September 21, 2011
Our campuswide theme at Fuller for this new academic year is "Pressing Forward," taken from Philippians 3:14: "I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus." Richard Mouw gave a wonderful meditation on this verse last week at our opening faculty/staff chapel service. But the largest applause of the morning was in recognition of Phyllis Mouw, who was at the service--honoring her and the God who is healing her after the stroke she suffered in July. Doug McConnell welcomed all of us in his new role as provost. Please join us in praying for the Mouws and McConnells as they press on this year in their leadership of Fuller and service for the Kingdom.
We trust you will be blessed by the Alumni in Action story below about Andrea and Scott Sward, who are clearly pressing on toward God's heavenly call amidst tragedy and loss.
Lastly, in the Alumni Office we are pressing on in another way this September as we welcome our new Director of Church Relations, Kutter Callaway. Kutter, an alum himself (MAT '06, PhD '10), will help us strengthen and expand our connections with churches near and far.
May you sense Christ's fortifying presence as you press on toward the goal in your own work and life this fall season.
Mary Hubbard Given
Associate Vice President, Alumni and Church Relations
ALUMNI IN ACTION
'Walking On' in a Journey of Faith, Loss, and Calling
After a tragedy brought overwhelming loss, alumni Scott and Andrea Sward found the courage to follow God's call to Cambodia—a new chapter in their walk
of faith. Read more
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Rick Williamson (PhD '02, MA '98), chair of Fuller's Alumni Council, explores how times of new beginning remind us of the significance of the "everyday."Read his reflection
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What's been happening at Fuller lately?
Check our News and Events page
Fuller Welcomes New Faculty, New Provost, New Initiatives
New Book from Dr. Mouw Looks at Christianity in the Public Square
Fuller Hosts Leaders from China for Dialogue
Brehm Center Alumni Use Art to Redeem Vacant Space
What's new on video?
Richard J. Mouw: Commencement Address 2011
Fuller Faculty on Women in Ministry
Spring 2011 Chapel Services
Sherwood Lingenfelter: Culture and Transformation
Visit Fuller on iTunesU and Vimeo for much more.
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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.
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Psychology Research Colloquia
These lectures are open to all, and offer the option of CE credit:
Neuroimaging, Neural Connectivity and Clinical Neuropsychology
Erin Bigler, Brigham Young University Faculty
October 17 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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.
More information: email@example.com
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UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
FESTIVAL OF BEGINNINGS
10:00 a.m. Worship ServiceFirst United Methodist Church
11:00 a.m. Reception & Faculty Book Signing Pasadena campus mall
Alumni are warmly invited to join the Fuller community in celebrating a new academic year! Dr. Mouw will speak at the service, followed by food, fellowship, and new book signings by Fuller faculty. Read more
Peacemaking in Africa Conference
September 30-October 1
Reconciliation leader Kisongo Mbeleulu and Professor of Transformational Development Bryant Myers will be among the speakers at this conference on just peacemaking. Read more
"School of Colors": Campuswide Block Party & Open House
October 14 3:30-10:00 p.m.
Live bands, dancers, culinary bake-off, family games and more will be on offer at this event hosted by students and involving departments across Fuller. Read more
A Conversation with Peter Rollins
Save the date for this Brehm Center event with Rollins, who blends music, imagery, theatre, ritual, and reflection to create "transformance art."
Watch for details here
Installation Service: C. Douglas McConnell, Provost
October 25 10:00 a.m.
Save the date for this service of installation for Doug McConnell, former dean of the School of Intercultural Studies, as new provost of Fuller. Read more
Scot McKnight at Fuller
October 26 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Save the date for these events with New Testament scholar Scot McKnight, hosted by the Lowell Berry Center for Lifelong Learning. 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"
Giving this year's lectures will be D. Daniel Carroll Rodas, Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary.
November 9November 10
10:00 a.m. Chapel
3:00 p.m. Main lecture, followed by panel discussion
7:00 p.m. Evening lecture
Integration Symposium 2012
February 15-17, 2012
Save the date: "From Science to Schizophrenia" will be the focus for this symposium, with sessions directed to church leaders as well as those in the psychology field. Details to come
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
Paideia Lectures: "The Seduction of Modern Philosophy"
October 19 12:00-1:00 p.m.
New Testament Instructor Phuc Luu will speak at this lecture in a series designed to encourage and equip pastors and other ministry leaders. Read more
Practical Ideas to Deepen Your Ministry
September 22 8:00-10:00 a.m.
This "Sticky Faith" Seminar with Fuller Youth Institute Director Kara Powell will discuss what it takes to help kids stick with their faith through the teen and college years. Read more
Fuller Northern California:
"Catalytic Leadership: Gifts, Conflict, and Leadership in God's Church"
October 2 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Leadership Development Director Nancy Ortberg and Family Life Pastor Jim Candy of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church will speak on this topic. Read more
Alumni Gathering with Rob Johnston
October 21 7:00 p.m.
"Reel Spirituality: What Do We Mean?" will be the topic of this event for alumni and friends in Menlo Park with Professor of Theology and Culture Robert K. Johnston.
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-584-5498
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) Register
8:30 p.m. Alumni Reception (Free)
Fuller California Coast:
Discussion: "The End of the World As We Know It"
October 2 5:30 p.m.
Professor Nate Feldmeth will lead this discussion at Laguna Presbyterian Church, considering end times predictions from a biblical and historical perspective. Read more
Conversations on Culture: "The Kingdom Has Come--Living as People of the End"
October 13 7:00 p.m.
Professor J. Daniel Kirk will help explore what this coming age is supposed to look like, and what our role might be in taking hold of our future. Read more
Eastside Pizza Gathering
October 4 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Alumni, students, and friends are invited to gather at MOD Pizza, 317 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue (just south of Bell-Square). One personal-sized pizza provided per person! More information: email@example.com or 206-284-9000
Master's Luncheon: "Rethinking Short-Term Missions"
October 13 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Missions Brad Hill will lead this first in a series of brown-bag lunches. Read more
Alumni Gathering in Seattle with Rob JohnstonOctober 20 7:00 p.m.
Professor of Theology and Culture Robert K. Johnston will lead a film viewing and discussion for alumni and friends at Hale's Ales in Seattle. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-584-5498
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UPCOMING EVENTS: ACROSS THE U.S.
"Preaching with Passion": Washington DC
Pastors will find new inspiration for their preaching as they learn from renowned preacher John Lloyd Ogilvie in a small group setting at this conference. Read more
Book Signing in Michigan
October 15 3:00-4:30 p.m.
President Richard J. Mouw will sign his new book on Abraham Kuyper at Eerdmans Bookstore in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Dr. Mouw Preaching in Michigan
October 16 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Mouw will preach at both Sunday morning services at Third Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan.
Alumni Gathering in Portland with Rob Johnston
October 19 7:00 p.m.
"Mere Entertainment: Can Movies be Theologically Important?" will be the topic of this event for alumni and friends in Portland, Oregon, with Professor of Theology and Culture Robert K. Johnston. More information:email@example.com or 626-584-5498
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WHAT ARE FACULTY READING?
Senior Professor of New Testament Art Patzia offers these reading recommendations:
For popular and inspirational reading, I enjoyed Unbroken (Random House, 2010), by Laura Hillenbrand. The subtitle, A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, says it all. More academically, I just wrote a blurb for Peter Rodgers' book Text and Canon, to be published by Wipf and Stock this fall. Although the book is not a manual for textual criticism, the author selects a number of variant readings whose authenticity may be explained by their connection with the narrative history of the Old Testament rather than the acceptable norms of modern text critics. His ideas were thoughtfully presented and worth considering.
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Thanks and congratulations to the following alumni whose publications have been donated to our Alumni Bookshelf:
Susan Oh Cha (PhD '94).Guest Pass: Access to Your Teen's World. Life Note Press, 2011.
Edgar Elliston (MA '71). Introduction to Missiological Research Design. William Carey Library, 2011.
Keith Graham (DMin '04). 'Africa' in To the Ends of the Earth: 100 Years of Serving Together with AMT (eds. Ken Newton and Andrew Chan). Kingswood Press, 2010.
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Asian Society of Missiology Forum in Seoul, Korea
The Asian Society of Missiology will hold this mission strategy forum with Fuller Senior Professor Dudley Woodberry as one of the speakers. Professor Tim Park is president emeritus of ASM, and alumni David Hartono and Greg Paek serve as current president and general secretary. Read more
"Grow My Church" Blog
The Grow My Church blog resources church leaders through in-depth video interviews with pastors, authors, and theologians across an ecumenical spectrum.
New Book from Robert Banks
And Man Created God: Is God a Human Invention? is a new book release from Robert Banks, former Homer L. Goddard Professor of the Ministry of the Laity at Fuller. It is an upcoming Book-of-the-Month selection by the Religious Tolerance Society. Read more on the publisher's website.
Website for Women Over 50
My Purpose Now, which includes contributions from Peggy Still of the Fuller Foundation, is a new website that offers encouragement for women over 50.
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