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 39: Underlying Emotions with Abby Norman

    November 18th, 2021  |  30 mins 30 secs
    abby norman, christian, christianity, church, emotion, faith, grief, leader, leadership, minister, pastor, stress

    Church leaders have been through a lot in the past year and half, and we know the challenges aren’t over yet especially in congregations that may feel more divided than ever. Join author Abby Norman in this episode for more.

  • Episode 38: Underlying Emotions with Jennifer Grant

    November 18th, 2021  |  25 mins
    christian, church, covid, emotions, faith, jennifer grant, leader, minister, pandemic, pastor, stress

    Church leaders have been through a lot in the past year and half, and we know the challenges aren’t over yet especially in congregations that may feel more divided than ever. Join author Jennifer Grant in this episode for more.

  • Episode 37: Open Doors, Open Minds: Q&A On Youth and Children's Ministry

    October 15th, 2021  |  20 mins 6 secs
    children's education, children's ministry, church, cyf, dawn rundman, faith, glaad, lgbtq, ross murray, sunday school, youth ministry

    Join authors Dawn Rundman and Ross Murray in a conversation about youth and children's ministry.

  • Episode 35: Open Doors, Open Minds with Dawn Rundman

    October 15th, 2021  |  20 mins 27 secs
    baptism, children, children's bible, children's ministry, christian, church, dawn rundman, faith, kid's bible, ministry, spark house, sparkhouse, sunday school

    What does children's ministry look like now? Dawn Rundman, author of Little Steps, Big Faith: How the Science of Early Childhood Development Can Help You Grow Your Child’s Faith, discusses how the pandemic has changed and is changing our ministry with children and families.

  • Episode 36: Open Doors, Open Minds with Ross Murray

    October 15th, 2021  |  16 mins 10 secs
    christianity, church, gay christian, gay youth, glaad, lgbtq, ross murray, youth camp, youth group, youth ministry

    Looking to make your youth ministry more inclusive? Ross Murray, author of Made, Known, Loved: Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Youth Ministry, discusses his book and youth ministry today.

  • Episode 34: Liberating Laughter with Sandhya Jha

    September 26th, 2021  |  19 mins 59 secs
    daily devotional, devo, devotional, faith, god, liberating love, love, love notes, sandhya jha, spiritual life

    Sandhya Jha discusses their book Liberating Love Daily Devotional: 365 Love Notes from God.

  • Episode 33: Liberating Laughter with Joe Davis

    September 23rd, 2021  |  20 mins 20 secs
    christian, faith, joe davis, poetry, spoken word

    Joe Davis, a spoken-artist, discusses his art and upcoming book.

  • Episode 32: Liberating Laughter with Courtney Ellis

    September 23rd, 2021  |  14 mins 29 secs
    christian, christian life, courtney ellis, faith, fun, happy now, laughter, playfulness

    Courtney Ellis discusses her book, Happy Now: Let Playfulness Lift Your Load and Renew Your Spirit.

  • Episode 31: Preaching the Stories We Don't Always Hear with Ashley Wilcox

    August 20th, 2021  |  15 mins 9 secs
    ashley wilcox, bible, lectionary, sermon, sermon prep, sermon writing, women, women and the bible

    Ashley Wilcox presents on her book The Women's Lectionary.

  • Episode 30: Preaching the Stories We Don't Always Hear with Wess Daniels

    August 20th, 2021  |  18 mins 22 secs
    ancient rome, bible, empire, new testament, preaching, resistance, revelation, sermon prep, sermons, wess daniels

    Wess Daniels presents on his book Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance.

  • Episode 29: Preaching the Stories We Don't Always Hear with Lisa Thompson

    August 20th, 2021  |  19 mins 7 secs
    book hub, books, faith, homiletics, leadership, ministry, preacher, preaching, preaching the headlines, sermon prep, sermon writing, sermons, working preacher

    Lisa Thompson, author of Preaching the Headlines, presents on her book.

  • 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.