LATEST ARTICLES

Strawn speaking to students at chapel.

School of Theology Hosts Dr. Brent Strawn for Wiley Lectures

Since 1951, PLNU’s School of Theology and Christian Ministry has hosted speakers giving lectures on a topic relevant to Christian life. This year we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Brent Strawn to campus.

Studying the Sea

Studying the sea and its inhabitants crosses many disciplines and has yielded discoveries that have improved human health. Among the scientists who are conducting ocean-related research are some of PLNU’s own.

Surfing to Serve

The first time Will Allen tried surfing, he was just six years old. His dad steered him into a wave only for him to tumble face-first into the sand and nearly give up the sport altogether. But Will kept at it, eventually popped up, and has loved the sport ever since. 
A photo of trash littering our oceans.

Turning The Tide: Ensuring A World With The Ocean For Future...

The ocean is under threat, read about how carelessness is destroying God's creation, and what the rest of us can do to help.
PLNU student leaving the cliffs.

Combo Swell

Read about the historic sunset cliffs located at the edge of PLNU and the surfers who shaped the culture around this community.

The Journey of Daulton Hommes

Daulton Hommes helped take the men’s basketball program to the national championship game, while earning NABC Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Year honors. See what he is up to now.
Merrill celebrating with friends.

Stand Up Paddle Board World Champ and PLNU Alum Emmy Merrill

Some people are inherently driven towards their calling in life. This is especially true of Emmy Merrill, a two-time world champion for the ISA Stand Up Paddle Board Championships.
Mamer Ajek and Family stands for a photo

Mamer Ajak Serves War-torn Communities in South Sudan

South Sudanese people have experienced war, displacement, and destitution more than they have peace. We catch up with PLNU alum Mamer Ajak and hear about the ways he is working to bring healing and wellness to his country.
Michael B. Jordan as Bryan Stevenson

PLNU Alumni Tell the Story of an American Hero in Just...

Directed and composed by PLNU alums Destin Daniel Cretton and Joel P. West, Just Mercy tells the story of lawyer Bryan Stevenson who heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation.
One of painter's groups

Jessica Painter Fights Loneliness by Connecting Women to Community

When Jessica Painter moved to Calgary, Canada she found herself far away from home with a much, much smaller social circle. It was a huge change, to say the least.