May 2015

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

Income Tax Time

by J. Ellsworth Kalas   I am writing you during income tax week, though you won’t receive my greeting until several weeks later.  You may wonder what income tax has to do with a column for Asbury alumni. My feelings go back well over 50 years to one of God’s beautiful people, the late Carsten […]

UMC Annual Conference Gatherings

          Alabama – West Florida Conference Speaker: Dr. John Oswalt Date: June 1, 2015 Time:12:00 p.m. Place: Frazer Memorial UMC Address: 6000 Atlanta Highway                Montgomery, AL 36117 Host: Lisa Ausley Email: Dakotas Conference Date: June 4, 2015 Time: 11:30 a.m. Place: Hoilday Inn Address: Fargo, ND Host: DeVerbe […]

Mother’s Day & Church: The Annual Conundrum

by Talbot Davis, Pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC Back when I was in seminary and serving an internship in a small church in central Kentucky, the pastor let me preach on the second Sunday in May.  So I did.  I have no idea what I preached about. Except that I didn’t preach about […]

The Rocking Altar

 by Charles Killian, Asbury Theological Seminary Professor 1970-2004 Grandmother had an old rocker. When she rocked in it, it made a creaky sound that could not be located nor soothed. I now have the rocker and rocked my daughters to sleep on many a night accompanied by its unusual rhythmic cadence.  That rocker was Grandma’s altar. It […]

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 […]

Rave Reviews on OneBook Bible Studies

In the last few months, as we’ve begun introducing the OneBook line of Bible study resources, we’ve been blown away by the positive response of pastors and church leaders across the country. But don’t take our word for it—we’ve put together some of the outstanding comments posted on Facebook, reviewed in our store, and emailed […]

Letter to the Alumni Office

by David T. Averill,  Associate Pastor, First United Methodist Church of GainesvilleI graduated from the Dunnam Campus (Orlando, FL) of Asbury Theological in May of 2012 although I had completed all my requirements in December of 2011.  I am eternally grateful for the blessings that I received from God during my time on the Dunnam campus. […]

Alumni Updates – May 2015

Rev. Dennis Ticen (M.Div. 1993) has been appointed as the Lead Pastor of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Terre Haute, IN beginning July 1, 2015. Mt. Pleasant is the largest church in the West District of the Indiana Conference. New home address: 7533 S. Monticello St. Terre Haute, IN  47802 Facebook: teknopasto Twitter: @teknopasto

Alumni Events – May 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. May 29-31 First UMC Huntsville, AL […]

Alumni Obituaries – May 2015

Stephen E. King, (M.Div. 1994), 59, of Paxton, IL passed away November 24, 2014 at Covenant Hospital in Urbana, IL. He is survived by wife, Janet; son, David King; daughter, Diane Chisholm; parents, Charles and Clara King; brothers, Billy and Michael King; sisters, Judy Mosher, Jane Jones, and Janet Hanson, and 5 grandchildren.Thomas David Markwood, (M.Div. […]