Athletics

Lions Homecoming Basketball Has National Tournament Implications

Comments Off Written on February 15th, 2012 by
Categories: 75th Anniversary, Alumni, Athletics, Faculty, General, Students
Lions Homecoming Basketball Has National Tournament Implications

Basketball, Mascots, Homecoming, and Prizes!

Join the Multnomah Lions for their Homecoming Week celebration home game:

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Flashback: ’50s & ’80s Athletics Apparel

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Categories: 75th Anniversary, Alumni, Athletics, General, Students
Flashback: ’50s & ’80s Athletics Apparel

Memories From The 1950's

We've been publishing posts for our 75th Anniversary year featuring some of the goodies from yesteryear we've been finding...some of you actually sent us some old gear! We were especially excited to receive this letter sweater from an Alumna who still had her original class of 1951 class pin attached! Just look at that thing - something tells me that current students would really go for a true "throwback" style like this.

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Current Student, Old-School Uniforms

Current Student, Old-School Uniforms

Multnomah's History

My three-years as a Multnomah student are a very short time compared to the school's 75 years of existence. While attending a school filled with history, I'm continually discovering more about it. The other day, for example, I learned that Multnomah's athletic teams have only been called the Lions for a short time. Read the rest of this entry »

Joyful Lemon

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Categories: Alumni, Athletics, General
Joyful Lemon

"Happiness is not joy. In trials happiness leaves us, but joy is of the spirit."

At the tender age of 11, Meadowlark Lemon heard about the Harlem Globetrotters and a passion for their ministry was kindled in his heart. Taking a wire hanger, an onion sack, and empty milk carton, Lemon started practicing what would someday become a globally renown half-court hook shot. Combining his impressive basketball skills with slapstick comedy, families from miles around would come to see the "Clown Prince of Basketball" play. Read the rest of this entry »

Blazers vs. Celtics

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Categories: Alumni, Athletics, General, Students
Blazers vs. Celtics

Play Ball!

Thousands of people roaring, lights flashing, and the smell of fast food was in the air as we all sat at the edge of our seats – eyes glued to the moves of our favored team members that would determine the win. Surrounded by 80 or so Multnomah alumni and students, I sat in my seat both stunned and fascinated. My first Blazers game! The crowd was a smattering of Christmas colors as Read the rest of this entry »

Metzger, Tebow, Pro-life and Superbowl Ads

(Just in case you don't want to read our bloviating below, you can go straight to the source at the New Wine, New Wineskins Blog.)

Christian Faith and "The Big Game"

Just in time for the Superbowl this Sunday, February 7th many media outlets are gearing up by publishing stories ranging from Christian faith in sports to pro-life ads during half-time.

As has become the case in recent years, the Seminary's very own Dr. Paul Louis Metzger was called on to be an expert for the writer of the latest article from the Religion News Service titled: "God and the Gridiron; Some are Crying Foul."

Keeping the Context

As is usually necessary, much of the value in what Dr. Metzger had to say gets stripped out for the sake of the writer's needs within the story. This typically results in only a portion of the quote being used, thereby leaving much to the imagination. In this particular article, Dr. Metzger's quote deals with the issue of a famous Christian football player named Tim Tebow who is featured in an ad (produced by Focus on the Family), espousing the positive results from a pro-life choice made by his mother. This ad will be featured during the Superbowl this year and it has raised the ire of many groups who call it "anti-abortion" and the like.

The Quote

“It could very well be a great message, but is it a good venue?” asked Paul Louis Metzger, who teaches theology and culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Ore. “Is it helpful to the discussion, or does it up the volume, so to speak, on the culture war rhetoric?”

2_thumbnailWhat Dr. Metzger Wants Us To Know

Check out his post at the New Wine, New Wineskins Blog for further thoughts that we think you'll all like to ponder as we head in to this most holy of sports holidays!

Student-Alumni Blazer Night – Tickets Still Left!

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There are still a handful of tickets left for tonights sold out game at the Rose Garden! These tickets need a home! (Oh, and you can also buy them for non-Multnomah buddies too!)

Here's our original post about this exciting event:
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Come to the 3rd Annual Multnomah Night with the Blazers. (This time we're giving away a free tote-bag too!)

See photos of this annual event

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The Game

Sign Up and Pay

We bought 200 tickets and there are only 60 left! (UPDATE - There are LESS than this now!)

Many of you have expressed interest, but not yet paid. We are only holding/sending tickets for folks who have actually paid for them.

Hoodie_greyv2greenU (1)Wear Some Multnomah Gear!

Also, don't forget that all participants will get a free Alumni Association Tote-bag!

Taiwan Trip Wrap-Up – Coach’s Take

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Coach Bickley's Wrap-Up (PDF)

Taiwan Trip Wrap-Up

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Anyone who has ever been on a mission trip knows that it's hard to capture all that was experienced. I was showing my wife some pictures and I said, "I wish I could have captured some of the SMELLS!" (On second-thought, maybe it's best that some things can't be captured?)

3 Days Back

christ-campI've been back from Taiwan now for about 3 days and I've been trying to reflect on my experience. It's difficult to put everything into words but I walked away with at least one big thought in mind; Multnomah students are truly unique.

MU Students Boldly Sharing The Gospel

kidsWatching Multnomah students minister to others was probably the most amazing part of the trip. They boldly shared the gospel of Christ in words and actions. They ministered to groups of students from kindergarten through college and our students did an incredible job of being Christ to these students. Sometimes it was in words as they shared their testimonies, spoke with them, and laughed. Other times it was through acts of service or even a "high five" when the language barrier was too much. This group of students were capable, qualified, and passionate servants of Christ and I was blessed to be a part of their efforts.

Shameless Plug

And (to shamelessly toot Multnomah's horn), I can't help but think that God has used Multnomah to help shape their character and calling.

Personal Growth

jeff-and-jerryPersonally, I was also ministered too. I went into this trip with just a little bit of anxiety because I hardly knew any of the students. Sure, Multnomah is small enough to know who most people are, but I felt like I only knew most of them by name or superficially. It was awesome to see a group of close, tight-knit students welcome me into their team and allow me to do ministry with them. I was encouraged and felt like I made new friends.

Also, it was a ton of fun. If you have never been on any kind of short-term missions experience, Go. It's fun, challenging, and always worth the effort.

Taiwan Trip Update 4

Two More Days 

taipei-101On Thursday, we spent the first part of our day visiting the Taipei 101.  I think this is the world's tallest building.  Even if it isn't, it does boast the world's fastest elevator.  It took only 43 seconds to go up 84 floors.  It was a bit foggy, but we still had a great view of the city.  We enjoyed the chance to see some of the sights and ate lunch downtown as well.

 Youth Groups and Night Markets

night-marketAfter the Taipei 101, we went back to the Bethany Academy and led a youth group service they have on Thursday evenings.  Many of the Bethany students that we met on Tuesday were attending.  The students led us in worship and then we had two of our students speak.  After our students spoke, we broke up into small groups to further explore some of the ideas that were shared.  Once the youth group ended, many of us went down to the Shilin Night Market do some exploring. 

Ensuring The The Gospel Is Heard

Friday we spent our morning back at Christ's College.  We led their chapel service which is about an hour and a half long.  We began with two of our students singing a special song and then we showed a video that showed off our campus.  After that I spoke about Multnomah's programs and then we had two student testimonies.  Coach Bickley finished off by sharing a short story and the gospel message. 

About half of the students at Christ's College are not believers and we wanted to be sure that they had the opportunity to hear the gospel. 

zooThe afternoon and evening were spent hanging out all over Taipei with students from Christ's College.  Some students went to Danshui, some went to the Shilin Night Market, and I went with a group of students to the Taipei Zoo.  It was really great to see the city and to get to know the students from Christ's College better.  Besides that, they were great tour guides.

Colin Wyenberg
Admissions Counselor
Multnomah Bible College