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Transition to Vacation

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...

Resilience: How the Pandemic Didn’t Shut Down Wear Justice

How five PLNU students sprung into action to make sure Wear Justice still took place virtually this year and helped us rethink consumerism through community.

The Great Food Fight: Local vs. Global

Some people say an avocado from the farmer’s market is better for the palate, the conscience, and the planet
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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.

The Social Media Silo Situation

The year is 2016. The place, Facebook. A 30-something man is scrolling through his newsfeed when he sees the inflammatory headline of a news...
Burned matchsticks with one stopping the spread of the flame illustrate the effectiveness of social distancing on the spread of a virus like COVID-19.

Social Distancing and Social Justice

It might feel counter-intuitive, but self-isolating is perhaps the most compassionate way Christians can love our neighbors right now. 

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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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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Lessons in Global Empathy During a Global Pandemic

Traveling abroad while our world entered a global pandemic inevitably caused me to redefine my experience of global empathy.
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Women & STEM

Although there are talented women in every field, the gender gap in many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is well documented. According to...
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TEDx at PLNU

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share...

Healing Police and Community Relationships

Game Changer and PLNU's Criminal Justice program bring together law enforcement and members of the general public to discuss problems and work towards more peaceful outcomes between the two groups.