September 22, 2010
It is with great joy that I write to you as we begin another school year at Fuller. Fuller is a busy place right now! This week we welcome all our new students. Next week alumni, faculty, staff, and students can participate in two special events: a book signing with President Richard Mouw featuring the new edition of his classic work Uncommon Decency, and our annual Festival of Beginnings--when we come together as a seminary community to begin the academic year in worship and fellowship. The theme for this year is "Joyful, Patient, Faithful"--from Romans 12:12: "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer"--and Dr. Mouw will speak at the Festival of Beginnings on "Educating with Joy."
At this beginning of the new year we are sharing with you an Alumni in Action story featuring Tyler Zabriskie, who has made a new beginning of his own. His is a wonderful story of God's call and the changes that are sometimes required. We also hope that you, as alumni, will take advantage of the many resources that are available to you found in this newsletter and on our website. As you face change in your own life, may you be filled with the joy of the Lord.
Mary Hubbard Given
Associate Vice President
Alumni and Church Relations
ALUMNI IN ACTION
A New Beginning
Tyler Zabriskie (MA Missiology '88), newly appointed vice president with the American Refugee Committee, embraces change in his life as he helps refugees do the same. Read his story
Lessons Learned in Haiti
Rick Williamson (PhD '02, MA '98), who begins as the Alumni Council's new chair for 2010-2011, describes how God can reveal new insights through recurring challenges. Read more
Distinguished Alumni Award
The Alumni Council is seeking nominees for Fuller's Distinguished Alumni Award, recognizing and honoring alumni actively contributing to God's work in the world. This rotating award will focus this year on School of Theology alumni. Read more
Are You Going to Cape Town 2010?
If you will be attending the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town in October, please let us know! Several representatives from Fuller will be there and we are planning a number of opportunities to gather with you. Read more and let us know here.
What's been happening at Fuller lately?
Check our News and Events page
Dr. Mouw Appointed to ATS Presidency
Fuller Hosts Scholars from China for Psychology Conference
New Trustees Andy Crouch and Daniel Meyer Interviewed
See What's New on iTunesU!
Did you know that you can watch most of Fuller's campus events--from chapel services to lectures to seminars--on iTunesU? A free software download is all that's needed.
UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
School of Psychology Research Colloquia
These lectures offer the option of CE credit for participants. Upcoming speakers:
Dr. Charlotte Witvliet, Hope College Department of Psychology
October 4 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dr. Ezer Kang, Columbia University Medical Center
October 11 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
School of Psychology Continuing Education Day
October 30 1:00 p.m.
"Challenges Facing Group Therapy Leaders: Understanding and Working with Difficult Group Behaviors" will be the topic of this lecture and live demonstration. Read more
Ministry Enrichment Seminars
These Field Education seminars on practical ministry issues are open to alumni at no cost. Upcoming topics:
Legal Issues in Church Counseling
October 28 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Spiritual Formation, Sexuality and Ministry
November 8 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Brehm Center Labs
Lab courses offered by the Brehm Center Fall Quarter will be Basics of Photography and Final Cut. Read more
C. S. Lewis Course in Oxford, U.K.
June 13-17, 2011
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, former professor of the ministry of the laity at Fuller. For credit or audit. Read more
UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Asian American Women of Leadership Book Signing
September 25 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
The Southern California Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity and Fuller's Office of Alumni and Church Relations will celebrate the release of the book Mirrored Reflections: Reframing Biblical Characters.Read more
Forum and Book Signing with Dr. Mouw
September 28 5:00 p.m.
President Richard J. Mouw will discuss and sign the newly released edition of his classic book Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World.Read more
FESTIVAL OF BEGINNINGS
10:00 a.m. Worship Service First United Methodist Church
11:00 a.m. Reception Pasadena campus mall
All alumni are warmly invited to join with the Fuller community in celebration of a new academic year! Dr. Mouw will speak on "Educating for Joy" in the service, followed by a time of food and fellowship on the mall. Read more
An Evening Under the Stars
September 30 7:00 p.m.
Student group The Fuller Company will offer an evening of staged theatrical readings and live music under the stars in Barker Commons. Read more
Conference: Just Peacemaking and 21st Century Discipleship
The Lord's Day Alliance of the U.S. will sponsor this conference on spirituality and social justice with Fuller, to include talks by Fuller faculty members Glen Stassen, Warren Brown, Martin Accad, and Juan Martínez. Read more
Rouault Art Exhibit at Hubbard Library
The Brehm Center is sponsoring an exhibit, "Rouault: Selected Images from Seeing Christ in the Darkness," featuring the work of French expressionist artist Georges Rouault at the David Allan Hubbard Library. Library opening hours
Film Screening and Discussion with Critics
October 8 6:45 p.m.
Fuller's Reel Spirituality Institute will host a screening of award-winning South Korean film Secret Sunshine, followed by a panel discussion with distinguished film critics. Read more
Social Media Bootcamp
October 19 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
This workshop with pastor and social media veteran Doug Pagitt will cover ministry uses of blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and broadcast media. Read more
Ustream.tv Broadcast with Roberta King
October 21 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Watch and interact with Associate Professor of Communication and Ethnomusicology Roberta King in this live "online visit." Only an internet connection is needed. Read more
Conversation on Theology and Film
October 22 1:00-2:30 p.m.
"Filmmaking as Community" will be the topic of a discussion with director Lauralee Farrer and actor Tony Hale from the upcoming feature film Not That Funny.Read more
Save the Date: Brehm Lectures 2010
Robin M. Jensen of Vanderbilt University and artist John August Swanson will speak on "The Narrative of Life: Faith and Visual Art" for this year's Brehm Lectures. Read more
Check Fuller's events calendar for more upcoming events for alumni and the larger community.
UPCOMING EVENTS: FULLER'S REGIONAL CAMPUSES
Fall Convocation and Dedication of New Campus
September 25 5:00 p.m.
A dinner, dessert, and time of worship will celebrate the new Phoenix campus and honor Dr. Al Glenn on his retirement. Read more
Preaching with Passion Conference in Denver Area
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from renowned speaker John Lloyd Ogilvie in a small group setting. This conference, sponsored by Fuller's Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching, will inspire and equip pastors to preach with boldness and new passion. Read more
Special Events in Colorado Springs
Lecture and Q&A with Dr. Mouw
October 18 8:00 p.m.
October 19 7:30 p.m.
Christian-Jewish Dialogue and Dinner with Dr. Mouw
October 20 6:00 p.m.
"Seeds of Greatness" Dinner
October 22 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Find out what's in store for Fuller Northwest at this important fundraising dinner. Read more
UPCOMING EVENTS: ACROSS THE U.S.
Alumni Evening with Dr. Mouw in Iowa
October 22 7:00 p.m.
Alumni and friends are invited to an evening of discussion and refreshments with President Mouw at the home of trustee Mary Andringa in Mitchellville, Iowa. Read more
Alumni Gathering in Atlanta
November 1 7:00-9:00 a.m.
Save the date: Fuller alumni and friends will have an opportunity to gather at the Hyatt Regency Hotel during the American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Details to come
Event for Alumni During SBL in Atlanta
November 22 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Fuller alumni and friends will have an opportunity to gather at the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Save the date
WHAT ARE FACULTY READING?
Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies Wilmer Villacorta, who teaches in Fuller's MAGL program, offers the following reading recommendation:
Ruth Haley Barton, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry (InterVarsity Press, 2008).
Barton's book provides an innovative approach to leading from within that the author defines as "soul-full" leadership. Written from the author's personal journey on the struggle of ministry and productivity, the book also provides germane and creative ideas to confront one's human tendency to burnout in ministry--a very common pattern.
Lawrence Hart (DMin '84):
A Little Book of Sanity: Finding Serenity in an Age of Anxiety. The Omega Project, 2010.
God and You: Discussing Big Questions with Young Readers.The Omega Project, 2010.
A Children's Book of Common Prayer. The Omega Project, 2010.
Numinous: Reflections on the Mystery of Preaching. The Omega Project, 2010.
Paul Koehler (MAICS '00).Telling God's Stories With Power: Biblical Storytelling in Oral Cultures. William Carey Library, 2010.
David Mishkin (MAICS '95).The Wisdom of Alfred Edersheim: Gleanings from a 19th Century Jewish Christian Scholar. Wipf & Stock, 2008.
Kristin Ritzau (MACL '06).A Beautiful Mess: A Perfectionist's Journey Through Self-Care. Conversant Media Group, 2010.
Larry Warner (MAT '95).Journey with Jesus: Discovering the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatious. InterVarsity Press, 2010.
United Nations Day Global Festival 2010
October 24 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
This free family festival day will include an international marketplace of eco-products, indigenous handmade crafts, and food from around the world. Read more
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