July 2, 2009
As this school year drew to a close, we enjoyed wonderful times of celebration with this year's graduates as well as those from the class of 1959, who gathered to celebrate their 50th reunion. You will find an engaging story of life and faith in this issue of AlumNews written by a member of this class, Alan Gates. We were inspired as we listened to this group reflect on what they learned at Fuller, the people who taught and encouraged them, and the lives they have lived for the Lord.
One member of this class who was too ill to participate in the reunion was Ray Anderson. You will read in this issue about Ray's death on Father's Day. Ray was a much-loved classmate who strongly impacted the lives of those around him during his student days, and then a revered teacher and scholar whose words, both spoken and written, impacted students for more than three decades at Fuller.
I had the great privilege of knowing Ray for most of my life. He served as the pastor of my aunt and uncle's church when I was a child. I also learned much from his courses at both Westmont and Fuller. In thinking about this great loss, the words of the hymn "For All the Saints" came to my mind. As it happens, in the volume Hymns for the Family of God, there is a paragraph of commentary on that hymn written by my father, David Allan Hubbard:
The Temptation to Quit
The program of God through history is like a relay race. Let one runner drop out and the whole team loses. Let one runner lose the baton and the whole team is eliminated. Let one runner break the rules and the whole team is disqualified. The work of no runner counts until every runner does his share and the anchor man has hit the tape at the finish line. The phrase "let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus" is the key. The idea is clear. There are lots of distractions as we run. Bypaths beckon us; false goals attract us; competition discourages us; opposition causes us to falter. Jesus, however, a tried and trusted leader who blazed the trail of faith by His own obedience and perseverance and who finished the course in a burst of glory, is both our guide and our goal. We look away from everything else to Him, if we want to run well.
Ray and so many other Fuller graduates, men and women around the world, ran well. "For all the saints who from their labors rest, / Who Thee by faith before the world confessed, / Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest: Alleluia! Alleluia!"
Mary Hubbard Given
Associate Vice President
Alumni/ae and Church Relations
ALUMNI/AE IN ACTION
Remembering 50 Years of Cross-cultural Service
Alan Gates (BD '59, MA '66, DMiss '71), who recently participated in a 50-year reunion at Fuller's Pasadena campus, reflects on a lifetime of cross-cultural outreach and the part Fuller played in his ministry. Read more at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=7261.
Fuller Mourns the Passing of Professor Ray Anderson
Ray S. Anderson, professor emeritus of theology and ministry and a beloved member of Fuller's faculty for more than three decades, passed away on Sunday, June 21. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/anderson-passing.aspx. To view a video or download audio of the memorial service for Dr. Anderson, go to www.gracehb.info/memorials/rayanderson/.
A Request for Prayer
School of Theology Professor John Goldingay's wife, Ann Goldingay, died on Sunday, June 28. Many in the Fuller community knew Ann, who suffered from multiple sclerosis for many years. Please keep Dr. Goldingay and his family in your prayers.
Fuller Celebrates 60th Commencement Ceremony
More than 450 graduates--out of nearly 700 students receiving degrees from Fuller this year--participated in the seminary's 60th commencement ceremony in Pasadena. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/graduation-recap.aspx.
Appointment to Lloyd John Ogilvie Chair Announced
Mark Labberton, coming from First Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, has been appointed to this newly established chair in preaching. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/chair-announcement.aspx.
Student Leadership Project: A Day-by-Day Report
Chap Clark offered a daily journal on the Student Leadership Project, a partnership between Fuller and Young Life to offer leadership development for high school students. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/student-leadership-project-daily-journal.aspx.
Fuller Welcomes Dignitaries from Paju, Korea
A delegation of leaders from Paju, South Korea, having come to California to sign a friendship agreement between Paju and Pasadena, visited the Fuller campus. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/korean-delegation.aspx.
Pastor-Rabbi Dialogue Centers on Outreach
A group of rabbis, evangelical pastors, Catholic leaders, students, and others gathered for an interfaith luncheon dialogue on "Caring for Those in Need in These Difficult Times." Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/pastor-rabbi-dialogue-09.aspx.
Northern California Regional Campus Sets Record with Graduating Class
Fuller Seminary Northern California celebrated the largest graduating class in its history at its commencement ceremony, where Provost Sherwood Lingenfelter spoke. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/fsnc-graduation-09.aspx.
MAGL Program Celebrates New Graduates
Fuller's largely online Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL) program honored 29 students completing the degree in the 2008-2009 academic year. Read more at www.fuller.edu/news-and-events/news/magl-grads.aspx.
Follow Fuller on Facebook and Twitter!
Fuller is now on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/fullerseminary--and on Twitter, at twitter.com/fulleradm. Check us out!
New Fuller Focus Magazine Released
The spring 2009 issue of Fuller Focus was recently released. Read the new magazine's online version at documents.fuller.edu/news/pubs/fullerfocus/2009_Spring/.
Refer a Friend to Fuller
If you know someone who might be interested in a seminary education, encourage them to schedule a Fuller campus visit--either in Pasadena or one of our regional campuses--and to learn more about Fuller through our new online ustream.tv broadcasts (more details on ustream.tv below). Find dates and details at www.fuller.edu/about-fuller/news-events/calendars/default.aspx.
UPCOMING EVENTS: CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Ministry Enrichment Seminars
This summer's Ministry Enrichment Seminars, open to all alumni/ae at no cost, will include Weddings: Beyond the Cake and Rings, Understanding Hospital Chaplaincy, and Marriage and Ministry. For details, visit www.fuller.edu/current-students/resources/field-ed/ministry-enrichment-seminars.aspx.
One-Day Seminar with Reggie McNeal
"Missional Renaissance: Exploring Missional Shifts for Your Congregation" will be the topic of a one-day continuing education seminar with author and leadership development expert Reggie McNeal on Monday, August 3. Read more at www.fuller.edu/academics/school-of-theology/dmin/CE/McNeal.aspx.
School of Psychology Continuing Education Day
Save the date: Reconnect with fellow alumni/ae at this event on October 10, which will offer two seminars for C.E. credit, luncheon, and reception. Read more at www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=7247.
Course on Missional Church in Honolulu, Hawaii
Save the date: Church leadership trainers Alan Hirsch and Kurt Fredrickson will lead "The Local Church as a Mission Outpost" November 7 to 13 in Honolulu, Hawaii, a course offered by Fuller's DMin program for continuing education credit. Read more about this and other DMin-CE options at www.fuller.edu/academics/school-of-theology/dmin/DMini/March09/CE.aspx.
Read about upcoming Continuing Education events and other DMin news in the quarterly "DMini" Newsletter published quarterly by the Doctor of Ministry program. Find the summer issue at www.fuller.edu/academics/school-of-theology/dmin/dmini/june2009.aspx.
Continuing Education Survey
Fuller's Doctor of Ministry program is developing new ideas for Continuing Education resources, and needs your innovative thinking to help shape them. Join the conversation by taking a moment to complete their "Continuing Education Resources Survey" at www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=IOQX_2fFWgJ_2fr0Hq0i7gVVZA_3d_3d.
UPCOMING EVENTS: PASADENA AND ONLINE
Visit Online with Fuller Faculty Through UStream.tv Events
Fuller's new ustream.tv broadcasts allow you to interact live with a faculty member with simply an internet connection and camera--no special software required. Ustream.tv broadcasts in July will feature the following faculty members:
Robert Freeman: Wednesday, July 8, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Kurt Fredrickson: Wednesday, July 15, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Doug McConnell: Monday, July 20, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Richard J. Mouw: Wednesday, July 29, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
For more details, check Fuller's events calendar at www.fuller.edu/about-fuller/news-events/calendars/default.aspx.
Summer Voice Workshops
"Voice engineer" Marty Cormack, affiliated with the Brehm Center, is offering five-day intensive workshops this summer, "Getting to the Heart," to help attendees develop their speaking and/or singing voice. Discounts for alumni/ae are offered for the workshops and for private sessions. For more information, call 626-584-6403.
Fall Preaching with Passion Conference: Discount for Alumni/ae
Save the date: The next Preaching with Passion Conference, an interactive learning experience led by Reverend Lloyd John Ogilvie, will take place October 13 to 15. Discount available to alumni/ae registering together over the summer. Read more at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=7246.
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
Summer is a good time to encourage someone you know to learn more about Fuller at one of the regional campus introductory events below.
Fuller Northern California:
"Discover Fuller" in Menlo Park
If you know someone who is considering a seminary education in the Bay Area, encourage them to attend this event on Wednesday, July 29, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., to learn about Fuller's Menlo Park campus—with students, professors, alumni/ae and staff members available to answer questions in a casual atmosphere. Read more at http://www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=7110.
"Discover Fuller" in Sacramento
A similar event for prospective students will also be held in the Sacramento area on Wednesday, July 29, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Invite your friends to learn more about Fuller's Sacramento campus at this casual event with students, professors, and staff members available to answer their questions. Read more at www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=6104.
Vancouver Prospective Student Event
Invite a friend to learn more about Fuller's teaching site in Vancouver, Washington, at this event on Wednesday, July 29, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., which will offer an opportunity to ask questions and meet other inquiring students. Read more at www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=6980.
Seattle Prospective Student Event
Encourage those you know in the Seattle area to attend this event on Tuesday, August 4, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., to learn more about Fuller's degree programs, ask questions, and sit in on a class. Read more at www.fuller.edu/event.aspx?id=6981.
Prospective Student Nights
Let your friends know about these evening opportunities to learn what Fuller Southwest has to offer: on Wednesday, July 22, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., and on Thursday, August 20, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. (this session includes the option of attending a class afterward). For more information, contact the Fuller Southwest office at 602-220-0400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All alumni/ae are invited to the following events:
Open House in Monument, Colorado
Fuller Colorado will host an open house for alumni/ae, new students, and current students on Sunday, July 26, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Wisdom Tea House in Monument, Colorado. For more information, contact the Fuller Colorado office at 719-385-0085 or email@example.com.
Alumni/ae Gathering with Chap Clark
Mark your calendars now for an alumni/ae gathering in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, August 23, with speaker Chap Clark, vice provost of master’s programs and professor of youth, family, and culture at Fuller. Watch for further details.
Thanks and congratulations to the following alumni/ae whose books have been donated to our Alumni/ae Bookshelf:
MaryAnn Hawkins (PhD '03) and Juanita Evans Leonard (MA '87, PhD '98).A Thread of Hope: Church of God Women in Mission. Anderson University Press, 2009.
Larry Vern Newman (DMin '83).The Ultimate Evidence: Rethinking the Evidence Issues for Spirit-Baptism. Wipf & Stock, 2009.
Nancy S. Thurston and Julie Cradock O'Leary (MAT '98, PhD '99).Thurston-Cradock Test of Shame (TCTS). Western Psychological Services, 2009.
Salim Munayer Named CISF Scholar-Leader of the Year
Salim Munayer (MA '84), founder of Musalaha Reconciliation Ministries, has been selected by the Christian International Scholarship Foundation as its first annual CISF Scholar-Leader of the Year. Read more at www.christiannewstoday.com/CNTNewswire_70.html.
Southern California Interfaith Police Summit
Faith leaders in the Los Angeles area are invited to a luncheon gathering on Tuesday, July 21, to discuss ways faith communities can be involved in keeping our streets and communities safe this summer. Speaker will be Captain William Murphy of the LAPD. For more information and to RSVP, contact Rev. Gwynne Guibord at 323-309-4061 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rev. Tom Callard at 323-255-6806 or email@example.com.
Job Opportunity: Family and Adult Ministry Director
McLean Bible Church in McLean, Virginia, is seeking a Family and Adult Ministry Director for its Tysons campus. Read more at www.mcleanbible.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=23851.
Job Opportunity: Pastor of Student Ministries
Grace Church of Ovilla in Ovilla, Texas, is seeking a Pastor of Student Ministries for junior high through college age. The position will focus primarily on youth with a secondary focus on developing an adult leadership team and working with parents. Five years’ youth ministry experience preferred. For information and to apply, contact Barbara Walsted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To explore more job openings for alumni/ae, visit the website of Fuller's Office of Vocational Discernment and Career Services at www.fuller.edu/page.aspx?id=1950.
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