Intersections: Where Faith, Ideas and Life Meet is produced in partnership with the Center for Spiritual Life & Wholeness (CSLW) at Loma Linda University. The program features a discussion panel of regular hosts and guest participants who discuss important faith-based issues relevant to contemporary living. The show's aim is to confront these issues in a discussion forum that encourages free-thinking to spark conversations about important themes in life.
The program's regular hosts include Dr. Carla Gober, Director of the CSLW; Dr. Leigh Aveling, Chaplain at the Loma Linda University Medical Center; and Dr. Julius Nam, Associate Professor in the School of Religion at LLU.
Carla Gober, PhD, MS, MPH - Dr. Gober is Director of the Center for Spiritual Life & Wholeness at Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center where she is an Assistant Professor of Relational Studies in the School of Religion at Loma Linda University. Dr. Gober received her undergraduate education from Southern Adventist University in nursing and religious studies. She has since completed two master's degrees from Loma Linda University, one in public health education and the other in marriage and family studies. Most recently Dr. Gober completed a doctor of philosophy degree in religious studies form Emory University (Atlanta, GA) in March 2008, where her doctoral focus was in the area of attachment, memory, and meaning. In her free time Dr. Gober enjoys several recreational activities, including biking, woodworking, and spending time in her orchard.
Leigh Aveling, DMin, LMFT - Dr. Aveling is a Chaplain at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at LLU School of Religion. Dr. Aveling has been a chaplain at LLUMC for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in counseling areas of marriage and family therapy, divorce and grief therapy, and pastoral care. Dr. Aveling and his wife Tiffany have four young boys whom they homeschool. In his free time Dr. Aveling and his wife also raise Australian Labradoodles.
Julius Nam, PhD - Dr. Julius Nam is an Associate Professor at the School of Religion at Loma Linda University. Dr. Nam is the most recent host to join Intersections who brings with him a passion for causes related to social equalities and their impact on the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Dr. Nam and his wife Iris have two teenage boys, Sherwin and Ansel. In his free time Dr. Nam enjoys blogging, watching films, and praying for the success of the Chicago Bears.
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Jeremy Hubbard - Jeremy Hubbard is Manager of the Center for Spiritual Life & Wholeness at Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center. Jeremy received his undergraduate education from Pacific Union College where he earned his degree in religious studies with an emphasis in philosophy and ethics and business administration. Jeremy joined the Center in 2007 after completing an internship in hospital administration at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has since worked with Dr. Gober as the show's Production Associate by arranging the show's topics and guests. In his free time Jeremy enjoys watching and playing several sports and increasing his ever-growing enthusiasm for automobiles.
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