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    Soccer fan from the early 90's

  • Gordon student enjoying his sofa and mustache on a warm Gordon day.Relaxing on the Quad...

    Gordon student enjoying his sofa and mustache on a warm Gordon day.

  • Gordon Police: 70's StyleGordon College Police from the 70's...

    Gordon Police flashback from the 70's: "Safety is everybody's business."

  • Gordon student and companion circa the 1960 Hypernikon.Turtle Speed...

    Gordon student and companion in a photo from the 1960 Hypernikon.

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    “Christ both gives & takes, gives the Father’s life & blessedness, & takes the believer’s death & wretchedness.” AJ Gordon

  • HypernikonRemembering the First Hypernikon...

    By Marv Wilson (excerpt from a Stillpoint article, Fall 2014) When I began teaching at Barrington College in 1963, blackboards and chalk trays were state of the art. Such things look so “vintage” to today’s electronically-wired students, a generation whose orientation to learning inside and outside the classroom has been greatly altered by the technological revolution. Who knows what was cutting edge in 1889 when A. J. Gordon founded the Boston Missionary Training Institute; teaching styles and technology shift quickly. But for 125 years what has been permanent in a Gordon education is the Word of God. The bedrock has always been to go back to Scripture to give us perspective for whatever we do in life. We depend on God daily for living; and we mature through the wisdom of experience; and as we go through struggles and trials we gain greater appreciation of the life that awaits us. This is as true in 2014 as it was in 1889. All that is different is the nature of the struggles. At Barrington College, at Gordon College, and now at the United College of Gordon and Barrington, students have grappled decade by decade with a constantly changing array of cultural and intellectual issues: World War I, the Depression, modernism and higher criticism of the Bible, World War II, the tumult of the ’60s, the Culture Wars and […]

  • Isabel WoodA POWERFUL INFLUENCE...

    As dean of faculty throughout her husband’s presidency, Isabel Warwick Wood, who held bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brown University, brought her own considerable gifts as a scholar, teacher and administrator to the institution, planting and tending seeds for the liberal arts college Gordon would eventually become.  

  • Nathan-WoodCentered...

    “The more elaborate an organization grows, and the more many-sided its works, the more it needs the unity of an organizing center. We need it more now at Gordon than in the earlier days of simpler and smaller work. For a Christian organization the only right and sure center is Christ. I think that no-one questions that for the wonderful, complex busy life and work of Gordon now the one true center is Jesus Christ.” —President Nathan Wood (second president, 1919–1944)

  • 128 Tech HighwayThe Move to Wenham...

    In 1953, even before the Highway Act of 1956 pumped $25 billion into road projects that began to transform how Americans travelled, Route 128 had been extended as a modern highway from Danvers all the way to Gloucester, and towns previously off the beaten path became easier to reach. One of them was Wenham, and just beside Route 128 in that wooded equestrian enclave sat the estate of the Prince family. A Gordon student and part-time pastor at Wenham Neck Baptist Church, James Higginbotham, drove by the estate each Sunday as he traveled to and from the church. Gradually, he said, “the thought came to me that this would be a tremendous location for a college.” He approached the owner, Frederick Prince; impressed, Prince sold the 1,000-acre estate to Gordon for $150,000.

  • king-and-queen1964A Slice of (1964) Gordon Life...

    In 1964, Girls’ Basketball players wore dresses. The HUD dorms were under construction. Boys’ Basketball won the Bean Pot Classic. Constance Thurber was Spring Formal Queen. Students were involved in the Foreign Missions Fellowship and the Student National Education Association, wrote for the Tartan and the Idiom, and were the “marching lassies.”

  • AJ-GordonThe Mind of Christ...

    Keeping Faith with A.J. Gordon’s Legacy at Gordon College In his last book, How Christ Came to Church, A. J. Gordon told of his own spiritual journey by recounting and interpreting a vivid dream that spoke profoundly to him and captured the heart of his life in ministry. In his dream Gordon finds himself in the pulpit on a Sunday morning when he notices a stranger enter the sanctuary. Walking up the aisle, the stranger turns his head from side to side, as if to survey those who had come to the worship that morning, and seeking a place among them to sit. Gordon’s attention is held captive by this strange man out in the congregation throughout the whole sermon; he cannot avert his eyes. When the service is over, Gordon hurries to where the man had been seated, only to find that he has already left. Gordon then turns to the man who had been seated next to the stranger and asks whether he knows who was seated next to him. The man replies: “Why, didn’t you know him? That was Jesus of Nazareth.” “How could you have let him get away before I had a chance to welcome him?” asks Gordon, with some distress. To which the man says: “Do not be troubled. He has been here today and no doubt he will come again.” These two assurances–Christ’s […]