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NCU Music Presents Experience Christmas 2018: Under the Stars

NCU Music Presents Experience Christmas 2018: Under the Stars

All are invited to Experience Christmas: Under the Stars produced by Northwest Christian University Performing Arts. The concert will not only feature the 50-member University Choir and Orchestra and Contemporary A cappella Group Willow, but also for the first time an NCU Men’s Quintet! Partnering with the community, the concert will spotlight dancers from Junction City School of Dance , ...


Priest and Mbogo Will Be Keynote Speakers for Missions Week Oct. 4-6

Priest and Mbogo Will Be Keynote Speakers for Missions Week Oct. 4-6

Two prominent, international speakers, Rosemary Mbogo, Ph.D., and Robert Priest, Ph.D., will give the keynote addresses during Northwest Christian University’s Missions Awareness Week, Oct. 4–6. “The goal for Mission Awareness Week is to educate, equip, and inspire NCU students, faculty, staff, and the community to embrace opportunities to serve in missions locally and globally,” said Agam, Ph.D., assistant professor of Bible ...


Memorial Day: Womack and Box Present on Bushnell

Memorial Day: Womack and Box Present on Bushnell

Northwest Christian University (NCU) President Joseph Womack, Ed.D. and Executive Assistant Jennifer Box will present The Story of James A. Bushnell: In His Own Words at 10 AM on Sat., May 26,2018 at the Luper Cemetery on Beacon Drive in Eugene’s Santa Clara Neighborhood. Bushnell was NCU’s first president of the University’s Board of Trustees. He is buried at Luper Cemetery ...


Students Receive Honors

Students Receive Honors

Northwest Christian University students who excelled in the classroom received honors or induction into professional societies for achievements during the Honors Convocation on Thurs., May 3, 2018, in the Morse Events Center on campus. Associated Students of Northwest Christian University also presented its awards to the top faculty member, staff member, and student. Faculty members from each undergraduate program and ASNCU ...


Tickets on Sale March 1 for Spring Show: The Prodigal

Tickets on Sale March 1 for Spring Show: The Prodigal

Tickets go on sale Thurs., March 1, 2018, for Spring Show: The Prodigal, produced by the Northwest Christian University Performing Arts Department. Performances are Sat., April 7, 2018, at 7 PM and Sun., April 8, 2018, at 2:30 PM and 5 PM in the Morse Event Center at the corner of Alder Street and 11th Avenue in Eugene. Spring Show ...


Missions Auction For Student Mission Trips is March 2

Missions Auction For Student Mission Trips is March 2

Tickets are available now for the annual Missions Auction to support student mission trips. The Missions Auction is Friday, March 2, at 7 pm in the Morse Event Center on campus. “The Missions Auction is an important opportunity for the community to learn about the mission work our students do around the globe and a way for NCU students to earn ...


NCU Hosts David Crowder April 19

NCU Hosts David Crowder April 19

David Crowder, one of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music, has announced his American Prodigal Tour 3.0 will make a concert stop in Eugene at Northwest Christian University’s Morse Event Center on, Thurs., April 19, 2018. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM, Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1647159 More information about David Crowder, his music and the American Prodigal Tour ...


Gerlach Wins 56th Annual Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Contest

Gerlach Wins 56th Annual Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Contest

Jesse Gerlach, a first-year biology and music major from Medford, Oregon, won the 2018 Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Contest on Thurs., Feb. 8, 2018. Students from all majors are encouraged to enter the annual contest. Established 56 years ago, student entrants select two passages of scripture, one from the Old Testament, to read aloud, and another from the New Testament, that is ...


Hain Launches New Book: Concubines and Courtesans: Women and Slavery in Islamic History

Hain Launches New Book: Concubines and Courtesans: Women and Slavery in Islamic History

Kathryn Hain, Ph.D., assistant professor of history and world Christianity, will read from a new book she recently co-edited entitled: Concubines and Courtesans: Women and Slavery in Islamic History. The book brings together the work of 16 scholars in this relatively new field of women’s slavery in Middle Eastern History. Dr. Hain will speak about the books and answer questions during ...


Reality TV Star & NCU Alum to Share Faith With NCU Students

Reality TV Star & NCU Alum to Share Faith With NCU Students

Hoffman is Joined By Entertainment Exec. José Behar Northwest Christian Alumnus Todd Hoffman, star of Discovery’s Gold Rush reality television show, will be in interviewed by Keith Potter ‘84 D.D. ‘11, NCU’s Vice President for Advancement, during Chapel on Tues., Feb. 6, 2018, at 11 AM in NCU’s Morse Event Center. Chapel is open to the public and there is no ...


SCJ Names Sutherland A Promising Scholar

SCJ Names Sutherland A Promising Scholar

Nathaniel Sutherland ’17 received a Promising Scholar Award from Stone-Campbell Journal for the 2016-’17 academic year. Sutherland was one of 14 undergraduates in the nation to receive the annual award given to students who show outstanding promise in biblical and theological education. Stone-Campbell Journal announced the award recipients in late September “I am humbled to receive this award,” Sutherland said. “Northwest ...


NCU’s Library and Special Collections Honors the Protestant Reformation

NCU’s Library and Special Collections Honors the Protestant Reformation

The Kellenberger Library is honoring the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by displaying several of its Reformation-era Bibles in a joint exhibit with the University of Oregon Libraries’ Special Collections. “The beginning of the Protestant Reformation is traditionally associated with Oct. 31, 1517, when Martin Luther tacked his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany,” said Steve Silver, ...


NCU Embraces The Community

NCU Embraces The Community

More than 300 Northwest Christian University students, faculty and staff will engage with 24 non-profit organizations during the annual Embrace The Community event on Thurs., Sept. 14, 2017. “ETC participants will sign up for a variety of work assignments to provide needed assistance to the non-profit organizations who do so much good for the community and our students,” said Jennifer Little, ...


NCU Hosts Annual Church Fair

NCU Hosts Annual Church Fair

Pastors from Northwest Christian University’s Heritage Churches as well as pastors, priests and representatives from 30 churches and student ministries from the greater Eugene-Springfield area greeted students, faculty and staff after the Thurs., Sept. 7, Chapel Service in the Morse Event Center. “Our annual Church Fair gives NCU students an easy pathway to connect with churches in the area,” said Rev. ...


Skye Jethani Comes to Campus Sept. 12

Skye Jethani Comes to Campus Sept. 12

Nationally renowned author, speaker, consultant, and ordained pastor, Skye Jethani, will speak with the Northwest Christian University campus community on Tues., Sept. 12, during Chapel in the Morse Events Center at 11 a.m. Also, he will make a brief presentation and be available for a question and answer session at 3 p.m. in the Ross Evans Chapel. His presentations are ...


Review: NCU Performing Arts Celebrates a Wonderful Year of Growth!

Review: NCU Performing Arts Celebrates a Wonderful Year of Growth!

The 2016-‘17 academic year was a big one for The Grove Collective as its four bands, including two traveling groups, led worship in 40 campus chapels, six University sponsored events and partnered with many churches throughout Oregon, including The First Baptist Church of Eugene, Valley Christian Church of Wilsonville, The Onyx House of Eugene Faith Center, Riviera Baptist Church of ...


Eugene Mission, GloryBee Foods and Phil Speers honored by Northwest Christian University

Eugene Mission, GloryBee Foods and Phil Speers honored by Northwest Christian University

Eugene car dealer Phil Speers, GloryBee Foods and the Eugene Mission have been named as this year’s recipients of ethical leadership awards by Northwest Christian University’s Center for Leadership & Ethics. “Phil Speers, GloryBee and the Eugene Mission embody the very best of what we strive to teach our students in the classroom and through internships and missional work,” Keith Potter, ...


Combs Wins Bash-Whisler

Combs Wins Bash-Whisler

Chloe Combs, a senior majoring in Christian Ministry won the 55th Annual Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Contest held in the Morse Event Center at Northwest Christian University on Fri., Feb. 23, 2017. Contestants selected two passages of scripture, one from the Old Testament, to read aloud, and another from the New Testament, that is recited from memory. Passages are required to be ...


Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Contest is Feb. 23rd

Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Contest is Feb. 23rd

The 55th Annual Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Contest will be held in the Morse Event Center at Northwest Christian University on Thurs., Feb. 23, 2017, at 11 a.m. The competition draws student entrants from across the campus community who select two passages of scripture, one from the Old Testament, to read aloud, and another from the New Testament, that is recited from memory. ...


NCU is One of Oregon’s Safest

In case you missed it, NCU is one of Oregon's safest universities! KEZI reports: http://www.kezi.com/news/New_Report_Ranks_Safest_Colleges_in_Oregon.html  


Prof. Srader Grades Presidential Debates

Professor and experienced speech and debate coach, Dr. Doyle Srader, gives recent Presidential debates a grade. Story from KVAL News: http://kval.com/news/local/local-experts-say-connecting-to-the-audience-and-camera-makes-a-difference-in-debates  


Fair Brings Students & Churches Together

Fair Brings Students & Churches Together

After Chapel Service on Thurs., Sept. 8, students, faculty, and staff were invited to attend the annual Church Fair to learn more about Northwest Christian University’s Heritage Churches as well as about the many other opportunities for Worship throughout the area. “Rarely, do churches get an opportunity to work together for a common cause, yet, investing in the lives of young ...


Convocation Begins Fall ’16 Semester

Convocation Begins Fall ’16 Semester

Students, faculty, and staff gathered in the Morse Event Center for Northwest Christian University’s 121st Convocation on Weds., Aug. 31, 2016. After students and staff were seated, those gathered sang Great is Thy Faithfulness, while faculty and staff members processed onto the event center.  The music was performed by Addison Wong, NCU’s Musical Director, who played the piano, and  Jennifer Hartely, ...


The Region Will Be Alive With Music From NCU

The Region Will Be Alive With Music From NCU

The Performing Arts Department has announced its 2016 Fall performance schedule featuring The Grove Collective, University Choir & Orchestra, and Jazz Band. NCU students will perform annually at 20 different venues throughout the region. “Our students are talented and they are passionate about sharing their music with the community,” said Karen DeYoung, M.A.,  Assistant Professor of Music.  “We are happy to ...


Beacons Meet Up in Idaho’s Treasure Valley

Beacons Meet Up in Idaho’s Treasure Valley

Northwest Christian University President Joseph Womack, Ed.D. met with Alumni in the Meridian/Boise, Idaho area, June 11 and 12, to report on the 2015-’16 academic year and to get reacquainted with friends and supporters of the university . “It was wonderful connecting with Beacons in the Treasure Valley,” Dr. Womack said. “The area has a strong group of alums and friends ...


Original King James Bible Added To NCU’s  Bushnell Rare Book & Bible Collection

Original King James Bible Added To NCU’s Bushnell Rare Book & Bible Collection

Hong Kong architect and church builder Anthony S.O. Wong presented a genuine, original 1613/1614 King James Bible to Northwest Christian University’s President Joseph Womack, Ed.D. and the university trustees during a special pre-commencement breakfast on Sat., May 7, 2016. “NCU is a highly-regarded Christian academic institution where the Gospel is tightly woven into a student’s educational experience in the classroom and ...


Cambodia Reflection – <br>Be Still & Know</br>

Cambodia Reflection –
Be Still & Know

Before I left the US to come to Cambodia many people told me that they would pray for me because there are many dangers in foreign countries. Disease, heat stroke, malaria, and sex trafficking are a few things we could be faced with. But before I left, I went to my church and the sermon that day was about how ...


Beacons For Life: Senior Banquet

Beacons For Life: Senior Banquet

Graduating seniors will gather for the Inaugural Senior Banquet Celebration: Beacons for Life, slated for Wed., April 27, 2016, in the NCU Banquet Room. “This is going to be a fun evening for the Class of 2016 as they gather to celebrate graduation, enjoy each other’s company, give thanks, and look forward to what is next in their lives,” said Corynn ...


Mentors & Mentees Gather For Annual Luncheon

Mentors & Mentees Gather For Annual Luncheon

Forty students, mentors, and advisory board members participating in Northwest Christian University’s Center for Leadership & Ethics program gathered for an end of the semester luncheon in the Burke-Griffeth Banquet Room. During the school year, 16 students were paired with community leaders who served as mentors.  The students and their mentors met regularly throughout the year to discuss school, careers, and ...


Ross B. Evans Chapel Packed With People, Disney and Cupcakes!

Ross B. Evans Chapel Packed With People, Disney and Cupcakes!

Nearly 1,000 community members, students, and friends of Northwest Christian University laughed, booed, cried and cheered along with the characters during the five performances of Spring Desserts: A Night of Disney held recently in the Ross B. Evans Chapel on campus. “All in all, it was a smashing hit! We received incredibly positive feedback from the community who appreciated not only ...


Tickets Still Available Desserts: A Night of Disney

Tickets Still Available Desserts: A Night of Disney

There are still a few tickets remaining for tonight's opening night of Spring Desserts: A Night of Disney, presented by the Northwest Christian University's Choir & Orchestra, Jazz Band, and it's talented a capella group Willow. A limited number of tickets are available for performances on Saturday and Sunday as well. Music from Disney favorites including Lion King, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, ...


Spring Formal: Diamonds Are Forever

Spring Formal: Diamonds Are Forever

Nearly 150 Northwest Christian University students danced and sang the evening away during the “Diamonds Are Forever “Spring Formal held Mar. 12, 2016, at the Downtown Athletic Club in Eugene.  The dance was sponsored by NCU’s student government, the Associated Students of Northwest Christian University (ASNCU). ASNCU Vice President of Student Activities Michael Buss, a sophomore from Eugene, organized the event ...


NCU’s Music Department Announce Dates for Spring Desserts: A Night of Disney

NCU’s Music Department Announce Dates for Spring Desserts: A Night of Disney

Spring Desserts: A Night of Disney, featuring the Northwest Christian University’s Choir & Orchestra, Jazz Band, and its talented a cappella group, Willow, will perform fantastic music from Mary Poppins, Lion King, Tarzan, Enchanted, Beauty and the Beast, and more on April 15, 16, and 17, 2016, in the Ross B. Evans Chapel on the NCU campus. "We are proud to ...


Slimmest of Margin Determines Bash-Whisler Winner

Slimmest of Margin Determines Bash-Whisler Winner

One point. Just one point separated first place from second place in the finals of the 54th Annual Bash-Whisler Bible Reading Contest held in the Evans Chapel at Northwest Christian University on Fri., Feb. 26, 2016. The winner of the Bash-Whisler competition was Delia House-Lopez, a senior and Music major from Portland/Aloha High School. House-Lopez read Psalm 22:1-25 and Mark 15:16-39. ...


Alumna Calls NCU “A Turning Point”

Alumna Calls NCU “A Turning Point”

Northwest Christian University graduate Kristina Payne ’99,   was featured in the January edition of Blue Chip, the monthly business magazine of Eugene’s The Register-Guard newspaper. Payne is the executive director of the Lane Workforce Partnership, a Lane County NGO that manages the use of federal funds to meet job training and other workforce needs of employers and individuals through partnerships and ...


Mentorship: NCU Library Staff Publish Article About Working With Students

Mentorship: NCU Library Staff Publish Article About Working With Students

Northwest Christian University’s director of the Kellenberger Library Steve Silver, and Karen Head, the library’s public services supervisor, have co-authored: Mentor Where You Are: Informal Mentoring of Student Workers, an article published in OLA Quarterly, the official publication of the Oregon Library Association. In their article, Silver and Head wrote about their approach to mentoring student workers through an informal program ...


NCU Students Chosen For Prestigious Regional Theological Retreat

NCU Students Chosen For Prestigious Regional Theological Retreat

Three Northwest Christian University students have been selected to participate in The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) Regional Discernment Retreat for diverse students to explore how they can serve their church and ultimately the world. “FTE’s discernment retreat is for exceptional student leaders who are actively listening to God’s call to serve their churches and their communities,” said Dennis Lindsay, DR.Theol. ...


How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Are you making New Year’s Resolutions? Are you looking forward to saving more money, living more healthfully, or working more productively? Do you want to make New Year’s Resolutions stick past January 15? Dr. Amanda A. Brookshear, Ph.D., an associate professor of counseling at Northwest Christian University, says research reveals that 45% of us will make New Year’s Resolutions, but only ...


The 12 Ways To Make Christmas More Meaningful:<br> Make This Year Different!</br>

The 12 Ways To Make Christmas More Meaningful:
Make This Year Different!

NCU Campus Pastor Troy J. Dean, shares text from a recent sermon he delivered: Looking for ways to make this Christmas season different? Where can you find simple ideas to recapture the deeper meaning of the season? What practical thing can you do that will bring joy back to the celebration of Christmas? How can you give in a time when giving seems ...


Don’t Let The Blues Play You This Holiday Season

Don’t Let The Blues Play You This Holiday Season

Coverage on KMTR Coverage on KEZI Register-Guard Article As many of us are preparing to deck the halls with boughs of holly, we may not feel so fa la la la la, la la la la as our friends and family may expect during the holiday season. “While the holidays are a time to celebrate, they can also heighten stress, anxiety, loneliness, ...


Experience Christmas Bliss with Northwest Christian University

Experience Christmas Bliss with Northwest Christian University

The Northwest Christian University Music Department invites you to join them on a journey of discovery and remembrance of holiday bliss. Experience Christmas with NCU with be performed at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm on both Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 at Ross B. Evans Chapel, located on campus.  Media are invited to attend the final dress rehearsal on ...


Correcting the Christian Record

Correcting the Christian Record

On August 4, 2015, Eugene’s Register-Guard printed the following letter to the editor. The letter was written and submitted by Dr. LeRoy Lane, NCU professor emeritus of communication & logic. Several days back, I heard a Christian pastor, a regular Fox contributor, speak on Fox News; he spoke about the savage treatment of Christians by terrorist groups in many parts ...


Beautiful as the Rainbow

Beautiful as the Rainbow

Dr. Song Nai Rhee, NCU professor and academic dean emeritus, publishes an inspirational romance novel, Beautiful as the Rainbow, by Inspiring Voices, a service of Guidepost. Moved after learning about the extraordinary life story of Nashimoto Masako, a beautiful Japanese princess of noble character, Dr. Song Nai Rhee felt compelled to pen Beautiful as the Rainbow: Nashimoto Masako, a Japanese Princess Against ...


Our Hope In Advent

Our Hope In Advent

By Loren Crow For liturgical Christians, the season of Advent is the beginning of the Church year. We start the year in expectation. At one level, Advent is the season in which we look forward to Christmas, with lots of readings from the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah’s coming. It’s an annual re-enactment of the sacred story of God’s reaching ...


12 Days of Christmas…for NCU

12 Days of Christmas…for NCU

  In this time of giving and as we near the completion of 2013, many individuals are looking for ways to minimize their taxes and maximize their gifts? Here’s a list of 12 ways you can consider supporting NCU through charitable giving. 1. CASH A simple and common way to make a gift. Donations of cash are deductible if you itemize in the ...


Sar Shalom

Sar Shalom

Twas a mountain-chilled Christmas morn. Gifts had been opened; hot sugar-glazed cinnamon rolls were overeaten. I loaded our young daughter Elizabeth into a chest pack, left our cabin and started up the road, Valley of the Falls Boulevard. I hoped to work off the calories from the eggnog. Nearing the crest I watched in horror as another young dad I ...


Waiting On The Lord

Waiting On The Lord

Yesterday I received another one of my routine junk emails from Redbox with the subject line: “Instant Gratification”.  I instantly deleted it, taking some gratification from that act!  But Redbox’s empty promise of instant gratification lingered in my mind as an unfortunate sign of the times.  Regardless of how much we try to slow down the pace, it is difficult ...


What would it mean for Jesus to come “in this flesh of mine”?

What would it mean for Jesus to come “in this flesh of mine”?

Advent is a Latin word meaning “coming” or “presence”.  We use the word of the season approaching Christmas because we are celebrating the coming of Christ to redeem the world.  We spend a lot of money to buy gifts to give to people.  Merchants promote the Christmas season to push their annual sales into the black.  We eat a lot.  ...


A Reflection on the Marriage Café

A Reflection on the Marriage Café

As a staff member of NCU and an attendee of Northwood Christian Church, my husband and I had the opportunity to attend Dr. Keith Potter’s Marriage Café. I must say, both my husband and I were extremely blessed by this workshop and have both been challenged and encouraged in the practical applications that Dr. Potter shared with us. As I looked ...


Reflections on church, family and NCU

Reflections on church, family and NCU

On Saturday, October 5, the NCU Alumni Association presented Richard (Dick)  Busic ’62 with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. Upon receiving the award, Busic provided remarks, highlighting those who have impacted his career in church ministry and his deep connection to NCU. First I want to say Thank You. I am honored and humbled. Through my ministry and work at NCC ...


ANCHORED 2013

ANCHORED 2013

“We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19 (NIV) NCU is pleased to welcome 143 new students to the Beacon family! Arriving to campus on Saturday, August 24, the new Beacons spent four days in a series of Orientation events that connected them to one another, introduced them to Eugene and warmly welcomed ...


Greetings Ncuinains from the Stone of Yellow!

Greetings Ncuinains from the Stone of Yellow!

This summer I have been working with an organization called A Christian Ministry in The National Parks (ACMNP) in Yellowstone National Park. I have been working alongside two fellow dudes and together we provide two inter-denominational worship services each Sunday and bible studies for our many co-workers who work for secular concessionaires throughout the park. The core goal of our ...


The Unity of the Trancendentals

The Unity of the Trancendentals

Throughout Christian history, the faithful have recognized that truth, goodness, and beauty, are inseparable.  Truth is both good and beautiful; goodness is beautiful and true; and beauty is both true and good.  This idea is called “The Unity of the Trancendentals”.  If we recognize this unity exists, then NCU should be a place where we learn about all three ideas.  ...


A Second Chance to a Better Life

A Second Chance to a Better Life

I’m not the traditional NCU undergraduate student. I didn’t have the privilege of attending college straight out of high school. Right after my 17th birthday, family circumstances forced me to move out on my own while I was still in high school. I ended up working three jobs so I could afford an apartment, barely surviving, all while finishing my senior ...


What’s Your Calling?

What’s Your Calling?

What’s your calling?  This question resonates deeply with me –both as a Christian called to share the love of Jesus and as a career development professional passionate about empowering others to use their gifts and talents to glorify God. What I have learned is that career is more than what I do for a living; it’s my calling – a ...


51-Year Tradition Exceeds Expectations

51-Year Tradition Exceeds Expectations

The fifty-first annual Bash-Whisler Bible reading contest overshot expectations on a number of counts. We had the largest entry in several years, and all six of the students who won awards were first-time contestants. Two of the three finalists were freshmen, which means the future looks bright! This year’s semi-finalists were Lars Coburn, Brandon McGinnis and Keegan Clark. Lars, an ...


These are a Few of My Favorite Things

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

[wpvideo 4KVGfGJb]Being called to work at a Christian University is an incredible opportunity and something that I do not take for granted.  I am reminded daily that I have been blessed with this opportunity.   On our campus when students complete their finals and the campus becomes a bit more quiet, which for me often means time to unbury my desk, ...


The Presence of God

The Presence of God

My first semester at NCU has been one of the best experiences of my life. Before attending I was asked to be the newest member of Virtue, and it has been a challenging and worth-while experience. I’m thankful to have the opportunity to worship and travel with a group of people that has the same passion and love for Christ. ...


Listen! Can You Hear That Music?

Listen! Can You Hear That Music?

It’s that time of year! … wait, don’t get the wrong idea. I don’t mean the time of year when everyone spends all their money shopping, when gifts are given to every “good” child, nor that time of year when the electric bill doubles because of all the newly placed lights around the house. I mean, the time when a ...


The Best Thing

The Best Thing

George McDonald once said, “Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it.” This summer I had the opportunity to tour across the Northwest with my band, ER. This was our 4th summer on the ...


I hope you (students) . . . are ready for a great year.

I hope you (students) . . . are ready for a great year.

The campus is abuzz with new and returning students beginning NCU's 118th year. Wednesday, August 29 was the first day of classes and I thought I might share some of the thoughts surrounding the difference between "sight and vision" I conveyed to the campus community at Convocation Chapel: I hope you (students) . . . are ready for a great year, a ...


Camp Counseling for Christ

Camp Counseling for Christ

Being a camp representative for Northwest Christian University over the summer was never seen as a heavy burden to me. I viewed the position of NCU Camp Rep as an opportunity to encourage youth to pursue their Christian walk in a community filled with a future of ministry opportunities. (Of course, you can't forget the perk of being in the ...


Learning to Love My Enemies

Learning to Love My Enemies

Isaiah Blake, NCU Sophomore To traverse halfway across the world and experience a third-world country and return unaffected is what I would consider to be an impossible notion. What I witnessed in Cambodia, besides the obvious impoverished situation that the Khmer people live in, was a culture that harbors little respect for each other and focuses on the self.  In a culture ...


I Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

I Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dr. Doyle Srader, associate professor of speech and communication We were always excited when Connie paid us a visit. We were the Baylor debate team, and Connie was our coach's wife. If she turned up, there was a possibility she had cookies. And oh, they would haunt your dreams: home-baked, melt-in-your-mouth good. When we asked for the recipe, she'd just smile. One ...


Seeking Purpose, Brittany Petersen ’12

Seeking Purpose, Brittany Petersen ’12

People come to college searching for a lot of things. You would hope that on the top of that list of things that people search for is an education. That's up for discretion. Most certainly some incoming college students are seeking gained knowledge. Some are seeking experiences. Some are seeking opportunities. Some are seeking relationships. Some are seeking freedom. As ...


Seek Truth in the person of Jesus Christ

Seek Truth in the person of Jesus Christ

Years ago I had the opportunity to hear Kelly Monroe-Kullberg speak about the motivations that led her to found The VERITAS Forum at Harvard in 1992.  I was profoundly stuck by what she proposed as the highest mission for higher education: “the search for truth in response to the most important questions of life.” She proposed that an education that ...