Photo courtesy of Diego Perez They say let the music speak. Music allows sophomore Diego Perez to express his emotions and surrender them to God. For the past two years, Perez has grown as a musician, learned about music production and developed his skills as a singer, guitarist, pianist and drummer. “Writing my own music […]
How does someone pursue God in a culture that largely exists apart from religion? For one professor, the journey begins with introspection.
Infographic by Krystal Yu What if worship didn’t need a god? Worship often comes with a religious connotation. Merriam-Webster defines worship as “to honor a divine being or supernatural power” or “to regard with great or extravagant respect, honor, or devotion.” The synonyms listed under worship include honor and adore, actions subconsciously practiced in our […]
Photo courtesy of Julia Stratton 44,000. That’s how many denominations exist within the Christian faith, Religion Professor Dyron Daughrity said. Each of these denominations have found their own variation of expressing awe and gratitude to God, adding to the plethora of definitions of worship. Pepperdine hosts a community of students from a variety of denominations […]
Word Up offers students a haven for worship.
Sharita and Eric Wilson celebrate God’s faithfulness in their 25 years of marriage
Written by Hattie PaceArt by Carolina French I look up,and my eyes have to blink.The white stucco is brighter inthe warm air of Sunday morning. I walk in,and my heart warms up;my eyes now aglowunder the twinkle lights above. And then the drums hit the beat,and the piano chords pound;voices rise in harmony,each soul rings […]
Photos by Milan Loiacono Outstretched arms. Cheering adoration. Everyone dressed in their Sunday best. What worshippers do during Sunday morning services looks surprisingly similar to what sports fans do during Sunday afternoon football games. Both sports and religion build community and shared identity, and both require dedication and sacrifice, said Craig Forney, religion professor at […]
People across Pepperdine’s campus discuss the unique ways they worship, using their passions and interests.