February 2015

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

The Christian Endeavor Collection

By: Robert DanielsonThis April, the B. L. Fisher Library Archives and Special Collections will welcome the donation of the Christian Endeavor Collection with an official opening. This collection of material from both the International Christian Endeavor and the World Christian Endeavor organizations will make Asbury Theological Seminary an international center for research on this important historic […]

Renewal Retreats

Renewal Retreats about creating space for Christian leaders in ministry and business to experience holistic renewal and spiritual direction. The Retreat Experience Renewal Retreats are individual, personalized retreats tailored around your chosen intention (need/longing) for getting away.  For each retreat we thoughtfully draw from the formation-rich environment of the Asbury Seminary community and craft personalized […]

Intercessory Prayer

by J. Ellsworth Kalas When I was nineteen years old (which was a while ago), I bought a copy of what was then a prayer classic, Quiet Talks on Prayer, by S. D. Gordon. I come back to it from time to time because it explains intercessory prayer in such a straightforward, understandable, and unapologetic […]

The Social Solitude Of Preaching

by: Talbot Davis Preaching is an intensely solitary activity.Preaching is a thoroughly social exercise.Which is it?  Solitary or social?Yes. My own process of preparation is wholly wrapped in solitude.  I study, I jot, I brainstorm, I fret, I pray, I get excited, I become depressed, I write . . . all on my own.  At my desk in the […]

Creating a Legacy through the Order of Asbury

by: Luke Embree, Vice President of Leadership, Student Leadership Council Everyone wants to make a good impression. We’d all like to be known as dependable, smart, trustworthy, and competent. As Christians, we also desire to be seen as godly and Christ-like in our actions. Our legacies are the impressions we leave behind. Often when we […]

Q&A from the author of Invitation – Brian Russell

Brian D. Russell is Dean of the School of Urban Ministries located on the FL-Dunnam campus of Asbury Theological Seminary (Orlando, FL) and Professor of Biblical Studies. He’s served on the faculty since July 2000 and inspires his students to live fully for the mission of God. Brian recently wrote Invitation. It is a ten-week […]

Sharon Yancey Chosen 2014 Alumnus of the Year

Asbury Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Sharon Yancey will receive the Distinguished Alumni of the Year award for 2014. Yancey is a 1979 graduate of the Seminary. Four years ago she began a program model that has become known as, “The Matthew Initiative,” based upon the words of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 19:14: “Let […]

Seedbed Update – February 2015

 Are you ready for spring and summer Bible studies? Seedbed has you covered with three major (and brand new) resources ideal for Sunday school classes, weekly small groups, and/or church-wide studies.OneBook: Invitation Forgive us if this seems obvious, but it can be really difficult to drive home important biblical and theological ideas to a congregation or small group […]

Alumni Events – February 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. March 13-15  First UMC Thomasville, GA […]

Alumni Publications – February 2015

TEN: Words of Life for an Addicted, Compulsive, Cynical, Divided and Worn-Out Culture by Sean Gladding (2002, MDiv) What if the Ten Commandments aren’t just a set of rules, but the very means by which God intended to create a free people from a group of former slaves? What do the Ten Words have to say to a […]