Leadership, according to Paul with Vuyani Sindo

Vuyani Sindo, George Whitefield College

Vuyani Sindo is Lecturer in Biblical Studies and head of the Biblical Studies department at George Whitefield College in Cape Town, South Africa.  He earned his PhD at the University of Stellenbosch.  In this podcast he talks with David Capes regarding what he’s discovered about leadership by reading Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.  Although Paul founded the church, he found himself rejected by the church.  Most leadership studies, Sindo argues, focus the leader him/herself (anthropocentric).  Paul instead makes leadership theocentric, that is, all about God. Most leadership studies dabble in worldly wisdom and success strategies; Paul emphasizes that God is the one who gives the increase through the foolishness of the cross.  As more and more church leaders fail—often in public ways—Sindo believes that Christ-followers should identify with Christ and not their leaders.  Sindo offers some great insights on leadership for the church today!

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Parables from the Pandemic, Christine Galib

Dr. Christine Galib is a reader, a writer, an educator, and an entrepreneur.  Perhaps more importantly, she is a seeker of Truth.  In this podcast, she talks with David Capes about her new book, Parables from the Pandemic: Holding onto Hope in a Hurting World.   She dedicated it to all who passed away and all who suffered loss as a result of the Covid pandemic.  Dr. Galib has written twelves parables—one a poem, one a tweet!—that illustrate the harshness of this fallen world and yet speak Truth and offer hope.  Inspired by Dante Alighieri, John Milton, Jesus, C. S. Lewis and other wise writers, Christine helps us understand that “sometimes, and perhaps most times, fiction teaches us more truths than fact does.” To know more about Christine Galib, go to her website: www.christinegalib.com.

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Everyday Exegesis, Steven Runge

Dr. Steven Runge

Steven Runge has had an interesting career.  He earned his PhD at the University of Stellenbosch and is considered widely an expert in biblical studies, particularly discourse analysis. He is the editor and co-editor for a number of books which are available through his website, www.everydayexegesis.com.  He has been an adjunct faculty member and visiting scholar at a number of schools in North America. For a time, he served as Scholar-in-Residence at Logos Bible Software.  He and his wife stopped by the Lanier Theological Library and spoke with David Capes about his life, linguistics and discourse analysis.  Recently, he started a website called everydayexegesis.com which aims to help people study the Bible more effectively for their everyday lives.  To learn more go to www.everydayexegesis.com.

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The Stone Chapel is a podcast of the friends and staff of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas.  It is hosted by Dr. David Capes, Senior Research Fellow at the library and former faculty member at Houston Baptist University and Wheaton College.  The purpose of the podcast is to bring to our audience great conversations from the world’s leading experts in theology, biblical studies, archaeology, Church history, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ethics, ministry, and a host of other topics close to the mission of the library.

The Lanier Theological Library is a magnet for scholars, church leaders and influencers.  For the last ten years, it has welcomed hundreds of academics and church leaders from across the globe for public lectures, study, panel discussions, consultations, and encouragement.

These podcasts as well as the Lanier library and the Stone Chapel are generously underwritten by Mark and Becky Lanier and the Lanier Theological Library Foundation.  If you have questions or comments, please be in touch: Email david.capes@lanierlibrary.org

Thirsting for Living Water, Mike Mantel

Mike Mantel, CEO of Living Water International

Dr. Michael (Mike) Mantel serves as the CEO and president of Living Water International, a global organization involved in integral mission in 18 countries. He is also the author of a new book entitled, Thirsting for Living Water (InterVarsity Press, 2021). The book details Mike’s own story of faith and how he experienced the “dark night of the soul” a few years ago and found his way back into the arms of a faithful God.  Mike’s story is not unique.  Many have experienced the absence of God during key trials of life.  But Mike’s story is one that gives hope.  In fact, Mike hopes to publish the stories of any and all who are willing to share them on his special website:www.thirstingforlivingwater.com.  To learn more about Living Water International go to www.water.cc.

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The Stone Chapel is a podcast of the friends and staff of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas.  It is hosted by Dr. David Capes, Director of the library and former faculty member at Houston Baptist University and Wheaton College.  The purpose of the podcast is to bring to our audience great conversations from the world’s leading experts in theology, biblical studies, archaeology, Church history, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ethics, ministry, and a host of other topics close to the mission of the library.

The Lanier Theological Library is a magnet for scholars, church leaders and influencers.  For the last ten years, it has welcomed hundreds of academics and church leaders from across the globe for public lectures, study, panel discussions, consultations, and encouragement.

These podcasts as well as the Lanier library and the Stone Chapel are generously underwritten by Mark and Becky Lanier and the Lanier Theological Library Foundation.  If you have questions or comments, please be in touch: Email david.capes@lanierlibrary.org

Women in Leadership, Lynn Cohick

Dr. Lynn Cohick, Northern Seminary

Lynn Cohick serves as provost and dean of academic affairs at Northern Seminary in Chicagoland.  She joins David Capes on The Stone Chapel podcast to talk about her spiritual journey and calling.  She discusses the unique niche Northern Seminary has in theological education.  Recently, the school has created a MA in Women’s Studies and Center for Women in Leadership which they believe will inspire many gifted women to seek training for a variety of leadership positions in their churches. For those interested they can go to www.seminary.edu to learn more.

To hear the podcast (30 minutes) click here.

The Stone Chapel is a podcast of the friends and staff of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas.  It is hosted by Dr. David Capes, Director of the Library and former faculty member at Houston Baptist University and Wheaton College.  The purpose of the podcast is to bring to our audience great conversations from the world’s leading experts in theology, biblical studies, archaeology, Church history, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ethics, ministry, and a host of other topics close to the mission of the library.

The Lanier Theological Library is a magnet for scholars, church leaders and influencers.  For the last ten years, it has welcomed hundreds of academics and church leaders from across the globe for public lectures, study, panel discussions, consultations, and encouragement.

These podcasts as well as the Lanier library and the Stone Chapel are generously underwritten by Mark and Becky Lanier and the Lanier Theological Library Foundation.  If you have questions or comments, please be in touch: Email david.capes@lanierlibrary.org