October 17, 2008
The seminary theme for this year is "Sharing the Gospel, Sharing Ourselves." This seems like a particularly appropriate theme for Fuller. After all, the founder, Charles E. Fuller, was a radio evangelist who shared the gospel and himself each week. I still meet people who came to faith through his popular broadcast, "The Old Fashioned Revival Hour." And those of you old enough to remember the broadcast will well remember the personal side of the Fullers, as Dr. Fuller asked his wife "Honey" to read the letters from listeners each week.
Today, Fuller alumni/ae like Robert Reyes, whose story is told below, continue the work of sharing the gospel and themselves in the U.S. and 129 other countries around the world. And as we remember Charles E. Fuller's "Old Fashioned Revival Hour," we see in its theme song--"Jesus Saves!"--echoes of this year's seminary theme: "Give the winds a mighty voice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves! Let the nations now rejoice: Jesus saves! Jesus saves! Shout salvation full and free; Highest hills and deepest caves; This our song of victory: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!"
May the nations rejoice as you shout (and whisper) salvation full and free!
Mary Hubbard Given
Associate Vice President
Alumni/ae and Church Relations
ALUMNI/AE IN ACTION
Studying the Educational Needs of Latino/a Students
As research director for the Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning at Goshen College, Robert Reyes (PhD '95, MDiv '92) seeks to better serve a growing Latino/a population. Read full story at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=4930.
On Rediscovering Fuller
Alumni/ae Council member Gene Daniels (ThM '99; MDiv '62) shares his experience of reconnecting with the seminary after a time of disconnection. Read his reflection at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=4932.
Festival of Beginnings Launches New Academic Year
The Fuller community joined together for this annual worship service and outdoor reception to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/festival-08.aspx.
New Seminary Theme Introduced in Chapel
Director of Chapel Doug Nason introduced and spoke on Fuller's new campuswide theme for the 2007-2008 year, "Sharing the Gospel, Sharing Ourselves." Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/nason-chapel08.aspx.
Brehm Center Celebrates Acquisition of Artwork
The Brehm Center at Fuller Seminary has acquired a notable work of art, the serigraph The Procession, by Los Angeles artist John August Swanson. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/brehm-artwork.aspx.
Office of Career Services Adopts New Name
The Office of Career Services at Fuller has changed its name to the Office of Vocational Discernment and Career Services to better reflect its mission and services. Read more at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=4934.
School of Psychology News: Travis Research Institute Launches New Website
The Travis Research Institute has a new website at www.travisinstitute.org, detailing research accomplishments and opportunities in the School of Psychology as well as research colloquia for the academic year. Take a moment to explore the new site.
School of Intercultural Studies News: A Letter from the Dean
Dean C. Douglas McConnell offers a news update from the School of Intercultural Studies at the beginning of the new academic year. Read his letter at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=4938.
New Issue of Theology News & Notes Released
The fall 2008 issue of Theology News & Notes magazine has been released and is available online at documents.fuller.edu/news/pubs/tnn/2008_Fall.
UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Lecture on Mental Illness in China
Psychologist and clinical professor Martin Gittelman will speak Wednesday, October 29, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., on "Effective Treatment and Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Persons with Schizophrenia in a Chinese Rural Area" in Travis Auditorium. CE credit available. For details, contact Tim Kelly at email@example.com or 626-578-0918, or see julia.fuller.edu/departments/alum/Gittelman_flyer1.pdf.
School of Psychology Research Colloquia
Fall quarter research colloquia will be offered by the School of Psychology on Monday, November 10, and Monday, December 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. each day in Travis Auditorium. Alumni/ae may receive one CE unit for each lecture. For details, visit documents.fuller.edu/sop/travis/ce.asp.
Brehm Center Labs
The Brehm Center is offering two "lab" courses fall quarter, open to all for a fee: Creativity in Clay with artist Christopher Slatoff, and Worship Planning Resources with Fred Bock Institute Director Ed Willmington. For details and to register, visit www.brehmcenter.com/education/non-degree-programs.
Ministry Enrichment Seminars
This fall's Ministry Enrichment Seminars, open to all at no charge, will include Faith-Based Conflict Transformation, Legal Issues in Church Counseling, and a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) panel. For details, visit www.fuller.edu/current-students/resources/field-ed/ministry-enrichment-seminars.aspx.
Continuing Education Courses through Fuller DMin
To make Doctor of Ministry education accessible to more members of the church community, several courses have been opened to a limited number of non-program participants. Read more and see course list at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=4942.
UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA
"Future of Global Theology" Symposium
A symposium will be held Thursday, October 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in connection with the public launch of The Global Dictionary of Theology, edited by Fuller faculty members William A. Dyrness, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, and Juan Martínez. Read more at www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=4664.
Interfaith Arts Colloquium
"Temples of the Heart: A Colloquium on the Role of Visual Culture in Spiritual Practice," an interfaith arts colloquium sponsored by the Brehm Center and led by Professor of Theology and Culture Bill Dyrness, will be held Thursday, October 23, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Pacific Asia Museum. Read more at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=4946.
Hispanic Church Studies Events
The Hispanic Church Studies Department will host Spanish-language chapels Thursday, October 30 and Thursday, December 4, both at 10:00 a.m. in the department's student lounge; a Prospective Students' Day on Thursday, November 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Geneva Room; and a Christmas luncheon on December 4 at 12:30 p.m. in Payton 101. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-584-5586.
This year's Missiology Lectures will be offered by the School of Intercultural Studies Wednesday-Thursday, November 5-6, on "Missiology and Mary in Latin America: The Southern Church and a Fresh Mission Movement," with speaker Valdir Steuernagel, vice president for Christian commitments at World Vision. Read more at www.fuller.edu/academics/school-of-intercultural-studies/missiology-lectures.aspx.
Pastors' Breakfast with Dr. Mouw
President Richard J. Mouw will speak on "The Missional Church" at a breakfast for pastors on Thursday, November 13, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. in Payton 101. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni/ae and Church Relations. For details, visit www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=2450.
Save the date: The School of Psychology's Integration Symposium will be held February 18-20, 2009, with consulting psychologist Kelly O'Donnell speaking on missionary member care.
An Evening with N. T. Wright
Save the date: Bishop and New Testament scholar N. T. Wright will speak at Lake Avenue Church on Thursday, February 26, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. Read more at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=4948.
To see additional upcoming events for alumni/ae and the larger community, visit www.fuller.edu/about-fuller/news-events/calendars/default.aspx.
UPCOMING EVENTS: FULLER'S REGIONAL CAMPUSES
Fuller California Coast:
This time for students and spouses to gather in worship, prayer, and conversation will take place Friday, November 7, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dr. Dennis and Trevecca Okholm will lead conversation on what it means to live a life of ministry as a married couple. Please RSVP to 949-975-0775 or email email@example.com.
Prospective Student Meeting in Irvine
Those interested in learning more about Fuller and its campus in Irvine are invited to attend this event Thursday, November 20, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., which will include a visit to a class session.
Both events will take place at Fuller Seminary California Coast's classrooms at 2021 Business Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92612. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-975-0775.
Fuller Northern California:
Professors, students, and staff will be on hand for this casual evening to get acquainted and share information about Fuller Northern California on Thursday, October 23, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Menlo Park campus. RSVP requested. For details, visit www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=2474.
Prospective Student Nights
These evenings will offer information about the unique mission of Fuller Southwest, answer important questions, and give you a taste of what classes are like:
LAS VEGAS: Friday, October 17, 5:15–6:15 p.m., at the Renewing Life Center
PHOENIX: Thursday, October 23, 5:15–6:15 p.m., at the FSW Classroom
For more information, visit www.fuller.edu/campuses-online/southwest.aspx. RSVP encouraged, to email@example.com or 602-220-0400, ext. 101.
Lecture on C. S. Lewis
The Fuller Southwest campus will serve as host to one of two lectures given by author Will Vaus on C. S. Lewis Wednesday, October 22. Read more at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=4950.
UPCOMING EVENTS: ACROSS THE U.S.
Alumni/ae Gathering in North Carolina: Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit
Fuller alumni/ae and friends will gather Saturday, November 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., to hear Fuller Professor of New Testament Interpretation Joel B. Green speak, meet our new Associate Vice President for Alumni/ae and Church Relations Mary Hubbard Given, and view the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-584-5498.
Alumni/ae Breakfast in Chicago
A breakfast for alumni/ae and friends with Joel Green and Mary Hubbard Given will be held in Chicago, Illinois in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion annual meeting on Sunday, November 2, from 7:00 to 8:45 a.m. Read more at www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=4688.
School of Psychology's Jeffrey Bjorck Recognized
Professor of Psychology Jeffrey P. Bjorck was recently interviewed on the topic "Do Christians Need Psychologists?" on LifeTalk radio; listen at www.lifetalk.net/media/SGLive/mp3/SGL081001.mp3. An earlier interview, on "Clean Water Saves Lives," can be heard at www.lifetalk.net/media/SGLive/mp3/SGL080909.mp3. His most recent piano CD, This I Know: Ageless Hymns of Faith, has been receiving positive reviews, including one by Christian Century at www.christiancentury.org/article.lasso?id=4933.
Thanks and congratulations to the following alumni whose publications have been donated to our Alumni/ae Bookshelf:
Craig N. Detweiler (PhD '07):
A Purple State of Mind: Finding Middle Ground in a Divided Culture. Harvest House Publishers, 2008.
Into the Dark: Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st Century. Baker Academic, 2008.
Mark J. Galli (MDiv '78). Beyond Smells & Bells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy. Paraclete Press, 2008.
Mitch L. Glaser (PhD '99) and Darrell L. Bock, To the Jew First: The Case for Jewish Evangelism in Scripture and History. Chosen People Ministries, 2008.
Timothy F. Hogan (PsyD '94). Growing Healthy Passion: Awakening Christ-Centered Sexuality in a Chaotic World (DVD). Growing HealthyPassion.com, 2007.
Clint C. Le Bruyns (MAT '99) and Gotlind Ulshofer. The Humanization of Globalization: South African and German Perspectives. Haag + Herchen Verlag, 2008.
John E. McKenna (PhD '87):
An Ear for His Word. Korea: Evangelical Christian Publishers.
The Setting in Life for the Arbiter of John Philoponos, Sixth Century Alexandrian Scientist. Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1997.
(With Nancy McKenna) The Burning Green. Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1996.
Paul R. Welter (BD '58). Learning From Children. Kearney, NE (self-published), 1989.
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