Servecast Dr. William Lamb invites students, educators, and community advocates to Studio 22 to explore ways individuals and communities can be agents of change for good.

Faithful Christian mission includes more than preaching. In his book Where the Cross Meets the Street, Noel Castellanos describes his dissatisfaction with the proclamation-only approach and looks at the life of Jesus for a more holistic way to engage our neighborhoods. He believes in the cross God enters our suffering and cares for the vulnerable, and the Christian's duty is to do the same. This entails moving into the neighborhood, engaging both proclamation and formation, demonstrating compassion, seeking restoration and development, and confronting injustice where it may be found. In this episode, Noel joins William to discuss how the radical story of the cross should shape the Church's presence in our communities.

Noel serves as the President of the Christian Community Development Association.

Pick up a copy of Noel's book, Where the Cross Meets the Street: What Happens to the Neighborhood When God is at the Center.

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We all want to know our purpose in life. Christians often speak of this as “our call.” Author and social entrepreneur Jonathan David Golden says we should stop obsessing over missing that purpose and start doing what we can where we are. In conversation with William, Jonathan encourages listeners to consider their strengths, understand their story, and make a difference wherever they may be in life.

Check out Jonathan’s book, Be You. Do Good.: Having the Guts to Pursue What Makes You Come Alive.

Learn more about Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Co. and the Bwenda Water Project.

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Christians accept a false dichotomy when they believe they must choose between truth and love. This causes compromise in their approach to politics.  Justin Giboney, politician and co-founder of the AND Campaign, joins William to discuss faithful Christian engagment. Christians must have a public presence, and this presence should be marked by the compassion and conviction of Jesus Christ.

Check out Justin's 2016 Christianity Today article.

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Christian denominationalism leaves many believers discouraged about disunity among churches. A local non-profit in Cleveland, TN bridges denominational and organizational divides to bring holistic care to members of their community. The Caring Place’s Director of Organization Advancement, Toni Miles, joins William to discuss their work among the vulnerable of their community. Toni encourages churches, non-profit practitioners, business leaders, and government officials to contribute their expertise in a communal effort to alleviate poverty.

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Nikole Lim joins William and Christian to discuss the ways God is present in the midst of suffering and the hope we have in the coming Kingdom of God. Nikole is the Co-founder and International Director at Freely in Hope, an organization working to end the cycle of sexual violence through education, leadership development, and storytelling. There, she advocates for a survivor-led approach to community transformation.

 Click here to listen to Nikole Lim's Lee University chapel address.

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In this episode, Leroy Barber asks, “If God had to come close in the incarnation… what makes us think we can do [Christianity] from afar?” Leroy authored the book Embrace: God’s Radical Shalom for a Divided World and serves as the Executive Director for The Voices Project. Drawing from experience in community development, Leroy explains the way God takes our ordinary and accomplishes the extraordinary. He believes this is most evident when we walk in relationship with others and is best cultivated by establishing rhythms of service in our personal lives.

Click here to view Leroy Barber’s full Lee University chapel address.

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This episode addresses the feelings of powerlessness that many individuals face and the way our actions or neutrality contribute to their continued marginalization. Kelsey Baker and Ben Jones, Lee University staff members, share about a recent on-campus event that compelled participants to empathize with the experience of tohers. Student leaders, Alexys Jones and Oscar Palin, offer their perspectives and challenge listeners to next steps. 

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In this episode of “William Gone Rogue,” William presents the challenge to listen for what people can't tell you. It is from there that you can discover thier real needs. 

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February 24, 2017  

Following his appearance in Lee Universtiy chapel, Lee University alum and legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, Matt Sharp, joins William in Studio 22. Together, they discuss Matt's journey of vocational discovery and spiritual fulfillment.

Click here to view Matt’s full chapel address.

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In a generationally segmented society, Lee University club, Adopt-a-Grandparent, models the service of presence to a sometimes forgotten demographic. Student leaders, Chris Absher, Christy Cornelius, Amanda Hale, and Jared Stewart, join William and Tyler in Studio 22 to share their perspectives and Bingo stories from their time visiting local senior care facilities.  

 

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