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Fall 2010


From the Dean
Global Missionary Leadership
Student Highlight


Save the Date
Dr. Erhard Gerstenberger Lecture


From the Dean
Chuck ConniryA lot has happened at your seminary since my last eNewsletter article!
I am happy to report that we successfully launched a new Doctor of Ministry track in Global Missional Leadership. What distinguishes this degree track from the other two DMin degrees we offer is that students complete all their face-to-face intensives in a variety of international settings in England, Germany, Africa and Southeast Asia. We launched the new GML track with 13 students from around the country and world. Next up, we plan to add a Korean track to our existing DMin in Leadership and Spiritual Formation. More on that in next eNewsletter. More...

Global Missional Leadership Doctor of Ministry Program Launches
By Loren Kerns

I recently completed a two-week advance, including travel, with the newly launched Global Missional Leadership DMin cohort led by Jason Clark – a program two years in the making. We spent the first week in the UK visiting, consecutively, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford, the London School of Theology, and Dave Male and Maggi Dawn at Ridley College, Cambridge. We enjoyed lectures from Martyn Percy, Cathy Ross, Caroline Ramsey, Anthony Billington, David Male and Maggi Dawn.  On Saturday, we hosted a social media boot camp at the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity in downtown London with David Merwin of Pure Blue Design and Lee Goodger of Spook Media. We used Sunday to transfer to Nuremberg, Germany, where Peter Aschoff hosted us. More...

Student Highlight – Angie Fadel
Uncomfortably, you pass them by on downtown streets. They are the reason you choose the suburban mall over the one in the city. When you do make the choice to venture into the heart of the urban experience you keep your head down and your eyes averted. You silently pray that your own kids won’t express their anger, hope, disappointment, joy, or divine longing so ... creatively.  These others are at once the inspiration for next year’s suburban fashion trends and relegated to the margins of the church. We don’t understand them, they don’t seem to want what we chase after, yet they embody our internal “dis-ease.” Who invites them to immerse themselves into the kingdom of God, the Jesus-led life? For those who call themselves a part of The Bridge Church, it is Angie Fadel, a student at George Fox Evangelical Seminary. More...


Book Published by DMin Students



Save the Date:
Western Evangelical Seminary and George Fox Evangelical Seminary Alumni Reunion 
On Saturday, May 14, we will be hosting the Seminary Alumni Reunion, which only happens every other year. Please look for details in future mailings, eNewsletters, and the seminary’s Web page.

Dr. Erhard Gerstenberger Lecture
George Fox Evangelical Seminary will host Dr. Erhard Gerstenberger for a lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at the Portland Center.

He has authored or edited more than 20 books and countless articles in Old Testament theology, form criticism, Psalms and ritual studies, practical theology, feminist criticism and liberation theology. He has written in German, English and Portuguese.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

 “Dr. Gerstenberger’s work is nothing short of groundbreaking in the field of Old Testament studies,” said Dr. Roger Nam, assistant professor of biblical studies. “His book, Theologies in the Old Testament, brought attention to the need for understanding social structures embedded within ancient Israel to contextualize theology. He made innovative use of form-critical studies to both Leviticus and the Psalms.”

Gerstenberger was a professor at Yale, Giessen and Marburg, and also served as a pastor for the Evangelische Kirche in Germany and as a missionary to Brazil for nearly seven years. His experiences compelled him to raise the importance of liberation theology to the scholarly conversations in Europe. “His visit to the seminary is a tremendous gift to the students and faculty,” Nam said.

More information about Gerstenberger is available here.

Questions? Contact Jean Miller at


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