Does the Church Matter?
Randy Harris tackles an important question facing 21st-century ministers, elders and other church leaders: “Does the Church Matter?” Harris serves as a Bible instructor, and the spiritual director for the College of Biblical Studies and the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry at Abilene Christian University.
Preaching Through Pain
Preaching Through Pain: When the Preacher Struggles with Their Own Faith. Randy Harris interviews Mike Cope, Director of Ministry Outreach, Pepperdine University. Cope speaks of finding ways to minister to others from an authentic place even when your heart is broken. He shares, in a frank and honest way, experiences from his personal journey of faith that have offered both challenge and reassurance. "Preaching Through Pain" is a part of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry's Contemporary Christian Conversations Series that features interviews about important issues in the context of personal stories.
The Crossroads of Art and Faith
In the third installment of Siburt Institute's Contemporary Christian Conversations Series, Randy Harris, spiritual director of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry, interviews Dan McGregor, Professor of Art and Design, Abilene Christian University. McGregor discusses the value of art to faith in an image-based culture. He highlights how art has the potential of conveying the divine in a way that words alone cannot.
Clean and Unclean
Randy Harris interviews Dr. Richard Beck, Department Chair and Professor of Psychology, Abilene Christian University. Dr. Beck explains the often-irrational reactions to things (and people) we perceive as "unclean." He points out how practice is more important than preaching when attempting to address the resulting irrational behaviors. "Clean and Unclean" is a part of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry's Contemporary Christian Conversations Series that features interviews about important issues in the context of personal stories.
Contemporary Christian Conversations is a series of interviews exploring important issues in the context of personal stories. In “Black Rage,” Randy Harris, spiritual director of the Siburt Institute, interviews Dr. Steven Moore, Associate Professor of English and Director of the McNair Scholars Program, Abilene Christian University. Dr. Moore shares his personal experiences and perspectives on Black rage. He and Harris explore the complexities of being followers of Christ when racial injustices are commonplace. This is the first of several videos to be released during the fall of 2016 as a part of the series. (For recommended reading list on Black rage, see Ministry Tools on this website.)