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Faith — In plain sight

Dean Nelson is the founder and director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. His most recent book is “God Hides in Plain Sight: How to See the Sacred in a Chaotic World.”

Making a spiritual splash

There are lots of good reasons to go to church. For you it might be the sermons, the music, the community, the celebration of the sacraments, the participation in something believers have been doing for thousands of years, the children’s ...

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A wild lesson in pursuit

“Listen!” one of the men hissed. We had been standing around the campfire in northern Minnesota, toward the end of the two-week Boy Scout camp, doing what Boy Scouts usually do when standing around campfires. We threw stuff into the ...

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In pursuit of the whole road

There is a village in the Ivory Coast of Africa that has a custom I’d never heard of until we were walking toward it. I was there with a group of students from Point Loma Nazarene University, where I teach, ...

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In Plain Sight… Serving with simple tools

There is never a convenient time for a washing machine to stop working, but this time was particularly inconvenient. I needed some particular clothes for the next day, so my wife and I did what we used to do when ...

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