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2010

May

  • Baccalaureate Chapel - Dr. Dan Lockwood, Rebekah Farquhar, Zachary Gillock 5/14/2010

    The Multnomah community celebrates the 2010 graduates. Prof. Dave Jongeward and Dean Karen Fancher present Multnomah awards to students. Dr. John Katsion reads from Luke 10:38-42 and Ephesians 5. Baccalaureate speaker Rebekah Farquhar speaks about how students should place their relationships with God above homework, and baccalaureate speaker Zachary Gillock encourages students to make the most of their time at Multnomah. The faculty, graduates, and audience sing "Ambassadors for Christ."


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April

  • Pouring Out Worship - David Schroeder 4/27/2010

    David Schroeder, president of Cadence International, speaks about how worshipping God should include the way believers live. He says spiritual acts of worship are partnerships, personal, and powerful. He encourages students to allow God to pour out their lives in worship and service.


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  • Art Outside Our Worldview - Dr. Brad Harper 4/13/2010

    Amanda Huitt introduces the second day of the Beautiful Response and leads students in prayer. Dr. Brad Harper speaks about how to engage art outside the Christian worldview. Students express spiritual creativity through painting, photography, monologues, poems, essays, and music.


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  • Part of the Story - Matt Rensi 4/6/2010

    Dean Karen Fancher and Professor Dave Jongeward announce the 2010 Student Worker Award recipients: Jason Cohen and Kaitlin Reed. Student Matt Rensi speaks about the Bible's qualities as a story and how Christians are written into the Bible's story. Rensi discusses how MU students can avoid losing their love for the Bible by building their relationships with God.


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  • The Wondrous Cross - Dr. Dan Lockwood 4/1/2010

    Professor Stan Campbell leads students in singing traditional hymns reflecting on redemption in Christ. Dr. Dan Lockwood leads students in prayer, and he speaks about Christ's experience of betrayal during His death on the cross. The faculty serves students communion.


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March

  • The Entrepreneurial Church - Eric Bahme 3/30/2010

    Eric Bahme, pastor of Eastside Foursquare Church, speaks about a marketplace revolution in the Church. He says God calls the church to reach to community by using the resources available. Pastor Bahme shares his experiences leading Eastside Foursquare Church in transforming a hotel into a Christian outreach.


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  • Living the Gospel in Culture - C.J. Coffee 3/18/2010

    C.J. Coffee, pastor of The Well, speaks to students about how the gospel affects what Christians accept or reject in culture. He discusses Paul's example in balancing culture and Christianity. Coffee explains how this balance applies in the mission field, how it applies in Portland, and how to recognize gospel values within culture.


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  • Searching the Word - Dr. James Earl Massey 3/16/2010

    Dr. James Earl Massey, nationally-known preacher and author, explores what 1 Timothy 3:16 says about Jesus and his life on earth. He tells students to take their biblical studies seriously because God can use them in their faith.


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  • Teaching the Unchosen - Steve Vinton 3/9/2010

    Steve Vinton, missionary to Tanzania, shares his experiences building high schools in Africa for villages that cannot send their children to school. Vinton, who works with Village Schools International, speaks about how building schools creates opportunities to share the gospel with the villagers.


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  • Tweeting God - Dr. Doug Shaak, Dr. Ray Lubeck, Dr. Katsion, Dean Mathis 3/8/2010

    Dr. Doug Shaak moderates a panel about the role of media in the Christian life. Panelists Dr. Ray Lubeck, Dean Jon Mathis and Dr. John Katsion give their views on media, how media has impacted the Christian community and how Christians should act toward it.


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February

  • The Healing Process - Jason Thompson 2/16/2010

    Jason Thompson, director of Portland Fellowship, speaks about the healing process in overcoming sexual sin. He shares his experiences struggling through same-sex attraction and the transformation he found through Christ. Thompson describes several steps in the healing process and challenges that try to block the process.


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  • Living in Your Skin - Dr. Doug Shaak 2/8/2010

    Dr. Doug Shaak moderates a Hot Topics Chapel about how Christians should view their bodies. Faculty panel Dr. Roy Andrews, Dr. Debbie Miller and Prof. Dan Christiansen discuss the importance, care and spiritual significance of the physical body.


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  • Family Marriage and Ministry - Dr. Tom Kopp, Dr. Bonnie Kopp 2/1/2010

    Drs. Tom and Bonnie Kopp speak about how to keep family strong through ministry and life. They share their experiences serving as missionaries in Africa while balancing marriage and raising a family.


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January

  • Remembering Rwanda - Carl Wilkens 1/25/2010

    Carl Wilkens, director of "World Outside of My Shoes," shares his experiences during the Rwandan genocide. He speaks about how relationships can prevent tragedy by humanizing people and how God's first choice to show Himself is through people.


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  • Environmental Issues - Michael Abbate 1/21/2010

    Michael Abbaté, author of "Gardening Eden," speaks about how the environment issue is unnecessarily confusing to Christians. He says Christians need to get the right perspective on creation and gives five biblical principles about caring for the environment.


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  • Living Simply - Dr. Rob Hildebrand 1/14/2010

    Dr. Rob Hildebrand speaks about how Christians should view and manage money biblically. He shares how he and his wife got through school without debt. Dr. Hildebrand says he and his wife made difficult financial decisions early so they could serve God freely later in life.


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  • 2010 Convocation Chapel - Dr. Dan Lockwood 1/12/2010

    Dr. Dan Lockwood gives a message at the Spring Semester 2010 Convocation Chapel


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  • Eyes on God - Various 1/11/2010

    Student Kelsey Daniels leads students in contemporary and traditional worship songs for the first all-worship chapel of spring semester. Daniels encourages students to keep their eyes on the faith and hope they have in God.


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2009

December

  • Christmas Tea Devotional - Dr. Dan Lockwood 12/17/2009

    At the annual staff and faculty “Christmas Tea” event, Dr. Lockwood gives a Christmas devotional focused through the story of the wise men who visited the baby Jesus.


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  • Graduation: At a Crossroads - Dr. Dan Lockwood 12/8/2009

    Multnomah’s staff, faculty and student body celebrate the graduating college and seminary students. Dr. Dan Lockwood says the graduates are at crossroads and encourages them to remember what is truly important, who they truly are in Christ and what is truly home. Dean Karen Fancher and Professor Dave Jongeward present the Dennis Spearman Award to Benjamin Nielsen and Karen Williams.


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  • Living the Great Commission - Orin Kidd 12/7/2009

    Former missionary in Papua New Guinea, Orin Kidd speaks about the Great Commission and how world evangelization is a priority in Jesus Christ’s mind and heart. He said that Christians who stay in the United States have the same validity and responsibility to proclaim the gospel as cross-cultural missionaries. He encourages students to yield themselves to wherever God leads.


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November

  • Declaring Thanks - Dr. Ronald Allen 11/25/2009

    Author and Dallas Theological Seminary professor, Dr. Ron Allen, speaks about giving thanks to God by proclaiming His name. He reads Psalm 75:1 and discusses how thanks in Hebrew means public acknowledgment and how Christians should apply that concept in thanking God.


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  • Forgiveness in Christ - Dr. Dan Lockwood 11/24/2009

    Multnomah’s President, Dr. Dan Lockwood, speaks about the doctrine of forgiveness. He discusses what it means to forgive as seen through Jesus’ life and teaching. Dr. Lockwood reminds students the blood of Jesus Christ can wash away any sin. Students receive communion and participate in a time of worship and prayer.


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  • Known By God - Bri Knuckey 11/23/2009

    Multnomah alumna Bri Knuckey speaks about how knowing God, not just knowledge of God, makes up real faith. She emphasizes God’s devotion to people, and how a relationship with God includes being vulnerable before Him. Knuckey says if believers want to know God, they must be known by Him.


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  • Small Church Miracles - Jack Longbine 11/19/2009

    Multnomah alumnus and pastor, Jack Longbine, speaks about how God can and does work in small churches. He says miracles happen in small churches, which are often in neighborhoods that need missionaries. He shares his experiences pastoring small churches, and encourages students to get involved.


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  • Day of prayer - Various 11/18/2009

    The Day of Prayer consists of students praying all as one, and then breaking off into groups and praying for their selected topics as well as personal needs. Here students learned to pray, asking the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart through the reading of the Word, how to read the passage reflectively, allowing the Spirit to convict, encourage, teach etc. and lastly Respond in prayer to the Lord with thanksgiving, petition, intercession or praise.


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  • God of Glory - Various 11/17/2009

    Melissa Miller leads an all-worship chapel praising God’s glory and holiness. Miller reads passages from the book of Revelations that focus on God’s majesty. Students are encouraged to sing, pray and move around in response to the worship time.


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  • Christians and Culture - Dr. Brad Harper 11/16/2009

    Dr. Brad Harper discusses the relationship between church and culture. He explains three historic models of how the church has approached culture: the separation model, the identification model and the transformation model. Dr. Harper said Christians need to engage the culture critically, appreciatively, attentively, relationally and compassionately.


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  • Missional Living - Jeff Olson 11/10/2009

    Jeff Olson, Multnomah alumnus and pastor of Core Life Church, speaks about living missionally. He talks about what is means to be missional, and urges students to develop missional clarity. Mr. Olson explains several issues that bog down missionaries: doubting the Bible’s truth and relevance, doubting that people are lost, that Jesus is the only way, that evangelism is necessary and doubting that God is worth giving up personal comfort.


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  • The Consecrated Life - Dr. Garry Friesen 11/3/2009

    Dr. Garry Friesen speaks about faith in sanctification. He gives students three points to remember: focus on faithfulness rather than success, pray before taking action and realize scripture’s goal for us is faith as well as knowledge. Dr. Friesen encourages students to think of faith like an adult, and believe like a child.


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  • Month of Prayer Student Testimonies - Students 11/2/2009

    SWOT Leader Andy Sullivan recaps the October Month of Prayer. Several students share their testimonies on how they have been changed through Month of Prayer.


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October

  • Prayer for the Persecuted - AJ Elzinga 10/26/2009


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  • Age of the Earth - Dr. Keith Swensen, Dr. Michael Gurney, Dr. Karl Kutz 10/22/2009

    Dr. Doug Shaak moderates a faculty panel on the age of the Earth. Dr. Keith Swensen, Dr. Michael Gurney and Dr. Karl Kutz share their views and the theological implications of Old Earth and Young Earth creation theories.


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  • Spiritual Disciplines - Debbie Miller, Tom Hauff, Dr. Garry Friesen, Dr. Joseph Zichterman 10/15/2009


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  • Prayer - Guest 10/13/2009

    Our Guest Speaker discusses the role of persistence in prayer and how it can lead to spiritual renewal.


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  • Faith and Fasting - John Johnson 10/12/2009

    Dean Karen Fancher introduces John Johnson, pastor of Village Baptist Church. Pastor Johnson speaks about fasting as a spiritual discipline and how Christians can honor God by fasting.


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  • A Word on Prayer - Debbie Miller 10/5/2009

    Dr. Debbie Miller speaks about how prayer deepened her relationship with God. She asked students to reflect on their prayer lives and see prayer as an opportunity to commune with God at all times and in all ways.


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September

  • Alumnus of the Year - Dr. Dan Lockwood, Gordon Donaldson 9/29/2009

    Multnomah alumni Kevin Kruse, Colin Wyenberg and student Nathan Meeds lead worship. Dr. Lockwood presents Multnomah Alumnus of the Year, Gordon Donaldson, with a plaque honoring his achievement. Mr. Donaldson reminds students to publicly and privately keep God as the center of their lives, and to find their joy in Christ.


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  • The Great Adventure - God is Supremely Good - David Needham 9/18/2009

    On the final day of Christian Life Conference, Dr. David Needham discusses the importance of God’s goodness and holiness to His love and relationship with people.


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  • The Great Adventure - Walking With God - David Needham 9/17/2009

    For the third day of Christian Life Conference, Dr. David Needham explores the concept of walking with God and fellowshipping with Him.


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  • The Great Adventure - God is Here Close - David Needham 9/16/2009

    On the second day of Christian Life Conference, Dr. David Needham discusses how God pours Himself into Christians and never turns His face from them. Dean Matthew Rygg initiates prayer for two students, Scott Mazdzer and Julia Patterson, whose fathers died.


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  • The Great Adventure - The Mystery - David Needham 9/15/2009

    Dr. Karl Kutz hosts the first day of the 2009 Christian Life Conference and reviews the legacy of Dr. John G. Mitchell. Dr. David Needham describes how the Christian walk is an adventure that reveals God’s greatness. He also explains three reasons why God has chosen to need people.


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  • Tools for Transformation - Daniel Fender 9/8/2009

    Andrew Elzinga invites students to a seminar about the persecuted church in North Korea. Daniel Fender exhorts students to invest in the five tools God uses to transform lives in college: the Bible, people in the community, the church, prayer and poverty and prosperity.


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