Being a student at Southern Nazarene University is about more than just getting a degree.
During your time in our adult studies program, while you are doing all the reading, writing, lectures and projects... life will happen.
Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, going through overwhelming stress, or coping with grief, Dr. Doug Samples, chaplain for the College of Professional and Graduate Studies, is available throughout your program.
Chaplain Samples has served as a pastor for 20+ years, as well as teaching both traditional and adult studies courses for 20+ years at SNU.
The easiest way to connect with the chaplain is to complete this form. Your request will be emailed directly Dr. Samples.
Life is difficult. It is especially difficult when we have added school to an already busy schedule. Finding an Oasis that offers a cool drink of spring water to help us in our travels is always refreshing. Chaplain Samples creates short, weekly videos to encourage us on that journey of life.
During his ten years of teaching in our PGS classes, Chaplain Samples has heard hundreds of questions about God, the Bible and Christianity from PGS students just like you. In this popular series, he tackles the most asked questions in short six minutes videos. Click on the title to watch the video.
Brene Brown says that Shame only needs three things to grow: Secrecy, Silence, and Judgment! During the Season of Lent, we want to discuss Recovery from Shame. I hope you will join me.
Liminality is when we are being pushed to the limits of our endurance... and we don’t know what’s next. Liminal is Latin for the threshold of a door. When you are in the threshold, you are neither in nor out. You are caught in a fluid space that can be paralyzing. No matter the time of year, these videos are guaranteed to encourage you.
Click here to see more videos from Chaplain Samples.