On the eve of a hotly contested Presidential Election vote many people are prognosticating on how momentous it all is. We've even heard some pundits call it the "most important decision in our lifetimes." We're skeptical of such lofty sentiments and wondered if there are other decisions that actually matter more. We wondered if important decisions are the sum total of a series of better, "smaller" decisions.
Categories: 75th Anniversary, Alumni, Faculty, General, Joe Aldrich
“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him” Psalm 34:8
Autumn is in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest! Signs of fall are evident everywhere—the freshness in the crisp cool air, the smell of fires, warm and vibrantly colored leaves beginning to fall and cover the ground. It’s that time of year again when thoughts are naturally turned towards feelings of nostalgia, holiday memories and family traditions. I love this time of year for these reasons, as well as for the opportunity to consider a season of gratitude. Read the rest of this entry »
Eric Nyborg - B.S. '99
Leading, feeding and protecting the flock. That has been the theme of my ministry involvement since I graduated from Multnomah in May of 99. In fulfilling my calling, I've served on church staffs, planted churches, and recently founded an outreach to coaches/athletes that has gained tremendous momentum in the Pacific Northwest.
Categories: Alumni, General, Media, Seminary, Students
Church & State Conference
In anticipation of our upcoming election season, many Christians are asking "Is there a Christian way to vote?" This conference will go beyond the "Christian voter card" to considering holistic ways of bringing our faith to bear in the public sector. We will explore the relationship between church and state, seeking to develop a Christian ethic for life in the public square. Read the rest of this entry »
Most of you know that the old Voice student newspaper and Ambassador yearbook no longer exist. While many of us were sad to see these traditional publications end, it has opened a new and exciting opportunity for Multnomah students. A 100% student-run online magazine - and get this - it's really good! Read the rest of this entry »
"Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper." - Jeremiah 29:7
Starting September 30th, believers all over the city of Portland have gotten together to fast and pray every evening for an entire week (Sept 30-Oct 6). We as believers know that there is power in prayer, that we are commanded to pray and that our city needs transformation...yet do we take it seriously?
Five years ago, over 100, 000 people showed up to hear the Good News at the Luis Palau ('61) Festival. That weekend, more than 20,000 volunteers from different churches, schools, government organizations and businesses put hands and feet to the gospel message by engaging the physical needs of people in the City of Portland. Read the rest of this entry »
This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. I John 4:10
I recently had the privilege of attending the John G. Mitchell Christian Life Conference here on Multnomah's campus. Throughout the week we looked at different attributes of Christ—His compassion, His justice, His perfection and His transforming love. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
Categories: Alumni, Faculty, General
“Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee.” (Psalm 119:11)
I was recently reminded again of why it is that I absolutely love being a part of the ministry of Multnomah! Sitting in Dr. Stephen Kim’s BIB503 class this past week, I was poignantly provided with a reaffirmation of ministry, vision and purpose. Read the rest of this entry »