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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On this episode, Dr. Dan Noel contrasts the Mississippi River and the Dead Sea to call listeners to both give and receive. Both bodies of water receive from other sources. The Mississippi River flows and pours into other bodies of water, but the Dead Sea does not. Similarly, we, as individuals, need tributaries that pour into us, but to bring life, we must pour into others. Student leaders, Jared Noel and Mannah Berg, ask Dr. Noel questions and weigh in on this conversation.

Click here to view Dr. Noel’s full chapel address.

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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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Dr. William Kamm, Lee University's Director of Graduate Studies in Education, joins Servecast and recounts his time as a school administrator, his first class at Lee University, and the time someone refused to speak to him in the dining hall. Along with William and Tyler, they discuss the importance of teacher figures and the transformational possibilities inherent in every honest conversation.

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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 shares the five elements of a STORY and challenges listeners to communicate through the power of story.  

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D’Antonio, T.R. (1955-2004). The velveteen principles – a guide to becoming real. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications. 

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In this first episode of “William Gone Rogue," William challenges listeners on how to successfully return to work and school after Christmas break.

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