Posts Tagged ‘Books’

New scholarship named after beloved professor

Multnomah University is adding a new scholarship named after Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Needham, who taught at MU for 44 years. The David C. Needham Scholarship is being made possible by a generous donation from two Multnomah alumni — a married couple who wish to remain anonymous.


A heart for missions

The couple, who met at Multnomah in the 1960s, was struck by Needham’s humble style of teaching and tender heart for students. They have a deep appreciation for the friendship they’ve cultured with Needham and his wife Mary Jo for the past 45 years. By providing a scholarship under Needham’s name, they hope to celebrate their former teacher while blessing current students who feel called to missionary work.

“We are pleased to be giving this scholarship to students who have a heart for missions, particularly unreached peoples and East Africa,” they said.

After serving as missionaries in the Mexicali Valley for 15 years, the couple began developing ministries in Tanzania and East Africa — an adventure they have been committed to for the past 20 years.

Transforming forces in the world

Needham was thrilled to receive the news of the scholarship. “I was happily amazed when I heard about it,” he said. “This scholarship is helping MU fulfill its mission — equipping students to become transforming forces in the world.”

The price of a college education is high, Needham added, but he thinks the new scholarship will be a big encouragement to students who want to serve.

“I hope that Multnomah will accomplish its goal of teaching them to live the Christian life and share it with others,” he said. “I hope that they will have the proficiency to share the Gospel with people around the world, and I hope that this scholarship will continue to grow year by year.”

A gift from David Needham

Since Needham’s retirement from Multnomah in 2008, he has kept busy teaching adult classes at his church and writing. He has published four books, including “Close To His Majesty,” which he is offering to the Multnomah community for free.

In lieu of payment, we invite you to consider giving a gift to a student through the David C. Needham Scholarship. Visit our donation page to contribute any amount you choose.

Download your free copy of “Close To His Majesty.”

Teachers, scholars and leaders: Faculty add to a rich legacy of scholarship

A lot of great things are happening at Multnomah – new majors, new online degrees, new athletic programs – but one thing hasn’t changed: our commitment to providing an exceptional academic experience firmly rooted in God’s Word.

josberger_featureimageOur professors express this commitment by cultivating biblical wisdom in our students and publishing works that add depth and meaning to their respective fields. They’re experts in biblical exegesis, language and theological research – and they’re keenly aware of the complexities of modern society.

“Our faculty serve as thought leaders in their particular academic areas,” says Dr. Craig Williford, Multnomah’s president. “Their research, publications, speaking and teaching are all anchored in the authoritative Word of God.”

Multnomah’s rich legacy of scholarship continues to this day. Current Multnomah faculty members have authored more than 20 books covering a wide array of topics. They include Al Baylis, Derek Chinn, Brad Harper, Rebekah Josberger, Rex Koivisto, Rick McKinley, Paul Louis Metzger, Daniel Scalberg, Wayne Strickland and John Terveen.

“They know that God’s truth provides the proper foundation for all our academic explorations,” says Williford. “Combining their commitment to the Bible with being on the forefront of research provides the best quality educational experience for our students.”

Visit our faculty page to learn more.

President’s New Book Book and Website

Comments Off Written on February 11th, 2012 by
Categories: Books, Dr. Lockwood, General
President’s New Book Book and Website

Yesterday we posted a somewhat cryptic looking teaser that referenced some alleged tomfoolery that our President Dan Lockwood was mixed up in. Well, today the announcement was made by the man himself on his Facebook page.

Dr. Dan's Official Blog is Live! Read the rest of this entry »

400th Anniv. of the KJV Sees Two Ground-Breaking Books from Dr. Brake

Comments Off Written on January 24th, 2011 by
Categories: Books, Faculty, General, Seminary
400th Anniv. of the KJV Sees Two Ground-Breaking Books from Dr. Brake

2011 is a big year for the King James Version Bible. Not only is it the 400th Anniversary, but Dr. Donald L. Brake, dean emeritus of Multnomah Biblical Seminary and avid Bible collector, will release two important books on the topic:

A Visual History of the King James Bible

A Royal Monument of English Literature: The King James Version 1611-2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Kigali Update 8 – Final Team Report

For the full context of this story, check out our posts tagged as Kigali. Or, if you already know, but want to get caught up on Update 1 or Update 2 or Update 3 or Update 4 or Update 5 or Update 6 or Update 7Read the rest of this entry »

Kigali Library Update

Comments Off Written on February 17th, 2010 by
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.

Get caught up on the full story of our partnership with Rwanda's Kigali Bible College and Africa New Life Ministries.

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!



Multnomah Apparel – 50% Off @ Bookstore

1 Comment » Written on August 25th, 2009 by
Categories: General, Students, University Name Change

Windows Booksellers (the Campus Bookstore on the Portland campus) is selling all their old "unnofficial" Multnomah clothing at 50% off their already low, low prices! (Insert chain-saw sound here as we talk about "slashing" prices).



Because there will be new official sweatshirts and t-shirts just in time for the new semester. You spoke, we listened. It will be collegiate and classic - and most of all - quality!

Sneak Peak


But seriously, help them get rid of the old stuff too!

Harper and Metzger Featured in Christianity Today

2 comments Written on August 17th, 2009 by
Categories: Books, Faculty, General, Media, Seminary

Once again, another Multnomah faculty-authored book is proving to be worth the effort it took to write it and important enough for more organizations not  named "Multnomah" to promote its merits!

Read the official press release about Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction

Huge National Spread

Christianity Today magazine gave it a fantastic treatment when they condensed it down into a 4-page article with custom artwork in their August 2009 issue. This isn't just a book review - it is actually part of the book with Dr. Paul Louis Metzger of the Seminary and Dr. Brad Harper of the Bible College credited as the authors.

PDF of the issue here

Not Just a Textbook

Even though the book is accessible to anyone who wants to read it - and you should if you can - it is also going to be used in the classroom at other institutions. So, it's kind of making an impact.

To wit:

Kigali Kollection Achieves Goal of 10,000 Books!

Comments Off Written on July 20th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, Books, Faculty, General, Missions, Students

Goal Accomplished!

Once again, the Kigali Kollection has reached its goal—this time, five months before the due date. On July 15th, Multnomah staff, Debbie Chin and Mary Newman, both shared the pleasure of entering the 10,000th book to the Kigali book database. Between the two of them, they have entered a total of 6,000 books this summer.

The current count stands at 10,202 and the committee hopes to reach 12,000 books before MU students return in the Fall.

Generous Donors

In addition to all the student, alumni, faculty, staff, and community donations at Multnomah, new donors are coming in all the time. Contributing to the collection were two very generous retired pastors. They donated their libraries, which totalled 1,350 books, to the Kigali Kollection.


Having a library with 10,000 books will allow Kigali Bible College to be an accredited institution (African accreditation bodies require an institution’s library to have 9,000-12,000 books in order for it to be accredited).

Keep Giving!

Although the goal has been met, the Kigali Committee will still continue to collect books until December 18. So don’t stop; keep the books flowing in!

See Past Posts for More History and Context

Books from Dr. Joe Aldrich go to Kigali Kollection

Comments Off Written on June 19th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, Books, General, Joe Aldrich, Missions, Students

joealdrichDonations from the shelves of Dr. Joe Aldrich (donated by Ruthe Aldrich) and alumnus, Dick Sleeper, helped boost the Kigali Kollection to 8,732 books and 1,030 journals.

This leaves 1,268 more books that need to be collected before reaching the goal of 10,000 books by December 18. So spread the word, and be a book donor. Keep those books coming; just give, give, give!

Clearly, God is good!

Past Posts

Read the rest of the posts that are tagged with Kigali.