TRENDING GLOBAL EXPERIENCES AT ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
OCTOBER 11-15, 2010
E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism: This week’s seminar welcomed Professor Dale Walker, whose course this semester includes “Missions to Muslim Peoples”. Professor Walker covered a range of topics including new Editions of the Qur’an, the state of Muslim scholarship, and gateway topics like, “‘The Night of Power” and the Nativity. The mission seminar exhibits trending topics in missions and intercultural studies every Wednesday starting at 8.30am. Contact facilitator Eunice Irwin for more information.
Beeson International Center: This week, a new cohort of world leaders arrived in Kentucky to resume their DMin coursework in the Beeson International Center. These pastors represent the leadership of the emerging world church and will reside in Wilmore for four more weeks. While their schedule remains intense, you can find a group of them everyday eating in the cafeteria. Find a few this week and ask them what God is doing in their part of the world.
Ministry for Global Community Development: This last Monday, a global group of 30 faculty, staff, students, and Wilmore residents gathered at the Global Community Development Center (Next to Cluckers). This week, the crew helped out the “Wilmore Christian Ballet” and local non-profit “Confrontation Point” in structural improvements as well as visited with the homebound. These opportunities for service along side brothers and sisters from around the world continue every Monday at 3.30 starting at the GCDC. Weekly international potlucks follow at the Student Center from 5.30-6.30pm every Monday.
Chapel: This last Thursday in chapel, PhD student Mary Catharine Brown shared in chapel on the importance of intercultural relationships while MA student Josh Toepper reminded us of God’s arching narrative “The Missio Dei”. When all was said and done, a global symphony of prayer arose as representatives from six continents prayed for the nations. You can listen to that service here.
Campus Life: Every Thursday a group of students gathers at Asbury House of Prayer to pray for God’s heart against the industry of human trafficking. This week, a missionary from Cambodia came and shared a variety of prayer requests about his anti-human trafficking initiativse there. The student movement prayed through the Lord’s prayer petitioning on behalf of the children in chains and repenting for ways in which they contribute to the industry through the meditation of their hearts and patterns of consumerism. Join the Modern Abolition movement at Asbury simply by coming to prayer every Thursdsay at noon in AHOP.