Foreword Episodes


Foreword is a fortnightly podcast that invites listeners into the mission of TEDS through conversations with faculty, staff, and guests. Our format is primarily interviews with guests, but some episodes feature conversations among the hosts. Follow the links below for episode specific show notes, transcripts, and links to faculty publications.

Season One
Season 1 Episode 1 | Introducing the Hosts | Foreword Podcast Episode 1

INTRODUCING THE HOSTS

January 14, 2020

We kick off the podcast with some “high stakes” interviews—with our fellow hosts!

Season 1 Episode 2 | Dr. Graham Cole | Foreword Podcast Episode 2

GRAHAM COLE

January 28, 2020

Tune in for this interview with our Dean, Dr. Graham Cole.

Season 1 Episode 3 | Dr. Stephen Greggo | Foreword Podcast Episode 3

STEPHEN GREGGO

February 11, 2020

Steve talks with our hosts about his passion for equipping Christians to practice soul care.

Season 1 Episode 4 | Dr. Stephen Manetsch | Foreword Podcast Episode 4

SCOTT MANETSCH

February 25, 2020

Scott speaks about his ministry and his expertise in the Protestant Reformation.

Season 1 Episode 5 | Dr. Tite Tiénou | Foreword Podcast Episode 5

TITE TIÉNOU

March 10, 2020

Tite shares his passion for a lived theology that is inseparable from missiology.

Season 1 Episode 6 | Dr. Donald Guthrie | Foreword Podcast Episode 6

DONALD GUTHRIE

March 24, 2020

Donald offers us some excellent insights into ministry and avoiding burnout in challenging times.

Season 1 Episode 7 | Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer | Foreword Podcast Episode 7

KEVIN VANHOOZER

April 7, 2020

Hear Kevin discuss his interest in hermeneutics and passion to equip both the church and the academy.

Season 1 Episode 8 | Dr. Madison Pierce | Foreword Podcast Episode 8

MADISON PIERCE

April 21, 2020

Tune in for an interview with one of our hosts about her academic journey and her recent work in Hebrews.

Season 1 Episode 9 | Dr. Te-Li Lau | Foreword Podcast Episode 9

TE-LI LAU

May 5, 2020

Te-Li about discusses time working in Silicon Valley and his book, Defending Shame.

Season 1 Episode 10 | Season One Finale | Foreword Podcast Episode 10

SEASON ONE FINALE

May 12, 2020

Hosts reflect on their favorite moments and insights from their colleagues.

Season Two

 

Season 2 Episode 1 | Season Two Premiere | Foreword Podcast Episode 1

SEASON TWO PREMIERE

September 1, 2020

Hosts check in and offer advice for the start of a new semester.

Season 2 Episode 2 | Dr. Gene Green | Foreword Podcast Episode 2

GENE GREEN

September 15, 2020

Gene offers books and strategies for helping others hear those who stand in their blindspots.

Season 2 Episode 3 | Dr. Peter Cha | Foreword Podcast Episode 3

PETER CHA

September 29, 2020

Peter speaks about sociology, ministry, immigrant churches, and reconciliation.

Season 2 Episode 4 | Dr. Dana Harris | Foreword Podcast Episode 4

DANA HARRIS

October 13, 2020

Tune in to hear Dana’s contagious love for Scripture and its communication.

Season 2 Episode 5 | Dr. Harold Netland | Foreword Podcast Episode 5

HAROLD NETLAND

October 27, 2020

Drawing from his rich experiences, Harold casts a vision for ministry in the 2020s and 2030s.

Season 2 Episode 6 | Spotlight: Integrative Theological Education | Foreword Podcast Episode 6

INTEGRATIVE THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION

November 10, 2020

Greg Forster joins hosts in a discussion about integrating academic disciplines to serve the church.

Season 2 Episode 7 | Dr. Lawson Younger | Foreword Podcast Episode 7

K. LAWSON YOUNGER

November 24, 2020

Hear Lawson reflect on his passions in research, teaching, and Christian academic engagement.

Season 2 Episode 8 | Revd. Dr. Charlie Dates | Foreword Podcast Episode 8

CHARLIE DATES

December 8, 2020

Charlie discusses his background, education, and passion for serving the people of Chicago.

Season 2 Episode 9 | Spotlight: Interpreting Scripture | Foreword Podcast Episode 9

INTERPRETING SCRIPTURE

January 29, 2021

The four hosts talk about how we read, interpret, and apply Scripture.

Season 2 Episode 10 | President Nicholas Perrin | Foreword Podcast Episode 10

NICK PERRIN

February 2, 2021

President Perrin talks with the hosts about his current academic and administrative work.

Season 2 Episode 11 | Dr. David Luy | Foreword Podcast Episode 11

DAVID LUY

February 16, 2021

David describes his work as a systematic theologian and the class he co-teaches on the Psalms.

Season 2 Episode 12 | Dr. Max Lee | Foreword Podcast Episode 12

MAX LEE

March 3, 2021

Listen to Max share about his work at the Henry Center, and the significance of his Asian-American heritage.

Season 2 Episode 13 | Dr. Andrew Abernethy | Foreword Podcast Episode 13

ANDREW ABERNETHY

March 16, 2021

The hosts hear about Andy’s academic journey, time at TEDS, and his work on Isaiah and messianism in the Old Testament.

Season 2 Episode 14 | Sandra Van Opstal | Foreword Podcast Episode 14

SANDRA VAN OPSTAL

March 30, 2021

Sandra shares her passion for developing hospitable, multi-ethnic spaces characterized by mutual love and respect.

Season 2 Episode 15 | Dr. Steven Roy | Foreword Podcast Episode 15

STEVEN ROY

April 13, 2021

Steve shares a vision for a theology of worship and pastoral care that serves the needs of the contemporary church.

Season 2 Episode 16 | Season 2 Finale | Foreword Podcast Episode 16

SEASON TWO FINALE

April 27, 2021

Hosts reflect on the season and everything that it taught them.

Season Three
Season Three | Episode 1 | Foreword Podcast Episode 1

SEASON THREE PREMIERE

August 24, 2021

Get to know our newest host, Dr. Fellipe do Vale.

Dean David W. Pao | Foreword Guest | Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Episode 2

DEAN DAVID W. PAO

September 6, 2021

Dean David W. Pao reflects on theological education, reading Scripture well, and life as a pastor’s kid.

President Felix Theonugraha | Foreword Guest | Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Episode 3

PRES. FELIX THEONUGRAHA

September 21, 2021

Felix reflects on the challenges and fruit of theological education.

Craig Ott | Foreword Podcast Guest | Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Episode 4

CRAIG OTT

October 5, 2021

Craigs discusses cross-cultural teaching and learning with the hosts.

Dr. Justin Barrett | Foreword Podcast Guest | Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Episode 5

JUSTIN BARRETT

October 19, 2021

Justin reflects on the integration of science (esp. cognitive psychology) and theology.

Forewording from Home
Forewording From Home: The First One | Foreword Podcast FFH 1

THE FIRST ONE

March 31, 2020

Hosts touch base and talk about the complexities of life in lockdown.

Forewording From Home: The Easter One | Foreword Podcast FFH 2

THE EASTER ONE

April 14, 2020

James reflects on Easter 2020 and how we continue to lament and wait, as we celebrate the risen Christ.

Forewording From Home: The Third One | Foreword Podcast FFH 3

THE THIRD ONE

April 28, 2020

Hosts share what they’ve been doing, reading, and anticipating while they shelter in place.

Forewording From Home: The Fourth One | Foreword Podcast FFH 4

THE FOURTH ONE

July 14, 2020

Josh and James talk about new pets, summer reads, and writing projects.