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I want to write. Am I doomed to be a barista?

As an instructor in the professional writing program at UNW, I see lots of talented students. But these students sometimes don't know how to push this writing life forward as a vocation. With some guidance and practice,...

Monday, April 24, 2017

Blog Church, Faculty, Faith, Leadership, Ministry & Missions

When Easter week is your busiest time of year

For the professional minister, Easter is a busy season full of service schedules, volunteer coordination, and palm branches. Prof. of Christian Ministries Susan Payne talks about remembering the devotion in the details.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Blog Faculty, Faith

Ask the Professor: The birth of Jesus

The birth of Christ to a virgin mother was miraculous. But why wasn’t it talked about more in the gospels? According to professor Mark Muska, the authors of the gospels were very intentional with what they focused on in...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Blog Faculty, Faith, The Arts

The power of gratitude

Have you ever stepped into the presence of someone who exudes joy?  How did you feel?  Did you leave wondering what you’re missing in your own spiritual journey and why that joy eludes you? 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Blog College Preparation, Faculty, Parents, Students

Lighten The Burden

A heavy burden for many students today is the ever-increasing cost of textbooks. U.S. News & World Reports noted that the cost of college textbooks has increased by 82% over the past 10 years, growing at three times the...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Blog Faculty, Ministry & Missions, The Arts

View from the Choir Loft: What Liturgy Taught Me about Worship

For the past few months, I have had the privilege of being a professional singer with the Schola Cantorum of the Cathedral of Saint Paul here in Minnesota’s beautiful capital city. More than simply a choir, the Schola...

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Blog Church, Community, Faculty, Faith

Good Grief: Why Holy Week is Important

We are in the midst of a time commonly referred to as Holy Week—the days leading up to the celebration of Easter. In contrast to the joy and triumph of Easter, these days are marked by the remembrance of Jesus'...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Blog Community, Faculty, Faith

Learning from Sand Castles

Spring weather shifts our thinking: from boots to sandals, sweaters to shorts, and from building snowmen to creating sand castles. Even though sand castles don’t last long, they can make an impression on those around us...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Blog Academics, Faculty, Faith, Students

Science & Theology: Revelation in the Natural World - Part 2

What can science teach us about God? In addition to the traditional Wesleyan quadrilateral way to know God through Scripture, Tradition, Reason, and Experience, we may study Nature to see embedded revelation from...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Blog Academics, Faculty, Faith, Students

Science & Theology: Revelation in the Natural World - Part 1

The day was warm and moist as I stood at the edge of the sea with eleven college students. As a biologist and professor at Northwestern, I have the elect privilege of teaching students about the biological world through...

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Blog Faculty, UNW News

Loving God with Your Mind

Learn what University of Northwestern scholars are currently working on as they share their research at this annual event.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

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