May 13, 2011
Dear Fuller Alumni:
If there was one verse I could remove from Scripture...
I know, that sounds like a heretical statement from a member of Fuller's School of Theology faculty. Nonetheless, if there was one verse that I could remove, it would be Paul's words in Romans 5:3-4: "Suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope."
I don't like to suffer. I don't like anyone else to suffer. But I especially cringe when I see young people suffer.
In this issue of AlumNews, you'll read about folks committed to walking into the painful world of teenagers in order to help young people know Christ and make him known. In her work with teenagers, Lori MacDonald has learned what many of us have learned: suffering in life is inevitable. The good news from Romans 5 that we can share with others is that there is hope--lots of hope.
Whether you share my and Lori's passion to work with kids or God has called you to love and serve a different age group, may you help those around you experience a new vision of hope today.
Executive Director, Fuller Youth Institute
ALUMNI IN ACTION
Bringing God's Light to the World of Public Education
Lori MacDonald (MA '06) finds daily opportunities for ministry in her leadership role at a charter middle school. Read her story
SEEKING YOUR NOMINATIONS!
Two Alumni Council positions are coming open in June, with service beginning in September 2011. Deadline for nominations is May 23! 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
Retiring Provost Sherwood Lingenfelter Honored
President Mouw Speaks on Christian Responses to Bin Laden's Death
L.A. Mayor's Chief of Staff Speaks on Church and Society
Story in Huffington Post Features Fuller Program Director
What's new on video?
Vicente Fox: "Transforming Leadership and Faith in Latin America"
Nancy Ortberg and Jim Candy: "Catalytic Leadership"
Stanley Hauerwas: "Reflections on God and Mental Illness"
John Witvliet: "Forming Hearts, Creating Art"
Visit Fuller on iTunesU and Vimeo for much more.
Turn $25 into $50 for Scholarships
Over the past 64 years we've seen God's faithfulness to Fuller in many ways, including the generous financial support of our alumni. Thanks to a Challenge Match offered by a friend of Fuller, any gift you make by June 30 will double in impact. Join us in supporting students with a gift to the Charles E. Fuller Scholarship fund. Click here to donate. Gifts of any size double in impact to equip future alumni to fulfill the manifold ministries of Christ and his Church!
UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Ministry Enrichment Seminars
Mark your calendar now for these free seminars coming in the summer:
Ministry and Marriage: Disaster or Delight?
Sharon Hargrave, director, Strong Marriages, Successful Ministries
July 12 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Weddings: Beyond the Cake and Rings
Rev. Dr. Phil Carlson, senior pastor, Bethany Church of Sierra Madre
July 18 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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
May 14 6:00 p.m.
"Jazz Vespers: Playing in Tongues--Creation and Recreation" is a service designed and led by Worship, Theology, and Arts student Gillian Grannum. Read more
"Educational Justice for All of California's Children"
May 18 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Fuller's Peace and Justice Advocates (PJA) will host this informal discussion with Rev. Frank Alton, executive director of Prepare the Future California. Read more
Japanese Culture Week
Support Japanese earthquake victims by visiting the Catalyst for an exhibition of the earthquake, performances, an origami booth, performances, tea, and more. More information: email@example.com
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. The second, to be held at Caltech, will take place the following evening, May 20.Read more
ArtVentures: Master's Thesis Projects
May 20 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
This display will showcase the work of students completing degrees emphasizing theology and art or worship, theology, and the arts. Refreshments will be served. Read more
"Eleemosynary" Stage Production
May 20, 21, 27, 28 8:00 p.m.
The Fuller Company will stage four performances of Eleemosynary, a theatrical play that depicts the complexity, joys, struggles, and humor of family relationships. Read more
President Richard J. Mouw
May 31 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Professor Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
June 9 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Watch and interact with Dr. Mouw and with Dr. Kärkkäinen in these live "online visits." Only an internet connection is needed.
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
Fuller Vocal Ensemble Spring Concert
June 4 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating the Brehm Center's 10th anniversary theme, "Engaging the Senses," this concert will feature works by Byrd, Rutter, Part, Whitacre, and others. Read more
Emerging Spiritualities in the American Church
June 8 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Authors and cultural commentators Tony Jones, Phyllis Tickle, and Lauren Winner will discuss spirituality and changes in the American church. Read more
June 11 10:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Fuller's 62nd annual all-seminary Commencement ceremony will take place at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. Read more
Read the stories of some of this year's graduates
Alumni Dinner at UMC Annual Meeting
June 16 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Alumni and friends are invited to this dinner with Professor Scott Cormode during the annual meeting of the Cal-Pacific Region of the United Methodist Church. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check Fuller's events calendar for more upcoming events for alumni and the larger community.
UPCOMING EVENTS: FULLER'S REGIONAL CAMPUSES
Fuller Northern California:
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
"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 Conversations: Remix as Redemption
May 23 7:00-9:00 p.m.
This gathering will focus on popular music, film, art, and culture and consider what it means to take something bad and transform it into something good. 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
Urban Ministry Series: "A Spirituality for the City"
July 19 6:30 p.m.
Save the date: The concluding event in this year's urban ministry series will feature speakers from St. Leo's Jesuit Parish and the Catholic Worker Community in Tacoma. Read more
Thanks and congratulations to the following alumni whose publications have been donated to our Alumni Bookshelf:
Phil Newton (DMin '90).Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals. Day One, 2011.
Nene Ramientos ('71).From Sand Castles to the Stars and Beyond. Heart of Worship Community Church Media Ministry, 2011.
Tobin Wilson (DMin '03).Arete Again: Missional Adventures in Theology and Life. San Juan Publishing, 2011.
Faith and Culture Conference with Miroslav Volf
This conference at the St. Malo Retreat Center in Allenspark, Colorado, will be led by Dr. Volf--theologian, alumnus, and former Fuller professor--on ways Christians should understand and relate to Muslims. Remaining space limited. Read more
Clinical Psychologist Vacancy
Christian Psychological Services in Martinsburg, West Virginia, is seeking an additional clinical or child psychologist. This fast-growing private practice is interconnected with the local school system, churches, and City Hospital/WVU. Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter of interest, and statement of faith to DrH@christian-psychological.com.
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