August 2015

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

A Change of Heart and Mind

by: Dr. Ellsworth Kalas I remember a summer day some years ago when Dennis Kinlaw told me with holy excitement that Methodism and wider Wesleyanism now has a major theologian. He was referring to Thomas Oden, long-time professor at Drew University. I have just finished reading Oden’s autobiography, “A Change of Heart.” I’ve read with […]

HUB 2.0 Job Center- More than 200 Positions Available!

by: Alexis Kierstead, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore Campus, Office of Alumni and Church RelationsWe are pleased to boast about the Job Center on alumni’s HUB 2.0! After months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to announce the posting of more than 200 current job opportunities across the United States.  These include many ministry, […]

2015 Church Service

 by: Charles Killian,  Asbury Theological Seminary Professor 1970-2004 Pastor: “Praise the Lord!” Congregation: “Hallelujah!” Pastor: “Will everyone please turn on their tablet, PC, iPad, smart phone, and Kindle Bibles to First Corinthians 13:13. And please switch on your Bluetooth to download the sermon.” (pause) “Now, let us pray committing this week into God’s hands. Open your Apps, BBM, Twitter […]

Distinguished Alumni Award- Nominations for 2015

 Is there an Asbury Theological Seminary Graduate who has made a difference in your life and those around you? Nominate them for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award! This award is designed to honor alumni who in their personal lives and public ministries exhibit the Asbury values of a theologically educated, sanctified, spirit-filled, evangelistic ministry to […]

D.Min. Program Offers Three New Cohorts!

Asbury Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry Program announces three new cohorts beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year:   Preaching and Leading: Shaping Prophetic Communities, link to this: Activating Missional Communities, link to this: Social Justice, Ethics, and the Church, link to this: D.Min. Program is a leadership development and spiritual formation process […]

Find Your Place in the Seedbed Collective

As Seedbed has grown in the last three years and gotten to know the grassroots heroes of the Wesleyan tradition, we’ve seen just how many of you feel isolated in your trenches, not knowing who else in your community—much less the nation and world—stands alongside you in practice and theology.   Through hearing struggle in […]

Alumni Updates- August 2015

Book to Come! Congratulations to Pastor Talbot Davis for receiving approval from Abingdon Press for “Solutionists”, the fourth book in a quartet with “Head Scratchers,” “The Storm Before The Calm,” and “The Shadow Of A Doubt.”   Head Scratchers is available now and the “Solutionists” is to be published in 2016! Director of New Church […]

Alumni Publications- August 2015

Head Scratchers: When the Words of Jesus Don’t Make Sense by Talbot Davis Let’s face it: Sometimes Jesus says things that make you scratch your head.  In HEAD SCRATCHERS, Talbot Davis leads you to understanding some of Jesus’ words that are confusing, perplexing, or even offensive.  Starting with a passage we struggle with, Davis opens […]

Alumni Events- August 2015

Alumni Trip to Ireland (and Scotland)! Come with us to Ireland June 21-30, 2016!  Asbury Seminary’s Alumni and Church Relations Director, Tammy Cessna, and Professor Reg Johnson will be hosting an adventurous Pilgrimage to Ireland.  They plan to explore the historical and religious sites of Ireland and walk through scenes of St. Partick, St. Ciaran, […]

Alumni Obituaries- August 2015

David Lee DeHoog, (M.A., 1995), 54, of Mount Dora, Fla., died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 20, 2015. David had ugly toes and a tender heart, (prematurely) white hair atop a boyishly handsome face, and a smile that could light the moon. He was snatched from us way too soon. Only God knows why. Many knew David […]