Book Hub

Exclusive conversations with your favorite authors.

About the show

Hear about faith, ministry, and church life from authors and thought leaders. The Book Hub is an online event space that hosts discussions, book launches, and more. It is hosted by Luther Seminary in the Faith+Lead Learning Lab.

Episodes

  • Episode 26: Tough Conversations in Church with Elizabeth Hagan and Rosalind Hughes

    July 13th, 2021  |  18 mins 21 secs
    christian, christianity, church, church council, church leadership, crucial conversations, difficult conversations, elizabeth hagan, faith, hard talks, hard topics, hot-button issues, leadership, ministry, pastor, rosalind hughes

    Elizabeth Hagan, author of Brave Church, and Rosalind Hughes, author of Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, discuss tough conversational topics in the church.

  • Episode 28: Brave Churches with Elizabeth Hagan

    July 12th, 2021  |  17 mins 29 secs
    christian, christianity, church, church council, church leadership, crucial conversations, difficult conversations, elizabeth hagan, faith, hard talks, hard topics, hot-button issues, leadership, ministry, pastor, rosalind hughes

    Elizabeth Hagan, author of Brave Church, discusses her book and tough conversations in church. She is joined by Rosalind Hughes for a Q&A at the end.

  • Episode 27: Biblical Frameworks for Tough Topics with Rosalind Hughes

    July 12th, 2021  |  14 mins 10 secs
    bible, biblical, christian, christianity, church, church council, church leadership, crucial conversations, difficult conversations, elizabeth hagan, faith, hard talks, hard topics, hot-button issues, leadership, ministry, pastor, rosalind hughes

    Author Rosalind Hughes discusses her book, Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, and Biblical frameworks for tough conversations in church.

  • Episode 25: The Sandbox Revolution with Bill Wylie-Kellermann

    June 30th, 2021  |  13 mins 58 secs
    bill wylie kellerman, celebrants flame, chaplain, daniel berrigan, justice, priest

    Bill Wylie-Kellermann presents on this book Celebrant's Flame: Daniel Berrigan in Memory and Reflection

  • Episode 24: The Sandbox Revolution with Janice Fialka

    June 30th, 2021  |  16 mins 3 secs
    church, disability, disability pride, disability rights, faith, janice fialka, justice, ministry

    In this episode, Janice Fialka, presents on the book What Matters: Reflections on Disability, Community and Love.

  • Episode 23: The Sandbox Revolution with Lydia Wylie-Kellermann

    June 30th, 2021  |  18 mins 28 secs
    children, children's ministry, church, cyf, justice, leadership, lydia wylie-kellermann, parent, parenting, the sandbox revolution

    Editor and author, Lydia Wylie-Kellermann, discusses the book The Sandbox Revolution.

  • Episode 22: Learning from Immigration Stories with Karen González

    June 30th, 2021  |  12 mins 51 secs
    author, bible, book event, christian, christianity, church, faith, immigrant, immigration, karen gonzález, leadership, ministry, pastor

    In this episode, Karen González presents on her book The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong.

  • Episode 21: Learning from Immigration Stories with Patrick Cabello Hansel

    June 30th, 2021  |  16 mins 53 secs
    christian, church, immigration, leadership, ministry, pastor, patrick cabello hansel, poetry, the devouring land

    In this episode, Patrick Cabello Hansel presents on his book The Devouring Land.

  • Episode 20: Learning from Immigration Stories with Heidi Neumark

    June 30th, 2021  |  19 mins 17 secs
    author, book event, books, christian, heidi neumark, immigration, leadership, ministry, pastor, trump, us politics

    In this episode, Heidi Neumark presents on her book, Sanctuary Being Christian in the Wake of Trump.

  • Episode 19: Writing Spiritual Stories Author Q&A

    April 15th, 2021  |  10 mins 10 secs
    author, book hub, books, christian books, church, katie langston, leader, liuan huska, pastor, stina kielsmeier cook, storytelling, writer, writing

    The authors Katie Langston, Liuan Huska, and Stina Keilsmeier-Cook answer questions about their books and writing. This series, "Writing Spiritual Stories" focuses on how to make meaning, share hope, and discover God's presence in unexpected places through simple storytelling practices.

  • Episode 18: Writing Spiritual Stories with Stina Kielsmeier-Cook

    April 15th, 2021  |  10 mins 19 secs
    author, blessed are the nones, book hub, christian, church, faith, marriage, spiritual nones, spirituality, stina keilsmeier cook, storytelling, writing

    Stina Kielsmeier-Cook, author of Blessed Are the Nones: Mixed-Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community, discusses her book and how to create the ending of a story. This series, "Writing Spiritual Stories" focuses on how to make meaning, share hope, and discover God's presence in unexpected places through simple storytelling practices.

  • Episode 17: Writing Spiritual Stories with Liuan Huska

    April 15th, 2021  |  17 mins 47 secs
    book hub, christian, chronic illness, chronic pain, church, faith, hurting yet whole, liuan huska, memoir, storytelling, writing

    Liuan Huska, author of Hurting Yet Whole: Reconciling Body and Spirit in Chronic Pain and Illness, discusses her book and how to create the middle of a story. This series, "Writing Spiritual Stories" focuses on how to make meaning, share hope, and discover God's presence in unexpected places through simple storytelling practices.

  • Episode 16: Writing Spiritual Stories with Katie Langston

    April 15th, 2021  |  15 mins 52 secs
    author, book hub, christian author, church, katie langston, latter day saints, lds, leadership, memoir, mormon church, mormon convert, pastor, sealed, storytelling, writing

    Katie Langston, author of Sealed, presents how to create beginnings when telling a story. This series, "Writing Spiritual Stories" focuses on how to make meaning, share hope, and discover God's presence in unexpected places through simple storytelling practices.

  • Episode 14: Lead Anyway with Author Sarah Ciavarri

    March 3rd, 2021  |  25 mins 21 secs
    author event, book hub, christian author, christian book, christian leader, church, faith leader, leader, leadership, leadership challenges, leadership lies, minister, ministry, pastor

    What lies are getting in the way of your leadership? Move beyond the lies holding you back. Sarah Ciavarri, author of Finding Our Way to the Truth: Seven Lies Leaders Believe and How to Let Go of Them, discusses her book and serving in ministry.

  • Episode 15: Coaching for Ministry

    March 3rd, 2021  |  28 mins 8 secs
    christian, coach, coaching, dawn alitz, faith coach, faith leader, leadership, leadership coach, ministry, ministry coach, pastor, pastoral coach, sarah ciavarri

    Coaching can be a powerful ally for pastors. In this episode, Sarah Ciavarri, author of Finding Our Way to the Truth: Seven Lies Leaders Believe and How to Let Go of Them, and ministry coach Dawn Alitz discuss coaching and ministry.

  • Episode 12: Care for Church Leaders: Blessings and Liturgy

    January 25th, 2021  |  18 mins 52 secs
    author, blessings, book event, clergy, clergy care, embodied faith, embodiment, leader, liturgy, meta herrick carlson, minister, pastor, ritual, self care, speak it plain, spiritual practices

    Meta Herrick Carlson, author of Speak it Plain, discusses blessings and liturgy.