The Call to Hospitality at Fuller Theological Seminary

Another note to let interested readers know that there is still time to participate in my class on hospitality this August in Fuller Theological Seminary's DMin program.

Anyone interested in auditing the course or Fuller's DMin program will need a theological Master's degree and can contact Debi Yu, the Admissions and Student Affairs Advisor, for more information.  Debi can be contacted at or (626) 584-5315.

My class "The Call to Hospitality" is a week-long intensive class. The course description and learning outcomes can be read here.

As can be seen in the course description, "The Call to Hospitality" will be connecting hospitality to spiritual formation.

Specifically, in the arena of hospitality I want us to explore the how practices cultivate capacities. Theological capacities, liturgical capacities, psychological capacities, group capacities, relational capacities.

Calls to hospitality flounder when a congregation lacks capacities in these or other areas. A church has to have the capacity to make room if it wants to welcome the God who comes to us, uncomfortably so, as a stranger. Strangers push the tolerances of the community--theologically, socially and relationally. Consequently, those tolerances need to be cultivated and expanded.

That topic will be at the heart of our discussions this August.

Consider joining us!

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