Critical Issues

  • Critical Issues
    35 videos

    Critical Issues

    35 videos

  • Thinking Out Loud

    37 videos

    General Superintendent Emeritus of the Church of the Nazarene and Executive Director of the NTS Center for Pastoral Leadership Dr. Jesse Middendorf reflects on the pressing issues facing the theology and practice of pastoral ministry.

  • Rev. Charles Tillman: Ministry and Race

    Dr. Steve Johnson interviews Rev. Charles Tillman.

  • Dr. AJ Swoboda: Creation Care Matters

    Dr. AJ Swoboda was the featured speaker at an NTS chapel on Feb 27th, 2018. Dr. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He is the lead mentor of a Doctor of Ministry program on the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary, and teaches theology, bib...

  • Panel Discussion: Predatory Lending

    Rev. Deth Im (PICO National Network) and Rev. Megan Rae Krebs and Rev. Jake Edwards (both from Lee's Summit New Beginnings Church) talk about predatory lending and what their church is doing to help.
    chapel, Feb 20, 2018

  • Dr. Dean Blevins: Understanding and Leading with Millennials

    The workshop explores the history that shapes and defines the millennial generation. NTS professor Dr. Dean Blevins discusses their strengths, challenges, and concerns, as well as explores approaches that will lead to a holistic and lasting method of discipleship.

  • Revs. Tara Beth Leach and Marcos Canales: Worship in Spirit and In Truth

    Tara Beth Leach and Marcos Canales talk about how we shape our corporate worship services especially as it relates to multiculturalism.

  • Dr. Leah Gunning Francis: Leadership at the Crossroads of Faith and Public Life

    At this NTS Pastors Day in 2017, Dr. Leah Gunning Francis talks about how the Church can take leadership in the continual struggle to create equality in our communities.

  • Dr. Carla Sunberg: Creativity, Confidence, and Companioning

    Dr. Carla Sunberg (former president of NTS and now General Superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene) kicks off a pre-conference workshop for women clergy held on the campus of Mid America Nazarene University during a 2016 Pastors and Leaders Conference entitled 'Creativity, Confidence, and Co...

  • Rev. Rebecca Lum: Creativity, Confidence and Companioning

    Rev. Rebecca Lum's address on Confidence is part two of a pre-conference workshop for women clergy held on the Mid America Nazarene campus during a 2016 Pastors and Leaders Conference. The conference theme was 'Creativity, Confidence, and Companioning: Vital Development in Times of Change.' At th...

  • Rev. Julie Cheney: Creativity, Confidence and Companioning

    Julie Cheney is Executive Pastor at Porterville Church of the Nazarene in the Visalia, California area. Her address is part three (Companioning) of a pre-conference workshop for women clergy held on the campus of Mid America Nazarene University for a 2016 Pastors and Leaders Conference. The theme...

  • A Hopeful Conversation about the Nazarene Church’s Young Clergy

    Revs. Brit and Aaron Bolerjack, seminal figures for the young clergy movement and network that has formed in the Church of the Nazarene in recent years, dialogue about their hope for the Church's future and the place of younger clergy in it.

  • Rev. Keith Davenport: Millennials in the Church

    Davenport, a Millennial himself, tries to give context for understanding, ministering to and impacting this critical generation.

  • Rev. Charles Tillman: Risking Reconciliation- the Church's Prophetic Role

    During a special week of celebrations and events on the NTS campus around Martin Luther King Day, Rev. Charles Tillman talked candidly about the possibilities for reconciliation.

  • Dr. Carla Sunberg: Risking Reconciliation the Church's Prophetic Role

    NTS President Carla Sunberg sets the stage for a discussion about racial realities and the possibilities for reconciliation on the NTS campus during a week of special events on Martin Luther King week.

  • Dr. Brandon Winstead: Risking Reconciliation - the Church's Prophetic Role

    Dr. Brandon Winstead was one of the workshop presenters during a special week of celebrations and events on the NTS campus around Martin Luther King Day in 2015.

  • Panel Discussion: Risking Reconciliation the Church's Prophetic Role

    During a special week of events on the NTS campus around Martin Luther King Day (2015), a panel of thought leaders from the local KC area and the Church of the Nazarene gathered to discuss the Church, racial realities and the possibilities of moving forward.

  • Montague Williams: Risking Reconciliation The Church's Prophetic Role

    Dr. Montague Williams was one of the workshop presenters during a special week of celebrations and events on the NTS campus around Martin Luther King Day in 2015.

  • Dr. Carla Sunberg and Christine Jones: A Place At the Table, Women in Leadership

    Carla Sunberg hosts a conversation with Christine Jones about leadership, women and a place at the table for all.

  • Matthew Soerens: Welcoming the Stranger

    Matthew Sorens from World Relief and the Evangelical Immigration Table joined local leaders on the NTS campus in the summer of 2018 to discuss how to 'Welcome the Strangers' among us.

  • Dr. Dan Boone: The Church in Exile

    Dr. Dan Boone was the featured speaker at the annual NTS Pastors Day in 2016. He is a Nazarene minister, author, and president of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.

  • Rev. Tara Beth Leach: When a Woman Preaches

    Tara Beth Leach is senior pastor of First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena in Southern California. She discusses and celebrates the unique voices and styles of women in the pulpit.

  • Dr. Dan Boone: Human Sexuality

    Dr. Dan Boone was the featured speaker at the annual NTS Pastors Day in 2016. He is a Nazarene minister, author, and president of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.

  • Dr. Jo Anne Lyon: Giving Yourself to the Least of These

    Session 5 of the 2014 NTS Preachers Conference featured Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, now Vice President of Wesley Seminary in Marion, Indiana and, previously, General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church.