Last week, I got to visit the archive where I did my doctoral research, the Marion E. Wade Center in Illinois. Located on the campus of Wheaton College, the Wade Center houses many of the papers related to seven authors: Dorothy L. Sayers, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Joy Davidman, Owen Barfield, and G.K. Chesterton…
What role does Thanksgiving play in our lives and our faith? When we think about the meeting of the first pilgrims and Indians, we usually connect vicariously to one side of that old Plymouth encounter, mysteriously linking our faith journey to the early pilgrims’ faith journey. But what about those long-ago Indians? Is there a reason to remember them as more than a foil for the pilgrims?
Cohort One of our newly revised Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Spiritual formation cohort just returned home from their first retreat in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Directed by MaryKate Morse, the lead mentor for the program, the students spent a week together at the Oregon Coast learning to practice the art of spiritual formation in themselves with those whom they lead.
Click through the above Flickr photo album to see images from the retreat.
Professor Josh Sweeden recently took his Missional Ecclesiology students to downtown Portland, Oregon to trace the beginnings of Portland First Church of the Nazarene from their first campus into their current home in west Portland. Jason Veach, the lead pastor of Eden Community who planted his church out of PFCN, facilitated the trip and used the two churches as a case study for missional church leadership with our seminary students.
Click through the above Flickr photo album to see images from the trip.
“God never ceases to amaze,” says Jodi Hansen. Hansen, executive director of Love INC (In the Name of Christ) in Newberg, Ore., is speaking of seeing a $150,000 budget have an impact of $1,500,000, or witnessing an ecumenical group of leaders unite in their desire to serve the people Jesus calls “the least of these.” But she also speaks from what she’s experienced in her personal life. (more…)
By Sierra Neiman
“In 586 B.C.E. Israel went into exile.” Because of Roger Nam’s effusive enthusiasm for the Hebrew Bible, when he speaks these words one hears them like a child hears “once upon a time” at the beginning of a tale brimming with potential.
At the end of September, all of our Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Global Perspectives students travelled to Hong Kong for their annual advance. Lead by lead mentor Jason Clark, the students met with local ministry and business leaders to see firsthand how East meets West in this global city.
Click through the above Flickr photo album to see images from the advance.