June 2013

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

Wine in the Wilderness

by J. Ellsworth Kalas I learned something from David the other day.  Not my son, though he also teaches me from time to time, but this time from the biblical David.  For many years since I was eleven I have read the Bible through in its entirety during the year (“three chapters a weekday and […]

My Experience as a Military Chaplain

by Chaplain, Captain Gabriel A. Rios, USAF I completed my Masters of Divinity from ATS Florida campus in December of 2002, and then attended that campus’ first graduation in May of 2003. I needed the degree to become an active duty chaplain in the U.S. Air Force, which I did in March of 2003. I […]

A Ministry of Presence

by Ric Rivers, MDiv, 2010 A ministry of presence. That sums up my first two years as a Chaplain in the Army. Since graduating from Asbury in 2010, the Lord has taken my wife and I on an incredible journey. We have moved across the country to the beautiful state of Washington where I serve […]

Sailor Circuit Rider

by Chaplain Commander Otis D. Essex, Jr., (1963, B.D.), USN (Retired) Early on during President J. F. Kennedy’s term in office, our nation faced one of the most critical times in recent history. The USSR had threatened to set nuclear weapons in Cuba.  Several World War Two destroyers were deployed to establish an embargo to prevent […]

Golden Graduates – Class of 1963

by Sandra McKinney, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore Campus, Alumni Office Thirteen members of the Asbury Theological Seminary Class of 1963 descended upon Wilmore May 24-25, 2013.  This was a weekend to reunite, remember the past, and share in the rewards of each others 50 years of ministry since parting ways.  The Golden Graduates and their […]

President Tennent’s Charge to the May 2013 Graduates

by President Timothy C. Tennent The first sermon series I ever preached as a newly minted United Methodist pastor back in 1984 was a series on the Seven “I Am” sayings of Jesus found in John’s gospel:  Jesus said, “I am the bread of life, I am the light of the world, I am the […]

Asbury Connection

by Talbot Davis, MDiv, 1990 In September of 1987, Talbot Davis and Brent Burdick both arrived on the campus of Asbury Seminary.  Talbot came from New Jersey, where he had attended college and then worked for three years in the tennis business, and Brent came from Oklahoma where he had also attended college and then […]

Counseling CEU

by Kathy Milans, (2004, M.A.P.C), KY Fee-Based Certified Pastoral Counselor, RPT In the spring of 2012, the Asbury Seminary Counseling Alumni Board began a discussion regarding continuing education credits for counselors. The conversation centered around the importance of the integration of theology and psychology. We all had received this integrative emphasis as we were trained […]

The HUB: What are Alumni Saying?

by Sandra McKinney, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore Campus, Alumni Office One of the joys of the Alumni Office is hearing from Asbury Alums.  After launching The HUB earlier this year, I connected with Larry Teasley (1987, M.Div.), who has utilized this new Alumni website to connect with classmates.  He shared, Right now, the connecting is more […]

Alumni Events, June 2013

Ministry Conference March 17-21, 2014 “Dust of the Rabbi” Applying Biblical Preaching to Contemporary Thought John 6:26-29 Conference Speakers: Dr. Craig S. Keener Professor of New Testament Dr. Robert Tuttle, Jr Emeritus E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism Dr. Ben Witherington III Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies Pre-Registration Information: asbury.to/register […]