcast
Post date: May 2019
CUW MBA Director Dr. Brian Curry and CUAA Campus Dean Dr. Suzy Siegle discuss the new pMBA program Concordia is offering. The program is designed for PhD students looking to gain the business skills necessary to start their own company.
Justice with Honor
Air dates: First three Tuesdays of each month at 9:20 a.m. on 1290 AM WLBY | Catch the livestream at www.1290wlby.com.
CUAA Professor and Justice and Public Policy Chair Dan Chlebos hosts this regular show which airs on Michigan’s WLBY 1290 AM. The first Tuesday of the month focuses on current issues, and the subsequent two episodes of each month feature a rotation of guests.
Lucy Ann Lance Show featuring CUAA guests
Air dates: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:20 a.m. on 1290 AM WLBY
The Lucy Ann Lance Show features a rotation of CUAA guests on the fourth Tuesday of each month, like this one with Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson. Tune in to 1290 AM to hear the latest from CUAA.
Concordia Bible Institute podcasts
Concordia Bible Institute is a servant institute of Concordia University Wisconsin that exists to provide Christ-centered Bible instruction from distinguished experts who teach “Christ in Every Word” of the Old and New Testaments, to strengthen faith and spread belief in the one true God. CBI Director Rev. Dr. Brian German, who is also assistant professor of theology at CUW, records regular episodes, with hundreds in the repertoire.
The Coffee Hour—The Joy of Serving
Post date: March 27, 2019
Joshua Kittleman, Assistant Professor of Family Life at Concordia University Ann Arbor, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the advantages of using service opportunities in Youth Ministry, the benefits those opportunities bring both the youth and the church, and how these projects share the love of Christ. Read Joshua’s article in the March Lutheran Witness entitled “The Joy of Serving.” Find your copy of the Lutheran Witness at cph.org/witness, and read online articles at witness.lcms.org.
Concordia is not a stranger to The Coffee Hour segment on KFUO Radio, check out Concordia Ann Arbor: On-Air College Fair with guest Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson as he talk about what makes CUAA a unique university, and Living as Servants of Christ with CUW’s Rev. Dr. Ron Mudge.
Lutheran Educators Association—ABCs of Defending Your Faith
Post date: May 2019
How can teachers help students know about evidence that confirms what we believe and confess? As CUW professor Brad Alles shares, it’s as easy as ABC (A is for Archaeology, B is for Bible, C is for Christ…) Discover details of these and other answers to questions that people have about the truth of the Christian faith. Dr. Alles’ podcast is one of LEA’s membership benefits. Members may access it by logging in on the LEA website, and then clicking here for Resources>LEA Podcasts & Webinars>Podcasts & Archived Webinars.
Dr. Steve Gerner and Professor Eugene Pitchford III record a groundbreaking educational podcast that tackles the tough, relevant, and controversial topics with the goal in mind to lead listeners to gain or maintain Superhero Educators status. Gerner and Pitchford also co-authored a book, Superhero Educator: How to Teach with Superior Skills and Success, that can be purchased here.
— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Ann Arbor and Wisconsin. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-243-2149.
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