Thursday, September 30
Scholars Who Preach Chapel: Dr. Tremper Longman
Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
In the midst of a challenging academic life, Dr. Steve Stratton, Professor of Counseling and Pastoral Care, teaches students to become people of practices for a lifetime of sustainable ministry. As part of the Formation and Student Committee, he and his colleagues are developing a curricular strategy that invites students to engage in practices in five specific areas, including spiritual, emotional/relational, physical, vocational, and academic/intellectual.
“If you come to Asbury Seminary and you just acquire new knowledge, you really have not had a complete ‘Asbury experience,’” Steve said. “Romans 12:2 challenges us not to let culture press us into its mold. As a formational community, we want students to see their seminary years as a time to do counter-cultural, ‘whole person’ training. We want graduates who stand out from general culture in an attractive way. We want graduates, no matter what their program of study, to be persons who model a Spirit-empowered life and can invite others into the same kind of experience.”
Read more about his story at asbury.to/voices.