April 2015

The Alumni Link is a monthly e-publication provided to the alumni of Asbury Theological Seminary

Days of Profit

by Ellsworth Kalas Long ago someone taught me the value of time.  Perhaps it was my parents.  They weren’t people committed to success or achievement, but they had this innate sense of the value of time.  Perhaps some high school teacher did it: it could well have been my debate coach, F.O. Racker.  I’m sure […]

The “I Object!” Sermon Recap

by Talbot Davis To say yesterday’s sermon was a departure from the norm is an understatement. First:  it was not a one-pointer.  It was a three-objectioner. Second: it hopped around the Bible instead of digging into one particular passage. Third: we did a responsive reading of Genesis 1 in the middle. Fourth: it was a lot of fun. […]

A Tribute to Thelma Goold

by Dr. William Goold, Emeritus Professor of Church Music  Thelma Marie Goold passed March 17, 2015. She was born in Lakeview, Michigan, to the late Virgil and Doris Eldred. A sister, Marcenia Eldred Sumner, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, William C. Goold and sons, Mark William Goold (Evelyn Ho) and […]

Crossing Thresholds with International Students

by Dr. Marilyn Elliott (D.Min, 2006; MA, 1998) Vice President of Community Formation In each of our lives there are thresholds over which we cross into some new way of living or being. These threshold places can be both sacred and daunting. Picture stepping through a door for the last time, walking up an aisle, […]

More Than Enough

by Dr. Christine Pohl (Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Professor of Church in Society)A focus on keeping Sabbath is an important word for us today, and I am grateful for the invitation to participate in Asbury’s sermon series on Sabbath.  I’m certainly not an expert on the topic, but I am very much a fellow […]

Alumni Quickfacts

A Bold New Breed of Bible Study

Introducing A Bold New Breed of Bible StudyOver the course of our lives, we will read many books. The question we must grapple with is this: What book will govern our lives, families and communities?Learn more, read testimonials, and get OneBook study previews right here. John Wesley once famously said: “I am a spirit come from […]

Alumni Events – April 2015

Tennent Tour Please join President Timothy C. Tennent as he shares the Asbury Seminary vision in your area.  Tennent Tours are well under way, so mark your calendar now!  At each of his stops, Dr. Tennent is honored to be speaking at various Saturday evening and Sunday morning services. April 10-12  St. Luke UMC Columbus, […]

Alumni Updates – April 2015

Dr. Howard Snyder (M.Div. 1966 & Hon. D.D. 1976) to be visiting director for Manchester Wesley Research Centre Manchester, U.K. – Nazarene Theological College (NTC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Howard Snyder, professor of history and theology of mission at Asbury Theological Seminary (1996-2006), will step in as visiting director for the Manchester Wesley Research Centre (MWRC)until […]

Alumni Obituaries – April 2015

  Rev. Dr. Ira Leon Gallaway, (Hon.D.Min. 1970 & Trustee 1971), 91, was born May 24, 1923, near Glen Cove, Texas. He grew up in Coleman County and in July 1941 married Florene Gayle (Sally) Baxter in Friona, Texas. He entered the Army Air Corps in 1941 and went to the University of Texas at Austin in […]