Pastor's Blog

September 1, 2016

Like thousands of families this week, we dropped our children off at school.  But this week was a little different.  Many of you know what I’m talking about; and like me you’ve felt that strange mixture of joy, gratification, and some sadness, as you watch someone you dearly love leave the nest and head off to college for the first time!   

Having attended UC San Diego, observing a Christian college orientation like the one at Azusa Pacific University was new to me.  God certainly found me at UCSD by connecting me with other believers and challenging me to engage the university’s secular worldview in a thoughtful way.  But it was good to see that at APU there was not only a vibrant faith community but one that was also intentionally engaging the world.  We met students from many communities and countries; and I heard the faculty’s commitment to help a diverse student body integrate faith and life, see their chosen profession as a calling, and introduce students to those p...

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