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December 2011
In This Issue
Keeping You Connected
What's New?
Connect with President
Books and Publications
Alumni News
Upcoming Events

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Keeping You Connected


Christmas Greetings from AGTS   


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What's New?


2012 Inaugural Hogan LectureLowenberg


Dr. Doug Lowenberg will be installed as the sixth J. Philip Hogan Chair for World Missions on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Seymour Chapel. Alumni are welcome to attend.


Connect with President Klaus


Dr. Byron Klaus will be at the following events:Klaus


Jan. 4-7      Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary 

                    Presidents, Clearwater, FL

Jan. 14-18   Alaska AG Holy Spirit Conference,

                     Anchorage, AK

Jan. 19-21   ATS Speaker at New President's

                     Seminar, San Antonio, TX


Books and Publications 



Fire & RainFire & Rain: Keys to Transform Your Community

by Douglass Norwood ('01)


This work outlines the key ingredients to globally transforming communities, following the principles clearly illustrated by the prophet Elijah in his monumental contest with the priests of Baal. This is a crucial book for any pastor, civic, or church leader wanting to have a clearer vision for changing nations and regions as well as anyone looking for Biblical direction in the process of transforming their lives.


For ordering information or to read more, visit


NorwoodDoug has been a pastor and church planter with the Moravian Church since 1972. He is the founder of Broken Jars, a transdenominational ministry of training, evangelism, and encouragement focused on assisting the Church to grow into its full potential according to the Lord's design. 



Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts  

by Craig S. Keener ('85/'87)


Keener MiraclesMost modern prejudice against biblical miracle reports depends on David Hume's argument that uniform human experience precluded miracles. Yet current research shows that human experience is far from uniform. In fact, hundreds of millions of people today claim to have experienced miracles. New Testament scholar Craig Keener argues that it is time to rethink Hume's argument in light of the contemporary evidence available to us.CKeener


Craig is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. Three of his many books have won national awards, and his background commentary has sold over half a million copies (including electronic copies and translations).


Read Christianity Today's interview with Craig about his new book. 



Prepare Enrich 

Attention Pastors and Counselors


AGTS will host a PREPARE/ENRICH certification workshop on Saturday, February 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Prepare/Enrich Program enables counselors to identify a couple's specific strength and growth areas, teach them communication and conflict resolution skills, and help them resolve key relationship issues.


The workshop, with Gabe Lett, MA, LPC ('03) is open to all students, AGTS alumni, faculty, staff, and local ministers and counselors. Registration must be received by February 3rd. Download registration materials and register at Contact Dr. Angela Reidor Gabe Lett for more information.


Alumni News


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Log in to the AGTS Alumni Directory.  If you need your username and password, send an email to or use the "Forgot Password" feature.  We'll help keep you connected!




Eugene and Carolyn Hunt ('86), AGWM missionaries with Latin America and Caribbean, are transitioning out of full-time AGWM work after 41 years in foreign missions. They will continue to take one or two short-term missions trips to teach in Latin America each year.


Fred and Terry Sanchez, Sr. ('05) were recently approved as new missionaries to Guatemala by the AGWM Board.




Eric Kyler ('06) received a promotion and is transferring from the Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland, MD to the United States Penitentiary in Hazelton, WV where he will serve as supervisory chaplain.




Joy Krajicek ('09) was recently approved as a new missionary to France by the AGWM Board.



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Upcoming Events


Dec. 26 - Jan. 2   AGTS Closed for Christmas Holiday


Jan. 9    First day of classes