Adam Ashoff: An Introduction

8/14/2017

Men studying for their Doctor of Ministry degree at The Master’s Seminary got to know each other during a break from a long day of classes. A father of five talked to a fellow student. For him, this upcoming fall meant one thing, saying goodbye to daddy’s little girl and entrusting his first born to someone other than family as she heads off to college. His daughter knows a smattering of people at The Master’s University but is facing the natural uncertainty of what’s to come . . .

Renowned Scientific Journal Publishes TMU Professor's Research of Pterosaur Fossils

8/10/2017

TMU professor, Dr. Matthew McLain, and his coauthor Robert Bakker from the Houston Museum of Natural Science have just published a new paper on pterosaurs (/ˈtɛrəˌsɔːr, ˈtɛroʊ-/). Pterosaurs, or pterodactyls as you may know them, are extinct flying reptiles . . .

A Student's Perspective: TMU Italy

8/8/2017

I’m in a tower. The tower is about 60 feet tall and overlooks the Mugello valley, an hour northeast of Florence, Italy. The tower is 1,000 years old. The tower was originally a military outpost, but by the time of the Renaissance it was only one part of a villa built around the tower. Today it is my favorite thing in the whole world . . .

Dr. Abner Chou: the Student, the Teacher, the Fellow

8/2/2017

“My whole life up to that point I had been delusional about the Bible, thinking it was unsophisticated, shallow and easy, and by extension thinking God was that way . . ."

Faith and Technology

6/30/2017

Whether you are browsing the web from your phone right now or on a laptop reading during a lunch break, your life is impacted by technology moment by moment, not just day by day. With the ever-encroaching reality of technology in all spheres of life—home, work, social interactions and church—how we can make the necessary changes to live a life of faith that keeps our eyes fixed on Christ, not our phones?

Living in La La Land

6/27/2017

While the world is falling in love with this metropolis all over again, The Master’s University is already taking full advantage of all it offers. With a campus that’s only 30 miles north of L.A., the City of Stars does shine for us, especially when it comes to business, communication, music and theater . . .

One Thing This Summer

6/20/2017

For the average American whose lifespan is 78.8 years, a total of 7 years and 8 months is spent watching TV. Another 5 years and 4 months on social media platforms --- YouTube taking up 1 year and 10 months and Facebook, 1 year and 7 months of that time. That means, on average, 13 years of one’s life is spent staring at glass . . .

More Than A Game

6/13/2017

The Master’s University baseball team sits in the dugout watching their teammate, Aaron Shackelford, at the plate. It’s the top of the ninth in an elimination game against Menlo College at the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament, and the Mustangs trail 5-7. There are two outs, bases are loaded and Shackelford has a full count . . .

Triggers

6/6/2017

There is no weaker, more cowardly, and fragile category of people than university administrators and professors. It’s hard to imagine graduates under their influence coming out of their self-centered “safe spaces” to have any impact on society, other than to push it more toward socialism . . .

The Stadium of Life

5/25/2017

An Olympic gold medal, the Stanley cup, the Vince Lombardi trophy, the Larry O’Brien trophy, the Commissioner’s trophy, each presented in recognition of unsurpassed excellence. No athlete merely stumbles upon the finish line, whatever it may look like. And yet, physical skill—speed, agility and strength—is nothing without the mind behind it. . .

Professional Fraud

5/15/2017

Clopping around in shoes six sizes too big, wearing a dress that drowned my tiny five-year-old figure and carrying around a notepad with a tangle of crayon etchings on it, I asked my parents in the kitchen, “May I take your order?”

Life in the Promised Land: An IBEX Student's Perspective

5/10/2017

If someone were asked to describe the terrain of Israel, chances are “desert” would be the first word to come to mind. In reality, Israel is a far more varied country than many Americans may assume. Wheat fields, rolling hills, forests, rugged and rocky slopes, and a beautiful coastline along the Mediterranean also comprise a large section of the Promised Land. . .