May 2013

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

Our Apostolic Partnership

by J. Ellsworth Kalas Some years ago the United Methodist Publishing House invited me to write the student’s quarterly for an Adult Bible Studies unit.  I’ve been doing so at intervals ever since.  Later, when I began writing books, a variety of church groups adapted some of these books for class study. In time, as […]

How to Become a Theologically Reflective Counselor

by Dr. Virginia Todd Holeman, Professor of Counseling, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore Campus Integrating Christian spirituality and counseling in ethically appropriate ways is an important skill for Christians who counsel.  Doing this well goes beyond adding a few scripture verses at the end of your treatment plan. Robust integration is more than well-placed “Bible speak.”  […]

Caring for God’s People

by Kathy Milans, (2004, M.A.P.C), KY Fee-Based Certified Pastoral Counselor, RPT In 1972, I started college as a social work major and switched to teaching. In 2002, God put a call on my life to retire from teaching and go back to those roots of counseling.  As a Christian, this felt like a very weighty […]

Asbury Theological Seminary is turning 90!

Dr. Timothy C. Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary, invites you to join him in the celebration of Asbury Seminary’s 90th Anniversary & the Re-commissioning of the Kentucky Campus Monday May 20th at 7:30 pm in McKenna ChapelWe are honored to host the four former presidents of Asbury Seminary             […]

Prayer as Persistent Peace

by Dr. Charles Killian, 1963 BD I read this supposedly true story the other day.  It’s the story of a small community out on the prairie several years ago. A man got a permit to open the first tavern in the town.  The local church folks were so upset, they got together and prayed that […]

Pastor Shares Sturgis Experience, What Can Happen in Three Minutes

by Drew Nichter, originally published in the Western Recorder, October 9, 2012 issue, Volume 186, Issue 39 Sturgis, S.D.—Just how long does it take to lead 19 people to Jesus Christ? For Tommy Purvis, less than an hour.  For one week each August, the tiny town of Sturgis, S.D., swells with upwards of half a […]

Go and Do Likewise

by Heidi E. Heater, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore Campus Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”  The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” ~ Luke 10:36-37 More than 2,000 years ago, Jesus expanded neighbor from a […]

The Asbury Herald

Asbury Theological Seminary has been working to provide a green version of The Asbury Herald! The Asbury Herald (including the Annual Report) is published three times per year and is mailed to more than 18,000 households. It is the official magazine of Asbury Seminary. It is, also, published in electronic format to reduce paper consumption […]

The HUB: Career Center

by Sandra McKinney, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore Campus, Alumni Office Have you ever been without a job? The market for jobs, particularly “ministry” jobs is shaky.  I have applied for church positions at various size churches to never get a call or sometimes I did get a call and wish I had never taken the […]

Alumni Updates – May 2013

The Rev. James Williams, (1999, M.Div), pastor of Winchester First United Methodist Church has been appointed District Superintendent of the Lexington District of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, it was announced today by Bishop Lindsey Davis.  Rev. Williams has pastored First UMC since 2004, a historic, downtown congregation in Clark County. […]