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Kalimantan, Indonesia Trip

Categories: MissionsNorthwest NewsVol 15 Issue 2. (October 3rd, 2014)

This past June I traveled back to Indonesia to revisit the Dayak church and to meet with and encourage the pastors and leaders of the local churches among whom Becky and I had worked back in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

The People who make up Northwest

Categories: Northwest NewsVol 15 Issue 1. (April 15th, 2014)

What makes Northwest the special training institution that it is today? Alongside the grace and provision of God – it is the people that God has directed to be involved with the school throughout its 80 year history. Many men and women have faithfully and passionately served the Fellowship and Northwest over the years, and […]

New (and not so new) faces at Northwest

Categories: NewsNorthwest NewsVol 14 Issue 2. (October 15th, 2013)

Dr. Howard Andersen has been hired to be the new Northwest Academic Dean. He describes this hire as being “the two bookends to my career.” Dr. Andersen began his academic career in 1969 as the Assistant Dean to Dr. Pickford who was then Dean of Northwest Baptist Theological College. The next 10 years saw Dr. […]

From Immerse to total Imersion

Categories: LeadershipNorthwest NewsVol 14 Issue 2. (October 15th, 2013)

Mark & Stephanie Carroll have left Northwest to take up a new position as lead pastor couple at Whitehorse Baptist Church. Just before they left I caught up with Mark for an interview. Tell me about your personal and spiritual journey: I think the best summary of my spiritual journey would be running, then submitting, […]

Interview with Larry Nelson

Categories: LeadershipNorthwest NewsVol 14 Issue 1. (April 15th, 2013)

Larry Nelson has served Northwest for the past five years in the capacity of chair of the Board of Governors. Larry is stepping down from that role this year and Northwest News along with the faculty and staff would like to thank him for his service. We took this opportunity to chat with Larry about […]

Interview with Doug Harris

Categories: LeadershipNorthwest NewsVol 13 Issue 2. (April 15th, 2012)

Reflections of a former Northwest President Reflecting back on your involvement with Northwest over the years, what are some highlights for you in terms of Northwest’s role in the preparation/development of leaders for the Fellowship? My relationship with Northwest has covered a span of sixty years. It began when my new bride and I returned […]

NBS – ACTS Graduation 2011

Categories: Photo Album. (April 19th, 2011)

We wish to extend our congratulations to each of our graduates. May you go forward in God’s grace and strength and serve Him well with the tools you have acquired or honed while with us here at Northwest / ACTS. May God bless you richly in the days and years ahead and make you a blessing to many for His Kingdom’s sake.

April Northwest News

Categories: Feature ResourceNews. (April 14th, 2011)

The Convention issue of Northwest News is hot off the press. View it here

Calendar for Church Websites

Categories: Website 101. Tags:
(March 13th, 2011)

Have you been looking for a good calendar plugin for your WordPress based church website?  I regularly review lists of calendar offerings and am usually disappointed with what I find. Today I reviewed some more plugins and was delighted with one that looked like it would do what a church website would need.  The plugin […]

Northwest News Interviews Larry Perkins

Categories: BlogsFeature Article. Tags:
(February 7th, 2011)

Northwest News presents a video interview with retiring president, Dr. Larry Perkins.

Northwest Board Appoints New President

Categories: ACTS SeminariesPresidentSeminary. (November 4th, 2010)

Dr. Kenton Anderson accepted the Northwest Baptist Seminary Board’s offer to become its eighth President, effective January 1, 2011.

Fall 2010 New Student Orientation

Categories: Photo Album. (September 9th, 2010)

There were 75 new students who attended the New Student Orientation on Wednesday, September 8. We are off to an exciting start for the new year.

Graduation 2010

Categories: Photo Album. (April 25th, 2010)

The Northwest Baptist Seminary / ACTS Seminaries 2010 graduation was held at South Delta Baptist Church on Sunday April 25, 2010.

Children’s Conference

Categories: ChildrenPhoto Album. (November 30th, 2009)

TRANSFORM: Children’s Ministry Conference with Dr. Scottie Mae

Using Templates in your WordPress Theme

Categories: Website 101. (November 26th, 2008)

So, you think that you want to use WordPress to run your church website and you have heard that in WordPress you can customize your website’s theme through the use of templates.  But what ever are templates? To explain this it is helpful to understand how WordPress works in the background when someone visits your […]

Understanding Pages and Posts in WordPress

Categories: Website 101. Tags:
(October 24th, 2008)

WordPress is an amazing platform for churches to use for their websites.  A strategic feature in the power and versatility of WordPress is the distinction that is made between WordPress Posts and WordPress Pages.  Understanding this distinction is a vital key to unlocking the potential of using WordPress as a content management system. When I […]

WordPress is growing up

Categories: Website 101. Tags:
(October 8th, 2008)

WordPress gets continually easier to use as a CMS (Content Management System) which is good news for churches who want an easy to use platform for their internet presence.  Yesterday I upgraded the Northwest website to the latest version (WordPress 2.6.2) and the upgrade went very smoothly.  With the size and complexity of our site […]

Graduation 2008

Categories: ACTS SeminariesGraduation. Tags:
(May 28th, 2008)

Graduation this year was held at South Delta Baptist Church. It was a beautiful day for a graduation and the celebration was memorable. Our graduation speaker was our own president, Dr. Larry Perkins. He summarized his address this way: The theme ACTS has adopted this year is “Come together, Go Further.” By living consciously as […]

Graduation 2008

Categories: Photo Album. (April 30th, 2008)

Graduation was held on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at South Delta Baptist Church.

Best Practices for Church Missions – March 2008

Categories: Photo Album. (March 30th, 2008)

Best Practices for Church Missions workshop held in the Fosmark building on the TWU campus.

Recent Events and Celebrations at Northwest@ACTS

Categories: Seminary. Tags:
(March 28th, 2008)

Student – Faculty Luncheons Some of the more enjoyable moments in the semester are when faculty and students take time out of their busy schedules and sit down for a lunch together.  We did three of those lunches this semester and at each one we have had a great time of fellowship, camaraderie and food. […]

Board of Governors Appreciation Dinner

Categories: Photo Album. (February 27th, 2008)

Board of Governors appreciation dinner in honour of Ann Thompson and Evan Scales

Northwest Alumni Connections Magazine – 2008

Categories: Alumni. Tags:
(February 27th, 2008)

Update: April15, 2008 It is here!  The 2008 Northwest Alumni Connections magazine is off the press!  If you have not received one by the end of April and would like one see the order form below. __________________________________________________________________ Dear Fellow Alumni, For each of the past 4 years connecting with Northwest Alumni and publishing the Northwest […]

WordPress Plugins

Categories: InternetWebsite 101. Tags:
(February 12th, 2008)

WordPress is a great CMS (Content Management System) platform for a church website and web design as it is extremely flexible and very easy to use.  Part of this flexibility comes from WordPress’ ability to take advantage of the programming skills of people from around the world who have designed various small add-on applications for […]

A New Year and a New Web Look

Categories: Website 101. Tags:
(January 15th, 2008)

You may have noticed the new look to the Northwest website this month.  Over the past several months I have been testing a number of new possibilities for our site in order to make it more friendly to navigate, more functional in terms of accessing the information and resources we provide here and hopefully more […]

A New Principal at ACTS Seminaries

Categories: ACTS SeminariesLeadership. Tags:
(January 9th, 2008)

Northwest is a founding member of a consortium of six evangelical, denominational seminaries called ACTS Seminaries. Together, these six seminaries, form the graduate theological division of Trinity Western University. Tuesday’s chapel saw the inauguration service for our new principal here at ACTS Seminaries. Dr. Ron Toews was officially inaugurated as the second principal of ACTS […]

A Challenge for 2008

Categories: 2008 ChallengeBible StudyNew Year. Tags:
(January 7th, 2008)

I would like to present you with a tough but exciting challenge for 2008 . . . but let me back up a little!  This past two months I have been somewhat restricted in my activities because of a ruptured achilles tendon.  After 4 weeks in a fiberglass cast and now another almost 4 weeks […]

WordPress for Churches

Categories: InternetWebsite 101. Tags:
(November 25th, 2007)

WordPress is a web authoring software package that is designed to be easy to use and free for the downloading.  The creators of the software describe WordPress as follows: "WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. What a mouthful. WordPress is both free and priceless […]

Get Your Church Website Noticed!

Categories: InternetWebsite 101. Tags:
(November 15th, 2007)

You have a message you want to deliver; you have a specific audience that you want to target; you develop a cool website for this purpose and then you do a search – and if it shows up at all, your shiny new church website is buried 20 pages deep into the search engine’s list.  […]

Church Web 101

Categories: InternetWebsite 101. Tags:
(November 6th, 2007)

…where does one start when planning a church website? Today I am launching a series of articles for churches on the topic of church websites. Have you grappled with how to start, develop and maintain a good church website? Have you learned some great secrets that you would be willing to share? I hope to add a number […]

The Foundation for Hearing God

Categories: BibleBible StudyChristian LifeCulture. Tags:
(October 17th, 2007)

There is, today, a proliferation of articles, books and speakers discussing the topic of “hearing God”.  Several well known evangelical preachers and leaders have weighed in with their contributions. I did a web search on the words “hearing God” and was fascinated by what came up. Page after page listing web sites, books, articles and other […]

No alpha, beta or RC1 releases – a reason for Thanksgiving!

Categories: InternetSalvationThanksgiving. Tags:
(October 8th, 2007)

Warning!! "if you don’t know what an alpha release is, don’t use this software!!" I love the concept of free web software – a web application that has been designed by someone out there in cyberland who has put it up on the net to be downloaded and used freely (donations always appreciated). It is […]

The Wonder of Sulfa and Penicillin – or Salt and Light

Categories: Christian LifeCultureGodliness. Tags:
(September 27th, 2007)

On my way to work this morning the radio station to which I was listening had an announcement regarding some of the up-coming fall TV shows. I found myself reacting to the announcer’s casual monologue. What he was describing was entertainment comprised of watching godless and adulterous relationships, of watching actors and actresses portraying a society whose […]

The love of the Father

Categories: Book ReviewsGod's Love. Tags:
(September 18th, 2007)

Over the years of my Christian life I have often grappled with the questions, "How can I have a relationship with someone I cannot see, hear or touch?  What kind of a relationship is it if one party is limited by being bound to this humanity?"  I know, and have preached on the theologically correct […]

Search all of Northwest Online Resources

Categories: Internet. Tags:
(September 7th, 2007)

We have added a new search routine to our site so that all of our online resources can be searched from a single search. It is a Google Custom Search and it will search our (main site) plus Dr. Larry Perkins’ Internet Moments With God’s Word plus Mark Naylor’s Cross-cultural Impact for the 21st Century […]

Keeping up with internet news and blogs!!

Categories: BlogsInternetNews. Tags:
(August 31st, 2007)

Do you want to be able to read only the most currently published material on your favorite news sites and blogs – all organized in one place – and be notified when new material is posted?  An RSS reader will do that for you.  Many of the web sites, whose most current information you would […]

God’s Economy

Categories: GodlinessGospelGrace. Tags:
(August 27th, 2007)

Have you ever been bemused by God’s way of doing things?  I have, and in the end have stood in awe of His timing, patience, grace and goodness. A number of years ago (in another world) I taught at a Bible college deep in the jungles of Kalimantan (formerly known as Borneo).  For several years […]

The Marks of an Unspiritual Leader

Categories: GodlinessLeadership. Tags:
(August 8th, 2007)

In those days Israel had no king. Each man did what he considered to be right. Judges 21:44 Eli the priest of God at Shiloh was the default leader of Israel at the opening of the book of 1 Samuel.  He was elderly and his two sons, Hophni and Phinnehas, performed the regular priestly duties […]

A Father’s Contribution to the Development of a Great Leader

Categories: ChildrenLeadership. Tags:
(July 27th, 2007)

As the dark years of Israel’s history, recounted for us in the book of Judges, draw to a close and we see the transition of national identity from cowering fugitives into a great kingdom – a remarkable leader is used by God to bring Israel back to Himself.  That leader is the prophet and judge […]

Samuel, a Mother’s Contribution to a Great Leader

Categories: ChildrenGodlinessLeadership. Tags:
(July 18th, 2007)

Recommended reading: 1 Samuel 1-8 I am intrigued with the rise of Samuel’s leadership as described in the first few chapters of 1 Samuel.  After the years of Israel’s spiritual, moral and national decline as described in the book of Judges the years of Samuel’s leadership stand sturdy and tall.  Under his faithful and godly […]

Godliness, Again!

Categories: Godliness. Tags:
(July 9th, 2007)

I am curious about Paul’s usage of the word ‘godliness’ (eusebia) in his letter to Titus on several counts.  The first is that Paul makes it clear throughout the letter that the pursuit of godliness is a normal practice in the life of the believer.  In the very first sentence he writes: From Paul,a slave […]

What is Godliness?

Categories: Godliness. Tags:
(June 27th, 2007)

A friend e-mailed me a response to my June 18 article on the topic, "Godliness in Everyday Shoe Leather." After describing the lives of Christian friends, family and acquaintances, with some of the accompanying struggles and issues that Christians can and do face, the following was the observation made and the question posed in the […]

Godliness in Everyday Shoe Leather

Categories: Bible StudyGodliness. Tags:
(June 18th, 2007)

For the past several weeks our care group has been studying the topic of godliness. We have looked at a number of passages of Scripture that speak to the subject. The theme question we have posed for this study has been, “What does godliness look like in everyday shoe leather?” The apostle Peter, speaking of […]

Thank You Father for a Grandson!

Categories: Incarnation. Tags:
(May 29th, 2007)

Last week I held my grandson in my arms for the first time. My heart was lifted up to my heavenly Father in adoration and praise as I gazed down on that tiny, frail, absolutely dependent, but intricately and beautifully formed bit of humanity. I could not help but ponder the fact that in this […]

The Surprise of a First-Time Grandpa

Categories: God's Love. Tags:
(May 18th, 2007)

I thought I was beyond the emotion of surprises. Then on Tuesday night God surprised me yet again and enlarged my heart some more. Thirty one years ago this past Tuesday I became a husband when I married my beloved Becky. At the time I felt that the joy and delight I experienced that day […]

Missions and the Heart of a Dad

Categories: Missiology. Tags:
(May 9th, 2007)

I said goodbye to my baby girl this week. Becky and I, along with a number of other friends and relatives saw her off from the Seattle airport in the wee hours of Monday morning as she and her team of 7 began their missions odyssey to Thailand. She is only 23 and from this […]

The Tomb of Jesus – Empty or Still Occupied?

Categories: EasterResurrection. Tags:
(March 16th, 2007)

Has all the hype surrounding the "documentary" film The Lost Tomb of Jesus caught you off guard? The film’s website proclaims, “An incredible archaeological discovery in Israel changes history and shocks the world.” Well, what about it? The website contains a "proviso" stating that they are not disputing the resurrection of Jesus. The film makers […]