December 18, 2009
Twenty-seven years have passed since I've spent any appreciable time here at Fuller Seminary. After graduating in 1981, I headed off into the adventures God opened to me in pastoral ministry, and further study, until I returned this summer. No one is more surprised by this turn of events than I, nor more grateful.
The new Ogilvie Chair of Preaching and Ogilvie Institute for Preaching embody a fresh commitment by the seminary to the vital role of preaching. I have great hopes that the Ogilvie Institute will become a resource of invaluable service to you as alums. Many of you are regularly preaching and doing so in enormously varied, challenging settings around the U.S. and around the world.
Among the first meetings I had this summer was with Mary Hubbard Given, Associate Vice President of Alumni/ae and Church Relations, to discuss how the Ogilvie Institute could learn first from our alums who are preaching regularly, and how we might offer the encouragement, fellowship, and resources that would be invigorating to your preaching ministry.
I pray the Ogilvie Institute will invest the resources of Fuller Seminary to catalyze a profound renewal of preaching that enables God's people to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly before our God because of Jesus Christ.
I will be in touch to seek your advice and counsel.
Joyfully in Christ,
Lloyd John Ogilvie Associate Professor of Preaching
Director, Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching
ALUMNI/AE IN ACTION
Nurturing a Kingdom Community
Craig and Nancy Goodwin, MDiv alums and copastors, seek to serve in their pastoral ministry as "architects of community life in the way of Jesus." Read their story
Remembering the Mission
Alumni/ae Council member Kurt Miericke (DMin '86, MDiv '73) issues a call for pastors and their churches to stay focused on the task before them. Read his reflection
Fuller Mourns the Passing of Missiologist and Former Dean Arthur Glasser
Arthur F. Glasser, dean emeritus and professor of missiology at Fuller and a leading scholar in the study of mission, passed away on December 8. Read more
The family will host a memorial service on January 24, 2010, to which interested alumni/ae are invited. Read more
Fuller Receives Grant for Research of Psychology and Religion in China
Fuller has been awarded a significant grant from the Templeton Foundation for a project to advance the scholarship of psychology, science, and religion in China. Read more
New Fuller Focus Magazine Released
A new issue of Fuller Focus magazine has just been released, offering the first in a new series of articles by President Richard J. Mouw and more. Read more
Fuller Youth Institute Hosts Summit
The Fuller Youth Institute hosted a "Sticky Faith Summit" for youth leaders in November, discussing college transition issues. Read more
President Mouw Now on Facebook
Fuller President Richard J. Mouw recently launched his own page on the social networking site Facebook. Become a fan! Read more
UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Brehm Center Labs
The Brehm Center is offering three "lab" courses Winter Quarter, open to all for a fee: Screenplay Development and Sculpting the Human Form. Read more
Leading and Managing Your Ministry
Author, pastor, and alumnus Leith Anderson (DMin '78) will teach this seminar offered by Fuller's DMin program for continuing education credit. Read more on this and other courses
"Psychology Of, With and For the Poor" is the focus of the School of Psychology's next Integration Forum, featuring lectures by Fuller's 2008-2009 Distinguished Alumnus John Fantuzzo with Charles L. Howard and Saul and Pilar Cruz. Read more
School of Psychology alumni/ae are also invited to the following gatherings:
February 19 12:00 p.m. Alumni/ae Luncheon
February 19 4:30 p.m. Alumni/ae Reception
Details to come
UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Robert W. Lane Speaks for De Pree Leadership Lecture
February 8 4:00-5:30 p.m.
"Human Flourishing: Theological Reflections on the High Calling of Business Leadership" will be the topic of the Max and Esther De Pree Presidential Leadership Lecture to be offered by Robert W. Lane, chairman of Deere and Company. Read more
Gordon and Gail MacDonald Lecture
February 12 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Noted pastor and author Gordon MacDonald and his wife Gail will speak and lead a discussion, "Life Issues Conversation: Inside Our Private World." Read more
Worship Conference: Gordon MacDonald, Tommy Walker
February 13 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Brehm Center's "Forming Hearts, Creating Art" worship leadership conference will feature pastor and author Gordon MacDonald with musicians Tommy Walker and Diane White-Clayton. Pastors and worship leaders, attend together! Read more
Hispanic Ministries: 35-Year Anniversary Celebrations
The Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community will celebrate 35 years of service with the following events, featuring Dr. Justo González and Rev. Alberto Motessi as speakers:
February 22: Pastors' Breakfast
February 23: Gala Dinner
February 24: Lectureship; Workshop for Writers; Chapel (English)
February 25: Chapel (Spanish); Panel Presentation
An Evening with Eugene Friesen
Save the date for this event with Eugene Friesen, artist-in-residence of St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York, in honor of Professor Warren Brown, his wife Janet Brown, and the Travis Research Institute. Details to come
School of Theology Lectures
Save the dates for the following School of Theology lectures coming in spring:
April 6: Inaugural Lecture, Scott Cormode, Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development
April 20: Inaugural Lecture, Clayton Schmit, Arthur DeKruyter/Christ Church Oak Brook Professor of Preaching
May 5-6: Payton Lectures, Luke Timothy Johnson, the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Candler School of Theology
More information: School of Theology Dean's Office, 626-584-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To see additional upcoming events for alumni/ae and the larger community, click here.
UPCOMING EVENTS: ACROSS THE U.S.
Alumni/ae Gathering in Pennsylvania
February 1 7:00-9:00 p.m.
President Richard J. Mouw will offer alumni/ae and friends a "Conversation With the President" in the Eagle Hall Great Room at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Details to come
Alumni/ae Gathering in Washington DC
February 2 7:00-9:00 p.m.
President Mouw will offer a talk and dialogue with alumni/ae and friends in Washington DC; location to be determined. Details to come
UPCOMING EVENTS: FULLER'S REGIONAL CAMPUSES
|Preaching with Passion Conference|
Don't miss this important conference led by renowned preacher Lloyd John Ogilvie and Fuller's new Ogilvie Professor of Preaching Mark Labberton. To be held at Valley Presbyterian Church in Paradise Valley, with a golf tournament following the conference. Read more
For scholarships and other information, contact Lynn Reynolds at email@example.com
Fuller Southwest Alumni/ae Gathering
January 21 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Ogilvie Professor of Preaching Mark Labberton will speak on "The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God's Call to Justice" at this gathering for alumni/ae and friends in Phoenix. Read more
Fuller Northern California:
Chap Clark in Danville
Professor and Vice Provost Chap Clark will speak at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville, offering a Parenteen seminar and preaching at Sunday services. Read more
Discussions on Reconciliation Ministries
January 24 7:00 p.m. Lecture
January 25 12:00 p.m. Lunch and dialogue for pastors and ministry leaders
Salim Munayer (MA '84), founder and director of Musalaha, a reconciliation ministry that brings together Jewish and Palestinian Christians, will be addressing the topic "Peace in the Holy Land" at Hillside Covenant Church in Walnut Creek, California. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-321-7444.
"Discover Fuller" in Sacramento
January 27 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Invite your friends to learn about Fuller's Sacramento campus at this casual event with students, professors, and staff members available to answer questions. Read more
"Discover Fuller" in Menlo Park
January 28 7:00-8:15 p.m.
This event for prospective students will be held in Menlo Park, with professors, students, and staff available for discussion in a casual atmosphere. Invite your friends. Read more
Chap Clark in Saratoga
Professor and Vice Provost Chap Clark will speak at Saratoga Federated Church in Saratoga, offering a Parenteen seminar and preaching at Sunday services. Read more
WHAT ARE FACULTY READING?
Senior Professor of Preaching and Special Assistant to the President Bill Pannell offers these reading recommendations:
Jesus and Justice: Evangelicals, Race, and American Politics, Peter Goodwin Heltzel (Yale University Press). This author picks up the strand of evangelical concern for justice as heralded by Carl F. H. Henry in the late 1940s. One of the few books that includes the contributions of African American evangelicals in his understandings of what happened to Henry's "Uneasy Conscience."
The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church From Western Cultural Captivity, Soong-Chan Rah (IV Press). This fits in with the ongoing awareness that the growing edge of the Christian movement is in the non-West. With particular relevance to the evangelical movement in the U.S.
The Spirit in the World: Emerging Pentecostal Theologies in Global Contexts, Veli-Matti Karkkainen, Editor (Eerdmans). A fine collection of essays on the significance of the work of the Holy Spirit among God's people, with special reference to Pentecostals. This is especially important as it will relieve non-Pentecostals and American Pentecostals of the tendency to view these movements as devoid of the social dimensions of the church's task. Good stuff.
Heiko Hornicke ('96).Aufbruch im dritten Lebensalter. Neufeld Verlag, 1999.
Gary McIntosh (PhD '04).Taking Your Church to the Next Level. Baker, 2009.
Greg Ogden (DMin '85).Discipleship Essentials. InterVarsity, 2007.
Greg Ogden (DMin '85) and Daniel Meyer (DMin '08). Leadership Essentials. InterVarsity, 2007.
Russ Stevenson (BD '61).Forgotten Foundation. Reformation Press, 2009.
Divorce Recovery Workshop
School of Psychology alumnus John Fry (PhD, '71) will lead this seminar on six Thursday evenings, February 18 through March 25, in Newport Beach, California. Designed for divorced and separated persons of all ages. Read more
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