October 2014

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

Extremely Normal

by J. Ellsworth Kalas Earlier this summer I was a passenger on a commercial flight when wisps of smoke began to rise in the cabin just prior to takeoff. I generally ignore such matters, figuring that if anything is wrong a pilot or flight attendant will let us know. Sure enough, the pilot came on […]

The Real Romans Road

by Talbot Davis Many of you are familiar with the Romans Road, a collection of verses from that signature New Testament book designed to lead people on the “road” to salvation. It starts out with our Problem from Romans 3:23:       For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. It then moves to our Peril in Romans […]

Mission Impossible? … Not with God

by Rev. Patti Aupperlee When they told me my inaugural ministry appointment was at First United Methodist Church in Pahokee, Florida, I thought the cabinet must have misheard God’s message. How could I, an urban girl, lead a congregation in such an isolated, economically depressed rural area? It was May, 2010. I had just graduated […]

Never Underestimate a Child

by James Loftin, 1979, MDiv For thirty years my passion and calling have involved connecting underutilized resources with underserved needs for the glory of God. This mobilization ministry is happening now in a way that is shocking but wonderful. God is mobilizing thousands of young Christian children in America to be ambassadors of Christ’s love […]

The Asbury Experience: Alive and Well in Florida

By Steve Gober A recent visit to Full Sail University revealed an interesting dynamic. Joel Pickering, the community outreach manager, guided our tour highlighting many innovations at Full Sail. I found one particular innovation especially intriguing. Like many universities, they measure GPA as an indicator of academic success. However, they have developed a far more […]

Asbury Giving 2015

One of the great joys of life and ministry is to see how God is deploying the 10,000 plus Asbury Seminary Alumni across the globe. Just in the past couple of months during leadership events in Kenya and India I have had the privilege of seeing no less than 11 of our alumni deployed as pastors, […]

Estes Chapel Schedule – Fall 2014

*All Chapel services are held at 11 a.m. in Estes Chapel unless otherwise noted* Watch chapel service live at www.asburyseminary.edu/chapel/live-streaming OCTOBER 1     Dr. Gregg Okesson                Dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Evangelism 2      Scholars Who Preach – Dr. Brent Strawn     […]

Alumni Updates – October 2014

Rev. William R. Bowdle (MDiv, 1977) retired in June 2014 from serving as the Sr. Pastor of Bethel UMC in Bethel, Ohio in the West Ohio Conference of the UMC. He had served for 37 years in five churches in the West Ohio Conference, and for seven summers in a variety of ministry positions during college […]

Alumni Publications – October 2014

   When Building a Life… How Nehemiah Can Change What You Thought Was Possible by Craig Taylor (2014, DMin)The author takes the reader through the ancient book of Nehemiah and applies lessons from Nehemiah to the modern life. It goes into detail of what Nehemiah did to lead to his success. The author writes in the […]

Alumni Events – October 2014

                                  Call Conference October 2-4, 2014 Asbury University An event for high school students called into ministry presented by Asbury University. Have you heard a call on your life? Do you feel like God may be calling you to […]