October 22, 2010
During the opening celebration for the new school year--what we call the Festival of Beginnings--Dr. Colin Brown was presented with the Honorary Alumni Award. This is a relatively new recognition initiated by your Alumni Council (for a listing of Council members, click here). Through this award, we recognize individuals who--though not "official" alumni who have taken a Fuller class--we want to nevertheless bring into the alumni family because of the service they have given or the impact they have had on the lives of Fuller students. In our “Honorary Alumni in Action” story below you will learn a bit about Dr. Brown, and in the Council Corner you will read of just one example showing how he has touched a life in a significant way.
As we move into this new academic year, may God gift each of us with the grace to be faithful to the call placed on our lives.
In service together,
Alumni and Church Relations
HONORARY ALUMNUS IN ACTION
Colin Brown: A Gift to Fuller
Since joining Fuller's faculty 32 years ago, Senior Professor of Systematic Theology Colin Brown has made a deep and lasting impact in the seminary community. Read more
Grace, Gratitude, and Dr. Colin Brown
Alumni Council member Philip Carlson (ThM '93, MDiv '87) describes the healing he found at Fuller Seminary, and the embodiment of grace he found in Dr. Colin Brown. Read more
Distinguished Alumni Award
The Alumni Council is seeking nominees for Fuller's Distinguished Alumni Award, recognizing and honoring alumni actively contributing to God's work in the world. This rotating award will focus this year on School of Theology alumni. Read more
What's been happening at Fuller lately?
Check our News and Events page
Dr. Mouw Is Featured Guest on NPR Program with Krista Tippett
Emergent Church Author Doug Pagitt Discusses New Book
Chapel Service Features Bread for the World's David Beckmann
New Academic Year Celebrated at Festival of Beginnings
UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
School of Psychology Continuing Education Day
Luncheon 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Seminar 1:00-5:30 p.m.
Alumni Reception 6:00-8:00 p.m.
"Challenges Facing Group Therapy Leaders: Understanding and Working with Difficult Group Behaviors" will be the topic of this seminar. Read more
Ministry Enrichment Seminar: Spiritual Formation, Sexuality and Ministry
November 8 1:00-3:00 p.m.
This final Field Education seminar of the quarter is open to alumni at no cost.Read more
School of Psychology Research Colloquium
November 22 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The final colloquium for Fall Quarter will feature Dr. Kyle Boone of Alliant International University School of Forensic Studies. CE credit available. Read more
UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Rouault Art Exhibit at Hubbard Library
Through October 30
The Brehm Center is sponsoring an exhibit, "Rouault: Selected Images from Seeing Christ in the Darkness," featuring the work of French expressionist artist Georges Rouault at the David Allan Hubbard Library. Read more
Conversation on Theology and Film
October 22 1:00-2:30 p.m.
"Filmmaking as Community" will be the topic of a discussion with director Lauralee Farrer and actor Tony Hale from the upcoming feature film Not That Funny.Read more
Brehm Lectures 2010
This year's Brehm Lectures will feature Professor Robin Jensen of Vanderbilt University and artist John August Swanson, on faith and visual art. Events include:
All-Seminary Chapel 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Opening Reception of John August Swanson Gallery 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Conversation with John August Swanson 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Brehm Lectures 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
"Visual Art and the Two Reformations: Can We Find a Middle Way?"
"Visual Art as Doxology: Art's Place in the Church Today"
Rabbi David Wolpe Lecture
November 3 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Rabbi David J. Wolpe of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, will speak on "Why Faith Matters." Read more
Luncheon for Pastors
November 11 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Mark Labberton, director of the Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching, will speak on "The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor: Seeing Others Through the Eyes of Jesus." Read more
Dia de Estudiantes Potenciales (Prospective Student Day)
November 11 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
If you know anyone who might be interested in Fuller's Spanish-language programs, invite them to this informational visit. Read more
"Best Short Films" Screening and Discussion
November 12 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Fuller's Reel Spirituality institute will showcase a collection of "Best Short Films" with the filmmakers in attendance. Read more
Richard Rohr Lecture
November 17 7:00 p.m.
Speaker, author, and Franciscan priest Richard Rohr will speak on "Emerging Christianity." Read more
Check Fuller's events calendar for more upcoming events for alumni and the larger community.
UPCOMING EVENTS: FULLER'S REGIONAL CAMPUSES
"Seeds of Greatness" Dinner
October 22 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Find out what's in store for Fuller Northwest at this important fundraising dinner. Read more
Fuller California Coast:
"Open Word Class" at Bel Air Presbyterian
October 24, 31, November 7, 14
Professor Nathan P. Feldmeth is speaking on the Bible and Church History for several consecutive Sundays at Bel Air Presbyterian Church. Read more
Dusting for the Fingerprints of God in the Muslim World
November 3 1:00 p.m.
This event in the "Conversations on Culture" series will feature alumnus Andrew Richey, who works to build meaningful relationships with Muslims by visiting local mosques. Read more
UPCOMING EVENTS: ACROSS THE U.S.
Alumni Evening with Dr. Mouw in Iowa
October 22 7:00 p.m.
Alumni and friends are invited to an evening of discussion and refreshments with President Mouw at the home of trustee Mary Andringa in Mitchellville, Iowa. Read more
Alumni Breakfast / AAR in Atlanta
November 1 7:00-9:00 a.m.
Dr. Mouw will speak on "What's Evangelical About Evangelical Scholarship?" at this breakfast during the American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more
Alumni Breakfast / SBL in Atlanta
November 22 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Daniel G. Reid (PhD '82), senior editor with IVP Academic, will speak on the future of publishing at this event during the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more
WHAT ARE FACULTY READING?
Check out recent book reviews on The Burner Blog, a site offering resources and commentary for the local church from Fuller's Lowell W. Berry Center for Lifelong Learning. Books reviewed include Turning Controversy Into Church Ministry: A Christ-Like Response to Hospitality, by W. P. Campbell, and Why I Want to Be "A New Kind of Christian" But Don't Want "A New Kind of Christianity," by Tim Morey.
Thanks and congratulations to the following alumni whose publications have been donated to our Alumni Bookshelf:
Akinaw Bulcha (MAT '06).Wealthology: Creating Lasting Prosperity in an Uncertain World. Self-published, 2010.
Duncan Ferguson (BD '63).Exploring the Spirituality of the World Religions: The Quest for Personal, Spiritual, and Social Transformation. Continuum, 2010.
Clint Le Bruyns (MAT '99), et al.Ragbag Theologies: Essays in Honor of Denise M. Ackermann, a Feminist Theologian of Praxis. Sun Press, 2009.
David Robinson (DMin '09).Ancient Paths: Discover Christian Formation the Benedictine Way. Paraclete Press, 2010.
United Nations Day Global Festival 2010
October 24 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
This free family festival day will include an international marketplace of eco-products, indigenous handmade crafts, and food from around the world. Read more
Ministers' Seminar in Wichita, Kansas
November 4 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Don Payne of Denver Seminary will speak on "Theology in Plow and Pew: The Empowering Theology of Ray S. Anderson" at this seminar sponsored by Friends University. Read more
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