Recognized leaders in seminary education, Fuller faculty members are involved in a wide range of activities—from teaching in Fuller classrooms to providing training workshops in Shanghai; from presenting papers in Seattle to teaching online courses for students across the globe; from writing books and journal articles to speaking at conferences for pastors.
Below are just a few examples of the ways Fuller faculty are actively involved in academia, the community, and the world.
Jeffrey P. Bjorck gave an interview for Lifetalk Radio on “Can Drugs Make You Smarter?” addressing psychological, ethical, and spiritual perspectives on the idea that all people might benefit from medications intended to enhance cognitive functioning.
Mark Lau Branson led “Fruitful Conversations—Appreciative Inquiry and Congregational Leadership” for the United Reformed Church of the UK and workshops on missional transformation and leadership development for the Church of England in Essex and East London.
David J. Downs taught on the Synoptic Gospels at Pentecostal Assemblies of God Bible College in Mwanza, Tanzania, and presented two papers at the international meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Rome, Italy.
William A. Dyrness presented “Social Imaginaries, Performance and the Visual Culture of Religious Traditions,” at the International Society for the Sociology of Religion, University of Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Nathan P. Feldmeth presented “Women in Spiritual Leadership, Mainly in the West,” at Lifesprings School of Women’s Ministry, Grenoble, France.
Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen taught “Holy Spirit in Contemporary Theology” at the University of Helsinki; presented at the American Academy of Religions in Mon-treal, Canada; participated in the “Consul-tation on Orthodox Ecclesiology” at St. George’s House, Windsor Castle, Oxford; lectured at “A Day Conference on the Life, Work and Legacy of Bishop Lesslie New-bigin” at Queen’s College, Birmingham, and in the Newbigin Centenary Public Seminar in Edinburgh, Scotland; spoke at the Annual Pastors’ Meeting of the Pentecostal Church of Finland, in Helsinki; presented at “The Great Commission and the Non-Christian Religions: A Renewal Approach to Missions in a World of Many Faiths” consultation at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.
Seyoon Kim presented “Romans 12:1–2 as an Antidote to Romans 1:18–32” at the general meeting of International Society of New Testament Studies, Vienna, Austria.
Paul E. Pierson taught Dynamics of Mission History for the extension program of the Alliance Theological Seminary in Kiev, Ukraine. He is serving as interim pastor at Hollywood Presbyterian Church, Hollywood, CA.
Kara E. Powell, Chap Clark , and the Fuller Youth Institute convened a “Sticky Faith Summit” at Fuller in Pasadena, addressing ways to engage the entire church in caring for kids, and to prepare youth group graduates with a faith that “sticks” after they transition to college.
Cecil M. Robeck Jr. presented at the European Pentecostal-Charismatic Research Association, Oxford, England; served as Pentecostal Consultant to the Standing Commission on Faith and Order, World Council of Churches, Chania, Crete; co-chaired the World Council of Churches-Pentecostal Joint Consultative Group, Hong Kong; co-moderated the West African Regional Meeting of the Global Christian Forum in Accra, Ghana; and addressed the annual meeting of Christian Churches Together in the USA in Seattle, WA.