Photo: Bob Moss and Ernest LaFont
By Carl Stagner
1916. That was the year former missionary Ernest LaFont was born. Well-known across the movement throughout the 20th century, he and his wife Grace were regarded by both pastors and laypeople, at home and abroad, as exemplary pillars of the faith. Chances are pretty good that either you are someone who was blessed by the ministry of the LaFonts, or you know someone who was. From Panama to Egypt, to Lebanon and finally Washington State, the widespread reach of this Pacific Bible College (now Warner Pacific) graduate over the span of a lifetime has not ceased, but continues to this day. Family member and friend Bob Moss of Church of God Ministries knows firsthand the incredible impact of Ernest LaFont on the movement, and is honored to offer just a glimpse of the harrowing circumstances that shaped this man of God. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Global Strategy, Western
Tagged birthday, Blue Mountain Community Church, Bob Moss, Egypt, Ernest LaFont, evacuation, Grace LaFont, international, Lebanon, missionary, missions, Pacific Bible College, Panama, retirement, shipwreck, state, Walla Walla, war, Warner Pacific, Washington
Warner Pacific student Sean Musaeus wins video scholarshipCopyright: the legal right to be the only one to reproduce, publish, or sell the contents and form of a literary, musical, or artistic work (Merriam-Webster).
When it comes to music copyrighting, most of us are confused about its importance or necessity – that is except for Sean Musaeus. This Warner Pacific sophomore entered an original video in the National Music Council and Music Publishers Association 2014 Copyright Awareness Scholarship contest and took first place. Continue reading
Photo: Otto F. Linn
For more than twenty years Dr. Otto F. Linn served Warner Pacific College as professor and academic dean. His path-breaking career spanned the Great Depression and the Space Age.
He introduced his church to the academic study of the Bible, inviting criticism from powerful traditionalists. But Linn was convinced that the church’s ministers should not let others do their thinking for them. His personal faith merged scholarship with warm-hearted piety, providing for his students and church ministers alike, a splendid example of the blend of academy and church.
On Thursday, September 18, at 7 PM, learn more about this monumental figure in the Church of God and Warner Pacific College at a free evening lecture with Dr. Merle Strege, president of the Church of God Historical Society. Continue reading
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Tagged Bible, Church of God, heritage, historical society, history, Oregon, Otto F. Linn, Portland, theologian, Warner Pacific, WP
Photo: Warner Pacific science students.
By Melody Burton
The over-educated and under-employed liberal arts graduate is a trope commonplace in American society today. Graduates face a career landscape that is markedly different than the one the previous generation found after college. Recently, the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems and the Associate of American Colleges and Universities published a report titled, “How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment.” The report is based on an analysis of U.S. Census and other economic data, and provides a broad view of employment outcomes for recent graduates, as well as for more experienced workers. Continue reading
Incoming first time freshmen who enroll in the traditional undergraduate program at Warner Pacific College beginning in the fall of 2014 will no longer have to worry about how they will pay back their student loans once they graduate. Freedom to Flourish, a loan repayment assistance program, empowers graduates to secure a well-paying job after graduation or ensures their ability to repay their loans while following their dreams. Continue reading
Warner Pacific College has chosen 10-year-old Lexy delos Reyes as the newest member of the Knights’ Women’s Basketball Team. Lexy has been battling cancer since she was 14 months old and was drafted through a partnership with Team IMPACT, a nonprofit organization that matches children who are facing serious illnesses with college athletic teams in order to “inspire, motivate, and play against challenges together.” Continue reading
Warner Pacific College Director of Athletics Jamie Joss announced that the College will add men’s and women’s wrestling to its athletics program and begin intercollegiate competition in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in 2014-15. The search for a head coach and recruitment of student-athletes will begin immediately. Continue reading
Dr. Andrea P. Cook, president of Warner Pacific College, has been recognized as one of Adventist Health Foundation’s “Heroes of the Heart,” a distinction awarded to local community members who are making a difference in Portland through their service to others. Continue reading
The 2nd Annual Diversity Lecture Series at Warner Pacific College welcomes prominent authors and scholars, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Dr. Christopher Emdin, and Rahiel Tesfamariam as part of a compelling, three-part event titled, “It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Community, Education, and Spirituality” at McGuire Auditorium on the College’s Mt. Tabor campus. Continue reading
Need a car? No problem. Warner Pacific College is now hosting two Zipcars on campus.
Residents of outer Southeast Portland have a new neighborhood transportation resource from Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network. The vehicles are parked in the 68th Avenue parking lot on the Mt. Tabor campus of Warner Pacific College at 2219 SE 68th Avenue. Continue reading
Warner Pacific College Author in Residence, Tony Kriz, has been named a regular contributor to Leadership Journal, the premiere publication for today’s church leaders.
Tony Kriz, who infamously appeared in Donald Miller’s books under the name “Tony the Beat Poet,” has discovered the abiding presence of Jesus in the lives and words of people from diverse and often radically ‘unchristian’ sources. He is the author of Welcome to the Table: Post-Christian Culture Saves a Seat for Ancient Liturgy and his most recent book, Neighbors and Wise Men: Sacred Encounters in a Portland Pub and Other Unexpected Places. Continue reading
Warner Pacific College is pleased to sponsor Fish Fest 2013, Portland’s largest music festival, held on Saturday, August 17, at Hillsboro Stadium. Continue reading
PORTLAND, OR—Warner Pacific College welcomes Dr. Lori K. Jass as the new Assistant Vice President for the Adult Degree Program (AVP/ADP). The position provides key leadership and oversight to the College’s vibrant Adult Degree Program, which has been providing excellence in education for more than 20 years. Continue reading
Warner Pacific College was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS). This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Continue reading
Warner Pacific College professor, Dr. Cassie Trentaz, has released a new book; Theology in the Age of AIDS & HIV: Complicity and Possibility. Part of the Content and Context in Theological Ethics Series from Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, Theology in the Age of AIDS & HIV, is a courageous look at how dominant theologies have participated in the creation of ‘risk environments’ for susceptibility to this virus and a call to action, that we would learn how to truly care for one another in this age of global AIDS and HIV. Continue reading