College Publications

STILLPOINT Archive

Volume 23  No. 2 | Spring 2008

Top Six

A few of our favorite things: Sustainability Initiatives

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Young Alumni Give Back

While Steve '05 and Janel (Stockwell) '05 Wright were at Gordon, they were connected to a community that nurtured their gifts and passions. Now, as young professionals, they are giving back.

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Inspiration | Rich Obenschain

This column will feature a different writer from the Gordon community in every issue, each writer reflecting on what he or she has been inspired by. Director of LaVida Center for Outdoor Education and Assistant Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies Rich Obenschain is the columnist for this issue.

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SPORKS | Installation 5: Do You Suffer from IBS?

Notes from a recent alum, Bryan Parys '04

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Letters to The Editor

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Encounters

News about the life of the College and its programs

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In Focus: Alumni

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In Focus: Students

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In Focus: Faculty

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Up Front with President Carlberg

The faculty at Gordon have always been the true DNA, the essential building blocks of the College.

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ARTICLE | Return Voyage

What happens when an alumnus makes a return trip to Kenya? Jonathan Fitzgerald is finding out.

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ARTICLE | The Biggest Loser

After losing nearly half his body weight, Matthew McNutt '00 sees a vital link between his spiritual and physical health.

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ARTICLE | Athletics Hall of Honor 2008

Over 150 Gordon and Barrington alumni, coaches, administrators and friends gathered for a second annual Athletics Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony.

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ARTICLE | Text and Context: New Faculty Books

A look at books recently published by Gordon faculty, and the questions and passions that gave rise to them. Read More...

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ARTICLE | A Few Kind Words for Prudence

Prudence, one of the cardinal virtues, has had an image problem in recent years. An economics professor attempts a rehabilitation.

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ARTICLE | Why Theatre?

Why should Christians care about theatre, and what do you do with a theatre major, anyway?

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ARTICLE | An Investment In Faith and Learning

The provost shares some encouraging news from recent studies that reinforces the merits of a Gordon education.

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ARTICLE | Latin American Evangelicals: Made in Whose Image?

Evangelicalism in the Global South is on the rise. Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, assistant professor of political studies, and her husband, Dennis Hoover, present some enlightening research that goes beyond stereotypes.

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FEATURE | Too Heavenly Minded? Michael Ward's Astronomical Idea

Dr. Michael Ward's new book Planet Narnia advances the theory of a secret meaning governing the seven Chronicles of Narnia. A crazy idea, or is he on to something?

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FEATURE | A Well-built House: Economics and Business at Gordon College

A look at the human face of an outstanding and visionary academic department. Included in this collection of articles is a tribute to John D. Mason, recently retired professor of economics and business; some of Mason's thoughts on biblical norms of justice and stewardship; and reflections by economics alumni Judy Dean '78, Kevin Tordoff '90 and Casey L. Cooper '03 on life at Gordon and beyond.

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FEATURE | Visions and Revisions: The Journey of an Artist Losing His Eyesight

Norm Jones' new dependence on others has made him the recipient of extraordinary kindnesses.

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FEATURE | A Dream Sabbatical

Theatre arts professor Jeff Miller had the sabbatical of his dreams--assisting on a Broadway production at the Lincoln Center Theater. Read excerpts from his day-to-day blog.

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