There are always a lot of opinions and theories about how today's youth communicate. We hear how they like their phones, but not the actual "phone" part of it. They don't like email because texting or Facebook is preferred. Rumors even abound about how they might prefer some face time if the information is useful to them. Well, we found some actual research on the subject done in the form of an info-graphic. Because pictures work for everyone!
Archive for July, 2012
Ted (BS 2009) and Bethany Rydmark
“One of the most important reasons to travel is to know what it feels like to be a foreigner.” - A. A. Gill
Not until I had been off North American soil for three months did I fully realize how much I missed home. South America was still “America;” I don’t know what I expected, but I didn’t expect to feel so out of place, so distant, so foreign. On a daily basis, I found myself in situations where I was completely dependent on local people for the most basic necessities: food, water, transportation, communication. There was no “Spanglish” spoken here. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Alumni, Faculty, General, Media, Missions, Pray For MU, Seminary, Students
Put A Lion On It!
Want to be an "extra" on the TV show Portlandia? Well, here's your chance to appear in a special filming on Multnomah's campus! You won't get paid, but you'll probably have a great day and laugh a lot...and there's the whole cool TV show thing...And yeah, we know it's weird to do this at a conservative Christian college. (Is that irony? Discuss.)
In an era where small independent book stores are closing down, one still remains - and remains true to their passions of providing current and hard to find theology books. More than just a textbook and class notes store, Windows Booksellers have become a staple on Multnomah's campus. Oh yeah, they're open to the public too.
Michael Jordan told us we should drink Gatorade because he used it to get through tough games, and we listened. Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, told us that Weight Watchers helped her lose ten more pounds, and we listened.
We listen even more when an endorsement comes from someone who isn’t getting paid to say all the right things. In a recent blog post we shared with you stories from various alumni and students and Multnomah’s effect on their lives. These are powerful testimonials. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Alumni, Books, General, Media
A Message from the Alumni Director
“How could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?” Genesis 39:9
I've been enjoying Dr. Lockwood’s book, Unlikely Heroes—Ordinary People with Extraordinary Faith, a Biblical and Personal Reflection on Hebrews 11. Through my read I’ve appreciated the opportunity of getting to know our president more. His unique blend of academic perspective and devotional application, as he identifies the cast of these Old Testament characters—simple, ordinary, flawed people living out extraordinary faith, has been encouraging. Read the rest of this entry »