A Conversation On A Ghost Story

“The answers that gave me solace as a child no longer do. . . . It would be easy to stop asking questions, but I feel that if I did stop asking those questions a little light would go off in my life, and I need to have some degree of mystery that I’m still curious about. Having that curiosity makes living my life better even though I don’t have the answers I thought I once did.” + David Lowery, award winning American filmmaker and writer, at Fuller’s screening of his new film A Ghost Story, a me … [Read more...]

Grateful for Freedom on this Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July! We’re thankful to live in a country where all are free to express their faith through their lives and vocations—whether that’s through the chaplaincy or any other way. Read the stories of Fuller alumni working as chaplains to support our soldiers and veterans. … [Read more...]

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...]