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God’s Love, Our Limits | Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton reflects on how we navigate the tension of God’s relentless love while facing the real-life struggles of ministering to those different from us—or those we may even consider enemies.

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Polycentricity and New Ecumenical Terrain: Transnationality, Race, and the Pluralization of Power

Matthew J. Krabill (PhD ’20), codirector of the Paris Mennonite Center, considers how a deeper sociocultural understanding of the religious transformation in the West can reframe and expand ecumenical relations

Cecil Robeck

Response | Cecil M. Robeck Jr. on Migration and Unity

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In response to Gioacchino Campese’s lecture “Catholicity: Migration, Religion, and World Christianity,” Cecil M. Robeck Jr., senior professor of church history and ecumenics, speaks about Christian love and unity in the context of migration.

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Migration in Missiological Perspective

At Fuller’s 2020 Missiology Lectures, scholars took a deep dive into Los Angeles’s unique history and culture to explore wider issues of migration, transnationalism, and interfaith engagement through a missiological perspective.

Alan Roxburgh

Alan Roxburgh on The Crisis of the North American Church

In his lecture “Mapping our Location: The Crisis of the Church in North America” delivered at the 2002 Missiology Lectures, Alan Roxburgh, founder of The Missional Network, explained the ways the North American church has become warped by social imaginaries that are incompatible with the narrative of God’s kingdom.

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Alan Roxburgh on Reforming the North American Church

In his lecture “Shaping the Journey: Reforming the Church in North America” delivered at the 2002 Missiology Lectures, Alan Roxburgh, founder of The Missional Network, spoke about the North American church’s need to reform its discourse and practices in order to become the missional church it ought to be.

Darrell Guder

Darrell Guder on Missional Communities

In his lecture “The Worthy Walk of the Missional Congregation” delivered at the 2007 Payton Lectures, Darrell Guder, then Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, urged the church to reclaim its missional vocation and its purpose as a witnessing community.

Mark Lau Branson, Veli-Matti Karkkainen

Q&A | Mark Lau Branson, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, and Darrell Guder

At the 2007 Payton Lectures, Mark Lau Branson and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen discussed the subject of missional ecclesiology following Darrell Guder’s lecture “The Worthy Walk of the Missional Congregation.”

Darrell Guder and Alan Roxburgh

The Missional Church

Two classic lecture series, now fittingly paired, laid out a picture of a necessary missional theology for the church then and today.

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Idolatry and Marriage | Kutter Callaway

Kutter Callaway, associate professor of theology and culture, speaks a word of caution against creating an idol out of marriage and invites us to reimagine marriage as a means of Christian witness.

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Reordering Power | Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton, Clifford L. Penner Presidential Chair, reflects on Acts 2 and on the power of the Spirit expressed through the church—power not centered on dominion but on justice and love.

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Embodied Community | Inés Velásquez-McBryde

Inés Velásquez-McBryde (MDiv ’19), pastor and Fuller chaplain, reflects on the church’s identity as a united family, brought together by the power of the cross which abolishes enmity between people.

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A New Power | Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton, Clifford L. Penner Presidential Chair, reflects on Acts 2 and on the power of the Spirit expressed through the church—power not centered on dominion but on justice and love.

N.T. Wright

N. T. Wright on Paul’s Trinitarian Theology

In his lecture “The One Triune God Amidst Religious Pluralism, Clashing Kingdoms, and Prevalent Evil” delivered at the 2014 Fuller Forum, N. T. Wright, New Testament scholar and former bishop of Durham, considered Paul’s Trinitarian theology, which involves high Christology, robust monotheism, and ecclesial unity.

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Interpreting Paul for the 21st Century

The 2014 Fuller Forum featured keynote speaker N. T. Wright, who presented on how the writings and theology of Paul might shape the church in the 21st century.

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N. T. Wright on Paul’s Trinitarian Theology

In his lecture “The One Triune God Amidst Religious Pluralism, Clashing Kingdoms, and Prevalent Evil” delivered at the 2014 Fuller Forum, N. T. Wright, New Testament scholar and former bishop of Durham, considered Paul’s Trinitarian theology, which involves high Christology, robust monotheism, and ecclesial unity.

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Christ-Formed Community | Oliver Crisp

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Oliver Crisp, former professor of systematic theology, speaks about what it looks like to be a worshiping community continually shaped and transformed by Christ.

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Hope-filled Discipleship for Today’s Young People

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The Role of Mindfulness in the Midst of Pain: the Importance of Present-Focus Attention

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Joey Fung, associate professor of psychology, encourages practicing mindfulness as we experience seasons of pain—cultivating our awareness of God’s presence in our day to day lives.

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Hope for the Pain of the Korean Youth

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Tree Fear Hope

A Shared Story of Future Hope

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Scott Cormode, Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development, writes about innovating towards a hopeful future for the church, while holding to the constants and traditions of the faith.