Issue 21: What’s Next

Issue 21: What's Next

Experience all that FULLER magazine’s “What's Next” issue has to offer in a fully digital viewing format. Access an e-pub of FULLER magazine 21 online.

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In pastoring Beloved Everybody, a church for people with and without disabilities, Bethany McKinney Fox finds value in starting from a place of mutual learning and friendship.

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While counseling frontliners during the pandemic, Benzion Perez holds fast to God’s promises of faithfulness and hope.

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Mathew John builds bridges between Christians and people of other faiths through a shared appreciation of Jesus.

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A holistic theology of mission shapes Lacey Lanier’s approach to nursing, as she tends to sick and suffering children in the NICU.

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Ted Cosse, Fuller’s chief operating officer and dean of the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy, introduces this issue’s theme of what’s next for Fuller, seminary education, and the church.

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Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, professor of systematic theology, surveys the new landscape in which the global church finds itself, considering shifts in church movements and traditions as well as the realities of religious pluralism and secularism.

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Jenny Pak, associate professor of psychology, writes about her experience working in and with Asian American communities and the need for decolonized, culturally competent psychological theories and practices.

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David H. Scott, associate dean of the School of Mission and Theology, casts an eye on the new frontiers of online theological education in this era of globalization—examining both its risks and its gifts.

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Kevin Doi, Fuller Seminary chaplain, reflects on the possibilities and the limits of spiritual formation and community in online spaces.

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Cedric Williams, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, looks at current, problematic models of leadership and suggests a different approach to forming Christian leaders for the 21st century.

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Marcus Sun, vice president for global recruitment, admissions, marketing, and retention, shares how Fuller trains and equips students to become trustworthy leaders no matter their vocational call.

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Ted Cosse, Fuller’s chief operating officer, interviews four leading voices about the state of the church today—the areas in which it falls short, the challenges it currently faces, and the stories of hope it offers.

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Thomas Lazo, MSMFT student, suggests the virtues of counseling provide a helpful framework for the difficult but necessary dialogues seminaries must engage in today.

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Cynthia Eriksson, professor of psychology, and Jude Tiersma Watson, senior associate professor of urban mission, share lessons on community, collaboration, and formation, drawn from decades of co-teaching.

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