Monthly Archives: July 2015

RIVERSIDE: La Sierra University hosts international music festival

La Sierra University, helping Riverside to bolster its moniker as “City of Arts and Innovation,” will showcase a three-week event starting Sunday, staging free public concerts from several acclaimed artists. …Started in 2008 at Westmont College in Santa Barbara by violinist Chan Ho Yun. more

Adelaide 36ers coach Joey Wright in Las Vegas on scouting mission

JOEY Wright’s team at the Worldwide Invitational Tournament in Las Vegas hit the court for the first time tonight, the 36ers’ mentor in search of two imports. …Carlin has been playing college ball at Westmont in Santa Barbara, the university which gave Australian basketball Mike Kelly (South East Melbourne, Townsville) and Walt Campbell (South Adelaide Panthers) among others. more

Pope Francis and Pentecostals, from Rivals to Allies

Pope Francis has been working very diligently to “win the favor” of the worldwide “evangelical” and Pentecostal leaders in what is called by some as the “fourth ecumenism.” The pope connects with charismatic leaders because he views this as the best way to foster the ecumenical path. …Also, in 2014, Francis met with Joel Osteen, megachuch pastor in Houston, Texas, Tim Timmons, teaching pastor of the Bridge Community Church, and Gayle D. Beebe, president of the Evangelical Westmont College. more

Pope Francis Meets With Kenneth Copeland, James Robison—High Fives Ensue

What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A meeting with American televangelists, apparently. …Osteen’s meeting with Francis on June 4 was part of a larger gathering coordinated by the International Foundation, also known as “the Fellowship.” Osteen was joined by Utah Sen. Mike Lee, a Mormon; California pastor Tim Timmons; and Gayle D. Beebe, president of evangelical Westmont College. more

Proforma Color Press Welcomes Kim Larsen as their Newest Sales Manager

Proforma Color Press, a local provider of print and branded merchandise, has recently announced that Kim Larsen will be joining their team as the Sales Manager. …Larsen, who has several years of experience working with a variety of manufactures, attended Westmont College to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics. more

Meet This Book: Peter — False Disciple and Apostate

The apostle Peter enjoys popularity among Christians of all stripes, perhaps also among non-Christians who know about him. Why his popularity? Because we see in him a reflection of ourselves: a mixture of good and bad, success and failure, plus the hope of redemption. …Robert H. Gundry is scholar-in-residence and professor emeritus of New Testament and Greek at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. He is the author of the forthcoming book Peter — False Disciple and Apostate according to Saint Matthew. more

Pope Francis: Evangelizing Evangelicals

Pope Francis’ attendance for the second consecutive year at the Catholic charismatic movement’s Renewal with the Spirit convocation shows his attention to charismatic movements as means to foster ecumenical path. …Televangelist Joel Osteel, pastor Tim Timmons and president of the Evangelical Westmont College Gayle D. Beebe visited Pope Francis June 4, 2014. more

Carlin a hammer throw from 36ers roster

Two of the players Adelaide NBL coach Joey Wright has drafted for his summer league team at the Worldwide Invitational in Las Vegas should tweak the interest of 36ers fans. …The son of dual-Commonwealth Games hammer-throwing Gold Medallist Sean, Carlin has been playing college ball at Westmont in Santa Barbara, the program which gave Australian basketball Mike Kelly (South East Melbourne, Townsville) and Walt Campbell (South Adelaide Panthers) among others. more

Santa Barbara does its part for Special Olympics World Games

Culture, parties and great food. The 100 Special Olympics athletes visiting Santa Barbara this month for the World Games are in for a treat thanks to the efforts of the Special Olympics Santa Barbara Host Town Committee. …Dr. Gayle Beebe, President of Westmont College, offered to provide free lodging, meals and training facilities to athletes without hesitation, “the unbridled willingness of the Westmont College staff to support Host Town Santa Barbara is truly commendable,” says Duke. more

Nwaba on track to becoming a star

Barbara Nwaba hadn’t heard of the heptathlon until a coach suggested she try it her during her sophomore year at UCSB. …Nwaba, who placed second at the NCAA Championships in 2012, has since become the marquee athlete for a Santa Barbara Track Club that trains at Westmont College as part of Priester’s Women’s Athletic Performance Foundation. more