Blog Academics, Faculty
Write for Your Life
I don’t know about you, but I love a good story. Whether it’s binge-watching The Crown on Netflix, losing myself in Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle, or sitting in a coffee shop while a friend recounts her life since our last chat, true-life narrative fascinates me.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Blog Academics, Alumni, Faculty
The Art of Beginning: 5 Ways to Invigorate Your Writing
I love a story from the book Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland. A ceramics teacher divided pottery students into two groups—one that had to make as many pots as possible and another that had to make the best pot they possibly could. At the end of the day, the ‘quantity’ group showed their...
Friday, January 31, 2020
Blog Academics, Communication, Faculty, Students
Pursue Christ. Pursue Craft.
We live in an unprecedented time; a very exciting time. We can communicate across the world in seconds and this offers a great opportunity for us. It is well documented that all electronic media influences American culture very powerfully. We consume it regularly, but as members of the...
Monday, November 18, 2019
Blog Faculty, The Arts
The Spiritual Act of Naming: Truth Telling in Writing
My desire to write comes from an experience of reading. I read a transforming word. As I am transformed, I wish to influence transformation in a confusing and unjust world. Ethicist Oliver O’Donovan writes...
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Blog Academics, Faculty
Dr. Joel Light Brightens the UNW Biology Department
Hip. Great communicator. Follower of Christ. The man with the chicken. These are all ways students have described Dr. Joel Light. As an assistant professor of biology, Dr. Light has had the opportunity to teach a class to nearly every student on campus. But who is Dr. Light? Besides, of course, the...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Blog Academics, Faculty, UNW News
UNW Professors Reveal their Graduation Experiences
Graduating students sometimes forget that their professors have gone before them. As each professor was once a student feeling stressed, worried or excited about their own graduation, UNW faculty opens up about their experiences.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Blog Community, Faculty, The Arts
Designing the Dream of Nazareth Hall
"Nine Northwestern students and I gathered an hour before a January dawn, an unusual time to convene any class at any college. Our purpose: to arrive in Nazareth Hall Chapel while it was still pitch black and quietly await the sunrise."
Friday, January 12, 2018
Blog Community, Faculty, Faith
The Power of Prayer
Praying for others is one of the most powerful ways we can come together as the body of Christ. Professor Mark Muska says that as we spend our lives praying for others, we can have full confidence that God will use them to carry out His purposes and plans
Monday, July 17, 2017
Blog Faculty, Faith, Leadership
The root of Uber's culture problem
“Company culture” has been a buzzword of choice for forward-thinking business leaders and has taken center stage in the Uber scandal. And that’s not the only scandal blamed on a harmful culture. You may recall last year’s debacle with financial giant Wells Fargo, who many blame on an oppressive...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Blog Academics, Faculty, The Arts
Dealing with writer's envy
Working towards success as a writer is difficult. Watching that success come to your peers while it eludes you can be even more challenging to deal with. Author and professor Heather Peterson shares how you can beat the green eyed monster.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Blog Academics, Faculty, Parents, Students, The Arts
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, students begin to see that the very skills they use to tell their story can be...
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 their accounts of Jesus’ life.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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