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

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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.

How Much Do Our Words Matter?

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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

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

Business as Mission: A Christian Response to Why Business Matters

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“Profits are a means to an end, but not the end.” - Jeff Van Duzer According to an article in Forbes, eighty percent of 13-25...

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

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Here is Jesus, sharing the Passover meal with His disciples. He has created everything in that upper room. He invented the oak tree that...
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From Addict to Disciple: One Man’s Story Out of Addiction, Darkness,...

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Scott Weeman (17) pushed his beach cruiser against the unforgiving sand in Mission Bay, the water shimmering in the sun like a thousand silver...
Jason David Slitter sits on the grass

A Story from Suffering to Hope: These Walls

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Jason David Sluyter (11) can vividly recall the most difficult moment of his battle with cancer. After having 60 percent of his tongue and...

Fully Becoming Who We Are Called to Be

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Parker J. Palmer refers to the human soul as a wild animal — an entity that’s “tough, resilient, savvy, self-sufficient, and yet exceedingly shy.”...

Living with Loss: Walking Through Grief & Mourning

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PLNU alumnus John Mark Slagle (84) was on the phone with his 26-year-old son, Jordan, discussing a speech Jordan had to give for a...
Two couch chairs for the Writer's Symposium sit outside on a cliff edge.

Writing that Liberates: 2020 Writer’s Symposium By The Sea

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Here’s what a colleague just asked me: “Has the Writer’s Symposium ever had a literary giant as big as Alice Walker?" It was a question that gave me pause, and it was great fun trying to think of an answer.
Student on PLNU Loveworks trip looks out of a car and smiles.

30 Years of Sending: How LoveWorks and Spiritual Development have grown...

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For 30 years, PLNU has sent students around the world on LoveWorks short-term mission trips. LoveWorks teams go only where they are invited and...

On the Pandemic’s Front Line: Gabriel Richardson

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PLNU alum Gabe Richardson details his work in New York with Christian humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse in their Emergency Field Respiratory Care Unit.