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Closer View: Calling Through Relationships

Melanie Wolf, the Director of Discipleship, reflects on the role relationships at PLNU play in pursuing God’s calling in our lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNi0vztzhhE Related Article: Kara Watkins on...
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Closer View: Calling & Listening

Glen Laster, the Assistant Director of Public Safety, shares about discovering his gift of evangelization and how he has pursued his calling both at...
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The Courage to Listen Well

You’re hiking along a shallow stream, green foliage to your left and right, sharp stones pressing through the soles of your boots. You spot...

Talking Point: Q&A with John Calhoun, Ph.D.

Since 1907, the Church of the Nazarene has held general assemblies every four years. These global family reunions serve as times for worship, fellowship,...

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,...

Living with Loss: Walking Through Grief & Mourning

In early July, PLNU alumnus John Mark Slagle (84) was on the phone with his 26-year-old son, Jordan, discussing a speech Jordan had to...

How to Mourn with Those Who Mourn

Dr. Reuben Welch, professor emeritus, served as university chaplain from 1968-83. Since then, he has been an integral part of our community, impacting many...

Across All Barriers: Choosing Risk & Vulnerability Over Differences

“The world has never been an easy place, but the past decade has been traumatic for so many people that it’s made changes in...

Habit-Making, Habit-Breaking

"By servitude to passion, habit is formed, and habit to which there is no resistance becomes necessity." - Augustine, Confessions Who hasn’t struggled to gain and...

A Bear on the Loose: When Habits are Mindless and Stress...

Picture a grown man—husband, father, college professor—lying in his bed. The lights are off and the shades drawn, even though it is the middle...

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.

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