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The Secret Life of Dr. Tim Bergquist

The Secret Life of Dr. Tim Bergquist

To students, alumni and staff at NCU, Tim Bergquist is known as the statistics professor, ACE Day Coordinator, and head of Quantitative Analysis. Yet there is a side to Dr. Bergquist that many do not know. In 1989 Dr. Bergquist’s sons gave him some Superman comics for Father’s day. This gift ignited a passion and he has been collecting Superman ...


Be The Match!

Be The Match!

This Wednesday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm NCU is hosting a “Be The Match” bone marrow drive to raise awareness about the national bone marrow registry and get people involved in the program. This event, being held in the lobby of the Morse Event Center, is hosted by NCU junior Danielle Schmidt. Danielle is a teacher education major and ...


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.  ...


Travel Plans

Travel Plans

Traveling during the holidays is chaotic. Extreme weather, clogged roadways, and overbooked hotels. It is enough to make you frustrated, mad and even a bit cynical. I know over the next few weeks the challenges of seeing family and finding a deal on the quota of necessary presents will take much of our attention. It must have been similar for the ...


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 ...