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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...

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...

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...
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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...

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.

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.”
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Dirshu Adonai | Concert Choir Performs at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue

In April 2019, PLNU's Concert Choir celebrated the beginning of the Jewish week of Passover with Congregation Beth Israel, San Diego’s oldest...
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A Story from Suffering to Hope: These Walls

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

Business as Mission: A Christian Response to Why Business Matters

“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...
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A Frightening New World? Contemplating The Role of Tomorrow’s Technology

A capacious laboratory swarms with workers in white overalls, their hands gloved with “pale, corpse-colored rubber.” There are several work tables inside, each accompanied...
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From DEA Agent to Dedicated Disciple: Alfonso Esquer Brings Restoration to...

Alfonso Esquer, M.S.W., had been kidnapped, his head and face covered with a black bag. In total darkness, he waited for what he thought...