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My first experience with refugees came in the summer of 2002.  This came about while serving on a short-term missions trip teaching English to Iraqis registered with the UN’s Refugee division (UNHCR).  These Iraqis were hoping to be resettled in the U.S., Australia, or Canada, so learning English was a

We can all probably agree that we haven’t been able to scroll through Facebook, read the front page of a newspaper, or watch five seconds of the news without seeing Donald Trump’s face. It is clear that much of the student body and faculty is shocked about the GOP presidential

“I’ll pray for you.” How often do we hear Christians saying this phrase? We spit it out like it is the only comfort we know how to give. But how often do we tell someone we will pray for them and yet forget to do so later? This is an

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