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New Wine, New Wineskins Institute Awarded Grant for Further Ministry Training


Multnomah Biblical Seminary's Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins was awarded a grant by the Association of Theological Schools' (ATS) "Christian Hospitality and Pastoral Practices in a MultiFaith Society" project. The aim of the grant, which was awarded to various schools including Multnomah, is to help prepare our seminary graduates to minister effectively in an increasingly diverse religious and spiritual context. Our goal is to learn how to be hospitable and love our neighbors of all walks of life while being true to our Evangelical convictions.


"We're really grateful to ATS for the grant and are excited about moving forward with this project," Dr. Paul Louis Metzger said. "Students and graduates involved in chaplaincy work are already experiencing the complex realities bound up with ministering in multi-faith settings. Students and graduates in other vocations will face similar experiences in our society. We think the grant will really assist with helping our Seminary grads engage more effectively in our increasingly diverse culture in truthful, meaningful, and loving ways."

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About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada and Anchorage, Alaska. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, graduate programs, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.