November 2014

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

Grace, Grass, and Gumption

by J. Ellsworth Kalas Well over fifty years ago, I was privileged for two successive autumns to bless my congregation in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with three­day missions led by E. Stanley Jones. He was in his early seventies at the time, vigorous and energetic, in his square­set Welsh frame. It was popularly reported that he did […]

When A Veteran Preacher Finally Learns How To Read A NT Epistle

by Talbot Davis   I have been reading the New Testament for a long time but I realize that I’m only now learning how to read its epistles correctly. And to read the New Testament well, you need to read the epistles (Romans, I & II Corinthians, Galatians, et al), accurately. Here’s what I’ve recently discovered: […]

Discipling Children in the Large Church Class Invitation

by: Dr. Cathy Stonehouse Even when ministry is fulfilling and exciting, it can be challenging. And sometimes pastors feel alone, especially those who lead ministries with children. This past year, after talking or emailing with three Asbury Seminary graduates serving as children’s pastors who wanted to process questions and ideas relating to their ministries, I […]

Unveiling of Charles Wesley Statue

by Alexis Kierstead, ATS Alumni Office, Student for MAMH On Tuesday, September 25th 2014, an unveiling ceremony for the first Charles Wesley statue in North America was held at Asbury Theological Seminary in front of our historical Estes Chapel.  We were honored by the presence of the Charles Wesley Society who was in Wilmore for […]

New ATS App Available for iOS & Android

Checkout the new Asbury Seminary mobile app available for both iOS and Android. Download below from the App Store or the Google Play Store Titled Asbury Theological Seminary, this App is a quick and easy way to stay connected with the ATS community. Besides news updates and articles, this app includes a campus map, event calendars, admissions […]

Beeson Update: Leading Away From the Microphone

by Dr. Ken Nash, Teaching Pastor and Multi-Site Director of Cornerstone Church, Grand  Rapids, MI. (He received his M.Div. and D.Min. from Asbury Theological Seminary. He hosts a workshop “On Training Laypersons to Plant Successfully” at Ministry Conference 2015.) One of my great heartbreaks in ministry came the year after I left my first pastoral appointment. […]

Seedbed Update – November 2014

One of our fastest growing projects at Seedbed has been the OneBook Daily Text, a daily meditation written by our Sower-In-Chief, JD Walt, in response to a scripture passage. For the last few months, we’ve been journeying through the book of Acts with a focus on inviting the Holy Spirit into our lives — every week, […]

Alumni Events

                                  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 […]

Alumni Updates – November 2014

The Rev. Joseph C. Evers, PhD., has been a United Methodist Pastor since October 1, 1944.  He graduated Asbury Theological Seminary in 1950 with his Masters of Divinity. Pastor Joe (or Brother Joe in his early pastorates) is presently the Interim Pastor of our church, First Presbyterian Church of DeBary, Flordia. He would be happy […]

Alumni Publications – November 2014

An Introduction to First & Second Thessalonians: The Message of Christ in Turmoil & Tranquility: A Formational and Theological Interpretation by Dr. Jeffrey Hiatt (2008, DMiss) This work is intended to be an introduction for students and lay persons interested in a scholarly informed, but easily accessible, biblical study for personal or small group Christian formation. For technical […]