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,...
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...
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Podcast: Why Are We So Lonely? “Connection” at the Cost of...

Do the “communities” we find ourselves a part of represent the type of relationships that are necessary for our biological, social, civic, and spiritual...

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 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...

Reflections on the 2018 Human Trafficking Research Conference

When I hear the words “research conference,” I think of poster boards filled with charts and data, PowerPoint slides full of acronyms, or abstract...

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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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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Two Moms on a Mission to Fight Human Trafficking

When Kim Jones (90), the director of external relations and development for PLNU’s Center for Justice & Reconciliation, found out a 13-year-old girl was...

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.

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...

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