Point Loma Nazarene University’s (PLNU) the Viewpoint publishes relevant and vital stories that grapple with life’s profound questions from a uniquely Christian perspective. In addition to the content offered online throughout the year, the Viewpoint print magazine is published three times a year in spring, summer, and fall.

PLNU is a liberal arts university that provides higher education within a vital Christian community where minds are engaged and challenged, character is modeled and formed, and service is an expression of faith. The Viewpoint embodies and expands on this mission in an effort to engage alumni, faculty, staff, donors, pastors, friends of the university, the Christian higher education community, and all seeking to live out God’s calling in their lives.

With a belief that all truth is God’s truth, it’s with encouragement, awe, and faith that the Viewpoint explores all areas of human thought and experience. From unearthing the masterful complexity of the human genome in chemistry and biology to plumbing the depths of human experience in literature and the arts, we believe that a commitment to rigorous study helps us better understand and love creation, one another, and God. While we remain open to the exploration of diverse ideas, our search presupposes an anchoring to the Christian tradition. It’s by exploring and holding in tension a series of diverse worldviews that we’re able to illuminate the beliefs we hold firm as Christians committed to loving and serving God. Through this bounded space the Viewpoint explores various points of view regarding our society, relationships, and God in an effort to better understand and love them.

The Viewpoint publishes the following types of content:

  • Topical features that explore relevant issues of today through a critical, interdisciplinary, and Christian perspective
  • Engaging stories of PLNU alumni, current students, faculty and staff, and others related to the university
  • News about PLNU’s campus and community
  • Videos of stories, profiles, interviews, events, services, and more