Updates, Events, and Publications

The Department of Counseling and Pastoral Care Completes Annual Assessment Report 

The Department of Counseling and Pastoral Care has completed its Annual Assessment Report for our degree programs.  If you would like to review the Assessment Report you can access it on the Department’s Webpage:

New Issues of the Asbury Journal Released

The Asbury Journal publishes scholarly essays and book reviews written from a Wesleyan perspective. The Journal’s authors and audience reflect the global reality of the Christian church, the holistic nature of Wesleyan thought, and the importance of both theory and practice in addressing the current issues of the day. Authors include Wesleyan scholars, scholars of Wesleyanism/Methodism, and scholars writing on issues of theological and theological education importance.

Find the new spring 2019 issue here.


Asbury Alumnus Celebrates 30 Years at Warner University

Dr. Michael D. Sanders just completed his 30th year at Warner University. It was Warner Southern College when he and his wife Lottie arrived in August of 1989. Michael is currently serving as the Co-Interim Academic Dean and Professor of Christian Formation.

Throughout his tenure at Warner, he has served in many capacities: Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry, Campus Spiritual Life Coordinator, Dean of Student Life, Assistant/Associate Professor of Christian Education, Campus Pastor, Professor of Christian Formation, Chair of the Ministry Department, Chair of the Division of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of Faculty. Michael has also had the privilege of serving under all three Presidents: Dr. Leroy Fulton, Dr. Greg Hall, and the current President, Dr. David Hoag. This fall, Dr. Sanders will be moving back into the classroom and continue to serve as Professor of Christian Formation and Associate Academic Dean. Michael’s testimony is that the intellectual and spiritual influence of Asbury launched him on a trajectory of lifelong learning and spiritual engagement that continues to this day.


Alumnus Dr. David Hodges, MDiv ’81, Publishes World Religions Textbook

Alumnus Dr. David Hodges, MDiv 1981, and Associate Professor of Humanities at Grambling State University, has had a book  published by Cognella Academic Publishing entitled Paths to the Divine: An Introduction to World Religions.

Here is a brief summary:

“Paths to the Divine: An Introduction to World Religions expertly combines original writing and engaging primary source texts to familiarize students with the basic tenets of a variety of world religions. Beyond presenting foundational knowledge on religious traditions, the volume demonstrates how belief systems can shape both an individual’s and a society’s culture, worldviews, and sense of belonging. The book features distinct emphasis on the religious traditions of Asia, presenting readers with information on beliefs and practices that may be unfamiliar or new to them, expanding their understanding and appreciation of others’ traditions.”

Visit the Cognella website for more details and to order your copy today!

It is also available to purchase through Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.

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