Conversations on Hope

Conversations on Hope

Latest Episodes

Conversations on Hope, Episode 10: Aaron Keyes, Nikki Lerner, and Jon Egan
August 24, 2020

This final episode of the series is an excerpt from the webinar that Glenn hosted called “Songs of Hope”. Glenn asks the panel how worship leading during the pandemic has changed. Aaron Keyes talks about combining the right elements of hope and lament in

Conversations on Hope, Episode 9: Professor Jeremy Begbie
August 16, 2020

In this episode of Conversations on Hope, I sit down with Professor Jeremy Begbie to talk about hope, music, emotions, and worship. Begbie is the Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Professor at Duke Divinity School, Duke University, where he directs Duke In

Conversations on Hope, Episode 8: David Bailey
August 09, 2020

How does Christian hope inform our creative work for reconciliation and justice? In this episode, I chat with David Bailey, the Founder and Executive Director of Arrabon, an organization that builds reconciling communities in the midst of a digital, diver

Conversations on Hope, Episode 7: Becky Drake
August 03, 2020

In this episode, Glenn chats with Becky Drake about cultivating the virtue of hope in children by helping them to encounter the presence of God and to persevere through trials. Becky is a songwriter and worship leader, and works as the School Chaplain for

Conversations on Hope, Episode 6: The Eschatology of Jurgen Moltmann and NT Wright
July 27, 2020

In this excerpt from the webinar he did on Christian hope, Glenn Packiam shares six places of overlap with the eschatological visions of Moltmann and Wright. What we see as our future hope has major implications for how we understand the mission of the ch

Conversations on Hope, Episode 5: The Rev'd Professor David Wilkinson
July 20, 2020

How does Christian hope compare with the promise of scientific progress? How might faith give us a vision of hope that is more than physical? What’s going to happen to the cosmos? In this episode, Glenn Packiam sits down with the Rev'd Professor David Wil

Conversations on Hope, Episode 4: Professor David Taylor
July 13, 2020

Glenn Packiam hosts a conversation with David Taylor, Associate Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. David offers a theologically comprehensive and concise definition of Christian hope, and describes how the Psalms inform our

Conversations on Hope, Episode 3: Pastor Rich Villodas
July 06, 2020

Glenn Packiam hosts a conversation with Rich Villodas, the Brooklyn-born lead pastor of New Life Fellowship, a large multiracial church with more than seventy-five countries represented in Elmhurst, Queens. Rich holds a Master of Divinity from Alliance Th

Conversations on Hope, Episode 2: Nikki Lerner
June 29, 2020

Glenn Packiam chats with culture coach, speaker, artist, and author Nikki Lerner. Nikki is the host of the Culture Coach Podcast, has authored a new book entitled Life Whispers, and is also the co-author of the book Worship Together: In Your Church As In

Conversations on Hope, Episode 1: Professor John Swinton (7-min)
June 23, 2020

In this debut episode of a new series of short videos, Glenn Packiam interviews John Swinton, Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Swinton was given the Oskar Pfister Award by the American Psychiatri