Pepperdine feels the strain of the declining pool of Church of Christ membership nationwide in its recruitment process. To combat this, Pepperdine utilizes programs like the Next Gen Preacher Search, Won by One and Crossways; however, this year’s fall enrollment census showed an alarming decrease in Church of Christ students.
Calling all Religion majors and others interested: Here’s a double feature of a Religion professor and Religion student giving a sneak peek into the Religion major. Religion Professor Timothy Willis and senior Jenn Gash help dive into “Why Religion?”
Stigmas surrounding mental health and therapy affect Pepperdine students in various ways. Breaking that stigma, both within oneself and for the benefit of others, is a challenge and a mission among students who aim to change the conversation about mental health on campus.
Students speak out about their hopes for Pepperdine’s potential GE curriculum changes, expected to be implemented by fall 2023. New requirements will bring a culture shift to Pepperdine, and students have opinions on what this should look like.
On Sept. 28, the Pepperdine College Republicans took to the Freedom Wall to promote their pro-life agenda. A display of 620 crosses blanketed the wall in its entirety — a demonstration that came directly for the reproductive freedom of those with a uterus and just days before the Malibu Women’s March.
Ronald Highfield, professor of Religion, shares how his faith gives him strength.
Pepperdine community members share when they feel closest to God.
The world is becoming increasingly secularized and people are growing more anxious. Perhaps the antidote some are seeking is a spiritual one.
Fresh Faces features first-year and transfer students in an effort to unite Pepperdine students, regardless of where they are. This installment features Colin Wiese, a community-loving student from Livermore, Calif.
California passed a mandate banning in-person religious services last year, and now that in-person services are legal, churches are in varying states of re-opening. After almost a year of virtual services and gatherings, many church leaders and congregation members are anxious to return to in-person worship.