Great Gift Ideas for the Theologically Minded

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, sometimes it can be challenging to remember the reason for the season. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably susceptible to getting distracted by the newest gadget-of-the-year, holiday celebrations, decorations and more. We all need to remember the Christ who brings ultimate meaning to Christmas, and I […]

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Dec 2015
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At NNU, We’re Thankful for Relationships Forged by God

Leading up to Thanksgiving, as I stroll the halls and walkways of NNU and navigate online message boards and tools, I am struck by how much I, my colleagues and our students benefit from strong relationships with each other. What we have to be thankful for has everything to do with love and little to do […]

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Nov 2015
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5 Ways NNU’s Online Programs Take You Further

As Christians, we are called to be responsive to the needs of those around us. It’s a clear theme throughout the Bible: James 1:27 reminds us of the importance of “pure and undefiled religion,” Jesus calls us to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Luke 10:27), and the Apostle Paul challenges us […]

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Nov 2015
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NNU Grad Bridges the Gap Between Generations

It’s always interesting to meet and learn about new students in our fully online Master of Divinity and Master of Arts programs at NNU. They have unique backgrounds that help shape their future ministries. It helps determine the way they will lead with love for years to come. For Zach Schulz — who already has a […]

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Oct 2015
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‘Talking Head’ Sermons in an Experiential World

When we care about something a great deal, we can’t help but advocate for it. Next Tuesday, I have a chance to share from one of my greatest areas of passion: preaching. In a free online webinar at 4 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, Oct. 13, my colleague Ed Robinson and I will talk about “Exploring Preaching […]

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Oct 2015
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Youth Pastor Gains Strength and Confidence Through Graduate Studies

Every May at Commencement, it’s fun to watch our Master of Divinity and Master of Arts students celebrate with their families and friends. But it’s what they do after receiving their diplomas that really inspires us. In 2013, Pastor Zach Carpenter completed his degree while serving as a youth and music pastor at Church on […]

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Sep 2015
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Theological Education Requires Both Preparation and Engagement

It takes years of study and practice to become a professor, so my colleagues and I know what our graduate students are going through. We remember the challenges: what helped and what didn’t work. We try hard to integrate our knowledge and experiences into all of our interactions with students. My friend and colleague Dr. […]

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Aug 2015
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Christian Professors Instruct and Lead From Experience

My colleagues and I in NNU’s School of Theology and Christian Ministries went through years of study, service, prayer and preparation to educate men and women for Christian ministry, challenging them in ways that bring out their best. Across our years of biblical and theological studies, we have been shaped by our own unique backgrounds. […]

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Aug 2015
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Pastor Prepares to Lead in Postmodern Culture

Self-awareness can be a beautiful thing – especially when it’s orchestrated by the Spirit. When Brandin Melton entered NNU’s Master of Arts in Missional Leadership program, he was already a leader. He’d been doing it for several years — first as lead pastor at a Nazarene church in Sarcoxie, Missouri, beginning at the age of […]

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Jul 2015
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NNU Dean Leads Through Love, Commitment

Ultimately any educational experience is only as good as the professors who guide students. For more than a century, NNU’s most valuable asset has been her faculty. Highly supportive professors who lead our students with love, compassion and knowledge have long blessed us. For the past decade, Dr. Mark Maddix has served as dean of […]

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Jul 2015
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