Ken and Barbara Larson donate 27th Torah Scroll to Asbury Seminary

Ken and Barbara Larson had no idea that God was calling them to donate Torah scrolls to seminaries around the world when they said yes to Him. Originally, they said yes to a mission trip to Tajikistan. When that trip was cancelled, they realized that God had other plans. They kept saying yes, and to… Read More »

Faculty Publications Fall 2016

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 Bevins, Winfield. A Sower’s Guide to Church Planting. Seedbed Publishing, 2016 Kalas, J. Ellsworth. The Story Continues: The Acts of the Apostles for Today. Abingdon Press,… Read More »

Asbury Seminary dedicates Archaeology and Israel Studies Learning Lab

Asbury Theological Seminary dedicates the G. Herbert Livingston Archaeology and Israel Studies Learning Lab, September 26 at 4 p.m. The lab serves as a museum, learning laboratory, research resource and enhanced classroom on the third floor of Crary-McPheeters. “The learning lab focuses on the real-life dimension of the biblical story,” Dr. Lawson G. Stone, Chair… Read More »

Michael Peterson releases “Science, Evolution, and Religion: A Debate about Atheism and Theism”

Dr. Michael Peterson and Dr. Michael Ruse co-authored Science, Evolution and Religion: A Debate about Atheism and Theism released on July 1. In this Oxford University Press book, each author presents arguments on the relationship of science and religion, the nature of humanity, morality, rationality, and evil and suffering from a theistic or atheistic worldview… Read More »

Asbury Seminary Trustee JoAnne Lyon receives Peace Award

Asbury Theological Seminary Trustee JoAnne Lyon received the World Methodist Council’s 2016 World Methodist Peace Award. The award was presented to Dr. Lyon on September 3 at the World Methodist Council Conference in Houston, Texas. “I am always delighted when I hear of how God is honoring the faithful witness of those who serve as… Read More »

Asbury Theological Seminary dedicates Ashkenazi Torah scroll Sept. 6

Asbury Theological Seminary dedicates a 18th century Ashkenazi Torah scroll donated by Ken and Barbara Larson on September 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in McKenna Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. To date, the Larsons have gifted 26 Torah Scrolls to seminaries around the world because they believe it’s important for… Read More »

New Testament scholar Craig Keener releases three books Summer 2016

Dr. Craig Keener recently released Mind of the Spirit, Spirit Hermeneutics, and The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. In these works, Dr. Keener uses ancient background to help researchers, faculty and students engage with Scripture in contemporary ways, using a historical and theological foundation. “These three books were not written together, but happened to all… Read More »

Asbury Seminary announces online degree options

Asbury Theological Seminary prepares both men and women to answer the call to ministry with new online degree options. These degrees include the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Leadership, Master of Arts [T.S.] Philosophy and Apologetics, or Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation degrees. These degrees prepare students to lead and minister within… Read More »

Asbury Seminary’s Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling Accredited

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CaCREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the following programs in the Counseling Department at Asbury Theological Seminary: M.A. in Mental Health Counseling. “We are extremely proud and grateful for the hard work of… Read More »

Asbury Seminary Grads Elected UM Conference Bishops

Asbury Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that two of the recently elected United Methodist bishops in the USA are graduates of the Seminary. Bishop Frank Beard and Bishop James Nunn were elected to the North Central Jurisdictional Conference and the South Central Jurisdictional Conference respectively. “We are delighted that Asbury Theological Seminary continues to… Read More »