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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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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NNU’s Success in Online Learning Started in 2000

It was January 1998 in Nampa, Idaho. Over lunch at a nearby Chinese restaurant, Northwest Nazarene University’s then-Vice President for Academic Affairs Sam Dunn offered Dr. George Lyons a challenge. He wanted NNU’s small Division of Philosophy and Religion to take on a new project: offering online graduate programs. Two years later, in early 2000, […]

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Apply What You Learn Before You Graduate From NNU

Graduation day. It’s important, to be sure. But at Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries, you’ll begin applying what you’re learning—even while you’re still learning. At NNU, we strive to compress the gap between theory and practice. This kind of active learning takes many shapes at NNU. Some professors, for example, may give […]

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Spotlight: NNU’s Missional Leadership Track

Choices, choices. You’ll have a lot of them when you pursue your fully online Master of Divinity or Master of Arts degree from Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries. NNU offers 10 graduate degree tracks, or specializations, from which to choose. Many of our graduate students choose the Missional Leadership track as […]

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NNU MDiv, MA: You Have Options

When it comes to pursuing your Master of Divinity or Master of Arts degree from Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries, you have a lot of options. Ten of them, to be exact. That’s the number of graduate degree tracks NNU offers. All of them are fully online with no residential requirements. […]

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