Dr. Daniel Lockwood, president of Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary, will be on sabbatical from August 1 to December 31, 2004. Dr. Lockwood hopes to finish writing a book in the midst of his busy schedule, which includes several speaking engagements, writing commitments, traveling abroad and recovering from surgery.
While it is unusual for a college president to go on sabbatical, Dr. Lockwood will contribute a large amount of his time to Multnomah. He will continue writing for Multnomah Message magazine and the President's Report, and will attend a meeting with the ABHE (Association for Biblical Higher Education). He will also be available for conference speaking.
Dr. Lockwood will utilize his time to prepare for big changes that are on the horizon for Multnomah. "The time off will provide me with an opportunity to reflect on where Multnomah is going and focus on what our long term goals are," said Dr. Lockwood. He also plans to take a philanthropy class at Indiana University, with the hope of applying what he learns to Multnomah's fundraising needs.
His traveling commitments include a two-week visit with his daughter in New Zealand, as well as a "reformation tour" which he will be leading in Germany and Switzerland.
Aside from speaking engagements, planning and travel, Dr. Lockwood will get some rest and relaxation. He plans to use this time to write, as well as recover from a surgery, which will take place in early August. Dr. Lockwood intends to work on two books that have been in progress for years. He hopes to finish a book on Hebrews 11, which is tentatively titled "Profiles of Faith," by the end of his sabbatical.
In his absence, Dr. Wayne Strickland will function as chair of the President's Council. "Everything is in place for the smooth operation of the school while I'm gone," said Dr. Lockwood.