Cancer Can’t Stop “Superman” from Earning MDiv

Some criticize online learning for depersonalizing education, caricaturing it as being devoid of human contact and community. With more than a decade of experience, however, I know the opposite is true in our Graduate Theological Online Education (GTOE) programs at Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries. Daily I’m reminded that I’m part […]

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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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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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Gallaudet University Professor’s Life Enriched by NNU Degree

You might assume that only full-time ministers enroll in Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries fully online Master of Divinity and Master of Arts programs. While the majority do fall into that category, we still have many other adult students who come from all walks of life, including doctors, lawyers, educators, and […]

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NNU’s Cohort Learning Approach Builds Community

Since 2002, when we rolled out our Master of Arts with an emphasis in Spiritual Formation, cohort learning has been central to the Graduate Theological Online Education (GTOE) program at Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries. Why? Because it works very, very well for adult learners. What is cohort learning? When you […]

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Thinking About Incarnation

Since Christmas, “incarnation” has been on my mind. For Christians, the incarnation refers to the way God condescended into our world. If you’ll pardon the expression, God “dumbed down” by entering into our world as human flesh and blood. We call that “incarnation.” Recently, it occurred to me that education is incarnational as well. Take […]

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