Podcast by Stewart Swain
Weekly messages from Stewart Swain, Minister for RUF at the University of Alabama.
In this episode, we interview RUF Buddies Aubry Jantzi and Kaitlyn MacDonald. They tell us about their rowing days, their personality types and how social media can affect our walk with Christ.
This episode, we interview senior Sarah Hydinger, who will soon graduate and pass her music team management onto new hands. We discuss the best note-taking strategies, opinions on childhood pets, and Sarah’s journey through college with her faith and relationships.
In this interview, Wyatt introduces us to his friend “Light” Oluwabamigbe Oluwatayo, who immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria. Light recounts stories from his time in the States, including his role as a youth leader, how he met his fiancée, and spreading the Gospel while driving Uber.
This episode we hear from Summer Tennison about her transition from high school into college. She shares encouragement and wisdom about navigating the college experience while listening to God's plan.
In this episode, Stewart continues his series on relationships by tackling to topic of dating.
Today we talk to a well-known RUF duo, Matt Poirier and Trevor Russell. They give us a glimpse into what it's like to be a guy, and how important friendship is in the walks of life and faith. (Stay tuned for special bonus content from the podcast team)!
In this week's episode, Stew discusses how singleness can be both a gift and a calling from God.
Join us as we interview the two student leaders of RUF City Team, Danny and Jaden. In this episode we get into what RUF is doing in the city of Tuscaloosa, and how you can get involved.
For this episode, we interview a fellow student involved in RUF, Katherine Keyton. We hear her unique perspective as she discussed her major, her family, and her faith.
In this week's sermon, guest speaker Daniel Tortorici discusses what our relationship to UA should look like from a godly perspective.
In this week's sermon, RUF intern Sam Johnson speaks on what it means to be blessed.
In this episode, we continue our series "Ministry Mindsets" in an interview with Richie Sessions, the RUF Minister at Vanderbilt University. We cover worship, "FOMO," and reform theology.
Why do we need friendship? How do we go about being a friend to others? These are just two of the many questions that Stewart addresses in this weeks sermon on friendship!
Stewart continues his series tonight by discussing what a true godly man looks like, and how to be a man who strives to be more like God.
Stewart continues his sermon series with a discussion on the topic of womanhood.
In this episode, we meet two new members and reconnect with some podcast veterans. In Part Two, three new people will introduce themselves.
Stewart continues his relationship series with a sermon on "Identity." Recorded on February 9, 2022.
Today we’re kicking off our “Ministry Mindsets” series, interviewing friends of Stewart's who are pastors of other campus ministries. In this interview, we talk with John Meinen, the founder of the University of Vermont’s RUF. John tells us about his journey to Christianity, response to different cultures, and ministry during the pandemic.…
Stewart's friend and Plum Grove Baptist Executive pastor, Corey Savage, continues the series on relationships with a talk from Mark 1: 29-39. Recorded on February 2, 2022
Stewart continues his relationship series with a discussion of intimacy from Matthew 1:23. Recorded January 26, 2022.
Stewart continues this semester's series on relationships with a passage from Genesis 3:18-19. Recorded on January 19, 2022.
Stewart kicks off this semester's series on relationships with passages from Genesis 1:26-31 and Psalm 8. Recorded on January 12, 2022.
Enjoy the recording of RUF's Lessons and Carols night.
Stewart's sermon from Mark 14:32-50 Recorded on November 10, 2021
Abigail Anderson joins the podcast for deep conversation reflecting on the college experience and how God uses it to work on us.
Stewart's sermon from Mark 12:28-34 Recorded on November 3, 2021.
For yet another spectacular double-guest episode, the RUF podcast bros are joined by Maria Evola and Cindy Hayes. Enjoy!
Session four from the 2021 RUF Fall Retreat. Speaker: Austin Braasch, Arkansas State. Passage: 1 Peter 1:1-9
Session three from the 2021 RUF Fall Retreat. Speaker: Austin Braasch, Arkansas State. Passage: Galatians 2:11-14
Session two from the 2021 RUF Fall Retreat. Speaker: Austin Braasch, Arkansas State. Passage: Luke 19:1-10
Session one from the 2021 RUF Fall Retreat. Speaker: Austin Braasch, Arkansas State. Passage: Luke 18:18-30
Stewart's sermon from Mark 10:17-27 Recorded on October 20, 2021
Sam Johnson's sermon on Mark 8:27-38. Recorded on October 13, 2021.
We pray because we love God and we want to have a personal relationship with him. We pray so that we may know God more fully and so that we may know ourselves more fully. We pray to be conformed to His image, and become more like him. Lastly we pray out of gratitude for God’s Grace and Mercy. The RUF prayer guide is a project to unite students in p…
Stewart's sermon from John 13:36-38. Recorded on October 6, 2021.
Listen in to RUF's biggest podcast yet! Joined by not one but two fantastic guests, Caroline Lovelace and Kathryn Haynes, the team behind the RUF podcast invites you to listen to this freewheeling conversation of life, faith, and thrifting. And who knows, there might even be a cameo appearance by a beloved musician from Liverpool as well...…
Stewart's large group sermon from Mark 5:21-43. Recorded on September 22, 2021.
Tune in for a wide-ranging conversation with Creative Team leader Maslin Brown! (For those who would like to learn more about "Sketchnotes," check out Mike Rohde's website.)
Stewart's large group sermon from Mark 4:35-41. Recorded on September 15, 2021.
Today Wilson and Harrison step up to host their first episode of the podcast, interviewing none other the iconic Wyatt Eichholz and Caleb Ray. Topics include biblical theology and bad jokes (mostly from Harrison).
Stewart's sermon from Mark 4:1-20. Recorded on September 8, 2021.
Faith Davis joins the RUF Podcast as our first guest of the season.
Stewart's sermon from Mark 2:13-17. Recorded on September 1, 2021.
Introducing Harrison Gorham and Wilson Pate, two newly-minted member of the RUF Podcast team! Enjoy a wide-ranging discussion covering book recommendations, RUF retreats, and breakfast cereal tier lists.
Josh Butler joins Wyatt and Caleb for what will likely be the final regular episode of this season of the RUF Alabama podcast. Give it a listen! If you have any feedback for how we can improve the next season, drop us a line at the Instagram page: @rufbama
On this episode of the RUF Podcast, Wyatt and Caleb are joined by Daniel Milligan. Enjoy!
In a special Double Feature episode, guests Aidan Creel and Harrison Gorham join Wyatt and Caleb to discuss all things RUF, including the upcoming summer retreat!
Jason Sterling preaches on prayer from Matthew 7:7-11 & Luke 11:5-13.
Sam Fort shares his testimony on this special edition of the RUF Podcast.
Matthew 7:1-6 Stewart shares teaching from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount about judging others. Listen in to this sermon from this semester's series, "The Good Life." From March 10, 2021