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Stories from Faculty and Students

NCB is filling an essential role today: gathering and equipping the Christian laity to think and act with precision and intelligence in our secular world. The scholars and teachers they enlist are world-class; the students they attract are exciting.

Faculty say:

Here (at NCB) I found a more concerted effort to help people integrate their growing theological understanding with the particular jobs, interests, and commitments they have.
óRobert Banks , author and Professor of the Ministry of the Laity at Fuller Theological Seminary  (visiting faculty)

New College Berkeley is filling an essential role today: gathering and equipping the Christina laity to think and act with precision and intelligence in our secularized world. The scholars and teachers they enlist are world-class; the students they attract are exciting. The fusion of intellectual and spiritual passion that I experience at New College is a great gift to the Christian community at large and a formidable threat, I would think, to our Christ-avoiding culture.
óDr. Eugene Peterson, Author and Professor of Spiritual Theology, Regent College

At New College Berkeley, you find not just faith but also works. Not just doctrine but also practical action. Not just individual virtue but also community caring. And all this amid sunshine, sidewalk cafes, sandals, seagulls, ferns, Chinese food, rows of bookstores, an ethnic maelstrom, theological schools of all stripes, brown-grassed hillsides, eucalyptus-wooded hillsides, bay-windowed and pastel-hued hillsides, streetcars, and some of the best minds in the West.
óDr. Miriam Adeney , Author and Adjunct Professor of Missions and Cross-Cultural Communication, Regent College  

New College Berkeley has taken on a unique, innovative and exciting academic mission. And it pursues that mission with enthusiasm and sensitivity. I always come away from my times with the faculty and students at NCB with a renewal of my own commitment to bring a Christian world view to bear on the crucial challenges of contemporary life.
óDr. Richard Mouw , former President and Professor of Christian Philosophy and Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary

Students say:

This was a good use of my Saturday for reflection, meditation, and intellectual exercises -- "spiritual aerobics."

seminarI learned some great ideas to expand my practice, directed toward integrating faith into work .

I felt not only more motivated to internalize scriptures but more worshipful in knowing God's desire to communicate .

[The day] refreshed and deepened the theological underpinnings of my purpose in life and reasons for living.

The content was great -- contemplative, reflective and prayerful. I learned the value of looking for God in simple places.



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