George Fox Journal Cover George Fox Journal - The Magazine of George Fox University | Fall 2008, Volume 4 Number 2

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Kaleo   |   February 7, 2009

Shane ClaiborneFollowers of Christ are ordinary people living radically in the love of Jesus Christ, called to bring forth another world among us. With stories of his own life from the streets of Philadelphia and the war zone of Iraq, speaker Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution and Jesus for President, will share how the church is being transformed with deep new vision and prophetic imagination. Kaleo is for people who minister to youth — pastors, parents, teachers, mentors and friends — who are called to be challenged to think and live differently for the sake of Christ and the youth they love and lead.

Homecoming   |   February 20-21, 2009

Homecoming LogoHomecoming 2009 is a great opportunity for all alumni to return to George Fox and reconnect with old friends. Whether you graduated in the last few years or many decades ago, studied as an undergraduate or in a graduate or degree-completion program, you are welcome. We hope you will come home to your alma mater and join in exciting homecoming festivities.

Reunions will be held for the classes of 1939, 1949, 1969, 1979, 1984, 1989 and 1999. Affinity reunions also will take place for anyone associated with the George Fox football program and for all alumni who went through a business program at either the graduate or undergraduate level.

503-554-2130 or

Alpine Europe tour

Passion Play at Oberammergau, GermanyAlumni, parents and friends of the university are invited to tour alpine Europe and see the Passion Play at Oberammergau, Germany, in early summer 2010. The 11-day trip departs May 31 and includes visits to Frankfurt and Munich, Germany; Salzburg, Austria; and Lucerne and Interlaken, Switzerland. The itinerary also includes visits to the Neuschwanstein and Heidelberg castles and Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved medieval town. Highlighting the tour is the one-day play, a production that dates back 375 years and is performed every 10 years in a magnificent outdoor-covered amphitheater with the Bavarian Alps as a backdrop. Early reservation is required as tickets to the play sell out well in advance. or 503-554-2131


Servant engineering
Students and professors use their technical gifts to show love for their neighbors.  Full story...

Celebration of Discipline
After 30 years, Richard Foster (G64) has a growing hope that the core message of his top-10 Christian classic will truly hit home.  Full story...

Connecting cultures
More than 60 Chinese students arrive on campus to find a world very different from their own — and yet still familiar. Full story...

A Global Orientation
The university’s blossoming relationship with China has roots that go back almost three decades. Full story...

Bruin Notes
Visiting authors pose challenges | Hoop dreams in Ghana | At the top of their class | Faith and politics | Talking transformation | Samek returns to lead School of Education | Manuscript man | Serving women and at-risk children in Thailand | Under new management