Spiritual

35 years a Chaplain: The Pastoral legacy of Pastor Rich Carlson

Recounting his experience as a student missionary in Peru, a junior at Union  College was quoted in the Central Union Reaper in October 1971 saying, “You must win them over with your love. You must come with the attitude of wanting to learn, not feeling that you have everything to offer them.” A decade later, that student returned to Union College as an employee, claiming his alma mater as his mission field.

No manufactured moments

When Tonja Rizijs Rasmusson ’00 was hired as Sacramento Adventist Academy’s religion teacher in 2000, it was rare for an academy to have a dedicated Bible teacher—especially a woman. Now, in her sixteenth year at the school, Rasmusson has earned tenure teaching religion and English, and she’s completing her second year as chaplain for preschool through grade 12. It’s a big job that encompasses presenting class worships and weekly chapels, planning community service days, fundraising and more.

A semester in the life of a church

photo of Eliezer, theology student during his student pastoring, hugging a woman

Ah yes, we’ve all heard it: “some things you just won’t learn in a classroom.” Those words never rang truer for me than this fall semester. While many of my friends returned to Union College for another semester of lectures and late night cramming, I was able to experience firsthand some of the joys (and woes) in the life of a pastor.

Christian folk band All Sons and Daughters to perform for Family Worship on March 31

Modern folk music has gained popularity in many music circles with the likes of Mumford and Sons, Neon Trees, and The Civil Wars. The catchy and energetic style has also spread to contemporary Christian music, which is highlighted in the tracks of All Sons and Daughters. The band, made up of Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, will be performing at College View Church for Friday night Family Worship on March 31.

Raising parents one devotional at a time

It’s common for boy to meet girl (and vice versa) at Union College. Melissa Palmer and Greg Howell’s love story at Union, however, is unique and certainly unlike any Hollywood romantic comedy. 

Both Melissa and Greg studied theology at Union, and they found each other in Dr. Sylvester Case’s Greek class. Somewhere in between parsing verbs and translating the gospels, they found true love. Dr. Case himself performed the weddingceremony.

Ah, a tale as old as time. 

I Am They to perform for Family Worship on Feb. 17

I Am They, a Dove Award nominated contemporary Christian band, will perform for Union College's Family Worship on Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

The band gained notoriety in 2015 when they released their first album and toured in the “Rock and Worship Roadshow” with MercyMe, Crowder, and Group 1 Crew; and also toured with Matt Maher during the spring leg of the Saints and Sinners tour.

Video: Project Impact 2016

Project Impact 2016

Union College kicks off every school year with Project Impact—a day off from classes to serve the Lincoln Community. This year we followed Ashley Bower and a group of freshmen as they experienced Project Impact for the first time.

Learn more at www.ucollege.edu/campusm

Campos exhibit aims to integrate art with religion

“Good theology must have good art,” said Abner Campos. The senior theology major believes that in a culture that relies so heavily on visual communication, the church must activly use art and design as a means to share the gospel.

Sanctus Real to join Union's Family Worship on Oct. 21

Sanctus Real, a popular contemporary Christian band, will join Union College for Family Worship on Friday, October 21.

The Dove award winning band, best known for songs such as “Lead Me” and “Forgiven,” formed 20 years ago and is comprised of Mark Graalman on drums; Chris Rohman on guitar; Dustin Lolli, who replaced Matt Hammitt as the lead singer at the beginning of 2016; Jake Rye on bass; and Seth Huff, on both the guitar and piano.

Singer Andrew Peterson to join Family Worship Sept. 2

Originally from Nashville, Tenn., Andrew Peterson is not only a Dove Award nominated musician, but also an award winning author. His music is described as Christian rock, folk, and country gospel. Peterson has recorded more than fifteen albums, including After All These Years, which was nominated for a 2015 Dove Award.

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