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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...

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...

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.

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...

Fully Becoming Who We Are Called to Be

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.”...
LoveWorks

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

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...
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Closer View: LoveWorks Short-Term Missions

PLNU students reflect on what LoveWorks has meant to them and how it has shaped their faith and widened their perspective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze7dphv-e2s Related Article: For over 30...
Corbin Small Fosters Community

A Ministry of Presence: Corbyn Small Fosters Community in His Own...

It was during a vision trip with Plant with Purpose to the Dominican Republic when Corbyn Small (08) began to hear God’s answer to...
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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.
Men Looking At Science Lab

Podcast: Contemplating the Exciting and Ominous Technologies of Tomorrow

Within the last few years, scientists have pursued the development of something called CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing technology that allows us to change sequences...

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