Community Prayer Night

Author: Mackenzie Mahon NPTS Student Association President I’ve been doing a Bible study in Philippians lately, and every time I read 4:4-7 there’s a little nudge of conviction in my soul. I’m an anxious person in general — my mother likes to tell the story of how I worried myself to the point of having […]

Reflection through Vocational and Spiritual Formation for Leadership

Author: Emily Wagner Assistant Director of Seminary Student Services   This week is VSFL interview week! Faculty, paired into teams, will interview students progressing through their MDiv Candidacy and Mid-Program Reviews. We value rigorous academics here at North Park Theological Seminary (take a deep breath, you History 1 students!). We also care deeply about how […]

New Beginnings and Time-Tested Processes

Co-Authored by: Alex Macias and Luke Palmerlee This upcoming week is a significant and busy week in the life of NPTS. You likely have heard faculty and staff referring to the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Accreditation visit and the self-study document that was prepared over the last 12 – 18 months by the faculty […]

Commemorating the Reformation’s 500th Anniversary

Author: Dr. Hauna Ondrey Assistant Professor of Church History On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther issued his “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences” in ninety-five theses. Since 1717, this date has been celebrated uniformly as Reformation Day, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation. This October 31 marks the 500th anniversary of that […]

North Park in a Neighborhood Near You

Author: Luke Palmerlee, Seminary Administrative Coordinator Fall break is upon us and for those of us that are on campus, the pace of life may have slowed a bit this week as we catch up on reading and writing projects in our classes. For many in the NPTS community “home” is not in Chicago; many […]

Don’t Let it Pass You By – J Term 2018

Advise on Academics and Finding a Good Fit Author: Alex Macias Today is a beautiful day in Chicago. In fact, the weather is so nice that it feels more like late summer than early fall, and yet I’m reflecting on how this is my tenth fall semester at North Park. Wow. That just hit me.   In my […]

Discernment in our Seminary and Students

From Tim Johnson Director of Field Education ATS Accreditation Visit In just over a month, from October 30-November 2, The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) will be sending a team to visit us and review the way we do our work at NPTS. This is the culmination of the rigorous work of accreditation that we […]

Are You a Mary or a Martha?

Words of Reflection from our Dean of Faculty Author: Rev. Dr. Dwight Perry Many years ago, I was at a crossroads in my life and ministry when out of the blue, God dropped Luke 10:38-42 into my lap. The story of Martha and Mary. Since that time, this passage has been a continual reminder to me […]

Provoking One Another Toward Love

“And yet this is the kind of community I am praying our seminary becomes this year – one that provokes one another toward love and good deeds. One where we can have honest conversations about topics that matter. One where we can address conflict and injustice and inequality, in our lives and in the world. One where we can talk about why this might feel like a safe space for some and more uncomfortable for others. One where we can lovingly call one another out when we are not living up to all who we are created to be. In doing so, I pray we become a community that is drawing nearer to God. “

Feasting on Wisdom

Invitation to Participate in our Rich Academic Life Author: Dr. Stephen Chester   Q: Where can you feast on wisdom and insight from a range of internationally renowned scholars speaking on biblical and theological themes they are passionate about? A: NPTS in the last week of September! A great education is not only about the classes […]