Lectio Divina Chapels at Multnomah are, simply, times of focused and prayerful attention to short passages of scripture. This is done in small groups of 4 to 6. The point is to slow down, to sit quietly, and to consider God’s Word, praying for insight and a willing spirit to hear and obey. Repeated readings of the short passage and prayerful consideration of the text give students an opportunity for prolonged exposure to a passage of scripture, placing themselves under the authority of God’s Word and to consider God’s will for their lives that day.
Categories: Chapel, Faculty, General, Students
Categories: Chapel, Financial Aid, General, Pray For MU
Every year, as a part of the requirements for dispersing Federal financial aid to students, Multnomah must observe Constitution Day. Some years we hold panel discussions or a gathering around the flagpole in front of Sutcliffe Hall. This year students and faculty will be gathering in the Prayer Chapel for a time of prayer for the nation.
Categories: 75th Anniversary, Alumni, Chapel, Dr. Lockwood, General, Students
Light in a Dark Place
"Have you ever been in a very dark space... [where] you couldn't see anything?"
Multnomah's president Dr. Dan Lockwood began his spring 2012 Convocation Chapel address with a story about a trip to New Zealand with his daughter, Elise. Preparing for a black-water rafting excursion, Dr. Lockwood and Elise donned wetsuits, climbing harnesses, and headlamps. Then they proceeded to climb down a 150-foot shaft to a steep tunnel that led to an underground river where a rubber raft awaited them. After traveling a half mile down the river, their guide told them to turn off the headlamps.
Categories: 75th Anniversary, Alumni, Chapel, General
Ambassador Choir Sings Christmas Carols
As I watched choir members sing Christmas Carols in chapel – their postures at attention, eyes trained on Professor Stan Campbell – and felt the concentration of each singer, I was taken back to my own choir days as a student here at Multnomah. I enjoyed remembering the friends I made while singing, touring, and falling asleep on the bus as we traveled from church to church. Despite being a group of very diverse peoples, there was a special kinship we all felt in using the musical giftings that God gave us to bring encouragement to men and women along the West coast.
Categories: Alumni, Chapel, Faculty, General
"I came across a quote the other day that said, 'We had the experience, but we missed the meaning'. Today I want to share with you the most difficult experience I have ever had. But I want to share with you the meaning... God has a way of turning tragedy into victory. Our story is a story of loss and of pain, but also a story of great gain."
This Veterans Day, November 11, Multnomah University will be having a special chapel service. Chapel will feature alumni Stu Weber, pastor of Good Shepherd Community Church and best-selling author. Weber served as a Group Intelligence Operations Officer in the Army during the Vietnam War. There will also be a military color guard present at chapel. Multnomah is very excited to have Mr. Weber back on campus, and we hope you can join us for the color guard presentation.
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Prov. 31:25-26
This year's Alumnus of the Year award 2011 recipient, was presented to alumna Joyce Kehoe, who is by known to those who love her best as a woman of supreme character. Read the rest of this entry »
Eternity in the Hearts of Mankind
On the edge of my seat, I listened as Don Richardson spoke in our chapel about his and other missionaries' experiences in the field. Blood-thirsty tribes in the deep jungle of Indonesia. People that burn women alive in cast-divided India. Communistic China. What do these diverse cultures have in common? Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Chapel, Faculty, General, Media, Seminary
There's been a lot of talk about "hell" on campus lately. What with new books espousing more universal views and the classically-held version of the subject - it's become, well, a hot topic (ahem).