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Partners, January 2013


BIBLE CHAIRS
CAMPBELL INSTITUTE FOR THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION
CORVALLIS, Ore.
— The Campbell Institute for Theological Education is a new Bible chair ministry at Oregon State University.
The program is backed by Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City.
For years, the University Christian Center at Oregon State has ministered to students. But it never has had an academic program. Now, students can take accredited biblical courses that will apply to their degree programs.
Shawn Jones, former academic dean at now-defunct Cascade College, taught “Life of Christ” in the fall. In the spring semester, former Cascade professor Darren Williamson will teach “Acts of the Apostles.”
“We are very grateful to OC for providing the accreditation and want as many people as possible in the Northwest to know about the program,” Williamson said. For more information, contact Williamson at [email protected].
HIGHER EDUCATION
FAULKNER UNIVERSITY
MONTGOMERY, Ala.
— Faulkner University has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer a Ph.D. in humanities.
Based in the Great Books curriculum, the program is the first Ph.D. offered by the university and the first accredited Great Books-based doctoral program in the nation. The Great Books format consists of readings in history, religion, philosophy, literature, social sciences, mathematics, scientific reasoning and humanities in the Western tradition.
“Most importantly, this Great Books-based Ph.D. is completely informed by the Christian faith,” said Robert Woods, director of Faulkner’s Great Books Honor College.

LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
— New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey posed for pictures and signed autographs following a special chapel presentation at Lipscomb University on Nov. 15, one day after he was named the National League Cy Young Award winner.
The knuckleballer was on campus to receive Lipscomb’s Heroes of Business Award, given for demonstrating ethical business practices while succeeding in business and working from a foundation of Christian faith.
Dickey, 38, went 20-6 with 230 strikeouts and a 2.73 ERA in 2012.
K-12 CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

ODESSA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
ODESSA, Texas — Odessa Christian School is competing to win a $50,000 grant.
Friends and supporters of the school can help by going online and voting once per day through Dec. 19 at www.PowerforaBrightFuture.com.
Voters should enter “Odessa, Texas” in the location search box, principal Nancy Campbell said. Participants must register online by creating a password.
The contest is sponsored by Clorox.

MEDICAL CARE
HOSPITALITY APARTMENTS
HOUSTON —
Dr. Joe W. Hightower was honored recently for his 44 years of leadership in providing housing for patients at the Texas Medical Center.
In 1968, the Parlor Class of the Bering Drive Church of Christ discussed the housing needs of families coming to Houston for medical treatment.
That class, including Hightower, decided to rent an apartment in the medical center area to provide for patients’ families. The Hospitality Apartments ministry has grown to 46 modern, fully furnished apartments in the heart of the medical center complex.
For more information, see www.hospitalityapartments.org.

YOUTH GROUPS
RAVE MINISTRIES
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
— Move over, “No Shave November.”
RAVE Ministries, a ministry for teenage girls associated with Churches of Christ, sponsored “No Makeup November.”
In an effort to demonstrate true beauty, hundreds of women, young and old, committed to 30 days of no makeup.
“This campaign in no way is an anti-makeup campaign because … it is not makeup that we are battling,” Jill Dasher with RAVE said. “Instead, it is a culture that we are trying to fight.”
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