ALERT: Asbury Seminary Phone Scam

Dear Asbury Community, We have had reports that a phone hacker is using an Asbury Seminary number (currently using 859-858-2143) to look and act like Asbury Seminary. These callers pose as an Asbury University or Asbury Seminary employee asking for credit card information. If you receive one of these calls, hang up immediately and do… Read More »

Jessica LaGrone, Dean of Chapel, Receives United Methodist Publishing House Award

The United Methodist Publishing House awarded Rev. Jessica LaGrone, Dean of Chapel at Asbury Seminary, the James W. Moore Award for Inspirational Writing. Jessica receives this award for her book The Rewritten Life: When God Changes Your Story, published by Abingdon Press this year. The $2500 award honors longtime Abingdon Press author James W. Moore.… Read More »

Asbury Seminary mourns the passing of Dr. Kenneth C. Kinghorn

Asbury Theological Seminary extends condolences to the family of Dr. Kenneth Kinghorn. Ken taught at Asbury Seminary from 1965-2003 as the Professor of Church History and Historical Theology, as well as Vice President-at-Large. Following retirement, he continued service to Asbury Theological Seminary as the Visiting Professor of Church History through the spring of 2016. Ken… Read More »

New Testament Scholar Craig Keener wins International Book Award

Dr. Craig Keener, F.M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Seminary, received the top award in the Religion: Christianity division in the eighth annual International Book Awards on May 22 for the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. “We understand and apply the Bible much better when we understand the concrete, real-life circumstances… Read More »

Dr. Sam Kim—New Assistant Professor of Missiology

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Sam Kim to the Asbury Theological Seminary community as Assistant Professor of Missiology on the Kentucky Campus. Dr. Kim recently completed her Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Seminary in 2013. Her dissertation examined the Identity Crisis of Jordanian BMB (Believer from Muslim Background) Women at the Beginning Phase… Read More »

Dr. Jonathan Powers—New Assistant Professor of Worship

Asbury Theological Seminary welcomes Dr. Jonathan Powers to the community as the Assistant Professor of Worship. Prior to joining the Seminary faculty in this capacity, Dr. Powers served as an Adjunct Professor of Worship at Asbury Theological Seminary. “Dr. Jonathan Powers brings an added dimension to the Seminary faculty with his focus on catechesis, sacramental… Read More »

New Testament Scholar Craig Keener’s NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible Named Bible of the Year

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) named Dr. Craig Keener’s NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible as the Bible of the Year at the 2017 Christian Book Awards. The Christian Book Awards have recognized the highest quality in Christian books since 1978 and are the most prestigious awards in the religious publishing industry. “I am grateful… Read More »

Asbury Seminary Receives Grant from Wabash Center for Teaching & Learning in Theology & Religion

Asbury Theological Seminary received a $33,000 grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. This grant allows students to explore and prepare to teach online courses prior to graduation to prepare them for a job post-graduation. This grant is a dimension of the Lily Endowment and begins June 2017 to… Read More »

Faculty Publications Spring 2017

Books: Arnold, Bill. The World around the Old Testament: The People and Places of the Ancient Near East, edited with Brent A. Strawn. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2016.  Oswalt, John. The Book of Isaiah: Chapters 40-55. Franklin, Tenn.; Seedbed Publishing, 2016. Peterson, Michael. The Problem of Evil: Selected Readings (University of Notre Dame Press,… Read More »

Asbury Seminary mourns the passing of Dr. Dennis Kinlaw

Asbury Theological Seminary extends condolences to the family of Dr. Dennis Kinlaw. Dr. Kinlaw served as professor of Old Testament Languages and Literature at the Seminary from 1963-1968. He was president of Asbury University from 1968-81 and 1986-91. He also founded the Francis Asbury Society and authored several books. “I had the distinct privilege of… Read More »