Tag Archives: Talking Point

Q&A with Dr. Ron Benefiel

Q&A with Dr. Ron Benefiel BY BRIAN BECKER PLNU was founded by P.F. Breese and is affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, a holiness denomination birthed out of Wesleyan Methodism. PLNU’s dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry shares some of the ways this tradition informs life at PLNU today. Q: What are some distinctives at PLNU that are formed by Wesleyan/ Holiness thought? A: For me, it is really important to see the Methodist movement and the American Holiness movement, this Wesleyan tradition, as part of a larger Church…

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Q&A with Alan Hueth

by Christine Spicer Dr. Alan Hueth, professor of communication, has helped launch PLNU grads into the media for the past 11 years. Q: Where did your interest in communication and film begin? A: It started out in high school—being one of the editors for my high school newspaper, the South Pasadena Tiger, and getting some stories published in the local newspaper, the South Pasadena Journal. In college, I explored radio, film, and TV at Cal State Chico—where I did radio news for the local PBS…

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Q&A with Keith Pedersen

by Sharon Ayala Handel’s Messiah is, as PLNU professor of music and choir conductor Dr. Keith Pedersen puts it, “without doubt, the most widely performed piece in Western, or certainly English-speaking, culture, with thousands of presentations around the world every year.” PLNU has been performing Messiah for decades, for and with its surrounding community, first in Pasadena and then in San Diego. We asked Pedersen a bit about the history and meaning of this traditional and treasured performance. Q: Where did the inspiration come from…

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Talking Point: Q&A with Steve Rodecker

About Perspectives on Science Perspectives on Science (POS) is a monthly seminar series for science teachers. The seminar typically focuses on recent developments in the guest scientist’s area of expertise with particular emphasis on aspects relevant to science teachers. The 2012-13 line-up includes five members of the National Academy of Sciences: Terrence Sejnowski, David Sandwell, J. William Schopf, Don Cleveland, and Andrew Viterbi. About Steve Rodecker Steve Rodecker has been a regular attendee at POS since its inception and has recently become a POS financial…

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