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On July 31, 2015 I officially ended my nine-year tenure as a professor at Cairn University. It was a bittersweet day. Bitter because Cairn University has been an integral part of my life since I was a young child. Sweet because I was leaving for all of the right reasons.

A school paper, including The Scroll in its current format has a good chance of generating valuable campus conversation. That was the plan when, in 1961, Bill Freeland and I launched something we called “The Scroll.” Bill was two years older than me and was determined to pursue a career

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. Well right now many of us kind of feel We’ve been in school for only a week now and already many of us feel in over our heads. I’ve been wrestling over if I want to stay an English major or change to education.

Ah, the end of Winter Break is quickly approaching. As the Spring semester closely approaches, there are some things I would like to enlighten you about to stay motivated (or at least I hope). Once the semester begins, our motivation level is usually at the top, but as the quarter

Email is like a visit to the dentist. You don’t really want to go. You’re a little nervous about what you might find, but at some point, it just has to be done. It’s painful to open your inbox after only a couple hours of meetings to find dozens of

“I want to send a shout-out to my social work professor Cheryl Nitz! She’s the best!” – Hushai Severe   “Matt McAlack is one of the most amazing men I have ever met. He loves the Bible and teaches it with conviction, grace, and intensity. I also met with him

Apathy. It’s the worst possible thing that can attack the Christian heart, and with just eighteen days left in the semester, it is a disease that has infected the Cairn community. It spreads from person to person, pervading deep into the heart and mind. We suddenly find ourselves not caring

Among the Christian community, there are varying opinions about the importance of missions. There are those who claim that every Christian is a missionary by nature in their own context, and therefore they do not need to travel to fulfill their calling. There are others who think that missions is

Recently I have been e-mailing some of my favorite contemporary intellectuals within the body of Christ in hopes of interviewing them, making a connection and showing my appreciation. The first man on my list was Dr. Gregory Boyd, who has played an integral part in my spiritual and theological formation.

    At Homecoming last month I’d had a chat with one of The Scroll’s reporters, Rachel Krodel, and later received an invitation from editor Jess Schnittjer to consider contributing something to The Scroll – over four decades after my last Scroll assignment.  Frankly, I’m unsure that many would be interested, but