July 2015

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

On Misusing Scripture

by: Dr. Ellsworth Kalas Let me celebrate these lovely early days of summer by escorting you to a different world on this planet, though only a few will recognize it. I want to tell you about the only time I ever intentionally misused Scripture. As I said, it was a different world. We were teenagers […]

Alumni Trip to Ireland!

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, St. Joseph, and St. John the […]

Tuttle-isms- A Thank You to Dr. Tuttle

Dr. Tuttle is a well known and well loved professor who has given much to both his students and the Asbury Theological Seminary institution.  With respect to this, we reached out to his former students to compile a list of Tuttle-isms for which he is well known.  We were both overwhelmed by positive feedback about […]

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 […]

What’s Next at the Beeson Center?

In this season of commencements and ordinations, our attention turns to the beauty of God’s call, the kol YHWH, in the life of faithful individuals. The inspiring stories of women and men following God’s voice remind us of holy mystery, sacrifice and joy. In the spirit of St. Paul, the cost of obedience never exceeds […]

Asbury Seminary Alumni Exceed the Goal of 15% for 2015

By: Tammy Cessna, Director of Alumni and Church Relations, and Steve Wood, President of the Alumni Council and Senior Pastor Last year at the 2014 Alumni Council Meeting in Bengaluru, India, the council leadership set a goal to get the percentage of Asbury Alumni who give to the seminary up to 15% for the year 2015. […]

A Seedbed Sower’s Almanac for EVERY Alum

By now, it’s our hope that you have received your Seedbed Sower’s Almanac and Seed Catalog in the mail. They were sent as a special gift to each and every stateside alum (assuming your address has been updated), and should have arrived in the last few weeks. You may have also seen them around your Annual Conference, […]

Alumni Updates- July 2015

We are proud to announce that Scott Jimenez (MDiv,1997) graduated with his Doctor of Ministry degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary this May (2015).   On May 10, Rev. Donald N Bastian, bishop emeritus of the Free Methodist Church of North America, received an Arts Acclaim Award from the city of Brampton, Ontario (450,000) along with […]

Alumni Events- July 2015

Tennent Tours 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. October 16-18 Asbury UMC Tulsa, OK […]

Alumni Obituaries- July 2015

 Rev. Mearl L. Bradley (B.Div., 1963), 76, of Chelsea, Michigan, went to be with his Lord Sunday, December 7, 2014. Mearl was pastor at Free Methodist Churches in Three Oaks, Charlotte, and Chelsea. After retiring, he provided pastoral care at Jackson Free Methodist Church. Mearl was Chaplain for the Michigan State Police for 36 years.Survivors include his wife, Joyce; […]