Chapel Corner…January 18

Join us for our first chapel of the semester, this Thursday, January 18th, at 11 am. We look forward to welcoming our new students and starting our year and semester off in worship together as a community. We will be led by our Seminary Dean, Dave Kersten, as he preaches from the book of Jonah on “The […]

This Weeks Notes…January 16, 2018

Happy New Year! and welcome back to our returning students and a warm welcome to our brand new students! Nyvall News & Notes is our community’s way of keeping all students and faculty/staff updated on what is happening in our community (through This Weeks Notes), what is coming up in our weekly chapel service(through Chapel […]

Community Lunch Discussion

Dear members of the NPTS Community, Greetings in this New Year! I trust that the Christmas break was restful and renewing. As we begin the New Year we thought it would be helpful to gather and have a focused conversation regarding the emerging situation with Campus Pastor Judy Peterson. Following chapel on Thursday, January 18th […]

Something to Celebrate!

Do you ever wonder what your professors do while they are on sabbatical…..? They research and write award-winning books…at least that’s what Dr. Stephen Chester did! Christianity Today has named Dr. Chester’s recent book, Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives, as its Biblical Studies Book of the Year. His book has been praised […]

An Advent Reflection from our Dean

Author: Rev. David Kersten Seminary Dean and Vice President of Church Relations As I write this reflection we have moved fully into the Advent season. One of my favorite Advent texts is Isaiah 2:1-5. I think I am drawn to it because of its sense of urgency and the collapsing of time. Isaiah cries out, “In […]

This Week’s Notes…December 11

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! From our beloved Lina and your friendly and helpful seminary staff team! (Clockwise from upper left: Luke Palmerlee, Baily Warman, Lina Sandell (statue), Emily Wagner, Alex Macias, Alex Smith, and Amy Oxendale-Imig) Keep these important dates on your calendar… December 13 – Reading Day, no classes December 14-15 – […]

Advent Poetry

Advent Calendar by Rowan Williams He will come like last leaf’s fall. One night when the November wind has flayed the trees to the bone, and earth wakes choking on the mould, the soft shroud’s folding. He will come like frost. One morning when the shrinking earth opens on mist, to find itself arrested in the […]

This Week’s Notes…December 4

Keep these important dates on your calendar… December 5 – NPTS Christmas Party, 5 pm  December 13 – Reading Day, no classes December 14-15 – Final Exams, see list below for exam day/time December 15  – Fall Commencement Ceremony, 7:30 pm in Carlson Gymnasium January 6-13  – January Intensives January 12  – Inaugural Conference of […]

Chapel Corner…December 7

Join us for the last chapel of the semester, this Thursday, December 7th, at 11 am. This week we will continue our journey through the season of Advent with Isaiah 9:2-7. Our Central Conference Superintendent, Rev. Danny Martinez will be preaching.   Community lunch will be held after chapel in Olsson Lounge.   Watch Previous Chapel […]

Chapel Corner…November 30

Join us for chapel this Thursday, November 30th, at 11 am. This week we are starting Advent a few days early, a season where we wait in the darkness and wait, prepare, and hope for the promised future of God’s coming reign. But while many of us fear the darkness, is it really something we should […]