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Missouri church set to reopen after fire destroys facility

Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Scott City, Missouri, is opening its doors again after a lightning strike caused a fire that destroyed the building in 2019.

Ohio pastor bridging gap between police and black community

Rev. Mocc Rodgers, who leads First Wesleyan Church, in Painesville, Ohio, is helping bridge the gap in his community between law enforcement and those in the black community.

Indiana pastor interviewed about current immigration policy

Rev. Zach Szmara, lead pastor of the Bridge Community Church in Logansport, Indiana, and national director of Immigrant Connection, shares his thoughts on the current budget crisis related to policy changes for immigration.

Seminary dean featured on Wabash Center website

Dr. Abson Joseph, academic dean for Wesley Seminary, was invited to contribute to the blog for Wabash Center, which “supports theology and religion faculty and doctoral students reflecting on their teaching practice — in both theological education.”

Houghton launches new pathway to graduation

Houghton College has announced a flexible plan for graduation that is customizable based on students’ needs.

SWU freezes tuition rates for third straight year

For the third consecutive year, tuition rates at Southern Wesleyan University will remain unchanged.

Derr interview by The Institute of Religion and Democracy

Dr. Colleen Derr, president of Wesley Seminary, was interviewed by Mark Tooley, president of The Institute of Religion and Democracy.

IWU president launches podcast

Dr. David Wright, president of Indiana Wesleyan University, has a new podcast, entitled “Practicing the Art of Faithful Presence.”

Houghton to offer new degree in the fall

A new bachelor’s degree in environmental studies will be offered at Houghton College this fall.