Roots of Giving: A Time for Reflection

On a chilly Friday evening, students, alumni, and faculty members shuffled down Caf Lane during the Roots of Giving fair, passing tents selling handmade...
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Why We Need More Play, Recreation, and Leisure in Our Lives

The author Stuart Brown, M.D., details the intriguing encounter between a twelve-hundred-pound Polar Bear and a Canadian Eskimo sled dog in the book Play: How...

Gen Z: A Generous Generation?

When it comes to giving, this young generation holds bright promise for making an impact and creating new means of addressing important issues.

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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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.
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Restorative Justice: From Retribution to Redemption

After the “Guilty” verdict was announced, concluding the second of two capital murder trials, John Sage walked out to the courthouse...
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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...

Why Are We So Lonely? “Connection” at the Cost of Community

Things worsened. Dave Cummings, Ph.D., PLNU professor of biology, struggled to hold any food down, his body shaking, weak, and aching, head pounding. He...
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Bringing Back Play: What the Loss of Play Means for Our...

In her online Washington Post article “The Decline of Play in Preschoolers — and the Rise in Sensory Issues,” pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom...
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What Disney Gets Wrong About Its Princesses and Heroines

How far has Disney come from its early days of promoting traditional and limiting gender roles? This is an especially potent question today at...

Instilling Gratitude in Children

Children are not born grateful.

Faith and Hip-Hop: Lindsey Lupo’s Journey to Social Justice through Music

For Lindsey Lupo, growing up in the golden age of hip-hop meant a view into the power behind lyrics, stories, and speaking up about injustice – a perspective she now brings to her students at PLNU.