The psalmist confesses that “in your light we see light” (Ps. 36:9 NRSV). As faculty of Northwestern College, we too confess that God, who is light, makes possible and sustains our seeking knowledge and understanding. The Northwestern Review is not a peer-reviewed journal, but rather an academic online commons for the varied research of the college’s faculty—completed or in-progress, individually or in teams, within a single discipline or spanning more than one discipline. Within each issue of the Review, we bring into the light a bit of what we have sought to see along the way of our scholarly vocations, even if “only in part” (1 Cor. 13:12b).

Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 (2018)

Front Matter


Douglas Firth Anderson, Greta Breukelman Grond, and Sara R. Huyser

Fine Arts Spotlight


Collaborative Scholarship


Mentalizing, Personal Prayer, the Presence of God, and Evil
Laird Edman, Chris Sietstra, Molly Townsend, Corey Kundert, Hope DeRuyter, Rebekah Muilenberg, Virginia Kjer, and Riley Harder

Spiritual Reflection

Conference Paper or Presentation

Naval Captain Marion A. Duiker, the youngest grandson of Henry Hospers, sculpted this bust of his grandfather in 1972. Hospers founded Northwestern Classical Academy, donating the original parcel of land, and served as its board's treasurer for many years. The piece is cast in dental plaster and finished with a bronze patina.