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“Thoughts and Prayers”: The Power and the Impotence of Words

Dear Fuller Community, I am writing from afar with grief over the news of the last few days as it reaches me at GMT+8 in Seoul, South Korea. I am fortunate to be traveling with, among others, Assistant Provost for the Korean Studies Center Sebastian Kim and spending sacred time with our Korean brothers and…

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In Memoriam: Eugene Peterson

Eugene Peterson, the widely influential pastor and author best known for his biblical translation The Message, passed away on  October 22, at the age of 85. “The lantern that has been burning brightly on the shore of Flathead Lake all last week—a sentinel witness to the life-light of Eugene H. Peterson—was extinguished today . ….

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Scott Sunquist Accepts Call as President of Gordon-Conwell

Dr. Scott W. Sunquist has accepted a call to be the next president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, in Hamilton, Massachusetts. This is a loss to our Fuller Seminary community in many ways, but it is with a sense of immense gratitude that we congratulate Scott on this new position. Scott has served the School of Intercultural…

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Updates in Senior Leadership

For some time now at Fuller, we have been seeking to permanently fill two key positions: Provost and Dean for our School of Theology. We have been searching, and interviewing, with vigor over the last few years since these positions have been in flux—often coming close, and always with mutual agreement when a hire has…

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In Memoriam: Hoover Wong

The Fuller community mourns the passing of Hoover Wong, associate professor emeritus of Chinese Studies at Fuller. Dr. Wong’s contributions to Fuller were significant during the 20 years he served as a member of the seminary’s faculty, from 1990 to 2010. He is father to current Fuller trustee Dale Wong. The seventh of twelve children,…

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In Memoriam: David Kiefer

The Fuller community mourns the loss of David Kiefer, longtime registrar and 41-year staff member, who passed away Tuesday, September 11. A beloved and truly essential part of the seminary, David first joined Fuller in 1977. He spent his first three years teaching Beginning through Advanced Greek full time, and then served for five years…

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STAR Office is Awarded Grant for Multi-Campus Faith and Science Program

Fuller’s Office for Science, Theology, and Religion (STAR) Initiatives, an office that develops projects at the nexus of the sciences and Christian faith, has been awarded a multi-campus grant funded by TBF Foundation. The Conversations in Community grant launched in June 2018 and is supporting four colleges in three countries by hosting strategic activities for…

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Fuller Youth Institute Receives Grant to Research Character and Virtue in Young People

The Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) was recently awarded a $234,797 grant from the John Templeton Foundation to help Christian congregations better instill in young people key virtues and components of character. As research into character and virtue development (or CVD) in adolescence continues to grow, the local congregation is often an untapped resource to help…

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Dr. Carly L Crouch Appointed to David Allan Hubbard Chair of Old Testament

Fuller is pleased to announce that Dr. Carly L. Crouch has been appointed to the David Allan Hubbard Chair in Old Testament beginning January 1, 2019. The Hubbard Chair in Old Testament was named in honor of Fuller’s former president of 30 years, David Hubbard, and established by the Board of Trustees upon his retirement….

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Aaron Dorsey Named Communications Inclusion Liaison

Fuller is excited to announce that Aaron Dorsey has been named our new Communications Inclusion Liaison, a role that will offer guidance and support as the Communications team moves toward a more fully embodied storytelling of our diverse community. This new position will evaluate institutional communication in order to ensure the language is welcoming and…

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