June 20, 2008
As I write this, we're hearing news of incredible destruction from earthquakes, tornados, and record-breaking floodwaters in other parts of our country and the world. Some of our own extended Fuller community are among those affected. Yet God is present in the midst of the mess.
Last weekend, we celebrated with the Class of 1958 on the 50th anniversary of their graduating from Fuller. Time was spent remembering their time here, but we also reflected on God's faithfulness to each of them in their ministries as well as to Fuller Theological Seminary. What a contrast! The Fuller they knew had a little over 300 students, and it was not an accredited school when they began. Yet, this same weekend, over 500 individuals walked across the stage in Pasadena, with many more celebrating their graduation at various regional campuses -- all accredited programs. God is present in the celebrations.
The Alumni/ae Council met this past week and honored both Lee Merritt and Max De Pree in their newly appointed Honorary Alumni/ae status. They joined with those at Commencement in recognizing Pastor Rick Warren as the first recipient of the Distinguished Alumni/ae Award. They met with our newly appointed Associate Vice President of Alumni/ae and Church Relations, Mary Hubbard Given, to discuss possibilities for ways to provide tangible resources to you, our alumni/ae. We hope in God as we think about the future.
As the academic year comes to a close and summer officially begins, may God gift us with the ability to recognize him -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Listen! He invites us to join him.
Office of Alumni/ae and Church Relations
ALUMNI/AE IN ACTION
Reaching Out to Earthquake Victims
Michelle Stabler-Havener (MDiv '03), an English instructor in Chengdu, China, shares an account of her experiences and observations in the aftermath of the May earthquake. Read her report at www.fuller.edu/alumni-and-friends/alumni-office/AlumNews_2008-06_Alum_in_Action.aspx.
Fuller Celebrates Largest Graduating Class Ever
Fuller's 59th annual commencement ceremony, held Saturday, July 14 at Lake Avenue Church, was the largest in the seminary's history. Read more at documents.fuller.edu/news/html/commencement_recap08.asp.
Class of 1958 Gathers for 50th Reunion
A celebration was held for Fuller 's class of 1958 on Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14, at the seminary's Pasadena campus. Read more at documents.fuller.edu/news/html/classof58_08.asp.
David Scholer Speaks at Baccalaureate Service
Professor of New Testament David Scholer offered a powerful message entitled "It Is About God...Not About Us" at Fuller's Baccalaureate service. Read more at documents.fuller.edu/news/html/scholer_june08.asp.
MAGL Program Sees Record Number of Graduates
The Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL) program celebrated its largest commencement in its five-and-a-half year history this month. Read more at documents.fuller.edu/news/html/magl_0608.asp.
Meet the Graduates
A special Commencement season series profiles a few of the nearly 800 men and women completing degrees at Fuller this year. Read more at documents.fuller.edu/news/html/graduatingstudents_08.asp.
Tim Kelly Sends Journal Report from China
Timothy Kelly, director of the De Pree Leadership Center Public Policy Institute at Fuller, offers reflections on the earthquake tragedy in China, where he helped provide psychological training and care in early June. Read more at documents.fuller.edu/news/html/kelly_journal1.asp.
Student Awards Convocation Held
More than 100 awards, fellowships, and scholarships were given at Fuller's annual Student Awards Convocation held in late May. Read more at documents.fuller.edu/news/html/awards_recap08.asp.
Leadership and Teamwork Discussed at Pastors' Breakfast
Walter C. Wright Jr., executive director of the De Pree Leadership Center, spoke on "Ropes and Relationships, Leadership and Legacy" at a breakfast for pastors. Read more at documents.fuller.edu/news/html/wright_breakfastrecap08.asp.
New Issue of Fuller Focus Released
The spring 2008 issue of Fuller Focus magazine was recently released and is available online at documents.fuller.edu/news/pubs/fullerfocus/2008_Spring.
Listen to Fuller Events on iTunesU
Be sure to visit "Fuller on iTunesU" from time to time, as our library of recordings is always growing. Listen to recent lectures, chapels, and other events on campus. Visit the site at documents.fuller.edu/atc/itunesu.asp.
Is Your Will Up to Date?
The content of your will should change with the stages of your life. And during every period, it's important to have a durable power of attorney in place. Download helpful information on wills from The Fuller Foundation at www.thefullerfoundation.org/services.html.
Missional Leadership Seminar in Hawaii
Plan now to attend "Missional Leadership: Character, Context and Challenge," with church leadership developer Reggie McNeal, a course to take place Monday-Friday, August 4-8, in Oahu, Hawaii. Available for either DMin or continuing education credit. For details, visit documents.fuller.edu/cll/ce/DMin/OD724_McNeal.htm.
Willow Creek Leadership Summit
Fuller's Pasadena campus will again serve as a satellite host location for the Willow Creek Leadership Summit Thursday-Friday, August 7-8, providing local attendees the opportunity to participate via live streaming video. For details, visit documents.fuller.edu/cll/ce.
Ministry Enrichment Seminars
This summer's Ministry Enrichment Seminars, open to all at no charge, will include Got Boundaries?, Leading from the Middle: Challenges and Opportunities in the Associate Pastor's Call, Hospital Chaplains: The Wounded Healers, and Spiritual Care at the End of Life. For details, visit documents.fuller.edu/sot/fielded/cp_content/MES_List.asp.
MUSE: Pre-performance Theological Perspectives
Fuller's Brehm Center will cosponsor a series of talks in coming months with Christian leaders prior to selected plays by Actors Coop of Hollywood. The first pre-show talk, with filmmaker Lauralee Farrer on the play "Hatful of Rain," will be held Saturday, August 30 at 1:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. Read more at www.brehmcenter.com/event/2008-08-30-muse-a-unique-series-of-pre-performance-theological-perspectives.
Presbyterian Global Fellowship in Long Beach
Fuller's Office of Alumni/ae and Church Relations will co-host an exhibit table at the "Inside Out" Conference of the Presbyterian Global Fellowship in Long Beach, California, Thursday-Sunday, August 14-17. Stop by and see us!
Fuller at APA Convention in Boston
The Office of Alumni/ae and Church Relations will once again arrange for a dinner for alumni/ae at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday, August 15. We'd love to have you join us. Dr. Al Dueck will be the faculty host. For more information, visit www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=2420.
Alumni/ae Events Calendar
To see additional upcoming events for alumni/ae, visit www.fuller.edu/alumni-and-friends/alumni-office/alumni-office.aspx.
AT FULLER'S EXTENSION CENTERS
Fuller Northern California:
Prospective Student Night
The Sacramento office of Fuller Northern California will host a Prospective Student Event Monday, July 14, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at 5770 Carlson Drive in Sacramento. For details and to RSVP, contact Connie Baker at email@example.com or 916-452-2855.
Windrider Film Forum
Fuller Colorado will cosponsor the third annual Windrider Forum at Colorado Springs Thursday-Saturday, July 24-26, providing an opportunity for conversations at the intersection of faith and film. This year's theme is "Filmmaking for Social Change" with films to include American Teen, They Killed Sister Dorothy, and The Third Wave. For details, visit www.windridercolorado.com (site updated by end of June).
Alum Honored by George Fox Seminary
Daniel Brunner (MDiv '85), Christian history and formation professor at George Fox Evangelical Seminary, is the recipient of the university's 2008 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Teaching. Read more at www.fuller.edu/alumni-and-friends/alumni-office/AlumNews_2008-06_Brunner.aspx.
Call to Pastors: Online Survey on Church Crisis
A crisis can strike a church at any time, and resolution often depends on how the crisis is managed. If you are a pastor, your input is requested -- through an online survey that will advance important research on equipping churches to communicate through crisis. This research is part of a PhD dissertation study conducted through Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Your input will be valued and appreciated. Please access the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=pORRlm05v81hRIRZNsESUA_3d_3d.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Legg at 678-386-7490.
Thanks and congratulations to the following alumni/ae whose publications have been donated to our Alumni/ae Bookshelf:
John A. D'Elia (ThM '92, MDiv '90). A Place at the Table: George Eldon Ladd and the Rehabilitation of Evangelical Scholarship in America. NY: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Daniel W. Draney (PhD '96, MDiv '87). When Streams Diverge: John Murdoch MacInnis and the Origins of Protestant Fundamentalism in Los Angeles. CO: Paternoster, 2008.
William A. Dyrness (BD '68). Senses of the Soul: Art and the Visual in Christian Worship. OR: Wipf and Stock, 2008.
James C. Raines (MDiv '79). Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health. NY: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Donald D. Roberts (MDiv '65).
- "Shorter Term Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Developmental, Self-, and Object Relations Approach." Psychoanalytic Psychology 17 (2000): 106-127.
- "Differential Interventions in Psychotherapy of Borderline, Narcissistic, and Schizoid Personality Disorders: The Masterson Approach." Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy 4 (1997): 233-245.
Glenn F. Rogers (PhD '02, MA '00).
- North American Cross-cultural Church Planting. Mission and Ministry Resources, 2008.
- Becoming a Multiethnic Church: Responding to America's Growing Ethnic Diversity. Mission and Ministry Resources, 2007.
- Evangelizing Immigrants: Outreach and Ministry Among Immigrants and their Children. Mission and Ministry Resources, 2006.
- Understanding American Culture: The Theological and Philosophical Shaping of the American Worldview. Why Are Americans the Way They Are? Mission and Ministry Resources, 2006.
- The Bible Culturally Speaking: The Role of Culture in the Production, Presentation and Interpretation of God's Word. Mission and Ministry Resources, 2004.
- A Basic Introduction to Missions and Missiology. Mission and Ministry Resources, 2003.
- Holistic Ministry and Cross-cultural Mission in Luke-Acts. Mission and Ministry Resources, 2003.
- The Role of Worldview in Missions and Multiethnic Ministry. Mission and Ministry Resources, 2002.
Stephen W. Simpson (PhD '99, MA '97 & '95). What Women Wish You Knew About Dating: A Single Guy's Guide to Romantic Relationships. MI: Baker Books, 2008.
Paul C. C. Szeto (DMin '80). Bridging Cultures Through Language Training (video). CA: ECF International.
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