The 2015 Fuller Forum explored the themes of justice, grace, and law and how each shapes our understanding of the church’s relationship with God and the church’s ministry in the world. Joined by Fuller scholars and other guests, renowned Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann, featured as the conference’s keynote speaker.
Kevin Doi (MDiv ’94), Fuller Seminary chaplain, encourages us to be attentive to God’s presence, reflecting on how God meets us in the most difficult and unexpected places.
Mark Labberton, Clifford L. Penner Presidential Chair of Fuller Seminary, preaches on how God sees us without misconception and on our charge to see others with the same dignity well.
Inés Velásquez-McBryde (MDiv 19’), pastor and Fuller Seminary chaplain, delivers a message on how God welcomes us under the shelter of his hope, even as we continue to experience fear and grief.
Juan Martínez Benavides, MDiv student, invites us to hear the cries and complaints of the people we serve, challenging us to acknowledge our failures and to open ourselves up to transformation. English translation is provided by Inés Velasquez-McBryde, Fuller chaplain.
Brenda Bertrand, Fuller Seminary chaplain, preaches on how our sins impact our communities, our need for repentance, and God’s unfailing love.
Steve Yamaguchi, former dean of students and assistant professor of pastoral theology, talks about our need to not only be scholars and experts on living water but to be faithful and daily partakers.
Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben, 26th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy, shares about her journey toward military ministry and the need to trust in God’s call.
Mark Labberton, Clifford L. Penner Presidential Chair at Fuller Seminary, speaks about the Psalmist’s hope in God’s quiet yet steady faithfulness during seasons of despair.
Mark Labberton reflects on God’s holiness and ultimate authority and reminds us how, in Christ, we are invited to join in exultation before God.
Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Seminary, speaks about God’s promise to be protector of the vulnerable, as the decision on the DACA policy heads to the US Supreme Court.
Nelson Kiamu, PhD student in the School of Intercultural Studies, asks what it looks like for us to share the love of Christ and be good digital neighbors in this current age.
Lisa Washington Lamb, visiting assistant professor of preaching, preaches about yearning for God in the midst of literal and metaphorical battles.
Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Seminary, preaches at Fuller’s Festival of Beginnings about framing our scholarship in the reality that God places value and dignity on every human life.
Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Seminary, addresses new students during Fuller’s Welcome Week, preaching about what it means to choose the life-giving way of God.