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Three Signs You Are Burning Out

In April 2017, Portland Seminary received a $50,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. to explore the question of pastoral thriving. This is the second of five blogs that we are producing to share our findings, while soliciting continued discussions. As Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Portland Seminary, a number of our […]

The Lenten Journey: “Christ Came”

Each Facebook status declares our abstinence – bearing the glamour of false pride and modern spirituality. We sit around and stare at blank screens – scrolling through the list of piety – measuring our choices against others. Are we fasting enough? Are we looking holy enough?

Missional Ecclesiology PFCN Trip

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 […]

Learn Your Living

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Emptying and Filling

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