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Bringing My Study Abroad Experience Full-Circle

I first went to Prague two years ago to spend the spring semester of my sophomore year studying abroad. I remember landing and wondering what I was thinking...
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Border Pilgrimage | PLNU Ministry with Mexico

Border Pilgrimage is a unique, multi-day excursion in which PLNU students are able to explore and better understand their relationship to the San Diego-Tijuana border region.

Everything Works Together: Kara Watkins Finds Her Call to Serve at...

When she meets with her clients in the immigrant services department at Catholic Charities, Kara Watkins (10) doesn’t usually bring up her faith unless...
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Talk to Me: Dean Nelson on Better Conversations

If you ask Dean Nelson, Ph.D., founder and director of the journalism program at PLNU, about the driving force behind his...

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 Dissenters Became Supporters: The Story of The Blunt

In 1976, a group of 14 PLNU students asked themselves questions that still resonate today: How can we challenge the status quo without destroying the system? How can we speak our truth and not be expelled from school?

Creating a Safe Space to Ask Ignorant Questions

This is the power of a dinner table – or a potluck or a lunch date. Every shared meal is an opportunity to broaden our understanding of people through respectful and unguarded conversation.

Servant-as-Leader-as-Servant: The Call to Servant Leadership

Here is Jesus, sharing the Passover meal with His disciples. He has created everything in that upper room. He invented the oak tree that...

Lauren Kim: Empowering Others to Reverse Poverty

“I want to be someone who people know they can be heard by, who is a voice for the voiceless. The international development major pushes me to personally step out of my comfort zone and into those places that aren’t fully served."

The Great Food Fight: Local vs. Global

Some people say an avocado from the farmer’s market is better for the palate, the conscience, and the planet

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,...

John Wesley on Homelessness and Poverty

In this issue of the Viewpoint, which focuses on homelessness, we have asked Mark Mann, director of the PLNU Wesleyan Center, to provide some...