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…

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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…

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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…

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The NCU Idea: WISDOM inspired by FAITH bearing fruit in lives of SERVICE

I have entered into my fourth, you might say my senior year, as President with a great sense of appreciation for the history and tradition of NCU and a deep gratitude for the impact this institution has had on my life. Almost exactly 118 years ago Eugene Sanderson founded a college that has done much…

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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….

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Third Annual West Coast Classic

Each fall, most NCU students eagerly look forward to the Friday of week eight, the midterm break. And as much as we love our jobs, without a doubt most NCU professors look forward to it as well. I am the exception. It’s not that I don’t look forward to it; it’s just that it’s never…

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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…

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NCU Student Teaching in Korea

Teaching over here in Korea has been an adventure. I came here knowing very little about the culture, language, and what I would be teaching. Once I got into my classroom I felt like a real teacher. I would have my own students and my own room for three weeks. (Ironically no Education majors came…

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Practicum Experience From A Student Perspective

My junior practicum has been a blessing in many ways. It challenged me, it made me cry, it made me share laughter and it made me love. It made me love this profession, and it opened my heart to many children who have touched my life. It amazes me how as student teachers and teachers,…

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