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"After my change of heart for full #LGBTQ inclusion, people asked 'What book were you using coming up w those sinful ideas?!"
I said "THIS. BOOK."

- Dr. Steve Harper, former Asbury Theological Seminary Orlando VP


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Bill MeffordSo proud of this as a 2 time Asbury grad, blessed by his words and his heart-felt journey17 hours ago   ·  2
Jill Hardt ZundelProud to be an Asbury Grad for a change!24 hours ago   ·  5
Kevin HudsonWow! Times are changing. Love this!24 hours ago   ·  2
Dwayne LittleThe Holy Bible condemns it! The Bible does not change!14 hours ago   ·  1
Vivian CollinsWe are all made in the likeness of God, of our universe. Thank you for following the gospel of Christ in paving the way for all expressions of life.18 hours ago
Jack HarnishI'm a double-dipped Asburian, graduated from the seminary with Steve. I am not so sure that the Asbury institutions are as proud of Steve as some of the rest of us are. Give him the credit for his journey and his courage.27 minutes ago
Nancy FrankGod is definitely moving at Asbury!22 hours ago
Jad DenmarkWhat a gifted and blessed servant of God!!! Thank you Steve Harper.24 hours ago   ·  3
Laralee DeHartAmen Dr. Steve Harper!24 hours ago   ·  3

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As we celebrate this last day of Black History Month, we honor those who who are making history today and remember the call to join them in the racial justice work that remains ahead.

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Lacey Lynne BonsantoExcellent!! :)1 day ago
Joann HarralBeautiful!1 day ago

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Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

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Terry Weber-RodriguezShalom Mr. Nimoy and thank you.2 days ago   ·  5
Beth McFarlin😭2 days ago   ·  1
Jude Conklin CraddockI think I needed to see that. Thank you, and Shalom, Mr. Spock2 days ago   ·  1
Tom TylerThis is cool: On the Vulcan salute "In his autobiography I Am Not Spock, Nimoy wrote that he based it on the Priestly Blessing performed by Jewish Kohanim with both hands, thumb to thumb in this same position, representing the Hebrew letter Shin (ש), which has three upward strokes similar to the position of the thumb and fingers in the salute. The letter Shin here stands for El Shaddai, meaning "Almighty (God)". Nimoy wrote that when he was a child, his grandfather took him to an Orthodox synagogue. There he saw the blessing performed and was impressed by it." days ago
Jacqueline WetmoreRest well! You will not be forgotten. Leonard Nimoy/ Mr. Spock, Our Dear Mr. Spock2 days ago
Nancy RichmondMy sons grew up watching Star Trek. Rest in peace2 days ago
Joyce Maureen WaiteR.I.P1 day ago
Carmine VozzoloR I P2 days ago
Ken ObringerHe lived long and prospered. Will miss him.2 days ago
Lacey Lynne BonsantoIndeed, now that the news of his passing is official, permit me to say that, to me, Leonard's Mr. Spock was the greatest character in television history, period. Likewise, I believe the ORIGINAL Star Trek (1960s) was television's greatest show ever. Why? Because, it addressed universal themes deeply and philosophically as well as practically. The science (basically astrophysics and quantum physics) was ALWAYS spot-on accurate in the show. Remember, I was a physics major, so I know. Best of all, it was THE THINKING PERSONS' show! So, the greatest character on the greatest show: BLESS YOU, LEONARD! We miss you and love you. May Jehovah accept you and rock your life eternally. :)2 days ago   ·  2
Mel BaileyGodspeed.2 days ago
Aldo F. RodriguezAmen! The character of Spock personified triumph over adversity, respect over being shunned, beloved over indifference, and on and on. He made being different: COOL! Even though his race forbade emotion and he couldn't return their love, Spock was admired, respected, and beloved by his friends and colleagues (they even sacrificed all they had to rescue him from oblivion). He was accepted and emulated on the Enterprise and in real life. Mr. Nimoy brought the character so much life that he inspired many, many people to the fields of not only science and space, but in acting, photography, directing, producing, literature, as well as many other aspects in life, including the President of the United States (Obama: "I loved Spock."). For me personally, an awkward, shy boy who was struggling to figure out this thing called life, Star Trek showed me how to go through it boldly where I had never gone before. Spock showed me had to deal with it the best way possible. I loved Spock! God Bless and Godspeed, Mr. Leonard Nimoy!2 days ago
Marco Mar-kosRIP ......Mr. Spock2 days ago

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