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Why Is Gen Z Disconnecting from the Church?

The decline in church attendance in the U.S. over the last few decades has been widely discussed and written about. Young adults who have...
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Why We Need More Play, Recreation, and Leisure in Our Lives

The author Stuart Brown, M.D., details the intriguing encounter between a twelve-hundred-pound Polar Bear and a Canadian Eskimo sled dog in the book Play: How...

The Gift of Singleness

“Singleness is a gift.” I had heard it one million times. I was lonely and I was afraid I would be single forever. I felt like my feelings were invalid or uncalled for because I was ungrateful for this “gift.”

Kissing the Witch Doctor: What Love Does (with Bob Goff)

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.

Alum Trains NFL Star: Decker Davis and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell...

“It was the weirdest day of my life,” said PLNU alumnus Decker Davis on the day he was hired as the personal trainer for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

How Much Do Our Words Matter?

Although we have always known it intuitively, science has confirmed the tremendous power our words have on ourselves, communities, and the world. In fact,...
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Minkyu Park: Indefatigable

Minkyu Park could have given up. He could have given in. But this May, he will graduate from PLNU debt free, ready to help...
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Bringing Back Play: What the Loss of Play Means for Our...

In her online Washington Post article “The Decline of Play in Preschoolers — and the Rise in Sensory Issues,” pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom...

PCT Portraits: Capturing Thru-Hikers On Their 2,650 Mile Journey

For the last year and a half, I have become more and more interested with the Pacific Crest Trail, and each hikers' unique journey walking from Mexico to Canada.
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Farm to Cup: PLNU Alumni Doing Good Abroad Led to a...

“Whenever you do something big you reach out to your community and friends, and that’s what we did here,” explained Mark Bell. The principal...
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Mandy Arioto: A CEO Who Inspires and Empowers

Mandy Arioto (00) is president and CEO of one of the country’s most influential parenting organizations, MOPS International. MOPS is a Christian organization that...
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What Disney Gets Wrong About Its Princesses and Heroines

How far has Disney come from its early days of promoting traditional and limiting gender roles? This is an especially potent question today at...