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Categories: Alumni, General, Missions, Pray For MU
Categories: General, Pray For MU, Seminary, Students
Fall 2010 is here (even though it still feels like summer!). Students will be on campus for orientation and move in days the rest of this week. Undergrad Bible College students have orientation beginning on 8/26; Seminary on 8/27; and non-seminary Master's Programs already had theirs. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Alumni, Faculty, General, Pray For MU, Programs, Seminary
We often get messages from people around the world asking questions about what we believe, or what our stance is on [insert your subject here]...below is a great example of one of those. President Dan Lockwood took a moment to answer.
Categories: Faculty, General, Missions, Pray For MU, Students
Categories: Faculty, General, Pray For MU, Students
If you've been on campus lately, you've likely seen the activity related to a great new youth event happening soon called Spring Thaw.
*UPDATE (3/7/2011): all the links to the Spring Thaw website were updated to the the new url.
Categories: Faculty, General, Pray For MU, Seminary
(The following is a reprint of our press release - but since space is filling up fast at this event, we thought we should get something up right away!)
Multnomah Biblical Seminary's Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins will hold two seminars to promote unity in the church and outreach to the poor on April 9th and 10th, respectively. Together, these seminars make up the annual Spring conference that New Wine puts on in the community.
People often think caring for the poor in the analogy of giving a poor man fish to eat or teaching him to fish so he can eat forever. Neither approach moves beyond charity, which keeps the poor dependant and demeans their humanity. Instead, Christians must help the poor become entrepreneurs so that they can own the pond together.
At the introductory seminar, "An Evening of Inspiration: breaking down barriers", Dr. Paul Louis Metzger will discuss how the white church has historically failed to build a relationship with the black church. Together, Dr. Metzger and Dr. John M. Perkins will urge the church to long for unity and will lay the foundation of what "owning the pond together" means.
Owning the Pond Together, April 10th
The second seminar, "Owning the Pond Together: developing communities through entrepreneurship", suggests that community development involves partnering with the poor by thinking creatively and fostering micro-enterprise. The seminar stresses the importance for Christians to move beyond charity and toward cultivating community through effective business practices. In this way can Christians and the poor own the pond together and protect the community from being sold out to the highest bidder.
Perkins, Metzger, and Pastor Eric Bahme will present the importance of partnering with the poor and how to put "owning the pond" principles into practice.
Following Perkins and Bahme's lead, churches can help form local enterprises that meet local needs and employ indigenous people by partnering with the poor, sharing skills and economic resources and investing capital so the poor will have ownership in the community. Churches can also become partners to foster business ownership among the local people.
- An Evening of Inspiration
Free to the public
Friday, April 9, 7p.m., at Emmanuel Temple Church (1033 N. Sumner).
An excerpt from an email sent by our IT Director Brenda Gibson.
Please note, there will be a system wide outage of the Multnomah network as the IT Department performs a critical network upgrade.
- Saturday, 3/20
- Beginning @ 9:00 AM
- May last as long as 5 hours
There will be no access to any Multnomah computer resources including:
- This Blog you're reading right now
- Self Service
- The Y: and Z: drives
- Outlook Web Access
- Multnomah Connect
- Reno and Anchorage are affected as well
- Any other MU hosted websites
We are hoping the outage will last no more than 5 hours and ask that you please plan accordingly.
We apologize for the inconvenience and ask that you join with us in prayer for a successful upgrade.
Brenda L. Gibson
Director of IT
Categories: Alumni, Books, Faculty, General, Missions, Pray For MU, Students
For those of you who have been involved with or following the Kigali Kollection story here - we have an update for you.
Let's Get 15,000
Africa New Life is planning to send all the books in a container from Portland on March 31. We are now praying for a BIGGER and FASTER miracle. The goal of 15,000 books has still not been met!
Current book total: 13,592 (74 new books since last week!)
If any of you have books or know of anyone who does, then please get them to us by March 15th so they can make it on the container ship!
- Dr. Garry Friesen at email@example.com
- Debbie Chin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.251.6400
- More info at Africa New Life Ministries
Categories: Alumni, Pray For MU, Students
This is an excerpt from a letter sent to donors who give to student aid and other student support causes.
January 31, 2008
Often in my letters, I like to paint a verbal picture of a student or alumnus, describing how Multnomah is impacting their life on campus right now or in God’s work around the world. At the beginning of a new year, however, let me present a mosaic of student voices to offer unique and encouraging perspectives on Multnomah’s role in shaping lives.
- Kelsey Entz, a sophomore from Salem minoring in psychology, wanted an education that upheld biblical perspectives and imparted biblical values. For her, Multnomah is that place. She appreciates the sense of community, coupled with challenges to deepen her experience with God. “Multnomah is a place where we all share a common bond, a common mission in Christ,” she observes, “yet there is a diversity of student perspectives and experiences that enlarges my world view.”
- A fifth semester senior from Reno, NV, Ted Jones majors in youth ministry under Dr. Rob Hildebrand. Ted learned of Multnomah through Reno’s Meadows Bible Institute. “My passion is youth ministry,” exclaims Ted, “and Multnomah’s YM program is tops.” But it’s the Multnomah community that Ted will never forget. “Relationships with students and faculty have impacted and changed me the most,” he says.
- Heather Peacock transferred from a California Bible college. A second semester freshman, she is one of our first students to enroll in the new teacher education program. She was aware of Multnomah, drawn to the college because of its accreditation, but it was the new teacher education program that accelerated her decision. “I so appreciate Dr. Debi Miller,” says Heather. “She is a wonderful teacher and mentor, as well as a great program advisor for my interest in public school teaching.”
- New to the seminary is Vitaliy Khashchuk, who begins the Friday-only Grad program this semester. Originally from the Ukraine, Vitaliy moved to Multnomah from Los Angeles with his wife Sharon and twenty month-old son David to study the Scriptures and prepare for ministry. “At first I didn’t think the timing was right,” reflects Vitaliy, “but encouragement from alumnus Andrew Romanov and from his pastor reinforced his sense that God was leading him to Multnomah right away. “I’m really looking forward to knowing the Bible better,” he says, “and allowing God to prepare me for an expanded ministry.”
- Laura May is a pharmacist who commutes weekly from Olympia, WA for the Friday-only program. “I’ve known about Multnomah for years,” she explains, “but when Prof. Carley Wecks spoke at a church conference three years ago, I began thinking about the Grad program.” With a growing hunger to get deeper into the Word, she decided to look into the Multnomah’s Friday-only program more seriously. “The biblical emphasis at Multnomah was even better than I expected,” she says,” because the Word of God is central in all the classes, not just the Bible ones.” That, coupled with the personal encouragement of professors and the regular classroom prayer, has enriched Laura’s academic experience.
Community. Ministry preparation. Relationships. Caring professors. A deep commitment to the Word of God. These are some of the spiritual “tiles” of our college and seminary mosaic. By God’s grace, our students are experiencing life change. I believe God will use them to change the world.
Praying for life change in myself,
Daniel R. Lockwood, Ph.D.