Point Loma Nazarene University played host to a conference exploring the intersection of scripture, creation, and scientific discovery. Exploring Origins: Nazarenes in Dialogue brought church leaders, scholars, students, and laity together to discuss topics such as intelligent design and theistic evolution as well as biblical exegesis, theological affirmations and doctrinal statements. PLNU Provost Dr. Kerry… Read more »

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In 2002, the summer after his first year in dental school, PLNU alum Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick traveled to Nicaragua and had his first experience in hands-on dentistry. It was a deeply meaningful experience but he had no idea then that he would return years later and eventually help establish five dental clinics and a coffee company to help sustain the care.

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The American writer, theologian, and minister Frederick Buechner has said that the story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all. When we share our stories, those who listen to us hear what sounds something like their own lives. The variety of human experience somehow seems familiar.

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This past weekend, hundreds of individuals gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border for “La Posada Sin Fronteras,” an event held each year at Christmastime at Friendship Park along the San Ysidro/Tijuana border. “La Posada” is a tradition that has been celebrated in Mexico going back as far as 400 years, where people go from door to door asking for lodging and being denied, recreating the journey of Joseph and Mary.

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PLNU is an educational institution that has adopted a vision for outreach. The Ministry with Mexico is a component of that vision. The university has recently hired Esteban Trujillo as the Associate Director of International Ministries to coordinate Ministry with Mexico. We had an opportunity to interview Esteban to see his insight on Ministry With Mexico.

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