Listed below are some of the ways Fuller and its faculty have been quoted, referenced, and represented in various media. If you belong to the media and would like to request an interview, please contact Fred Messick at 626-584-5367 or 626-695-6141, or email him at email@example.com.
DR Dutch radio, “Syria
– an open wound on the planet,” 05/21/13
Dr. Glen Stassen was
a guest on DR Dutch radio’s religion report program to speak about the violence
in Syria. Stassen notes that many diplomats do not understand the role of
religion in the politics and governments of certain countries, like Syria.
Washington Post, “Seminary graduates not always ministering
from the pulpit,” by Michelle
This article on the increasing number of seminarians
pursuing occupations outside of the pulpit includes interviews with Fuller alum
Daniel Long and Fuller’s Vice President for Alumni & Church Relations Mary
Christianity Today, “What
Can Christians Learn From the Surge in Mormon Youth Missionaries?,” by Greg
Stier, John Divito, Kara Powell, 05/13/13
The Fuller Youth Institute’s Kara Powell contributed to this article where experts weighed in on
how to engage young people in the church using the Mormon church’s mission
program as an example.
Christianity Today, “Will New Guidelines Solve Wycliffe’s
Two-Year Bible Translation Controversy,” by Ruth Moon, 05/10/13
Professor of Islamic Studies, Dr. Dudley Woodberry, is quoted in this article about Wycliffe
Bible Translators and its guidelines for translating the Bible in Muslim
Inland Valley Daily
belief down, despite hit History Channel miniseries,” by Josh Dulaney,
Professor Robert K.
Johnston gives his take on a survey by the Barna Group and the American
Bible Society that showed while young adults are interested in the Bible, their
knowledge of it, compared to other U.S. adults, is the poorest. Johnston said
it reinforces a decades-long direction of people expressing interest in
spirituality, but shying away from institutional commitments.
of corpus callosum yields insights into autism,” by Sarah DeWeerdt, 05/02/13
Dr. Warren Brown is quoted in this article on the website of
the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, which explores how a rare
birth defect, AgCC, can offer a new perspective on the connectivity theory of
take their faith door-to-door in St. Louis area,” by Tim Townsend, 04/22/13
Dr. Cecil M. Robeck is quoted in this article about
evangelization. He says that newer denominations are more accustomed to
evangelization, and gives his opinion on what the Catholic church is doing in
regards to sharing faith.
South Coast Today, “Our View: Shifting demographics,” 04/19/13
Professor Kara E.
Powell is mentioned in this opinion piece about young Americans and
Independent, “Colorado evangelical leaders head to
Washington, D.C,” by Chet
Fuller Colorado Springs Director Will Stoller-Lee is
mentioned in this article about immigration reform.
Patheos Blogs, “The
Future of Evangelicalism,” 04/09/13
Patheos Blogs lists Gordon College’s “primary
contributors”—evangelical experts who will participate in a series of
discussions from May-November, 2013, on evangelicalism—in which Richard Mouw is
Warren’s son dies,” by Bob Allen, 04/08/13
This article chronicles Southern Baptist megachurch pastor, Purpose
Driven Life author, and Fuller alum Rick Warren informing church members his
youngest son had committed suicide through a letter on April 6.
Pasadena Sun, “Number
of homeless in Pasadena lowest in more than a decade, by Joe Piasecki, 04/05/13
This article mentions the number of people living on the
streets of Pasadena is the lowest in more than a decade, according to results
of an annual city survey. Pasadena’s
count is led by the nonprofit research group Institute for Urban Initiatives,
based at Fuller Seminary.
Evangelicals Now, “Dr. Ralph
Martin, 1925-2013,” 04/03/13
This article highlights Dr. Ralph Martin, well
known as a New Testament scholar, who passed away February 25, at the age of
87, in Southport after a two-year battle with cancer.
Examiner.com, “Collegiate Field Tournament pits six
Pasadena institutions in quirky contest,” by Laura Monteros, 04/01/13
This article highlights the city of Pasadena’s
annual Intercollegiate Challenge Tournament, which includes several of
Pasadena’s academic institutions, including Fuller Seminary.
Sunday sermons can be a challenge for ministers,” by John Przybys, 03/30/13
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the familiarity
of the Easter story can pose some difficulty for pastor’s wanting to utilize a
fresh perspective. The Rev. Kurt Fredrickson, assistant professor
of pastoral ministry at Fuller, provided some comments on the situation.
Redlands Daily Facts,
Catholics celebrate Easter, Pope, 03/30/13
According to Redlands Daily Facts, given Pope Francis’ more
ascetic lifestyle, many Catholics are hopeful he is the right man to represent
the poor demographic, which is often overlooked. Juan
Martinez, associate provost for divinity and international programs at
Fuller Seminary, said the pope's work on behalf of the poor provides an example
of the Christian faith to believers and nonbelievers alike.
Sentinel, “Lutheran, Presbyterian congregations find
new life as one,” by Dave Datema, 03/30/13
Mel Robeck, professor
of church history and ecumenics, is quoted in this article on a combined
Presbyterian-Lutheran congregation in Milwaukee. The story mentions mergers across
denominational lines are unusual, and “Good Shepherd Trinity” in Milwaukee is
among the first of its kind in southeastern Wisconsin.
Glen Stassen wins BWA award,” by Bob Allen, 03/06/13
According to the Associated Baptist Press, Glen Stassen, the Lewis B. Smedes
Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller, has been named the 2013 recipient of
the Baptist World Alliance Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award.
Fox News, “How to prevent cheating in your marriage” 03/05/13
James Furrow, the Freed chair of
marital and family therapy at the Fuller Theological Seminary School of
Psychology, is co-author of the study and is quoted, saying, "Consumption
of pornography might lead to increases in specific types of sexual behaviors,
including anonymous sex."
Patheos Blogs, “TV Worth Watching: “The Bible” Premieres
March 3,” by Kathy Schiffer 03/03/13
Mouw is mentioned in this article as being among those on the board of
advisors for, “The Bible” series, a five-part, ten-hour miniseries produced by
actress Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett, which began airing March 3 at
8:00 p.m. on the History Channel.
ReadMedia Newswire, “Dr. Nancey Murphy announced as Bitar
Dr. Nancey Murphy spoke on March 20 and 21, 2013 for Geneva College's Dr. Byron I.
Bitar Memorial Lecture in Philosophy, an annual event since 2004. The
announcement reads: “Geneva College will host the greatly sought-after speaker
for a public lecture series titled ‘Human Nature at the Intersection of Science,
Religion, and Philosophy.’”
(Europe), “U.S. Hispanics Are Becoming Less Catholic,” by Elizabeth Dias 03/01/13
Professor of Hispanic studies and pastoral leadership, Juan Martinez was quoted in this
article regarding a Gallup poll released earlier this week that found the
number of Hispanics who identify as Catholic in the US dropped from 58% to 54%
between 2008 and 2012.
Catholic News Agency,
scholar lauds Benedict’s ecumenical strides,” 02/25/13
Mel Robeck, professor
of Christian history and ecumenism at Fuller Theological Seminary, was quoted
in this article, noting he appreciated Pope Benedict XVI’s commitment to
Psychology Today, “The
New Lepers Are Out To Gun You Down,” by Carlton Davis, 02/22/13
This article makes mention of the one-day conference held at
Fuller Seminary, “Facing the Crisis: Mental Illness and Gun Violence” sponsored
by NAMI San Gabriel Valley, All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, and Fuller
Seminary, Feb. 11.
Christianity Today, “Two
Notable Missions Deaths: Photographer Don Rutledge and Fuller Seminary's Dean
Gilliland,” by Melissa Steffan, 02/22/13 Los Angeles Times, “Human
bones in Pasadena backyard may be tied to Santeria,” 02/20/13
This article highlights former Fuller Theological Seminary
professor of contextualized theology and African studies Dean Gilliland, who died at age 84. Gilliland taught at Fuller for
24 years and retired in 2001.
Responding to the LAPD’s discovery of human and animal bones
in the backyard of a Pasadena home at around 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, Juan Martinez, director of Hispanic
studies at Fuller Seminary, said courts have ruled that religious freedoms
allow Santeria practitioners to include animal sacrifice in their rituals.
Jewish Journal, “Feb. 16-22: Sacred Spaces II,” 2/13/13
A seminar for clergy, professionals and students as well as
all those interested in sacred art, design and architecture, “What Makes Space
Sacred?” will reflect on the use and meaning of sacred space in churches and
Christianity Today, “Why Evangelical Leaders Love Pope Benedict
XVI (And His Resignation),” 2/13/13
This article emphasizes the humanity of Pope Benedict’s
decision to resign, in his acknowledgement he couldn’t carry out the task. The pope's tenure was troubled by some
missteps, said President Richard Mouw.
Public Radio, “Catholic Latinos increasingly find new
faith in Pentecostalism,” 02/12/13
Juan Martinez spoke
on KPCC about the rise of Pentecostalism in Latin America.
Century, “Evangelicals embrace a like-minded pope,” by Daniel Burke, 02/12/13
The Christian Century claims that although not all Catholics
appreciated Pope Benedict XVI’s defense of Christian orthodoxy, traditional
marriage, and life from conception to natural death, American evangelicals
Associate Press, “Southern California Catholics make papal
wish list,” 02/11/13
Responding in Light of Pope Benedict XVI’s Resignation, Juan Martinez, Associate Provost for
Diversity and International Programs, was quoted by the Associated Press
regarding the Catholic demographic.
News Talk 1070 AM
KNTH, “CULTURE DIGEST: Catholics, 4 denominations
reach baptism agreement,” 02/08/13 Catholics and four Protestant denominations in the Reformed
tradition have publicly agreed to recognize the validity of each other's
baptisms, citing a desire for unity and to accommodate families with more than
one faith tradition.
Committee, “Shalom Hartman Institute Host Christian
Scholars Retreat,” 02/06/13 Prof. James Butler,
Assoc. Professor of Old Testament, is representing Fuller Seminary in Los
Angeles, February 8-10, at the inaugural Christian Leadership Initiative (CLI)
Alumni Study Retreat.
News, “Handbook for Battered Leaders,” 02/05/13Author Janis Bragan
Balda (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University) is professor of management,
currently teaching at Fuller Seminary and UCLA Extension. With co-author, Wesley
D. Balda, in “Handbook for Battered Leaders” they use Paul’s second letter to
the Corinthian church as a “classic management case study,” identifying the
contributing factors to organizational conflict, particularly in ministry.
Auburn, “Faith, Money, Politics, and Citizens
United: A way forward,” by Isaac
In the fall of 2012, Auburn Seminary began an effort to
build an unusually diverse audience of faith leaders to support two state
ballot initiatives calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens
United and to begin to grow a national faith constituency to reject the
unrestricted flow of big money into political campaigns. Rev. Juan
Francisco Martínez, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Diversity and
International Programs at Fuller, is listed as one of the signers of these initiatives.
“Humanitarian Aid Workers in Uganda Show Signs of Stress,
Depression, and Burnout,” 01/30/13
Seminary is listed along with Child Fund International, the Antares Foundation
(a Dutch organization addressing stress issues in humanitarian workers), and
the Centers for Disease Control as one of the institutions that collaborated
research for a new study on the mental health of Ugandan workers at 21
humanitarian aid agencies. The study
found that a significant number of the staff at these organizations experienced
high levels of symptoms for depression (68%), anxiety disorders (53%), and
posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (26%), respectively.
“Pastors' International Prayer Convocation
for Revival in America,” 01/15/13On Sunday January 13 about thirty pastors from Los Angeles
and the Philippine Islands held a Pastors' Prayer Convocation for Revival in
America. The commemoration included Rev.
Mel Robeck, Ph.D., Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary.
Post, “Evangelical Leaders Launch 40 Day Prayer
Challenge for Immigration Reform,” by Napp Nazworth, 01/15/13 The Evangelical Immigration Table has launched the
"I was a stranger" prayer challenge to encourage Christians to spend
40 days reflecting on scripture passages dealing with immigration and pray
about what they read. The Evangelical
Immigration Table has a statement of principles, signed by many evangelical
leaders across the country, including President Richard Mouw, calling
for a bipartisan immigration reform based upon those principles.
Patheos Blogs, “Theology & the Arts,” by Daniel A. Siedell, 01/15/13This blog post mentions William Dyrness from Fuller
Seminary, as one of the academics engaged in conversation of Theology and the
Arts, specifically regarding Transpositions,
a collaborative on-line project of students associated with the Institute for
Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St Andrews.
USA Today, “Places to Go
in Pasadena,” Travel Tips, 01/12/13
“Travel” tab on the USA Today website, a page devoted to Pasadena lists Fuller
Seminary, along with Art Center College of Design, as one of the noted colleges
in the area. The page also makes mention
of The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and numerous art museums.
Patheos Blogs, “Why are holy scriptures so complicated?” 01/11/13
Donald Hagner, a New Testament professor at Fuller Seminary is quoted in this blog on interpreting scripture.
Digital Journal, “Walter Alan Ray Announces the Release of ‘Is God Unnecessary?’” 01/09/13
In “Is God Unnecessary?,” author and Fuller alum Walter Alan Ray presents several lucid reasons why scientist Stephen Hawking’s thesis--that the laws of physics make God unnecessary when explaining the origin of the universe--is mistaken.
Before It's News, “Have You Ever Wondered What Compels Your Conservative Relatives to Vote the Way They Do?” by Jonathan Haidt, 01/08/13
Ryan Howes, Ph.D., psychologist, writer, musician, and clinical professor at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, blogs “In Therapy” for Psychology Today.
San Jose Mercury News, “Cellist strikes chord at benefit concert,” by Shannon Barry, 01/08/13The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month struck a powerful chord with 24-year-old cellist Yena Choi. She plans to receive a music and ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in the Spring, 2013.
The Associated Press, “Retired minister gives Psalms a modern twist,” 01/05/13
Rev. Jim Gustafson, a 78 year-old Fuller alum has been mentioned in numerous articles around the country because of his recent, “psalms/tweets: Psalms in Contemporary Style,” a 175-page spiral-bound book in which he rewrote all 150 psalms as tweets using slang and modern expressions.
Christianity Today, “eHarmony Founder Leaves Retirement to Revive Dating Website,” by Melissa Steffan, 1/3/13
Neil Clark Warren, a former dean of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, founded eHarmony as a website for Christian singles in 2000. This article from CT says he is back in charge of the company he started, and wants to rebrand the online dating website as a "relationship site."
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