Category Archives: Southwestern College

A Word to Grads of 2012: Letting God and Remaining Connected

Graduation is upon us and we’ve just today sent off the graduating class of 2012 from Southwestern College.  I had an opportunity to give a short “charge” to the seniors and their families at the Baccalaureate service this morning.  Here … Continue reading

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Passionate in Prayer

This semester has been a bit of an experiment of sorts for some students. Two students, after having a class dropped for low enrollment, asked me if they could take an independant study with me about prayer. I was excited … Continue reading

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Taking a Look Around

I tend to be one of those people who stays busy. If I’m truly honest, I really like it that way best, I suppose. I do recognize, however, that there are times in the year that I’m too busy. These … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Southwestern

Gracious God, As we enter another school year, we lift these prayers to you: Bless our students, God, as they study and learn in their classes, but also bless them as they discover more about who they are. May they … Continue reading

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Called by God

I went to Southwestern College expecting to get a good education in a Christian environment. I did not expect to be called to ministry. I started college as a Biology major, planning on being a physical therapist. Southwestern had a … Continue reading

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Some Changes at SC

Well, it has often been said that change is inevitable, and we find that to be true at Southwestern College. After 14 wonderful years as the Campus Minister and Chair of the Philosophy and Religion department, Steve Rankin has felt … Continue reading

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Why I stay in the United Methodsit Church

Several weeks ago now, Jenny Smith posed the question, “Why do you stay in the United Methodist Church?” Many others have posited their answers and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to throw mine out there. 1. Wesleyan Theology … Continue reading

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To be, or not to be…emergent

This week, we hosted an event at Southwestern College that we call “Builders in Ministry Week.” It’s a three day event for current students, alumni and friends of Southwestern (whose mascot is the Moundbuilder) that allows for connection and continuing … Continue reading

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A Sad Anniversary

It’s almost that day, January 26, when my thoughts (and the thoughts of many others) turn to one who is missed: Holly Mitchek. Last year on the 10th anniversary of Holly’s death, I wrote this little piece. I didn’t think … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days!

This weekend was my 10 year class reunion from college. Once I was able to get beyond the fact that I’ve been out of college for an entire decade, I decided that I was going to have fun with it! … Continue reading

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