Liturgical Meditations: Ordinary Time

“Mystery and Love” acknowledges Ordinary Time—which we have chosen to share with the season of Pentecost—as a time for growth and maturing of the church. The several cities throughout the video represent the fields of harvest where the church that was born at Pentecost grows and matures. It was filmed by FULLER studio in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The audio for this video is in Korean, with subtitles in English, Spanish, and Mandarin—a poetic way to represent the… Read more

A Message from President Mark Labberton and Associate Dean Clifton Clarke on Recent Events in Charlottesville

Dr. Clarke and I joined many in our extended networks in immediately denouncing on social media the violent racism on display last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. I am aware that, for many in Fuller’s extended network, Facebook is not a primary form of communication, and I wanted to extend to you as well a distillation of our shared perspectives on this critically important issue. The evil of racism so vividly unveiled in Charlottesville last weekend is tragically intertwined with American… Read more

His Leadership was an Art: Celebrating Max De Pree, 1924-2017

The Fuller community mourns the loss of Max De Pree, longtime friend, board member, and faithful supporter of Fuller Seminary. He passed away Tuesday morning, August 8, at his home in Holland, Michigan, with his wife Esther and daughter Jody Vanderwel at his side. Max De Pree joined Fuller’s Board of Trustees in 1964 and served Fuller in that capacity for 40 years, with six of those as chairman of the board, until his retirement in early 2005. “Max De… Read more

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… 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… 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 biblical event of pentecost that marks… 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… 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 beginning of the season of Eastertide…. 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 future.  Jeanelle Austin works for Fuller’s Pannell Center for African American Church Studies as operations… Read more

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