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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,...

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...

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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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.

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...

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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Lisa Sharon Harper on Race & Faith | PLNU Original Series

Lisa Sharon Harper — author of The Very Good Gospel — shares about how non-diverse evangelicals can be better allies to their non-white brothers and sisters.
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Fellowship Through Vulnerability | Will Allen

Will Allen questioned whether college was right for him. But the PLNU community he found along the way not only let him to stay, but use his story to grow that community for others as well.

Surfing to Serve

The first time Will Allen tried surfing, he was just six years old. His dad steered him into a wave only for him to tumble face-first into the sand and nearly give up the sport altogether. But Will kept at it, eventually popped up, and has loved the sport ever since. 
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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...
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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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What Good is Gratitude? The Role of Thanksgiving in Personal Development

Without effort, feelings of gratitude are often fleeting, passing as quickly as they come.