An Open Letter to Fuller Seminary Expressing My Sadness and Disappointment For The Expulsion of a Lesbian Student

Recently, I learned with a deep sadness, after reading the LA Times article, that Joanna Maxon was expelled because of her same-sex marital status. I was surprised this was the position the Seminary took, not because it isn’t known that it has anti-LGBTQ stances, but because the action against a student in this way seemsContinue reading “An Open Letter to Fuller Seminary Expressing My Sadness and Disappointment For The Expulsion of a Lesbian Student”

A Resource Guide For the Start of the New Quarter

The fall quarter is now underway for all us Fuller students and so as is customary I thought I’d write up some things relating to school over the course of the next couple posts. First, I wanted to simply highlight some of my articles relating to seminary. Some of these are geared towards offering resources,Continue reading “A Resource Guide For the Start of the New Quarter”

Before A Great Cloud of Witnesses: A New Year At Seminary

I was asked to share a passage of Scripture and a brief reflection for a community event this evening and I thought I’d offer it here for all of you as well. I shared this among Fuller students as we prepare for the fall quarter which begins tomorrow. Here are a few excerpts from HebrewsContinue reading “Before A Great Cloud of Witnesses: A New Year At Seminary”

Some Thoughts On This Past Quarter

We’ve reached the end of the quarter, which turned out to be pretty good albeit pretty busy preparing for baby Daniels. The Church In Mission class I TA’d for was a great learning experience, and it’s always good to work with Ryan because he welcomes input and lets me enter into what he is learningContinue reading “Some Thoughts On This Past Quarter”

The Knowns and Unknowns | Entering Into Year Five

Tomorrow marks the beginning of another year of school, our fifth year in California, the (School) year our daughter will be born into and the year in which I come very close to finishing my course work. Of course, it also marks all sorts of things I have absolutely no idea of. Since Emily andContinue reading “The Knowns and Unknowns | Entering Into Year Five”

So This Is Your First Year In Seminary? Tips, Tricks and Other Advice

In one more week the masses will pile into Fuller’s bookstore, library, classrooms, and student lounges as the first week of the 2007-2008 school year begins. This is a big year for Fuller, its 60th anniversary. The first week of the fall quarter is always the busiest of the four quarters on campus, all kindsContinue reading “So This Is Your First Year In Seminary? Tips, Tricks and Other Advice”

Allelon: Video Interview with Ryan Bolger on Emerging and Missional Churches

There is great half-hour video of my PhD advisor, Ryan Bolger, where he discusses what emerging churches and missional churches are. During the interview he discusses with Alan Roxburgh of Allelon, and author of the Sky is Falling, some of the major points of similarities, differences, and some possible connecting points of these two movements.

B’ham or bust: Three Weeks and Counting

Life seems to be moving at increasing speeds lately, it’s all I can do to keep track of the things that still need done before I depart. I am leaving for England in under three weeks now, and still have tons of books that need read, articles that need to get finished, grading to do,Continue reading “B’ham or bust: Three Weeks and Counting”

Find Theological Blogs: A Listing of Fuller Seminary Bloggers

I’ve begun to compile a listing of blogs by students who attend or have attended Fuller Theological Seminary. This is meant for any student no matter what you write about, or what your various positions are on theological matters. It’s just a page to help connect Fuller students with each other, share ideas and converseContinue reading “Find Theological Blogs: A Listing of Fuller Seminary Bloggers”

Thoughts on Pedagogy: Does Technology in The Classroom Help or Hurt?

A couple weeks back I had the great privilege to meet with some of the faculty and staff at the school where I attend, to discuss updating the classrooms on campus for better learning. The school was recently awarded a grant with this specific task in mind. One question raised was “What are the bestContinue reading “Thoughts on Pedagogy: Does Technology in The Classroom Help or Hurt?”