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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.

The Way of Love

"Love" may be the most widely used and least understood word in our culture—and even our own lives. Christine Spicer begins to unravel the meaning, power, and importance of the love of Christ.

Lessons in Love from the Persecuted Church

2014 was reported to be the worst year in history for persecution worldwide. Read astounding stories from PLNU members working on the front lines—powerful testimonies of Christ's love shattering darkness.

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.

Making Busy Matter

While the world beckons busy, the Bible suggests something different. This article looks at what we can learn from the life of Christ to refocus our time and our hearts.

Origins of Overload

Are we really as busy as we claim to be? And if so, why? Christine Spicer outlines a few sources of our stress.

Caring for Creation

Tie-dye? Jello? Whiteboard markers? Snorkel mask? Nametags? Watercolor paper? My mind ran through the needed supplies for the following day, just hours away, as...

Talking Point: Q&A with George Williamson

We sat down with PLNU’s director of worship ministries to discuss his views on effective worship and what he hopes students take away from...
Ron Benefiel

Talking Point: Q&A with Ron Benefiel, Ph.D.

PLNU was founded by P.F. Breesee and is affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene, a holiness denomination birthed out of Wesleyan Methodism. PLNU’s...
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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.

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