Loewen earns teaching award at Tabor College


Wendell Loewen

Wendell Loewen, associate professor of youth, church and culture, has received the Clarence R. Hiebert Excellence in Teaching Award from Tabor College.

The award is given annually to a member of the faculty who best exemplifies the qualities of excellence in teaching by integrating faith and learning and by their positive contributions to the overall academic climate of the institution.

Loewen, honored May 14 in an awards ceremony at the college, teaches courses on the cutting edge of faith and society, including ?The Church and its Mission,? ?Conflict and Reconciliation,? and ?Bible in the Modern World,? helping students wrestle with life and the world through the lens of Christ.

Since his arrival at Tabor, Loewen said he has seen many of his students come alive intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. His stated purpose for teaching at Tabor is ?to be a part of growing God?s kingdom.?

An avid blogger and author, Loewen has written articles and reviews for magazines such as Direction Journal, Christian Leader and With Magazine.

He contributed to the book, ?Building Together: Developing Your Blueprint for Congrega?tional Youth Ministry.?

His latest book, ?Out of the Box and Into the Reign: Grounding Youth Ministry in God?s Story,? will be released this week.

Loewen earned his bachelor?s degree from Fresno Pacific University in 1987, his master?s in divinity from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in 1992, and his doctorate in ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2005.

Wendell and wife Shelly live in Hillsboro and are members of Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church. They have three children: Taylor, Peyton and Preston.

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