On November 25, 2018, Daniel Sihombing, a PhD candidate in Systematic Theology at Protestantse Theologische Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and I launched a discussion podcast called “Theovlogy.” Utilizing Google Hangout and YouTube for discussing various wide-range of topics from theology to politics, from economy to inter-religious relations, this podcast aims at enriching the discourse of theology and religious studies in Indonesia.
In Theovlogy, we invite scholars from different disciplines to talk about their research project or a topic they are interested in. As time went on, we added colleagues to manage Theovlogy’s Facebook Page and started Instagram: Perdian K. M. Tumanan, a graduate student at the Anabaptist-Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, IN, Jessica Layantara, a lecturer at Universitas Pelita Harapan, Karawaci, Indonesia, and Setyawan Adi Widya Nugroho, a Mennonite pastor in training at Duta Wacana Christian University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
We have launched more than 60 video-podcasts and received good feedback from many friends. Unfortunately, to this day all our videos are in bahasa Indonesia. We do hope, however, that someday we can make videos in English to reach broader audience, in Indonesia and overseas.