They Look Down Upon You

“In the twinkling of an eye, the enthusiasm and expectation my friends had of America had gone far, far away.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What kinds of discrimination do the Chinese students experience? How does the first speaker react when […]

Are You Serious?

“If I didn’t say anything…” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions The speaker references two facts at the beginning of the clip: 1) The KKK tried to purchase the university in 1923 from the bankrupt Valparaiso College (they were outbid in 1925 by […]

The Whole Lutheran Thing Was New

“It was weird not being there before. You kind of feel like you’re invading, like you’re an outsider. But they welcomed us.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What tone does the speaker use in describing his religious experience at the university? […]

You Haven’t Been through the Struggle

“I don’t care much for ignorance.” CONTENT WARNING: Contains strong language Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions The speaker uses the term “ignorance” early in the clip, but it seems to be a theme for his experience generally. What sorts of attitudes […]

In Very Good Hands

“I slept through my station. It was dark and the trees were out and it was like in a scary movie. I saw one last car.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions How did the speaker respond to missing his train stop? […]

Part of the Change

“It made me glad that the world was broader than my experience growing up.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in […]

Preaching Without Apology

“Religion is the one thing that shouldn’t be compromised… We shouldn’t water down a message to bring in as many people as possible.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) […]

Buddhist Retreat

“I came onto campus quote-unquote Lutheran.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our consideration. If you […]