N.T. Wright and the Study of Paul
Marianne Meye Thompson, Love Sechrest, Tommy Givens,
An informal discussion among Fuller faculty about Dr. Wright's approach and insights into Pauline studies.
Preaching into a Culture Alienated from the Church: Lessons from Paul
Mark Labberton, Bill Pannell, Carolyn Gordon
Three experienced, wise preacher/evangelists will share insights gained over their lifetime proclaiming the gospel as the power of God for salvation. Our cultures may be weary of words that aren’t matched by lives—but no one is outside the reach of the good news of incarnate love.
The Weight and the Joy of Ministry: Paul's Lessons on Serving Well from 2 Corinthians
Eugene Peterson once said, "Being a pastor, if you are called to it, is the best life there is." That doesn’t mean that being a ministry leader is easy. It is one of the toughest, most complex and demanding of vocations. This workshop will explore how Paul dealt with the pressures of ministry in his own life, and how that might transform our work.
Christian Artists’ Witness in a Secular Society
Bill Dyrness, Nate Risdon, Dan Callis III, Jamison Carter, Roger Feldman, Maria Fee
This session will address the particular role of artists in contextualizing the gospel, with a panel of artists discussing the role of art as Christian witness to the world. The afternoon session will include a guided discussion with Theology Week installation artist Roger Feldman and a tour of the Norton Simon Museum. (Pre-registration is necessary for the Norton Simon Museum.)
N.T. Wright on Kingdom Justice and Evangelism
Chap Clark, Richard Peace, Ana Jara
N.T. Wright has consistently reminded the church that the gospel is not only about the Cross but also about the Kingdom, and that our calling is to participate as representatives of both. Chap Clark will outline Wright’s holistic view of the gospel, and Richard Peace will then discuss Meeting King Jesus: Contemplative Evangelism in a Postmodern World. Following this, Ana Jara will illustrate Wright’s approach to evangelism via her ministry in Los Angeles.
Church Planting: Lessons from Paul, American Church Planters, and the Global Church
Scott Sunquist, Kevin Haah, Ryan Bolger
Paul’s mission-based theology and practice has long been cited as the basis for church planting. This breakout session will consider how N.T. Wright’s recent writings on Paul may bring fresh new resources to bear on the church planting task. What new insights does his work offer? What practices might be added, transformed, or even abandoned?
New Perspectives on an Old Debate: Paul and Women in Pastoral Leadership
Matthew Talley, Mike McNichols
This session will offer a robust conversation on this re-catalyzed issue, with the recognition that this conversation is still live and contested in the world where Fuller graduates serve.
The Paradox of Peace: Christian Foundations of the Restoration Therapy Model
Miyoung Yoon Hammer
Paul said that God has called us to live in peace. And yet, living in peace can seem elusive in this life fraught with pain and suffering. The Restoration Therapy model provides a prescription for living in peace and pursuing wholeness in the presence of pain, understanding that pain cannot be eliminated or denied. A clinical case example will be given to describe this integrative model of therapy.
Paul's Gospel of Justification and Jesus' Gospel of God's Kingdom
바울의 칭의의 복음과 예수의 하나님 나라의 복음
Seyoon Kim (Offered in Korean, with English translation)
A close correspondence between Paul's justification doctrine and Jesus' kingdom gospel will be discussed in partial interaction with N.T. Wright's works, and the seminar will present the thesis that the former is a post-Cross/Easter soteriological reformulation of the latter. Implications of this view of the justification doctrine for Christian life and ministry will then be discussed.
바울의 칭의론이 예수의 하나님 나라의 복음과 긴밀하게 상응함을 일부 N. T Wright 의 저서들을 참조하며 토론하여, 전자는 후자를 그리스도의 죽음과 부활 이후의 관점에서 새롭게 표현한 것임을 밝힐 것이다. 그리고는 칭의론에 대한 이러한 이해가 신자들의 삶과 사역에 갖는 의미들을 토론할 것이다.
Paul and the Making of the Glocal Church
This session will offer an exploration of Pauline insights and the contemporary glocal church: (1) Paul, the empire, and the church and (2) the mission of the North American church in a post-Western Christian world.
Giving Yourselves, Serving Others, Crushing Satan: Paul’s Call to Peacemaking in the Letter to the Romans
Jacob Cook (Associate Director for Just Peacemaking Institute, School of Theology), Brian Robinson (PhD candidate in New Testament)
The letter to the Romans culminates in the call for the Christian community to live in the way of Jesus’ self-giving love and in so doing, participate in God’s work of reconciliation, victory over Satan, and the inauguration of God’s kingdom of peace. We will explore the implications of this call for the work of peacemaking by Christians today.