OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Remembering God's General, Dr. Billy Graham
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Like many of us, I received today’s news of the passing of Dr. Billy Graham with a mixture of emotions. There was sadness, particularly for Dr. Graham’s family—both his biological family and his worldwide ministry family—and for the sense of loss they must feel. But to borrow a phrase sometimes used at the homegoing of God’s great servants, “We haven’t lost Billy Graham. We know exactly where he is today.”
And so, when I heard this news, I also felt joy. I felt joy for the wonderful work accomplished by this humble, Spirit-led man of God. While the numbers vary, I’m told that Billy Graham preached the Gospel to 215 million people worldwide in 185 countries. The impact that he has had on advancing the Gospel is simply incalculable.
Through it all, his message of salvation in Jesus Christ never waivered, nor did his humility. Even now, USA Today is running a video of Billy Graham in which he tells of a vision he had in which his entire life passed before him until he was standing in front of his Lord. “I didn’t say to the Lord, ‘I’m a preacher and I’ve preached to millions of people,’” Billy explained. “I said, ‘Oh Lord, ‘I’m a sinner. I still need your forgiveness.” This is how Billy Graham saw himself.
Some time ago I was made aware of correspondence that passed between Dr. Billy Graham and Dr. Thomas Moseley, the fifth president of Nyack College (Then the Missionary Training Institute) from 1940 to 1958. The letters were in regard to one of Billy Graham’s campaigns in New York City in the early 1950’s. By that time, Billy Graham was known worldwide; Dr. Thomas Moseley, a former missionary to China, was not. Still, handwritten at the bottom of one of these letters was a personal note from Dr. Graham to President Moseley. It said simply, “I think it's time you started calling me Billy.” This is how Billy Graham saw himself.
Perhaps the greatest legacy Dr. Graham left for all of us is that his success never encroached upon his humility or upon his awareness of his need for Jesus.
This is how Billy Graham saw himself. May we, too, come to see ourselves this way, whether our names are known or not: Lord, grant us humility based in the knowledge of our desperate need for you. Likewise, grant us confidence based in knowing that this desperate need is truly and fully met.
Michael G. Scales, Ed.D.
Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary
Online Christian Colleges Ranks Nyack College
Nyack College has been recognized on two ranking lists maintained by the internet-based organization, Online Christian Colleges.
Nyack’s first fully online degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, was approved by the New York State Education Department and announced in May 2011. This was followed in June 2011 by approval of the Master of Business Administration. In March 2012, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); Master of Science (MS) in TESOL and the Master of Science (MS) in TESOL, non-certification track were approved.
Today some 30 cohort-based degree programs are online.
Learn more about Nyack’s online programs.
TONIGHT: Writing Center Presents "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
Prof. Beverley Locke recently announced that “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” a Get Creative event will be presented on Thursday, February 22 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Nyack College in President’s Hall, 185 South Highland Blvd., in Nyack (Shuman Hall). The gathering which echoes the title of a poem by Maya Angelou is hosted by the Nyack College Writing Center, directed by Prof. Locke, in observance of Black History Month.
The evening includes a screening of the award-winning documentary on the Civil Rights Movement in America, “Eyes on the Prize (Part II).” A discussion about the film will be led by a panel of faculty, staff and students including Ms. Grace Anger, Rev. Katrina Huffman, Mr. Steven Locke, Dr. Kevin Pinkham and Mrs. Deborah Walker. Spoken word performances will also be a highlight of the event.
This event will be repeated at the New York City campus, 2 Washington Street on Monday, February 26 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in The Pavilion (Room 2130).
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Learn more about the Writing Center and its offices on Nyack's Rockland and Manhattan campuses.
FEB 24: Prof. Shelley Jameson and School of Music Alumnae in Concert
Nyack College School of Music Professor Shelley Jameson (soprano, pictured above) will be featured in a performance, “The Fairer Sex” presented by BRAVO Alliance of Performing Artists on Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 First Ave., Nyack, NY.
Prof. Jameson will be joined by Nyack School of Music alumnae, soprano Nellie Santiago (’05, Music Education) and mezzo soprano Katherine Wiswell (’11, Vocal Performance). The program will include arias and duets showcasing the diverse personalities of characters in popular operas. Music director is David Maiullo.
BRAVO provides a platform for performing artists to share their gifts with music lovers and collaborates with organizations in New Jersey and in the Metro New York City area.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. General admission is $25.00; seniors and students with ID is $20.00. Major credit cards are accepted.
A reception with light refreshments will follow the concert.
FEB 27: Dr. Anita Underwood, a WMCA Networking Breakfast Panelist
WMCA’s Networking Breakfast will be held at the Nyack College Manhattan campus, 2 Washington Street in the Battery Park area on Tuesday, February 27 from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. The event will gather participants from a broad spectrum of industries.
A panel discussion will be moderated by WMCA radio host, Kevin McCullough. Panelists who will share business advice and inspirational stories include Dr. Anita Underwood, dean of Nyack’s School of Business and Leadership; Denise Richardson of The PBS Pledge Drive, Valerie D’Amico of D’Amico Group Real Estate and Betty Pence of Thrivent Financial.
Admission is free. Register for tickets here. Participants are encouraged to bring 25-30 business cards for networking and for great giveaways and prizes.
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