Have More = Give Less

Part of America’s history has been a tale of increasing prosperity for both the nation as a whole and for the average American. Among...

Is Life Over After College? Recent PLNU Alumni Share About Life...

It seems like as soon as college freshmen walk onto campus the countdown begins: only four more years until they have to enter the real world.

Jeremy Brooks: On a Mission to End Intolerance

Jeremy Brooks is an artist and an intellectual. He describes himself as an “old soul” and says that he is something of a film...
Mother with Her Child

Adoption Stories: A Birth Mother’s Story

It must have been terrifying—being a 19-year-old sophomore at a conservative college in Oklahoma, a state away from family, and pregnant.

Where the World Meets the Street

It’s in the mundane moments that the big picture becomes visible.

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.

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...

iMedicine: Drugs, Money, and Ethics

You can customize your music playlist. You can customize your ringtone, your restaurant order, your credit card image, your Facebook page, and even your...
Woman Holding Child

Adoption Stories: Adoption, Identity, and Race

Anne-Elizabeth Powell, associate professor of library science, has had to deal with a lot of assumptions over the years.

Women’s Elusive Quest for Balance

Dr. Linda Beail, political science professor and director of PLNU’s Margaret Stevenson Center for Women’s Studies, addresses the highly-disputed question: Can women really have it all?
Disney's Mickey and Mini Mouse participate in the Thanksgiving Day Parade

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...
African Children Soccer Feet at Sunset

Breaking Poverty’s Cycles

What can we do in response to a global and local crisis? In September 2015, a photograph of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi's limp body on a...