Events, Updates, and Publications
We Will All Die Tonight, Prepare Your Men
Keith Staneart, MDiv 1968, recently published a book titled We Will All Die Tonight, Prepare Your Men. The main purpose of his book is to display a testimony of how God delivers and is faithful to us during all our life experiences. This book tells Staneart’s personal account as a chaplain during the Vietnam conflict, including his personal hears, doubts, thoughts and actions as well as a testimony of how God delivered his unit from a certain death situation, one with which the army has no explanation and that only Christians would understand. Keith’s wife, Faith, added a couple of chapters detailing how a family copes while a spouse is deployed in a combat zone.
Relationshift: Changing the Conversation about Men and Women in the Church
Professor of Mission and Contextual Studies, Dr. Sue Russell, in her new book Relationshift: Changing the Conversation about Men and Women in the Church takes a fresh look at the gender debate in the church. Rather than roles, the authors examine the Scriptural emphasis on relationships, specifically brother-sister type relationships based on love, humility, and mutuality. Instead of defining structured roles for men and women as argued by complementarian or egalitarian positions, this “relationarian” approach can be lived out in the existing structures of any culture. Focusing on relationships can enable the church to move beyond the divisions of the gender debate. Rather than two camps, complementarian and egalitarian, we can be unified in one camp by focusing on the type of relations that are an attractive missional witnesses to the world. Find Dr. Russell’s book for purchase here.
Enrollment at Asbury Seminary Grows for Fifth Consecutive Year
Asbury Theological Seminary announces five consecutive years of enrollment growth with students from around the world seeking to become “theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women.” Asbury Seminary officially welcomed more than 500 new students for the fall semester of 2018 for a total enrollment of 1,710 students.
“I am incredibly grateful for the students that God has brought to Asbury Seminary,” Dr. Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary, said. “As we move toward our 100 year anniversary in 2023, we are realizing our goals of serving the global church, developing a diverse and missionally-oriented student body, as well as equipping men and women to be pastors and leaders. ”
Not only did Asbury Seminary continue its consistent growth this year, but the Seminary also welcomed students from 44 states, 41 countries and 84 denominations. Some of the countries represented include Japan, India, Kenya, and Japan.
The Seminary’s locations in Memphis, Tenn., Tulsa, Okla., Wilmore, Ky., and Orlando, Fla., as well as online, afford students the ability to pursue their degrees in a residential, cohort, or online environment that incorporates on-campus intensives. The Seminary currently has more than 550 online students.
“We are very excited to welcome these students to the Asbury Seminary community and we look forward to the impact they will have on the Kingdom,” Kevin Bish, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services, said. “In 1923, Henry Clay Morrison founded the Seminary with three students and a vision of The Whole Bible for the Whole World. Asbury Seminary now has nearly 11,000 alumni serving in every time zone around the world through social justice initiatives, government, art, mission organizations, education and the church.”
Alumni of the Seminary serve in 77 countries, all 50 states, and in more than 149 denominations.
“We are excited to continue growing and equipping students to pursue our mission of spreading “scriptural holiness throughout the world,’” Tennent said.
Calling all MISSIONARIES – Coming in October 2019!
One of our alumni, LeRoy Schultz, is asking for all ATS grads who are missionaries to contact him about a missionary conference if you will be on furlough during Fall 2019. He will be organizing a missionary conference in upstate New York for the Anglican Church. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, including his contact information.