Asbury Theological Seminary and Asbury University held their third Wesleyan Studies Summer Seminar (WSSS) in June 2013. This seminar has been established to develop and support research, writing and publication in the broad field of Wesleyan studies.
Abingdon Press has just published a new book by Dr. Kenneth J. Collins (Asbury Theological Seminary) and Dr. Jason E. Vickers (United Theological Seminary). The Sermons of John Wesley: A Collection for the Christian Journey is a new and engaging collection of sermons that embraces the historic 44 sermons that John Wesley approved, plus the 8 more of the North American collection (52 sermons) and to this is added 8 sermons, carefully chosen, to fill things out for contemporary interests resulting in a grand total of sixty sermons.
On June 24th, 2013 Asbury Theological Seminary and the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) entered a multi-faceted cooperative affiliation, providing a structure for bilateral faculty and student exchange, team-teaching, joint research and publication projects, cooperative mission ventures, and digital resource sharing.
Entitled, “New Cities, New Jerusalems: Emerging Patterns of Christian Identity in Urban East Africa,” the Consultation opens with a lecture by Emeritus Professor Paul Gifford of the Center for Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. The heart of the Consultation then consists of two days of intensive work by international, interdisciplinary teams of scholars and practitioners who will examine five case studies on current renewal movements in Nairobi (Kenya), Kampala (Uganda), and Bunia (Democratic Republic of Congo).
Seedbed Publishing has entered an agreement to publish Dr. Guy Chmieleski’s second book, Campus gods: Exposing the Idols that Can Derail Your Present and Destroy Your Future. Following on the heels of his first book, Shaping Their Future: Mentoring College Students Through Their Formative Years, aimed at those who would mentor college students, this next book is written for the students themselves.
The B. L. Fisher Library at Asbury Theological Seminary is pleased to announce it has recently acquired the Bennis Collection, an Irish Methodist archive of original letters to and from Eliza Bennis.
Asbury Inn, located on the campus of Asbury Theological Seminary, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
Seedbed’s Director of Publishing, Andrew Miller, said of the new strategy, “Seedbed’s print local strategy is chief among the revolutionary advancements of the digital era. We can now maintain a single print file in our US-based host manufacturing center, Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Edwards Brothers Malloy, which will be accessible for our local printing sites around the world.”
Asbury Theological Seminary will create the “Office of Work and Economics in the Wesleyan Tradition” with a grant of $102,500 from the Kern Family Foundation. It will work across each department and school in the Seminary to advocate for faith, work and economics as an integral framing of Christian influence in society…
Dr. Fred Long, Professor of New Testament, has had his essay entitled “Roman Imperial Rule under the Authority of Jupiter-Zeus: Political-Religious Contexts and the Interpretation of ‘the Ruler of the Authority of the Air’ in Ephesians 2:2” published in The Language of the New Testament: Context, History and Development.