April 19, 2010
Dear Fuller Alumni:
Eastertide...He is risen!...He is risen indeed! The women who came to the tomb to anoint Jesus's body were told, "He's not here. . . . He's gone ahead of you to Galilee. There you will see him (Mark 16:6,7)." Galilee was where these folks lived and worked. It was the place of everyday life for them--where they raised their families, made a living, found their friendships. There they struggled and laughed, loved and learned, lived and died. Jesus was alive and had preceded them to their Galilee. There they would see him!
It's in our everyday lives that he meets us too. The risen Christ goes ahead of us to the classroom, the office, the sanctuary. He meets us at the restaurant, the movie, the gym. The living Lord sits with us in the car, the waiting room, the prison cell. He's gone before us to the place of doubt or hour of loneliness, and he arrived early to the time of celebration or experience of joy. In every moment of the ordinary--or extraordinary--Jesus waits to meet us.
Christ is risen, risen indeed! Every blessing to you, there in your Galilee, for "there you will see him, just as he told you."
Michael Halleen (MDiv '65, DMin '80)
Member, Alumni Council
The Wellspring of Worship
Clayton J. Schmit, DeKruyter Professor of Preaching and Academic Director of the Brehm Center, speaks about the arts in worship allowing us to express what we otherwise cannot. Read more
Two Alumni Council positions are coming open in June, with service beginning in September 2011. Deadline for nominations is May 15! Read more
Distinguished Alumni Award
The Alumni Council is seeking nominees for Fuller's Distinguished Alumni Award, recognizing alumni actively contributing to God's work in the world. The rotating award focuses this year on School of Theology alumni. Read more
What's been happening at Fuller lately?
Check our News and Events page
Payton Lectures Look at Mystical Interpretation of the Bible
Fuller Introduces New iTunesU Channel
Festival of the Arts Highlights Student Creativity
Dr. Mouw Quoted in Time Magazine Cover Story on Rob Bell
UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Ministry Enrichment Seminars
Three of these seminars will be offered Spring Quarter, free and open to all:
Legal Issues in Church Employment & Real Estate
Dennis Kasper, attorney
April 21 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Congregations as Emotional Systems: Implications for Pastors and their Families
Dr. Cameron Lee (PhD '87), professor of family studies
April 26 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Understanding Hospital Chaplaincy: How to Prepare for CPE
Rev. Cheri Coleman (MDiv '03), chaplain
May 4 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
School of Psychology Research Colloquium
April 25 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
This quarter's final colloquium will feature Professor Tanya Luhrmann of Stanford University, on "An Attentional Learning Theory of Religious Experience." Read more
UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Social Justice Discussion with World Vision
April 28 7:00-8:30 p.m.
"The Future of Social Justice Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation" will be the topic of a talk given by Adam Taylor, vice president of advocacy at World Vision. Read more
Fuller Follies Returns
April 28 6:30-8:00 p.m.
All Seminary Council brings back a tradition of comedy and fun with this Fuller-style version of Saturday Night Live in Travis Auditorium. Alumni are welcome to attend and to perform. For guidelines and a performance application, email email@example.com
Desayuno de Pastores/Brunch for Hispanic Pastors
May 4 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
This Spanish-language brunch will feature Marcel Ponton (PhD '89) speaking on "Mente Sana, Ministerio Sano: Reflexiones sobre Teología y Psicología" ("Healthy Mind, Healthy Ministry: Reflections on Theology and Psychology") Read more
Preaching and Justice Conference
"Mighty Waters: Preaching & Living God's Passion for Justice" will be the theme for this conference for church leaders, featuring International Justice Mission's Gary Haugen and others. Because of a special gift, fee has been reduced! Read more
Visual Images in Interfaith Settings
May 6 1:00-5:00 p.m.
The Brehm Center's Visual Faith Institute will discuss findings on "Living Images: The Visual Culture of Islam and Buddhism in Los Angeles" at the Pacific Asia Museum. Read more
Sara Groves and Gary Haugen Concert Event
May 6 7:00 p.m.
Recording artist Sara Groves will lead an evening of worship, with Gary Haugen of International Justice Mission speaking. Read more
School of Psychology Research Presentations
May 9 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Join faculty and students as they present and discuss the different research projects being pursued in the School of Psychology and Travis Research Institute. Read more
"Churches Engaging Society for the Common Good"
May 9 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Jeff Carr, Chief of Staff for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, will speak about ways churches can make an impact in their surrounding communities. Read more
Film Screening: "Miss Representation"
May 13 7:00 p.m.
Reel Spirituality will sponsor a screening of this award-winning documentary on the portrayal of women in the media, with discussion to follow. Read more
Stanley Hauerwas on "Why Habit Matters"
May 19 7:30-9:30 p.m.
This will be one of two talks on "Understanding Virtue: Bridging Neuroscience and Philosophy" cosponsored by Fuller's School of Psychology and Caltech. Read more
Baccalaureate with John Goldingay
June 1 10:00-11:00 a.m.
John Goldingay, Fuller's David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament, is speaker for this year's Baccalaureate service. Read more
Check Fuller's events calendar for more upcoming events for alumni and the larger community.
UPCOMING EVENTS: FULLER'S REGIONAL CAMPUSES
Fuller Northern California:
Windrider Film Forum
Fuller Northern California's second annual Bay Area Windrider Film Forum will include a variety of screenings and panel discussions. Read more
Chap Clark at First Presbyterian Berkeley
May 14 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Professor and Vice Provost Chap Clark will lead this community seminar, "Parenting Teens: Helping Kids Flourish in Today's World," at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley. Read more
N. T. Wright Lectures
Mark your calendar for these two Sacramento lectures with Bishop N.T. Wright:
2:00-4:00 p.m. "The Challenge of Paul for Tomorrow's World," with panel of Fuller faculty respondents (Cost: $15)
7:00-9:00 p.m. "Kingdom and Cross: The Forgotten Message of the Gospels" (Cost: $10)
Urban Ministry Presentation
May 3 6:30 p.m.
"Leadership for the City" will be the focus for the next talk in Fuller Northwest's Urban Ministry Series. Read more
"Te Deum" Premiere
May 16 7:30 p.m.
The Texas Master Chorale and orchestra will perform Te Deum by composer Dan Forrest, the first concert piece of music commissioned and released by Fuller's Fred Bock Institute of Music. Read more
Fuller California Coast:
"Science, Creation, and the Bible: Reconciling Rival Theories of Origins"
May 26 7:00 p.m.
At this Conversations on Culture event, biblical scholar Tremper Longman will discuss a way to reconcile the seeming conflict between scientific and biblical accounts of creation. Read more
KNOW SOMEONE who is considering attending seminary?
Invite them to attend a prospective student event at the Fuller campus in your area--and come along if you wish.
Thanks and congratulations to the following alumni whose publications have been donated to our Alumni Bookshelf:
Diane G. Chen (PhD '04, MAT '97).Let Me More of Their Beauty See. Smyth & Helwys, 2011.
Craig L. Goodwin (MDiv '95).Year of Plenty: One Suburban Family, Four Rules, and 365 Days of Homegrown Adventure in Pursuit of Christian Living. Augsburg Fortress, 2011.
James L. Papandrea (MDiv '89).The Wedding of the Lamb: A Historical Approach to the Book of Revelation. Pickwick, 2011.
Lewis E. Winkler (PhD '09).Contemporary Muslim and Christian Responses to Religious Plurality. Pickwick, 2011.
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