In this conversation, Will Stockton, Clemson University Professor of English, discusses the kind of feedback his book on dc Talk’s Jesus Freak has received; the complexities of evangelical Christianity; why writing openly about his sexuality and loss of faith actually left him in a better mood than writing about Shakespeare; and how the music of dc Talk is more than just a guilty pleasure.
In this conversation, Fryberger discusses the books that make her want to write, her process of reading scripture and how it informs her writing, the origin of her book’s title and some of the collection’s stories, and some basic writing tips.
In this interview, Lyssa Henry speaks to Dr. Amber James about her experiences at SWU as a student and a teacher, about her directing musicals both this year and last year, about her exciting summer trip to Germany, her life working in New York City, and the importance of music in everyday life and her life specifically.
In this second part of our conversation, Summers talks more about that experience and the great things God is doing in the Wesleyan Church regarding immigration. We also discuss how her own ministry has been encouraged and strengthened by her husband’s ministry and what she thinks gets taken for granted about people in ministry.
I had the chance to talk with Prof. Summers last month, and in this first part of our interview, we discuss why she same to SWU, what she learned from her time Wesley Seminary, and why she’s excited about the new Immerse curriculum she’s using in her New Testament survey.
In the final part of my interview with recent Southern Wesleyan Honors graduate Dynestee Fields, we discuss the technical aspects of her documentary “The Voice of the Chicken” as well as what her next project will be.
In this second part of the interview we cover the ramifications of Dynestee’s documentary, we’ll learn about how chickens are genetically modified, the odd place chickens occupy in the discussion of animal rights, how Hurricane Katrina gave chicken advocates unexpected information, how female and male chickens differ, what happens when you show a documentary about chickens to a chicken, and which on-screen talking heads in “The Voice of the Chicken” voice values that best match and clash with Dynestee’s own.
After successfully defended her honors project, Dynestee took the time to talk with me about her project and about its goal: to get people to see and hear the real chicken, not just the one who has been produced for our gustatory pleasure. “The view of chickens that humans have is either food or ‘they’re unintelligent,’” Dynestee told me. “The vocal repertoire is really a way to crack into their world. It’s really central to understanding their world and how they look on what’s going on around them.”
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