You are reading the last issue of Fuller Theological Seminary’s 60-year-old publication Theology, News & Notes (TN&N) in its current form. In Fall 2014, the thematic, scholarly content found under this title will combine with Fuller’s Focus magazine to become a new periodical simply titled FULLER. If you have been receiving either TN&N or Fuller Focus in your mailbox in the past, you will receive our new magazine come fall.
If TN&N reflects what we in the wider Fuller community are talking about, then the new magazine, FULLER, will put that material in a context of who we are as a seminary community and what we are doing. In other words, in the new publication you will find stories about our students, alumni, faculty, and friends as well as information about events and developments across our campuses—right alongside the more academic, reflective pieces that have always characterized TN&N.
The philosophy behind this combination is nothing new: Fuller has always been a place for talking and thinking alongside being and doing. If you read this issue, you’ll know that communicating with you through these changing times has taken on a new urgency for us.
We are in the middle of layers of change—in the world, in higher education, in the economy, in the church, at Fuller—and we want to do more than react. We want to lead. The new FULLER magazine will be one of the places to do that.
The depth of scholarship, focused themes, and volume of content you have become familiar with will continue to be the same. The magazine will still be free of charge and without advertisement or agenda. By adding the new material into one publication, we will achieve operational and financial efficiencies that will enable us to double it in size and increase publication from two issues a year to three. We will also mail the one magazine to a much broader audience—so that every member of the Fuller community near and far has access to this content, which will also be available online.
The new FULLER magazine will be a living document of our stories and our voices that will strengthen the seminary’s community life, serving to connect, inspire, inform, educate, and unite. Look for the first issue in your mailbox in October, and if you’re unsure whether you are on our mailing list or not, please email, write to, or call us.
Joel Green, Advisory Board Chair
Mail: Fuller Magazine
135 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91182
Special thanks for their years of service to Cecil M. Robeck Jr., Richard V. Peace, Ronald J. Kernaghan, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, and C. Douglas McConnell, who recently rotated off the Theology, News & Notes editorial advisory board.
With deep gratitude,
Lauralee Farrer, Senior Editor
For more about Theology, News & Notes and appreciation to the many contributors and advisory board members, see Over 60 Years of “Theology, News & Notes.”
Joel B. Green has been associate dean for Fuller’s Center for Advanced Theological Studies since 2008 and professor of New Testament interpretation at Fuller since 2007.