Following the dropped Convocation chapel requirement for upper-level students and the launch of the Hub for Spiritual Life, students explore their faith in different ways on campus. While some are involved in student-led ministries or meet with chaplains at the Hub, others find themselves struggling to make the time.
The Pepperdine community and fellow experts speak out on how opinions form and why they are important in developing a true meaning of self. Whether faith, entertainment, politics or more — opinions play a massive role on a college campus and throughout one’s life.
Senior Hope Dease said she is passionate about her faith and believes everyone is saved by God, no matter whether they accept Him into their lives. Dease said she uses her platform as a student to try to spread the love of Jesus to everyone she meets.
With 2,500 students living on campus this fall, HRL is finding new ways to cultivate community among first and second-years while prioritizing safety. RAs and SLAs take on the largest group of students to ever be housed at Pepperdine, yet they are dedicated to fulfilling their mission to lead, support and bond with their peers in the best way they can.
Joined by Pepperdine professors Christina Littlefield and Zachary Luben, the Melanated Muckraker goes into a deep discussion on the harmful effect of Christianity and what makes it worthwhile for POC to follow it. Debating ideas of contextualization, history, the new testament, the MM will try to give an answer to see if BIPOC should be a part of the Christian community.
Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Sullivan shares her inspirations behind the Currents Spring 2021 edition “Beauty from Ashes.”
Ronald Highfield, professor of Religion, shares how his faith gives him strength.
The past year has been full of disappointments, but students said the hardships they faced taught them valuable life lessons. Even though setbacks are inevitable, it is possible to find good in the midst of pain.
Singer-songwriter Callie Mechelke uses music as a form of catharsis to overcome heartbreak and release emotions. Mechelke has written about a variety of topics, ranging from past romantic relationships to her faith in God.
Alumna Kim Yeung was on track to play college tennis until one injury changed everything. Yeung learned that healing can mean many different things, ultimately finding her calling in ministry.