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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.”

God’s Grace and the Gift of the Literary Arts

Dr. Karl Martin, chair of the Department of Literature, Journalism & Modern Languages, shares how his time as an undergraduate student at PLNU transformed his approach to reading.
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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...
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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...

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...

Is Traditional Ministry Fading? A Look at Ministry in Today’s Church

According to the Pew Research Center, the “Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults...

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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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...
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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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Choosing the Right Type of Happiness

No matter our goals, our hopes and dreams for our relationships, careers, and families, we all ultimately desire one thing in life — to...

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.
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Reclaiming Sabbath

Despite culture's movement away from Sabbath observance, keeping the Sabbath has real and meaningful benefits. We look here at ways we might recommit ourselves to Sabbath practice.

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