Faith

Mary and the Lamb

Written by Dr. A.J. Swoboda Easter has a way of rushing right past us. But it is most certainly beneficial for us to use this beautiful Spring season as a chance to pause, reflect, and remember. Remember what? Easter is the time of year when Christians from around the globe and from countless traditions and…

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Bushnell University Professor Dr. A.J. Swoboda Releases Eleventh Book

EUGENE, Ore. – Renowned theologian and Bushnell University professor, Dr. A.J. Swoboda recently released his latest book, “The Gift of Thorns,” back in late February. In this compelling work, Dr. Swoboda addresses the theme of navigating the desires of faith. He draws inspiration from both personal experiences and theological insights, and he writes with a…

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Bushnell’s School of Music Announces Spring Performances

EUGENE, Ore. – Bushnell University’s School of Music and Performing Arts is pleased to invite the community to spring performances by the University Choir, Bushnell Jazz Ensemble, Bushnell Chorale, and The Grove Collective, the school’s traveling worship ensemble.   The events will take place at several locations, including on campus in Ross Evans Chapel, as well…

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Bushnell University Hosts Visiting Lecturer Dr. Vince Bantu to Explore “Is Christianity a Western Religion?”

EUGENE, Ore. — Bushnell University will host renowned scholar Dr. Vince Bantu on the subject of Christianity’s origins and its global identity. The conference, scheduled for February 27th and 28th, will explore the diverse narratives that shape our understanding of the Christian faith.   Keynote speaker Dr. Vince Bantu is a leading voice in uncovering…

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President Womack Leads Prayer Walk Signing in Goodrich Hall

EUGENE, Ore. – Last month marked an important occasion for Bushnell University as faculty, staff, and students were granted access to the interior of Goodrich Hall, the 115-year-old administration building that is currently undergoing renovation alongside the building of a new bell tower. Led by President Womack, the campus gathered for a unique prayer walk,…

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Passing the Torch

Bushnell University students have been equipped and educated for lives of ministry in churches and church-related ministries for 128 years. This tradition lives on. University representatives are often asked, “Is Bushnell still equipping and sending people into ministry?” The answer, quite simply, is “yes.” The answer has always been “yes.” Some students graduate and immediately…

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Bushnell Beacons on Beacon Drive

It’s a peculiar scene. College basketball players, pulsing with spring-loaded energy and life, make their way out to the reverent confines of Luper Pioneer Cemetery each fall. These young, curious Beacons have not come out to do mischief, but to take special care of this hallowed ground and the graves within. The men’s basketball team,…

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Bushnell University Presents A Bushnell Christmas

EUGENE, Ore. – Bushnell University’s School of Music and Performing Arts is pleased to welcome the community to a free event celebrating the birth of Christ: A Bushnell Christmas. This creative and spiritual musical celebration will feature a selection of holiday classics and contemporary favorites performed by the university choir, jazz ensemble, and choral. The…

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“Lord, We Went.”

Written by Melisa Ortiz Berry, M.A.  Squeezing between the crowds at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, our group followed an Armenian monk to a side door leading to an area below the main holy site. Walking down stone steps, we passed medieval crosses etched in the walls by the pilgrims who came before. As…

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Ministry and Music Majors

By Kelly Ballard, D.Min. When Christian singer-songwriter Sara Groves wrote the song “Add to the Beauty” in 2005, she inspired devout participants in the work of Christ to offer their best in order to manifest the beautiful character of God in time and space. Those who have truly “beheld the beauty of the Lord” (Psalm…

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