Junior Ginger Jacobs smiles among the flowers on Pepperdine’s campus. Jacobs wore her Hamsa hand earrings — a Hindu symbol meaning 'Do not be afraid.' Photos by Lucian HimesAt Nepal-Tibet Imports in the small town of Fort Collins, Colorado, a miniature statue of the Virgin Mary sits high upon a shelf, right next to statues of Hindu deities Ganesha and Shiva.The … [Read more...] about Religion, It’s Bigger than a Checkbox
I’m a nine. This means I’m a peacemaker, a harmonizer and a mediator. Then again, I’m also an INFP. So, I’m an introverted, intuitive, feelings-oriented perceiver. Apparently, my greatest strengths are ideation, empathy and adaptability. These are the defining characteristics of my personality. At least, they are if I take the word of a series of personality tests — … [Read more...] about OMG, What’s Your Enneagram?
Art by Whitney Powell | Powell illustrated a woman emerging from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica to symbolize renewal and the new beginning that can come with baptism, when the old self is washed away. Some people seek faith and ponder its meaning in their daily life, others wonder what, if any, tradition is right for them. These questions and more confront members of the … [Read more...] about Local Community Members Offer Explorations of Their Faith
"You are always welcome to stop by my office and chat," or something similar, are the words Religion Professor Dyron Daughrity repeats almost every class period. After about the fifth time of hearing him say this in my World Religions class, I decided to take him up on his offer. At the beginning of the year, I walked into his office one morning expecting a 15 minute … [Read more...] about Good News: A Professor and A Friend
The sun sets behind Stauffer Chapel on campus Feb. 18. George Pepperdine founded the school in 1937 and it has been affiliated with the Church of Christ ever since. Photo by Ashley MowreaderSince its founding in 1937, Pepperdine has been affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The University’s founder, George Pepperdine, was a “lifelong member” of the Church … [Read more...] about Pepperdine Remains Committed to its Church of Christ Roots