Alumni e-Link, November 2012


by J. Ellsworth Kalas

When the apostle Paul urges us to imitate him as he imitates Christ, I’m ready to get in line as an earnest imitator.  Nevertheless there’s a place where I have to part company with him.  It’s during his rousing valedictory to Timothy when

Our Alumni Council met at the Wilmore campus October 16-17th.  There were twenty-five members present from six countries.  As always it was a blessing and joy to see them again and celebrate Asbury’s growth since

by Ben WitheringtonJanuary 31, 2012

One of the most obvious things that happens to a person in deep grief is that they become hyper-sensitive, even to things that previously never bothered them. Sounds in the night. Sudden winds whipping up. Or thunder and lightning, a child crying out in the neighborhood, an unexpected phone call, more difficulty than usual fixing something or getting somewhere

by Lawrence E. Green, MAR, MA, MBA, PhD  (MAR, 1972)

Competent professionals always work from a template or image of what “could be” for those they serve.  A counseling approach based on relativism, or the premise that any template is as good as another, is incompetent.  Seasoned counselors know that a good template

by Rev Ivan Tan

John Wesley wrote “A Plain Account of the People Called Methodists” (PA) to give a detailed account of the practices of the early Methodists. The term was derogatory, and referred to their systematic approach of meeting to help one another grow in grace, and serving those who at the margins of society

by Heidi E. Heater

Although most students’ dissertations collect dust on a shelf, Larry Teasley, M.Div. ’87 and D.Min. ’00, uses his research daily. As a D.Min. student, Teasley focused his studies on biblical preaching. In his dissertation, he sought to define excellent biblical preaching by studying ministers

Power, Politics, and the Fragmentation of Evangelicalism- From the Scopes Trial to the Obama Administration

Kenneth Collins narrates the turbulent history of American evangelical engagement in national life since the 1920s. In the process, he argues, evangelicals on both sides of the liberal-conservative debates have unintentionally reduced the richness of their public testimony

by Jo Brosius, Director of Communications, Wilmore Campus

New tools for Alumni are on their way from the Communications department at the Seminary, and they need your help.  Work is underway to create an interactive “Ministry Map” that will

Lucas and Deanna (Ingerham) Rees were married in Bradenton, Florida on June 9, 2012.  Asbury Theological Seminary Alumni participants included Ben Howard, Kyle Hazen, and Dan Bellinger. The couple currently resides in

Kingdom Encounter, Embracing the Kingdom
February 3-5, 2013

Ministry Conference

CAPTURED, An Atheist’s Journey with GodBy Anna D. Gulick (MDiv, 1983)

A Couple of years ago my friends Rev. Robert and Monica Magoola brought an African couple to visit me.  As Robert plied me with questions about God’s leading in my life

PIEHL – Grant (1969 MDiv), age 69, went to be with his Lord on Sept. 29, 2012, at his home. His final resting place will be Casselton Cemetery. Grant John Piehl was born April 15, 1943, in Gaylord, Minn., to Lester and Olive (West) Piehl