Scholar Week is a yearly event at Olivet Nazarene University when we take inspiration from an 18th century preacher-scholar known as |ohn Wesley. As “a denominational university in the Wesleyan tradition,” scholarship and piety are thoroughly compatible here. Wesley, the founder of Methodism, was a methodological thinker, calling himself an “empiricist,” analyzing theological claims with formal syllogisms and compiling his own five-volume science book of natural philosophy.
In Scholar Week we tune our ear to the gong and echo of Wesley. It is not just history, but his story, even to this day. In our own scholarship projects we join a great cloud of Christians fashioning an educated faith, where the love of the Lord by heart, soul, strength and mind is our great and worthy cause.