January 14, 2011
This fall President Richard Mouw released a revised and expanded edition of Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World. Dr. Mouw comments on a statement by historian Martin Marty, who describes a common problem in the modern world. Many civil people often lack strong convictions, and those with strong convictions aren't always very civil. The tragic events in Tucson this past week highlighted the toxic cultural environment we live in. In his book, Dr. Mouw encourages us to find a path in between these two extremes to engage in substantive dialogue with "convicted civility."
In October 2010, the Colorado regional campus hosted Dr. Mouw for a series of interfaith dialogue events designed to create a model for this kind of cultural conversation. We took an honest look at some of the challenging topics of interfaith/interreligious dialogue--Protestant-Catholic, Evangelical-Mormon, and Christian-Jewish--tackling the tough questions but also seeking some common ground. These kinds of events illustrate the distinctive role of Fuller Theological Seminary in the modern world.
In this issue of AlumNews you will read about a new and enlightening interfaith journal developed by a group of Fuller alums that offers theological insight and practical tips on how to engage in interfaith dialogue in your community. And keep your eyes open for other opportunities related to this topic that appear regularly in this monthly AlumNews e-newsletter.
May your conversations in 2011 be filled with "convicted civility."
Director, Colorado Regional Campus
ALUMNI IN ACTION
Interfaith Dialogue: Four Alumni Engaging a "Third Way"
Four alumni interested in a "third way" of pursuing interfaith dialogue have come together to launch the Evanglical Interfaith Dialogue Journal at Fuller. Read their story
What's been happening at Fuller lately?
Check our News and Events page
2010 Year in Review
Dr. Mouw Speaks about "Restless Patience"
Chapel Celebrates Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Fuller Youth Institute Kicks Off "Sticky Faith" Cohort
A NEW WEBSITE from the Ogilvie Institute for Preaching:
Just launched! Pastors and preachers, visit this new website for helpful resources and support--information on new conferences, preacher-formation Micah Groups, a preacher prayer network, video and audio resources and more. Spread the word!
UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Ministry Enrichment Seminars
Four of these seminars will be offered Winter Quarter, free and open to all:
Recognizing and Helping Those with Mental Illness in the Church
James Stout, pastor and author
January 25 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Self-Care for Pastors: Attending to the Mind, Body, and Spirit
Dr. Alexis Abernethy, professor of psychology
January 31 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Pastoral Care of Military Veterans
Panel: Iraqi war veteran and psychologists
February 3 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Women in Pastoral Ministry
Panel of women pastors
February 23 3:00-5:00 p.m.
School of Psychology Research Colloquia
These lectures are open to all, and offer the option of CE credit:
Understanding and Preventing Adolescent Substance Abuse
Dr .James Bray, Baylor College of Medicine
January 24 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Greatest of the Virtues? God, Gifts, Gratitude, and Giving
Dr. Robert Emmons, University of California Davis
January 31 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Connectivity, Neuroimaging and Neuropsychology's Future
Dr. Erin Bigler, Brigham Young University
February 28 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Ustream.tv Broadcast with Desiree Segura-April
January 18 4:00-5:00 p.m. (rescheduled from December)
Watch and interact with Assistant Professor of Children at Risk Desiree Segura-April in this live "online visit." Only an internet connection is needed. Read more
Peace and Justice Implications of Interfaith Dialogue
January 19 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Professor of Systematic Theology Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen will speak on interfaith dialogue, peace and justice, sponsored by Fuller's Peace and Justice Advocates. Read more
Conversations on Theology and Art: The "Vineyard Imagination"
January 21 10:00 a.m.
Tanya Luhrmann, professor of anthropology at Stanford University, will offer observations from her research into using imagination in prayer. Read more
Prayer Retreat: An Unhurried Day with Jesus
January 22 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Alumni are welcome to join in this morning of rest and renewal at the Los Angeles Arboretum, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Cost is $12. More details: email@example.com or 626-584-5433
"Poetic Theology" with William Dyrness
January 28 1:00 p.m.
Professor Bill Dyrness will sign his new book Poetic Theology and offer comments, along with guest faculty member John Witvliet of the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship. Read more
Asian American Symposium
"Living Out The Gospel: Asian American History -- The Lost Coin" will be the theme for this two-day symposium sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity. Read more
Stanley Hauerwas at Integration Symposium
"God and Mental Illness" will be the topic with speaker Stanley Hauerwas, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University Divinity School. Read more
Worship Conference with Tommy Walker, Ken Medema, John Witvliet
February 19 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
"Forming Hearts, Creating Art" is the theme of this conference for worship leaders, pastors, and lay leaders, featuring three notable speakers. Read more
What Your Kids Are Watching: "Glee" Screening with Chap Clark and Ralph Winter
February 23 7:00 p.m.
Fuller Vice Provost Chap Clark and producer Ralph Winter will screen and discuss the religiously themed "Grilled Cheesus" of the hit show Glee.Read more
African American Pastors' Brunch
February 25 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Save the date for this brunch for pastors and church leaders. Details to come
Film Screening: 41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers
February 25 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Brehm Center and Reel Spirituality Initiative will host a screening and discussion of the film 41st & Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers in honor of Black History Month. Read more
Save the Date: Payton Lectures
Guest speaker for these annual School of Theology lectures will be Dr. Bernard McGinn, the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley 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
Preaching with Passion Conference
Pastors, do not miss 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
Urban Ministry Series: Repairing the Social Fabric of the City
January 18 6:30 p.m.
The next in this year's urban ministry series will feature Joe Chrastil and Christa Mazzone Palmberg of Sound Alliance discussing community organizing principles. Read more
Fuller Northern California:
Kara Powell in Saratoga
January 30 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Professor Kara Powell will speak at Saratoga Federated Church on "Sticky Faith," offering counsel for ways adults can help kids develop a deep and lasting faith. Read more
Save the Date:
N. T. Wright Coming to Fuller Sacramento
Details on time and tickets to come.
Fuller California Coast:
Conversations on Culture: C. S. Lewis
January 21 7:00 p.m.
Professor Nate Feldmeth will discuss C. S. Lewis and Voyage of the Dawn Treader.Read more
Discussion with Eddie Gibbs
February 16 6:30 p.m.
Senior Professor Eddie Gibbs will discuss how megatrends shape Christian community. More details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-975-0775
CityFest with Luis Palau: Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help staff the Fuller Southwest booth at this festival at Tempe Town Lake. If you would like to help represent Fuller Southwest at this event, contact Tavya at email@example.com or 602-220-0400.
UPCOMING EVENTS: ACROSS THE U.S.
Fuller at Sundance in Park City, Utah
Nearly 50 Fuller students, faculty, staff, and guests will be attending the Sundance Film Festival as part of an immersive course taught by Dr. Craig Detweiler. Local Fuller alumni or those attending the festival who would like to participate in any of the class sessions or special events offered during the week should contact Will Stoller-Lee, director for the Windrider Film Forum, firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-385-0085. Read more
Reception in Grand Rapids, Michigan
January 27 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Join other Fuller alumni, friends, and prospective students at this Fuller reception to be held in tandem with the Calvin College Worship Conference. Professor Todd Johnson will speak. Learn more about the Worship Conference here; for details on the reception, contact Joyce Hiendarto at email@example.com.
Alumni Dinner in Washington DC
February 2 6:30 p.m.
President Richard J. Mouw will speak on “Christian Leadership in Public Life” at this dinner in conjunction with the National Prayer Breakfast. Read more
International Neuropsychological Society Dinner
February 4 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Warren Brown, director of the Travis Research Institute, will speak at this dinner for alumni and friends held during the INS annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more
KNOW SOMEONE who is considering attending seminary?
Invite them to attend a prospective student event at the Fuller campus in your area. Attend with them, if you wish!
Prospective Student Night (Seattle) January 26, 6:30 p.m.
Fuller Evening Visit (Pasadena) January 31, 5:00 p.m.
Seminary Over Coffee (Houston) February 7, 7:00 p.m.
Discover Fuller (Menlo Park) February 7, 7:00 p.m.
Prospective Student Night (Phoenix) February 8, 5:15 p.m.
Prospective Student Night (Irvine) February 8, 7:00 p.m.
Discover Fuller (Sacramento) February 10, 7:00 p.m.
Thanks and congratulations to the following alumni whose publications have been donated to our Alumni Bookshelf:
Mitsuo Fukuda (DMiss '92).Upward, Outward, Inward: Passing on the Baton of Discipleship. Wide Margin, 2010.
Robert Reese (MAMiss '96).Roots & Remedies of the Dependency Syndrome in World Missions. William Carey Library, 2010.
Robert Voyle (PsyD '95).Restoring Hope: Appreciative Strategies to Resolve Grief and Resentment. The Appreciative Way, 2010.
Alumna Featured on Southern California Public Radio
The work of Elizabeth Chang (PsyD '09, MSMFT '02) at a mental health clinic threatened by budget cuts is highlighted in a recent news segment on Southern California's KPCC radio. Read more
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Service in Altadena
January 16 3:00 p.m.
Rev. George Van Alstine (ThM '62, BD '61), senior pastor of Altadena Baptist Church, will be keynote speaker at this community celebration sponsored by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) of Pasadena. The service will be held at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Altadena. Read more
Mike McNichols Presentation
Director of Fuller California Coast McNichols will present a paper to the Society of Vineyard Scholars annual conference in Seattle, Washington, on "Atonement as Kingdom Reality."
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