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What Multnomah Believes: Beyond Rudderless Faith and Rigid Formulas

Dr. Paul Louis Metzger, MU's Professor of Christian Theology & Theology of Culture, answers the question: "Where does Multnomah University stand theologically?"

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The History of Thanksgiving According to Dr. Scalberg

Multnomah University history professor,
Dr. Daniel Scalberg, shares the history of Thanksgiving in the United States.

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Morris Dirks to Lead MU’s Day of Prayer on November 20

Multnomah will host a Day of Prayer from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, November 20, at the JCA Student Center. Dr. Morris Dirks, who has been a pastor for more than 25 years in the Pacific Northwest, will lead the event. Dirks has a doctorate in leadership and spiritual formation and recently published "Forming The Leader's Soul: An Invitation to Spiritual Direction." He is the founder and director of SoulFormation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing the spiritual and emotional health of Christian leaders. Read the rest of this entry »

Portland Youth Leaders to Gather for a Day of Training and Collaboration

Please allow me to introduce...Bridges.

About six years ago, a couple of old guys were sitting in a coffee shop that was way too cool for them in a trendy Portland neighborhood. While neither one of them was likely to be cast in “Portlandia,” both of them were teaching youth ministry in PDX, and both had a deep desire to use their particular gifting and training to strengthen local youth ministries and build the kingdom of God. Read the rest of this entry »

Overcoming Anxiety About Past Sins

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Overcoming Anxiety About Past Sins

by Renée Sanford ('95)

No matter what you've done in the past, God wants you to worship Him wholeheartedly today and enjoy life to the full. It’s possible!

When I stand on a sandy beach looking out over the watery expanse of the ocean, hearing the thunder of the waves, I am awed. Every time, I think, “What a magnificent creation! What a marvelous Creator who holds these waters in the palm of His hand!” Instinctively, I begin to sing “How Great Thou Art.” No one hears me as the wind rushes my words to the Lord alone.

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M.A. in Global Development & Justice

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Categories: Faculty, General, Missions

By Greg Burch

It was early morning when I was huddled around a fire with ten boys, ages 8 to 13, preparing to work in the community market in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Each Saturday these boys would show up at 5 a.m. to get their “choice” wheelbarrow preparing to carry client’s groceries around the market and then either back to their cars or homes like caddies. For a number of weeks I joined them, hoping to learn about the lives of young workers and to observe how Bolivian Christians reach out to this group of children. In some cases, these children live on the street. Others live at home and help out by providing some of the family income. Compared to some working conditions around the world, these boys are fortunate. Read the rest of this entry »

Project Patch – James and Sarah Smith

Project Patch – James and Sarah Smith

James (Dip '73) and Sarah (Wendy) Smith

It seems forever ago that my wife, Sarah and I, attended and lived on or near Multnomah University’s campus. During that time two of our three children were born and we began the adventure of serving Jesus vocationally rather than pursuing the career of my previous education. During those formative years at Multnomah, as a new Christian, we learned that God was true to His word. Read the rest of this entry »

Alumni in Oaxaca – Casa Compasiva

Alumni in Oaxaca – Casa Compasiva

We have eight children and I love birth, so when God nudged me to start a birth center in Oaxaca, Mexico, it seemed like the logical next step in our long-term family ministry here. We could use compassionate maternity care to reach women with the love of God! Read the rest of this entry »

Giving Tuesday

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Giving Tuesday

Forget Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Thanksgiving kicks off a busy season. The sales of Black Friday have been an American tradition for many, many years. Recently, the addition of Cyber Monday has added to the consumerism mindset - only with an online shopping flavor. Maybe this year we could make a difference by trying something different when Tuesday, November 27th rolls around? Read the rest of this entry »

On the Flip Side – Peter Mead (MDiv ’04)

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On the Flip Side – Peter Mead (MDiv ’04)

Alumni in Chippenham, England

Alumnus Peter Mead graduated from the Seminary program in 2004 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and Masters in Divinity. Now living in England, Peter serves in his local church on a preaching rotation while filling a supportive role to develop other pastors on the team. However, the bulk of Peter's time is spent working in a ministry called "Cor Deo" which means 'Heart for God'. Read the rest of this entry »