+ resources for a deeply formed spiritual life
Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Seminary, explores the fears and frailty of being human and the freedom that comes from acknowledging our limitations before God
Kate Bowler, assistant professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke Divinity School, reflects on the prosperity gospel, her cancer diagnosis, and her desire for authentic faith
Andrea Smith, director of graduate studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Riverside, offers an indigenous interpretation of race and mission
Johnny Ramírez-Johnson, professor of anthropology, preaches on Christ’s human anger and passion, the emotional life of faith, and an embodied, communal gospel
Jonathan Tran, associate professor of theology and ethics at Baylor University, discusses racism and the Asian American experience
Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Seminary, preaches on 2 Cor 2:14-17, reflecting on the aroma of Christ and the "great procession" of faith in the midst of overwhelming suffering around the world.
Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, academic dean and vice president of education at Esperanza College of Eastern University, lectures on broken praxis, racism, and theological education
Gary Haugen, founder and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM), reflects on his work in Rwanda, the story of IJM, and how spiritual formation naturally leads to advocating for the poor
Alexis Abernethy, professor of psychology, preaches on Psalm 51, a litany of subtle sins, and the need for a pliable, tender heart during Lent and beyond.
Leading scholars wrestle with the complexities of race, whiteness, and the gospel
Willie Jennings, associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale Divinity School, discusses “whiteness,” geography, and theology
Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Seminary, preaches on the all-encompassing embrace of God in the midst of suffering, an embrace that influences the way we respond creatively to the world
Nancey Murphy, senior professor of Christian philosophy, reflects on the coexistence of faith and science and why it matters for the church today
Michael McBride, pastor of the Way Christian Center in Berkeley, California, reflects on faithful discipleship in the context of racialized violence, economic exploitation, and white supremacy
Lisa Sharon Harper, chief church engagement officer for Sojourners, lectures on political context of Genesis and the gospels, a theology of shalom, and the kingdom of God
Keiko Yanaka, of Omotesenke School of Japanese Tea Ceremony, and Mako Fujimura, director of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts, discuss tea ceremonies and communion
Michael Pasquarello, professor of preaching, reflects on the contrast between human folly and God's wisdom, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's political context, and the “strange glory" of Christ
Steven Sandage lectures on Trinitarian theology and human relationships, how therapy can create crucibles for transformation, and the importance of being present with people in the midst of their pain
Voices from the Fuller community reflect on prayer through the lenses of spiritual practices, analytic theology, and more
Estrelda Alexander, president of William Seymour College, preaches on the role of dreams in spiritual formation, the paradox of receiving visions from God, and developing strategies to enact them.