At PLNU, we often sum up our mission with three infinitives: “To teach, to shape, to send.” Faculty and staff fully embrace our commitment to “shape” students and alumni, just as they shape us. We teach students excellence in professional skills—but more importantly, we seek to anchor these skills in lifelong habits. That’s the heart of the Christian liberal arts within an intentional Christian community. PLNU’s mission “to shape,” in other words, aims at the formation of good—even holy—habits. Recently, many media reports and academic…
BY WENDY ROBINSON “Lazy, entitled, selfish, and shallow”—people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s are the “Me Me Me Generation,” according to a 2013 cover story in Time magazine. This generation, the largest since the Baby Boomers, is called the Millennials. According to Forbes magazine, there are an estimated 80 million Millennials in the U.S., and by 2020 they will comprise nearly half the nation’s workers. If this is the case, some questions arise: “Do they make good employees?” and more importantly, “Will…
BY ANNA COX Here is Jesus, sharing the Passover meal with His disciples. He has created everything in that upper room. He invented the oak tree that made the table. He started the time that counts out the hours before His crucifixion. In His mind swirls the physics of the universe. He also spun the DNA of His disciples and shaped their hearts and feet, dirty feet that He washes. As He kneels—imagine, washing our feet—He takes off His outer garments and offers us this…
2014 was reported to be the worst year in history for persecution worldwide. Read astounding stories from PLNU members working on the front lines—powerful testimonies of Christ’s love shattering darkness.
Bob Goff has a special revelation of the transformational love of God, a love that compels him to wash the feet of witch doctors and bring education and justice into their lives.
“Love” may be the most widely used and least understood word in our culture—and even our own lives. Christine Spicer begins to unravel the meaning, power, and importance of the love of Christ.
Dr. Karl Martin, chair of the Department of Literature, Journalism & Modern Languages, shares how his time as an undergraduate student at PLNU transformed his approach to reading.
Prepare your children for literacy success with advice from PLNU’s Drs. Conni Campbell and Susan Rogers.
Reading fiction provides more than entertainment. Learn some of the helpful (and perhaps surprising) benefits of reading literature.
Meet 16 math and science alumni who represent why we do what we do.
The PLNU math and science faculty invested not only time but also themselves in developing programs of excellence.
Why is PLNU engaging in a Campaign for the Sciences? Learn the answer and why a new science center is absolutely vital to the university’s future.