Professors Roundtable ― Meaningful Relationships From Online Tool

As NNU’s director of Graduate Theological Online Education, I’m honored to serve alongside some of the most gifted and experienced educators in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. To help answer some of the questions I often receive, I asked a couple of my colleagues to weigh in on relationships developed through their online teaching connections: How […]

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May 2015
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Lifelong Learning Offers New Online Perspectives

For some, it may come as a biblical booster shot; a weeklong immersion in Spirit-led discovery; or a new, open door for ministry practice. With Northwest Nazarene University’s growing catalog of lifelong learning courses, ministers are not just fulfilling a denominational requirement for continuing education. They’re adding richness to their lives and ministries. While some […]

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Apr 2015
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3 Ways a Great Online Tool Makes a Difference

Regardless of whether you use a PC or a Mac, or you’re a smart-phone fan or a desktop devotee, fully online graduate programs are where it’s at for high-level flexibility and mobility. For many, ease of use makes the difference between seeking a Master of Divinity or Master of Arts degree or giving up altogether. […]

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Apr 2015
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Forging Deep Connections Across the Globe

The more I think about NNU’s fully online Master of Divinity and Master of Arts programs, the more I’m inclined to call us your “Everywhere Divinity School.” Here’s why … When my colleague Joe Gorman first began teaching in NNU’s Spiritual Formation program back in 2004, he wondered how fully online programs could cultivate the […]

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Apr 2015
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Five Benefits of Online Graduate Studies

Online studies should be more about relationships than about you and your laptop. For more than a century, Northwest Nazarene University’s faculty has been known for making deep, personal investments in our students. Online or face-to-face, that commitment continues to thrive. While many institutions offer online programs that are little more than digital correspondence courses, […]

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Mar 2015
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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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Apr 2014
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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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New Year, New You at NNU

With the New Year upon us it’s decision-making time. I’m not talking about losing weight. But if that’s on your list of resolutions, go for it! I’m talking about making one of the best decisions of your life: Earning your Master of Divinity or Master of Arts degree. Keeping that resolution is easier, thanks to […]

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NNU’s Faculty are Committed: To Scholarship, to Faith, to YOU

I love my ministry at Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries. One of the main reasons: My colleagues. Across the board, our faculty members are committed—to our students, to our faith, to scholarship, and to each other. Our commitment to our students is evident in everything we do. We’re available to them—via […]

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Oct 2013
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