Chimes Magazine

Welcome to Chimes Magazine Online

SFTS is proud to announce the official launch of Chimes Magazine online. The online version allows you to also view Chimes Magazine on your personal handheld device and smart phone. The toolbar along the bottom allows you to select features to view the magazine full screen, highlight text, forward the magazine or select articles via email, engage the audio of pages turning and much more. You can also review archived copies of Chimes Magazine online. Please refer to the past issues listed below.

Chimes - Fall 2014
Special Focus: Innovating Ministry

Chimes - Spring 2014
Special Focus: In Christ a New Creation


Chimes - Fall 2013
Special Focus: Designing a Mosaic for Ministry

Chimes - Spring 2013
Special Focus: The Church of the 21st Century : Grass Roots Ministries

Chimes - Fall 2012
Special Focus: Worship Lab

Chimes - Spring 2012
Special Focus: Inauguration of Rev. Dr. James L. McDonald as 11th president in SFTS history

Chimes - Fall 2011
Special Focus: Seeking Justice: At the Intersection of Church and the World

Chimes - Spring 2011
Special Focus: Alumni/Student Project: The ministries of 20 SFTS alum reported by students

Chimes - Fall 2010
Special Focus: Meet the SFTS Faculty

Chimes - Spring 2010
Special Focus: Theological Education in the 21st Century: Alternative Approaches

Chimes - Fall 2009
Special Focus: Celebrating a new dean and the 20th anniversary in Southern California

Chimes - Spring 2009
Special Focus: Biblical Studies highlighting SFTS faculty, symposiums, curriculum

Chimes - Winter 2009
Special Focus: Celebrating John Calvin 500 Years Later

Chimes - Fall 2008
Special Focus: Discerning God’s Call, including feature on Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow

Chimes - Spring 2008
Special Focus: 50 Years of Advanced Pastoral Studies at SFTS

Chimes - Winter 2008
Special Focus: Theology in Congregations, Activism, Environment, Asian & Women Influences

Chimes - Fall 2007
Special Focus: Skills & Arts of Ministry: Mission Outreach, Preaching, Evangelism, Music

Chimes - Spring 2007
Special Focus: Spiritual Formation: Reclaiming our Spirituality and Spiritual Renewal

Chimes - Fall 2006
Special Focus: Faculty News, including Dr. Christopher Ocker -- Bringing Church History to Life

SFTS began publishing and distributing the Seminary Bulletin in 1916. It was published under that title until May 1937, when it became Chimes, a euphonious allusion to the popular carillon donated by Robert Dollar and his wife in 1923.


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