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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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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Pursuing Your Seminary Education Takes Faith

Often when I talk to prospective students, they’re struggling. However, their struggle is not so much about the Graduate Theological Online Education (GTOE) programs at Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries. They’re also not wrestling so much with God’s calling. Instead, it’s the financial challenge of a theological education. How will they […]

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Apr 2014
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NNU’s Professor’s Book on Worship a First

At Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries, I’m blessed to be part of a team of faculty who are exceptional instructors as well as world-class scholars. In fact, our professors are among the most published in the Wesleyan-Holiness movement. My colleague, Dr. Brent Peterson, exemplifies this commitment to scholarship as evidenced by […]

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Why You Should Care that Your Professors take Sabbaticals

This semester my colleague Thomas Jay Oord is on sabbatical leave from Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries, where he’s worked as a professor for the past dozen years. Sabbaticals have a basis in the Judeo-Christian tradition and are prevalent in academia. In recent years, a growing number of churches have also […]

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Wesley Center and WTS Conferences set for March 6-8

It’s time again for Northwest Nazarene University’s annual Wesley Center Conference! I’m especially enthusiastic about this year’s conference, which will be on Thursday, March 6. I believe it will be one of the most inspiring and innovative conferences we’ve had yet. The theme of this year’s conference is “Wesley Talks: Ministry & Culture.” We’ll be […]

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NNU’s Timpe Explores Free Will in Recent Book

Teaching comes first at Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries. No doubt about it. But alongside our commitment to teaching is faculty dedication to scholarship, as evidenced by the fact NNU’s professors are among the most published in the Wesleyan-Holiness movement. My colleague Kevin Timpe is an excellent example of the kind […]

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NNU GTOE Professor to be Published by Oxford University Press

Professors in the Graduate Theological Online Education (GTOE) program at Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries aren’t only phenomenal teachers and mentors. They’re active scholars, too. Last month I wrote a blog about books by NNU faculty. One of those books was Virtues and Their Vices, a collection of essays in virtue theory […]

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