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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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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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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Books by NNU Faculty Make Great Gifts

Looking for a last-minute gift idea for the theologian in your life? Or maybe you’re the theologian and your family needs some gift ideas from you! Consider this: Books published by faculty in Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries. Several of my colleagues and I have had new books published in the […]

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Make Your New Year’s Resolution to Return to the Classroom

It’s that time of year when many of us start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. How about topping your list with this one: Earn your Master of Divinity or Master of Arts degree—online—from Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries. If you’re like me, you can make a lot of excuses why you […]

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Thankful for NNU’s Fully Online MDiv & MA Degrees

Before I dive into that Thanksgiving turkey, I want to express my gratitude for Northwest Nazarene University’s School of Theology & Christian Ministries—an institution that believes so fully in the power of online education that it was among the first theological institutions in the world to offer fully online graduate degree programs. I’m thankful to […]

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