Strege to Speak about Otto F. Linn at Warner Pacific

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For more than twenty years Dr. Otto F. Linn served Warner Pacific College as professor and academic dean. His path-breaking career spanned the Great Depression and the Space Age.

He introduced his church to the academic study of the Bible, inviting criticism from powerful traditionalists. But Linn was convinced that the church’s ministers should not let others do their thinking for them. His personal faith merged scholarship with warm-hearted piety, providing for his students and church ministers alike, a splendid example of the blend of academy and church.

On Thursday, September 18, at 7 PM, learn more about this monumental figure in the Church of God and Warner Pacific College at a free evening lecture with Dr. Merle Strege, president of the Church of God Historical Society.

The lecture will take place at the west end of the Reading Room in Otto F. Linn Library at Warner Pacific College, 2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland, OR 97215. This will be an excellent opportunity for alumni, faculty, staff, and students to learn more about the history of our college and the Church of God.

Warner Pacific College is a private, Christ-centered college of 1,400 undergraduates and graduate students in Portland, Ore. Warner Pacific was recognized as a top Christian college: in 2013 and 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked Warner Pacific among the best small colleges in the Northwest. Established in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Warner Pacific offers 29 undergraduate majors and 5 graduate programs in business, education, ministry and music at 6 campuses across the Portland metropolitan area and online. Warner Pacific provides all students with a welcoming and inclusive space to dream, achieve, and flourish. Learn more at

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