Department’s new Web series asks the “Big Questions”
The Department of Religious and Theological Studies has introduced “Big Questions,” a Web series designed to provide a forum for open discussion about issues that matter to the campus and the world.
“I imagine ‘Big Questions’ to be about anything from current events (like John Allen on the pope) to important social issues (racism, access to health care, the spiraling cost of a college education) to questions of ultimate meaning (What is a good life? Why believe in God? What happens after we die?),” said Dr. Anthony LoPresti, department chairman. “In essence, I’m thinking of it as interesting conversations over big or important questions.”
The premiere episode features LoPresti and noted Vatican analyst John Allen. Future episodes will feature a rotation of Salve Regina faculty hosts, while the guest list will include students, community leaders and visiting lecturers.
Although the premiere episode clocks in at a robust 14 minutes, coordinator of video production Jamie McGuire, who produced the show along with a student crew, says that future episodes will be a more accessible length for the on-the-go Web viewer.