July 7, 2015

By Dr. Amos Yong This is the fourth installment of a series of posts by Dr. Yong on the theme of the “Holy Spirit and Mission in Canonical Perspective.” See all the posts here. If the first half of the book of Exodus preserves the all-important account of Israel’s historic deliverance from out of Egypt and culminates with the Song of the Sea, then the rest of this second book of Torah tells about the covenant between Yahweh and Israel at Sinai, and delineates details of… Read more

June 15, 2015

By Dr. Cameron Lee If you ask pastors what they love most about their ministry, many will say preaching.  There’s just something transcendent about standing before a congregation after hours of rewarding and diligent study, passionately proclaiming God’s word, and seeing heads nod or hearing the occasional “Amen!” as the truth sinks in and lives are transformed. Well, at least that’s how it is according to the more romantic view of things that’s more common to people entering seminary than… Read more

June 5, 2015

By Michael Wright I wrote the following prayer specifically for our graduating class, and Laura Harbert read it after a period of silence at the beginning of our Baccalaureate service. I hope it’s useful for you regardless of whatever life transition you might be going through. Invocation God we’re startled by what this silence reveals: a knot of thoughts and task lists cluttered by movie quotes and news feeds but as we abide the knot loosens our own histories unspool into this room… Read more

May 15, 2015

By Reed Metcalf I attended a church when I was younger that got ripped apart by a really nasty split. The fracture had more to do with manipulative leadership than anything else, but I could not help associating the congregation’s malfunction with its faith tradition, which was pretty high church. I never understood why we did things the way we did in that church in the first place, which made the whole system an easy target for me. The result… Read more

May 11, 2015

By Dr. Gary W. Moon. The following is a guest article by Gary Moon, director of the Martin Family Institute and Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is also distinguished professor of psychology and Christian spirituality at Richmont Graduate University. Moon will be a visiting professor for the Fuller Doctor of Ministry Cohort this summer.    Spiritual formation and spiritual direction are terms that appeared on the radar in evangelical circles about two… Read more

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