Philip Yancey on God and Suffering

“It’s so crucial to understand that God is on the side of the one who suffers and not the one who causes the suffering. . . . Jesus always responds with comfort, compassion, and healing. Sometimes art can be that solace, that channel of God’s grace, and sometimes words help as well. What we as Christians are called to do is bring that note of comfort and hope.”—Philip Yancey+ In light of the Manchester bombing, the London fire, the shooting of Rep Scalise, and other recent tragedies, we offer … [Read more...]

Liturgical Meditations: Pentecost

The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas), to transcendence (Epiphany), to lament (Lent), to redemption (Easter), to the birth of the church (Pentecost), and through long, numbered days (Ordinary Time) back to Advent. The liturgical meditation series to which this video belongs relies on nature to tell the story of God, accompanied by scriptures traditional to each season. + “Fire and Wind” contemplates the b … [Read more...]

Bono & David Taylor: Beyond the Psalms

“We don’t have to please God in any other way than to be brutally honest. That is the root not only to a relationship with God but the root to a great song . . . or any work of art of merit.” —Bono+ One year ago, we launched FULLER studio with a premiere of the film “Bono & Eugene Peterson: The Psalms”—a short documentary about a friendship between Bono and Eugene that continues to inspire people today. We’re commemorating this anniversary with five new interviews between Bono and David T … [Read more...]

Liturgical Meditations: Eastertide

As we near Easter, we’re excited to announce Liturgical Meditations, a series exploring the church calendar through film. Our first video, “Death and Resurrection,” meditates on Christ’s resurrection using the natural imagery of the California landscape, and we offer this as a free resource for you, your church, and your community. To watch “Death and Resurrection” visit here.+ “Death and Resurrection,” portraying the night before and the morning of the resurrection of Jesus, marks the be … [Read more...]

“Conversing” for National Women’s History Month

In honor of National Women's History Month, the two latest episodes from Conversing feature discussions on gender, gender equality, implicit bias, justice, and issues related to theological interpretations of gender. Subscribe to Conversing on iTunes today.Jeanelle Austin and Lindsey Wright on Gender Bias+ President Mark Labberton interviews Jeanelle Austin (MDiv ’13) and Lindsey Wright (MAT ’12) on implicit bias, gender dynamics in the church and workplace, and their hopes for the … [Read more...]

Fuller, the Bible, and Women

One of Fuller’s defining characteristics is its commitment to women in ministry. What are the contours of that commitment?MMT: The words that come immediately to mind are partnership, mutuality, interdependence, and the like. Fuller’s statement of purpose describes the seminary as “dedicated to the equipping of men and women for the manifold ministries of Christ and his church.” We construe “ministries” to encompass all that our three schools—Theology, Psychology, and Intercultural Studies—eq … [Read more...]

Conversing: Willie Jennings on Race

 Willie Jennings, a systematic theologian from Yale Divinity School, discusses race with Dr. Labberton and reframes fraught social problems around a theology of place for Conversing, a FULLER studio podcast. You can listen to the full of interview—as well as other episodes—here.FULLER dialogues: RaceThe Black Seminarians Council at Fuller Seminary presents “FULLER dialogues on Race,” a careful reflection on racism and injustice, biblical wisdom, and ways the church can … [Read more...]

A Conversation With Martin Scorsese on Faith and Film

“Where do I go to find the meaning of existence and the meaning of life? For me, it’s Christianity. That’s the real saving grace of our world, of our species really. What is it? What do we have to do to make Christianity real and realize it? How do we behave?”  + Martin Scorsese, Academy Award-winning director, at Fuller’s screening of his new film Silence, a story of Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan based on the novel by Shusaku Endo. He is pictured with Brehm Center Direc … [Read more...]

Conversing: Krista Tippett on Wisdom

Krista Tippett, founder and host of public radio’s program On Being, reflects with Dr. Labberton on the role of wisdom in shaping public discourse for Conversing, a new FULLER studio podcast. This transcript has been edited for length and clarity, and you can listen to the rest of interview—as well as other episodes—here.Mark Labberton: We welcome to our conversation today Krista Tippett. Tippett is a Peabody award winner for her wide ranging and thoughtful program On Being, that can be f … [Read more...]

Meet Us At The Table

Gathering around a table can be an emotionally fraught experience—especially during this tumultuous moment of our shared public life. We hope these stories from our Story Table on hospitality encourage you no matter what table you join this Thanksgiving.Jean Burch, Senior Pastor of Community Bible Church of Greater Pasadena“We never would have put a name or a title to hospitality because it just seemed to be a part of who we were, as part of our DNA. I’m southern bred, born in Arka … [Read more...]