Tarot cards, sound baths, crystals and meditation all bring people closer to their personal sense of spirituality. Enabling a deeper connection to their soul, these methods cultivate one’s self-love and understanding of their purpose.
Every human being dreams while asleep — but what do dreams mean? Depending on who is asked, dreams have many different meanings across cultures, professions and religions.
Pepperdine’s identity as a Christian University has created a focus and impact within the community. With this impact comes challenges for students to weather.
Photo courtesy of Priscilla Merlo Senior international studies major Priscilla Merlo exudes warmth. Merlo has been on a journey to find herself through reimagining her faith and her passions. During her time at Pepperdine, Merlo has explored theologies that have spurred her to reevaluate her love of people, Latinx culture and her career goals. “I […]
How does someone pursue God in a culture that largely exists apart from religion? For one professor, the journey begins with introspection.
Photo by Milan Loiacono What is worship? The definition of worship can be anything and everything and it is different for every single person. It’s hard to convey someone’s deep connection to worship or their struggle in worship with a word limit and a page count. But we are hoping to plant seeds, be the […]
People across Pepperdine’s campus discuss the unique ways they worship, using their passions and interests.
Professor Raymond Carr uses the music of Thelonious Monk to merge the ideas of Karl Barth, a European theologian, with James Cone, the “father of black theology.”
Graphic by Nate Barton When it comes to mid-semester burnout, 70s singer-songwriter Jackson Browne said it best: “Running on empty, running blind, running into the sun, but I’m running behind,” his chorus of soul singers croon. For the past two weeks, it’s been particularly difficult for me to do the things I love with joy. […]
What does it mean to be spiritual but not religious?