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Adoption Stories: The Korean Express

As I write this, it is almost Daniel’s homecoming day.

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...

Seeing People Through the Eyes of Christ

This summer, I had the opportunity to travel with several other PLNU students and leaders on a LoveWorks trip to Selma, Ala.—a 17-day museum...
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.
Jessica's Family

Adoption Stories: Grace and Healing: Our Story of Open Adoption

Humor me, for a moment. Let’s imagine we have run into each other at, say, a PLNU Homecoming event.

Talking Point: Q&A with Jamie Gates, Ph.D.

A groundbreaking, three-year study examining the relationship between gangs, the community and sex trafficking in San Diego County was recently published by Dr. Jamie...

The Logical Approach: Learning to Disagree Agreeably

Imagine a group of friends gathered around a table — eating, talking, and enjoying one another’s company. As these friends discuss life, their conversation...
Family with Adopted Children

Adoption Stories: Dumb Questions About Adoption

Kids ask a lot of questions. If you don’t believe me, just talk to my little brother for five minutes.
The San Diego community takes their walk towards the border.

Anticipating the Coming of Christ at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Each year members of the PLNU community travel to the U.S.-Mexico border to join hundreds of others for “La Posada Sin Fronteras" or "The Inn Without Borders."

Performing Our Civic Duty in the Digital Age

I once volunteered for a presidential election campaign. Given a long list of names and phone numbers and a script, I called dozens of...

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...

Instilling Gratitude in Children

Children are not born grateful.