November 19, 2010
What a wonderful season this is as we set aside time to give thanks. I am particularly grateful this year for the privilege of attending the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town last month. What an amazing gift it was to hear story after story of the Lord's work around the world...and many of those telling their stories were Fuller alumni. We enjoyed wonderful times of worship together, which ended so beautifully in a Communion service where we prayed the Lord's Prayer together in our own languages. It was moving to see 5,000 people from 170 countries all rise to their feet as we sang together "In Christ Alone."
It was certainly a highlight to enjoy a day together with 39 other Fuller alumni, faculty, and friends learning about South Africa and particularly the days of apartheid from a Fuller grad, Clint LeBruyns. I know you will enjoy reading Clint's reflection on this below. Fuller alumni are a blessing to me and to so many others.
May you rejoice with others from every tribe and nation in this confidence:
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.
Mary Hubbard Given
Associate Vice President
Alumni and Church Relations
REFLECTING ON CAPETOWN 2010
Fuller, Welcome to South Africa!
When the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization was held in Cape Town last month, Alumni Council Past Chair Clint Le Bruyns (MAT '99) welcomed the delegation from Fuller to his home country. Here he shares his observations. Read more
What's been happening at Fuller lately?
Check our News and Events page
Missiologist Vinoth Ramachandra Discusses Mission and Global Realities
Brehm Lectures Look at Visual Art and Faith
John August Swanson Gallery Opens
Rabbi Speaks on "Why Faith Matters"
New Issues of Theology, News & Notes and Fuller Focus Released
Read the fall issues of both these magazines online:
Theology, News and Notes
UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
School of Psychology Research Colloquium
November 22 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The final colloquium for Fall Quarter will feature Dr. Kyle Boone of Alliant International University School of Forensic Studies. CE credit available. Read more
Ministry Enrichment Seminars
Save the dates for four of these seminars to be offered Winter Quarter--on self-care for pastors, helping those with mental illness, and more. Read more
UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Alternative Christmas Market
November 19 3:00-9:00 p.m.
Fair trade and other ministry-supporting goods will be on offer for your early Christmas shopping, along with holiday drinks, crafts, and activities for the whole family. Read more
Immigrant Rights and Immigration Reform
November 22 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Juan Martínez, associate dean for the Hispanic Center, will discuss some of the ways one can theologically look at migration and its impact. Read more
Film Screening: Coyote County Loser
December 3 7:00 p.m.
Reel Spirituality and the Fuller Arts Collective will sponsor a screening and discussion with the filmmakers of this romantic comedy. Read more
Save the Date: Integration Symposium
Stanley Hauerwas, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University Divinity School, will be speaker for this annual School of Psychology symposium. Read more
Save the Date: "Forming Hearts" Worship Conference
February 19 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
This year's worship conference from the Brehm Center will feature musicians Ken Medema, Tommy Walker, and John Witvliet of Calvin College. Read more
Save the Date: Payton Lectures
Guest speaker for these annual School of Theology lectures will be Dr. Bernard McGinn, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Check Fuller's events calendar for more upcoming events for alumni and the larger community.
UPCOMING EVENTS: FULLER'S REGIONAL CAMPUSES
Fuller California Coast:
Dr. Nate Feldmeth Preaching
November 21 10:30 a.m.
Professor Nate Feldmeth will be speaking on "The Key to True Security" at Water's Edge: A Church for the South Bay, a satellite campus of Bel Air Presbyterian located in El Segundo, California. Read more
Fuller Southwest Alumni Gathering
January 7 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Save the date for this event for Fuller alumni and friends in the Phoenix area.
Urban Ministry Series: Repairing the Social Fabric of the City
January 18 6:30 p.m.
Save the date for the next in this series of special lectures on urban ministry. Read more
Preaching with Passion Conference
Pastors, save the date for this conference offering teaching and intimate discussion groups with renowned preacher John Lloyd Ogilvie and Mark Labberton, director of Fuller's Ogilvie Institute of Preaching. Read more
UPCOMING EVENTS: ACROSS THE U.S. & THE GLOBE
Dr. Mouw Preaching in Stone Mountain, Georgia
November 21 11:00 a.m.
President Richard Mouw will be preaching at Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia, on "The Authority of the Resurrected Christ." Visit the church's website
Alumni Breakfast / SBL in Atlanta
November 22 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Daniel G. Reid (PhD '82), senior editor with IVP Academic, will speak on the future of publishing at this event during the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more
C. S. Lewis Course in Oxford, U.K.
The Doctor of Ministry Program will offer the course "C. S. Lewis as Model and Mentor" at St. Stephens College in Oxford, led by Dr. Robert Banks. For credit or audit. Read more
WHAT ARE FACULTY READING?
Check out the latest book reviews by Kurt Fredrickson, associate dean for Doctor of Ministry and Continuing Education, and Eddie Gibbs, senior professor of church growth, on their blog Church Then and Now. Dr. Fredrickson reviews Nudge: Awakening Each Other to the God Who's Already There, by Leonard Sweet, and Dr. Gibbs reviews UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity, by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyon.
Thanks and congratulations to the following alumni whose publications have been donated to our Alumni Bookshelf:
J. Todd Billings (MDiv '99).The Word of God for the People of God: An Entryway to the Theological Interpretation of Scripture. Eerdmans, 2010.
Minho Lee (ThM '04) and Eddie Gibbs.LeadershipNext (Korean translation). InterVarsity Press, 2005.
Marilyn McGinnis (MDiv '01):
Discover Judges: Study Guide. Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2009.
Discover Judges: Leader Guide. Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2009.
Matthew: One King to Rule Them All. Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2010.
Fuller Alumnus Installed as Provost at Biola
David P. Nystrom (MDiv '86) was installed this month as provost and senior vice president of Biola University in La Mirada, California. Read more
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