Fuller Theological Seminary announces the launch of FULLER studio, a new online website that makes the best of Fuller’s resources available for the Christian church and individuals interested in the formation of a rich spiritual life. By digitizing, producing, and distributing material online, the studio offers access to Fuller’s wealth of theological resources to any and all who will benefit from them.
As part of its launch, FULLER studio has been given an opportunity to premiere an exclusive 20-minute film, Bono & Eugene Peterson: The Psalms, documenting the unique relationship between the notable musician from the band U2 and the renowned author of contemporary-language Bible translation The Message. David Taylor, director of Brehm Texas and associate professor of theology and culture at Fuller, envisioned and, in association with Fourth Line Films, delivers a beautiful conversation between Bono and Peterson as they reflect on their relationship and common interest in the Psalms. The film is complemented on the studio site by numerous reflections and other resources on the Psalms from Fuller faculty and other members of the seminary community.
The offering of this film, along with a wealth of other material—videos, podcasts, reflections, stories, guides—embodies the goal of FULLER studio: to provide resources for all who seek deeply formed spiritual lives. FULLER studio will produce, cultivate, collect, and curate resources for individual, small group, and congregational use, drawing first and foremost from Fuller’s outstanding faculty and the award-winning FULLER magazine.
“It gives me tremendous joy to share the best of Fuller,” says President Mark Labberton, “extending our reach and leveraging our broad networks and partners to offer rich content that can play a significant part in the forming of global leaders. FULLER studio will open doors of exploration, thought, discovery, and engagement for all kinds of people in all kinds of settings.”
FULLER studio users will have access to a rich variety of content in audio, visual, and readable formats curated from both existing material and newly created. The studio will also draw upon material from its 70-year history that has, up to now, been accessible only by students and faculty. The seminary hopes that this new openness will spark conversations and learning that will enrich the worldwide church as well as those outside the church who are interested in a deeper spiritual life.
“It is my experience that people eagerly respond to robust conversations around spirituality, which can be enhanced by global conversation partners and contributors,” says Fuller’s Chief Creative Lauralee Farrer, who directs all content development, curation, and production for the studio. “FULLER studio opens the doors to our considerable resources, inviting into conversation a burst of new voices and perspectives.”
FULLER studio will leverage Fuller Seminary’s position as a deeply theological, interdenominational thought leader to extend its reach in a way that more fully serves the needs of the global church. The venture is a natural outgrowth of the spirit of biblically grounded innovation that has been central to Fuller’s ethos since its founding in 1947.
Explore FULLER studio at Fuller.edu/Studio.