Author Archive

Little Budget, Big Faith

Little Budget, Big Faith

Dick and Rose DeShaw ('62)

My husband and I were called to that most difficult task – living the ordinary life, moment by moment conscious of God, asking to be shown His way and demonstrate his power as we walk with Him. While the ordinary life with God IS a career path, there is no professionalism about it, no special recognition or titles.

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Defeating the Body Image Bandit

Defeating the Body Image Bandit

Cherrie Herrin-Michehl 1995-96

I had dreamed of attending Multnomah after high school, but life circumstances prevented me from doing so. Instead, I graduated with a teaching degree from Central Washington University in 1985. I moved to California and later Arizona, teaching public junior high school for ten years. Some of the schools were on the federal register of poorest schools in the nation in cities where gangs, drugs, and crime prevailed. Read the rest of this entry »

Warthogs at Wycliffe

Warthogs at Wycliffe

"Watch out for warthog holes!"  I wasn't sure what my friend meant as we drove across the savannah in Sudan, but I quickly found out. Warthog burrows are often hidden in the tall grass and as one of the wheels on my vehicle found it, I was suddenly at a dead stop with one wheel up to its axle in the ground and my journey had changed. Read the rest of this entry »

Defending National Champs End MU Dreams

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Categories: Alumni, Athletics, Students
Defending National Champs End MU Dreams

Check out this end-of-season recap from Coach Bickley. It had a heart breaker of an ending, but was a memorable season nonetheless!

Tonight ended a great season by the Multnomah University Lions. We lost to Hillsdale by a score of 81-86. We were down by 4 at the half, fell behind 76-64 in the second half, then came storming back. Down by 8 with just over a minute to go, Willey Yates nailed a deep three pointer, then MU got a steal and Steve Bustrin added another three pointer to cut the lead to 2 points with 40 seconds left. Hillsdale scored to go up 85-81. Gian Cook got a great look from behind the arc but could not get it to go as the final score was 86-81. Read the rest of this entry »

Alumna Heart for Hurting Minds

Alumna Heart for Hurting Minds

Day Marshall  - BS 2009

My husband, Andrew, and I came to MU after a number of years out of school. He came because God stirred him to act on the calling placed on him years earlier. I enrolled the following year because I was jealous of the depth of knowledge I saw him gaining. Read the rest of this entry »

Alumna Teaches Others How to ‘Walk Free’

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Categories: Alumni, Books, General
Alumna Teaches Others How to ‘Walk Free’

JoAnne E. Billison – 2009 MDiv Seminary Graduate

I came into the kingdom of God married and a mother of two. My salvation was the greatest moment of my life and I passionately pursued a relationship with Jesus. I couldn’t get enough of Him. It wasn’t long after I came to Christ that I hungered for more scriptural training and education, so I enrolled at Multnomah Seminary. Read the rest of this entry »

Limited Sky, Unlimited God

Limited Sky, Unlimited God

Sky Cady - Class of '03

I always thought I would end up serving the Lord in a third world country, bringing the gospel to those who had never heard the name of Jesus. During a final SWOT chapel of my senior year, a fire was lit within me for the nations and since that time I’ve visited and/or served short term in 34 different countries. Recently I landed in the United Kingdom—a far cry from the picture I originally imagined in the Congo, or the Maldives.
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Missionaries of Assurance

Missionaries of Assurance

Jesse and Krista Ashman - BA 2003, BS 2003

Raising support for overseas ministry is a bear! Depending on support while living overseas is a whole other beast! My wife and I are beginning our fifth year in overseas ministry. While raising support, we were given a lot of good advice from books and seasoned missionaries. But now that we have moved overseas and become dependent on that support, the challenge of financial unpredictability hasn’t gone away. Even from the shores of Sweden, we read stories of economic hardship…and we, like many others, feel vulnerable. But maybe that’s the point. Read the rest of this entry »

Beautiful Gifts in Ugly Wrapping

Beautiful Gifts in Ugly Wrapping

Annette Horton - 1986

Gifts are fun to give and to receive . . . especially when they come beautifully wrapped. Oh the anticipation that builds as one gently unties the ribbon and then carefully folds back the paper to reveal what is inside. Unfortunately, some gifts do not come quite so beautifully wrapped. These gifts, even when given by a loved one, give us pause. Do we want to know what is inside? Read the rest of this entry »

Featured Faculty – Professors Tom and Bonnie Kopp

Featured Faculty – Professors Tom and Bonnie Kopp

Northwest Roots Change the World

Tom was born and raised in Africa (Zimbabwe and Zambia respectively). After returning to the United States for his final two years of high school, he attended Multnomah and the University of Washington. During those years, he met and married Bonnie who was born and reared in Spokane, Washington. She attended Seattle Pacific University and the University of Washington also. Following their marriage, they moved to Africa and served with the Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF) from 1970 to 1986. Read the rest of this entry »