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Summer 2002 | Volume 25, Number 3

A Quarter Century of Response
Response is Seattle Pacific's longest-running publication. Among the most important stories it covered in the last 27 years was the change from "College" to "University."

The Message of Love in a World at War
For alumnus Eugene Peterson, the 10-year saga of writing The Message began in a moment of anger. "It wasn't an auspicious way to begin a holy work," he admits.
Ten Years in the Making, The Message Was Released in Its Entirety This Summer

A Job Well-Done
At the annual President's Recognition Chapel in May, the community honored five faculty and staff members for their exceptional contributions to SPU's mission.

A Magnificent Seven
Who better to pay tribute to SPU's retiring faculty members than their students? Seven students tell what makes the professors remarkable.

One Tuesday Night
Chaplain Rick Reynolds' congregation is made up of the homeless and destitute. As director of Operation Nightwatch, the SPU alumnus provides them food, shelter and love.

Readers' Essays
"The Sixth Finger of Courage," "From There to Here," "Art and the Christian Gospel," "In Memory of My Daughter" and "Out From Behind the Sorrow."

From the President
The Board of Trustees adopted a new SPU mission statement in May 2002. "I believe passionately in what we are trying to articulate here," says President Philip Eaton.

Commencement 2002
Graduates celebrate their hard-earned diplomas — and create The Class of 2002 Endowment. [Campus]

Baseball: Genesis to Numbers
Professor of History Bill Woodward is on a lecture tour throughout small-town Washington for "Inquiring Mind," a popular project of the Washington Commission for the Humanities. [Faculty]

Tiffany Bricks Project
Alumni, friends and members of the SPU community are invited to purchase and inscribe a brick from the former Tiffany Hall. Funds will directly benefit student scholarships. [Alumni]

Varsity Pair Rows to Gold
The Falcon women's varsity pair crew shell rowed to its first national championship gold medal in the Dad Vail Regatta. [Athletics]

My Response
Nick Glancy, Class of 2002, writes about September 11, the Gospel of John and J.R.R. Tolkien in this new Response department. [My Response]