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...]

Integration: What With What and With Whom?

This is an article that originally appeared in FULLER Magazine, the primary publication of Fuller Theological Seminary.Brad D. StrawnIn 1953 psychologist Fritz Kunkel first used the term “integration” as a description of the interdisciplinary activity between theology and psychology.1 Kunkel was a major pioneer in the integration movement in the 1940s and 1950s, establishing a Christian counseling center in Los Angeles as well as the Foundation for the Advancement of Religious Psy … [Read more...]

Fuller, the Bible, and Women

This is an article that originally appeared in FULLER Magazine, the primary publication of Fuller Theological Seminary. From the issue focused on women in ministry, this dual interview of New Testament professors Marianne Meye Thompson and Joel B. Green discusses the seminary's own commitments and the biblical rationale behind those beliefs.One of Fuller’s defining characteristics is its commitment to women in ministry. What are the contours of that commitment?Marianne Meye Thompson: The … [Read more...]