Lecture Podcasts

Podcast Archives

The following recordings are mostly taken from our Friday Night Lectures. All resources are copyright Ithaka Fellowship. Feel free to quote for your own use. If you have a website, please provide a link to this page or one of the resources specifically. Thank you!

  • By Nick Thompson


    Approaching coffee as a guide to navigating culture differently. Finding beauty in details, hope in community, and intentionality in busyness.

  • By Donna England


    Donna shared primarily about her books, I Used to Be Little & My School Days in the 1950’s and on the “why” of writing and how she got started. She also read some selections from her books.

  • By Dr. Kenneth Cuffey, President of Urbana Theological Seminary


    Psalm 104 makes the case for the believer to care about God's creation and to care for His creatures:  that is, to be responsible as stewards of God's earth. However, this psalm does so in a way that is unparalleled in Scripture...


  • By Dr. Melody Green, Dean of Urbana Theological Seminary


    The BBC Television series Doctor Who has been running for more than 50 years.  While it is a lot of fun, it uses story to engage many different philosophical and even theological ideas.  This lecture, which was published by Square Halo Books in a symposium entitled "Bigger on the Inside: Christianity and Doctor Who," will explore five different ways that Doctor Who engages in a complex relationship with the faith.

  • By Krystal Kay Lyon, ZekeFilms Blogger, Program Director of Ithaka Fellowship


    Whether it’s the minute long silent films of the 1890’s or the three-hour long epic space voyages of 2014 we love going to the movies. There’s something magical about placing yourself in another person’s shoes or experiencing a fantastic adventure on another world. We are drawn to a good story, a tale that speaks the truth or relates to our own life’s dialogue. Why are we drawn to these stories and why...

  • by Dr. Rev. Bob Smart


    Bob is the Lead Pastor of Christ Church, PCA in Normal, Illinois. He is not only a friend of Ithaka, but a former board member, as well. He teaches part-time at different seminaires, preaches at conferences, and stays active in world missions. He arned his Ph.D. from the University of Wales, with a dissertation on Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening.

  • By Joel Presley


    Joel is President of Presley Realty and Live Oak Land Company in North Augusta, South Carolina. Leading a business and making wise decisions with future generations in mind is important to Joel. As a steward of the land, he seeks to grow capital, improve value, and care for the needs of others by taking the long view. Joel is aa board member of Ithaka.

  • By Dr. Neil Skaggs


    Prior to his retirment, Neil (Ph.D. Duke University), was Professor of Economics and Interim Department Chair at Illinois State University. He taught Money and Banking, History of Economic Thought, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Principles of Economics. His research specialty is the history of monetary economics and his work has appeared in numerous journals.

  • By Dr. Willem VanGemeren


    Willem (PhD, University of Wisconsin) is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a friend of Ithaka Fellowhip, a former board member of Langham Partnership (founded by Stott), and the author of a number of books, including Interpreting the Prophetic Word (Zondervan) and a commentary on Psalms in the Expositor's Bible Commentary Series (Zondervan).

  • By Rev. Tom Becker


    Tom  founded The Row House, Inc in July of 2010 and serves as President of its Board of Directors. He hosts The Row House Forum and speaks regularly on community building, the theology of place, cultural discernment and interpersonal communication. Tom is a board member of Ithaka Fellowship.

  • By Julie W. Otto


    Julie is the wife of Duane and the mother of six children. In this women's retreat talk (see both part 1 & 2), she shares how Christ's wisdom and abiding presence helps us to not only endure life's trials, but flourish and be transformed into the likeness of our Savior. This podcast is by far our most listened to media file.