October 21, 2011
You are a valuable participant in God’s mission to the world, wherever you work and serve. Donald McGavran, founding dean of the School of Intercultural Studies, was a strong advocate for changing the paradigm of church—instead of expecting people to come to the church, he promoted sending the church to the people. Today in the School of Intercultural Studies (SIS), our mission remains the same: to reach every person on earth with the good news of salvation in Christ.
A young pastor named Charles E. Fuller saw vast possibilities in the new invention called “radio”—and in 1937, gave himself full time to radio evangelism with the first broadcast of the Old Fashioned Revival Hour. In 1941, Fuller’s nationwide broadcast was moved to the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium where thousands of service persons, en route to the Pacific during World War II, attended the broadcast. By 1951, the Old Fashioned Revival Hour was heard globally on 650 radio stations.
Charles E. Fuller’s legacy lives on through Fuller Seminary. As he was inspired to explore the possibilities of radio evangelism, today SIS explores new technological methods of preparing leaders for the global church. Pioneering degree programs like the Master of Arts in Global Leadership and Doctor of Missiology are just some of the many ways we are participating in God’s mission at Fuller. Your ministry and service in the world, as part of the Fuller community, is another.
In service together,
Toni Nicole Walker (MA '09)
Associate Dean, School of Intercultural Studies
ALUMNI IN ACTION
All in the Family: Father and Daughter Find the Same Path Through Fuller
Robert (PhD '98) and Sarita Gallagher (PhD '11) have found much to share: a passion for mission theology, a desire to teach … and even a doctoral mentor at Fuller. Read their story
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Making the Connections
Alumni Council member Christina Accornero (PhD-ICS '99) shares how her Fuller connections helped her bring a longtime dream to fruition. Read more
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What's been happening at Fuller lately?
Check our News and Events page
Festival of Beginnings Kicks Off Academic Year
Professor Mel Robeck Plays Key Role in Global Ecumenical Gathering
Visiting Leaders from China Speak about Future of the Church
Pastor from Japan Speaks of Hope After Tsunami
What's new on video?
Richard J. Mouw: Festival of Beginnings
Doug McConnell: Dedication of Faculty
Jennifer Graffius: Fall 2011 Chapel Dedication
Richard J. Mouw: New Students Convocation
Visit Fuller on iTunesU and Vimeo for much more.
Fuller in the Media
Fuller faculty members have been extensively quoted and featured in the media in recent months. See what they've had to say
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UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Ministry Enrichment Seminars
These upcoming practical seminars are free and open to all:
Legal Issues in Church Counseling
Dennis Kasper, Attorney
October 31 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Day
Panel: CPE Students and Supervisors
November 9 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
“Healthy Boundaries” Workshop
Rev. Beverly Weinhold, Licensed Counselor
November 18 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
School of Psychology Research Colloquia
These lectures are open to all, and offer the option of CE credit:
Equality or Propriety: A Cultural Models Approach to Understanding Social HierarchyAnnie Tsai, Department of Psychology Chair, Azusa Pacific University
October 31 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Families and Faith Across Generations
Vern Bengtson, AARP University Professor of Gerontology and Sociology, University of Southern California
November 28 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Screenwriting Master's Class
Screenwriter and instructor Laurie Hutzler will teach this two-day course offered by Act One and Reel Spirituality. Read more
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UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Discussion on Interfaith Worker Justice
October 25 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Student group Peace and Justice Advocates will sponsor this informal discussion with guest speaker Sung Yeon Choi-Morrow of Interfaith Worker Justice. Read more
Installation Service: C. Douglas McConnell, Provost
October 25 10:00 a.m.
Doug McConnell, former dean of the School of Intercultural Studies, will be installed as new provost of Fuller, speaking on “Our Hopes and Fears.” Read more
Scot McKnight at Fuller
October 26 7:00 p.m.
New Testament scholar Scot McKnight will offer a lecture entitled “Junia Is Not Alone in the Church." Read more
"Recalibrating the Church for the 21st Century"
October 31 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Missional church leader Alan Hirsch will explore four areas that require paradigm shifts for churches to engage 21st-century challenges. Read more
Brehm Lectures: “Art of Prophecy, Prophecy of Art”
This year’s lectures feature artist Makoto Fujimura, Duke Divinity Professor Ellen Davis, and other notable speakers.
3:00-5:00 p.m. “The Art of Prophecy, the Prophecy of Art”
7:00-9:00 p.m. “Responding to Global Crises: the Role of Art and Faith”
(to be streamed live)
7:00-9:00 p.m. “The Four Holy Gospels: An Evening with Artist Makoto Fujimura”
Film Screening: “Our House”
November 7 7:00 p.m.
Reel Spirituality will host a screening of this film about a Christian’s radical life of community, followed by a discussion with director Greg King. Read more
Giving this year's lectures will be D. Daniel Carroll Rodas, Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary. See the schedule
10:00 a.m. Chapel: “Reframing Immigration Issues as Christians”
3:00 p.m. “Biblical Narratives of Migration and Their Echoes Today” (Associate Provost Juan Martínez responding)
4:45 p.m. Panel discussion
3:00 p.m. “Migración mundial en perspectiva Cristiana” (given in Spanish)
7:00 p.m. “Immigration Legislation: Can the Old Testament Help Us?”
Fuller Auxiliary Luncheon
November 11 11:45 a.m.
All are invited to this luncheon featuring brief talks from student scholarship recipients and new provost Doug McConnell. More information: Jeannette Scholer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Integration Symposium 2012
February 15-17, 2012
Save the date: "Schizophrenia and Human Flourishing: Science, Service and Community” will be the focus for this symposium, with sessions directed to church leaders as well as those in the psychology field. Read more
Check Fuller's events calendar for more upcoming events for alumni and the larger community.
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UPCOMING EVENTS: FULLER'S REGIONAL CAMPUSES
Fuller Northern California:
N. T. Wright Lectures
Don't miss these two Sacramento lectures with Bishop N. T. Wright, followed by a reception for alumni:
1:30 p.m. "The Challenge of Paul for Tomorrow's World," with panel of Fuller faculty respondents (Cost: $15)
7:00 p.m. "Kingdom and Cross: The Forgotten Message of the Gospels" (Cost: $10)
8:30 p.m. Alumni Reception (Free)
Fuller Conversations: Theodicy at the Movies
October 24 7:00-10:00 p.m.
This series looking at the problem of evil will continue with a screening and discussion of the film Oldboy. Read more
"The Radical Affirmationist" Leadership Briefing
November 5 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.Pastor and ministry strategist Doug Stevens will guide this interactive seminar in North Bend, Washington, for church leaders. Read more
Master's Luncheon with Dr. Chap Clark
November 10 12:15-1:15 p.m.
At this brown bag luncheon Associate Provost Chap Clark will lead discussion on the missional church and what it means to be salt and light. Read more
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UPCOMING EVENTS: AROUND THE WORLD
Scott Cormode in London
October 24 7:00 p.m.
Alumni and friends in the greater London area are invited to hear Dr. Cormode speak on “Making Promises and Making Sense: The Work of Christian Leaders.” More information: email@example.com
Dialogue with Dr. Mouw in Chicago
November 14 7:00 p.m.
“Catholics and Evangelicals: How Much Common Ground?” will feature discussion between Fuller’s Richard Mouw and Fr. Donald Senior, president of Catholic Theological Union. Read more
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WHAT ARE FACULTY READING?
Professor of Systematic Theology Oliver Crisp offers the following book review:
B. A. Gerrish, Thinking with the Church: Essays in Historical Theology (Eerdmans, 2010)
“Of the making of books there is no end, and much study is wearisome to the flesh”—and some books are more wearisome than others. This collection is quite the opposite: refreshing, careful, responsible, fascinating historical and theological scholarship that should warm the hearts and minds of any thoughtful theologian, minister, or educated layperson. If you want to sink your teeth into something meatier than the usual fare that you can manage alongside other commitments, this is the book for you. Each chapter can be read independently of the others. But each has its own rewards. Taken together, they build a very helpful, collegial account of the topics and theologians discussed. This is historical theology that really does make the past come alive for the present. Read the full review
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Thanks and congratulations to the following alumni whose publications have been donated to our Alumni Bookshelf:
Tony Jones (MDiv '93): The Church is Flat: The Relational Ecclesiology of the Emerging Church Movement. The JoPa Group, 2011.
Larry Newman (DMin '83): The Grand Humiliation: A Theology of Meaning and Purpose.Xlibris Corporation, 2011.
Matthew Rindge (MDiv '03): Jesus' Parable of the Rich Fool: Luke 12:13-34 among Ancient Conversations on Death and Possessions. SBL, 2011.
Sheryl Silzer (PhD '01): Biblical Multicultural Teams: Applying Biblical Truth to Cultural Differences. William Carey International University Press, 2011.
Gicky Soriano (MA '04): The Last Man Dancing: The Nestor de Villa Story. OMF Literature, Inc, 2011.
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