The University Exchange


A bookstore is a physical representation of an institution; it represents who we are. October 2016 The Master’s University Bookstore closed its doors and was cleared out for renovation. Paper covered the windows and thin wood walls concealed the facade --- hiding the work being done, but unable to silence the sound of nails being hammered in or stifle the smell of fresh paint.

Truth Is Not Personal


Have you ever been nervous or scared to speak up when it counted? If we’re honest, we’ve all found ourselves silent on occasions where we could have made a difference, but chose not to. Romans 1:16a should be a powerful encouragement: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.”

Called to Reform


Who cares about the Reformation? The evangelical and conservative Christian contingent has been talking about the quincentennial since before last October, and will continue talking about it for the rest of 2017. You would figure, since it has been 500 years, it would be old by now.

Truth & Life: The Five Solas


October 31, 1517. It has been 500 years since the then Catholic monk, Martin Luther, nailed his 95 Theses to the church doors in Wittenberg, Germany. It has been 500 years since the heart of Christianity was finally taken back to its roots: sola fide, sola scriptura, solus christus, sola gratia and soli deo Gloria.

More Than Camping


In any educational institution, different roles exist for different functions. Faculty teach and research, staff administrate, and students learn. They interact on a daily basis, but only to a certain extent. Boundaries, drawn by their inherent and practical purposes, divide them. However, throughout the course of a semester, the boundaries between faculty, staff and students are not permanent. Sometimes, they dissolve. . .

2nd Annual Poetry Slam


The faculty, staff and students of The Master’s University were torn between too many options to fill their Friday night schedule: a Men’s basketball game against Embry-Riddle, a jazz night at a local coffee shop, and the men’s weekend camping retreat in Malibu. However, for all those options, an elect few spent their evening between the book-filled walls . . .

Land of the Free, Because of the Brave: Honoring Our Veterans


We are all familiar with war. We have read the history books stained with the bloody battles of the past, statistics of lives lost and territory gained, epic battles and endless skirmishes. We have been devastated by news headlines, inspired by romanticized television shows, and stultified by video games . . .

One Nation Under God


God, in His sovereign will and plan, has allowed Donald J. Trump to lead America for the next 4 years. Our comfort and hope does not rest in any man, but in our promised future. Many Christians prayed for our country and voted yesterday. God hears our prayers and works through people to accomplish His will . . .

Vote the Issues, Not the Individual


Almost every American citizen has commented on the current campaign for presidency, regarding it the most debased one in US history. Christians have been at a complete loss as to what to do and how to vote. . .

The Art of Fear


As children we can all remember that terrifying walk in the dark from the safety of our parent’s bedroom to the comfort of our bed. The hallway that used to be only a few feet long seemed to stretch for miles. The mad dash would begin, heart racing and blood pumping, until the leap onto the bed was landed and you were tucked into the covers --- making sure no limb was hanging over the edge of the mattress, just on the off chance something, or someone, was hiding underneath. . .

The Master's University: Italy


The residents of Florence, Italy and all who have visited, past, present and future, have woken up to the deep metallic resonance of ancient cathedral bells, making it hard to realize what century one is in: not much has changed since the 1400s. All have seen lush Tuscan hills surrounding the anachronistic city, the red-tiled roofs held up by their pale yellow walls, and many have sought rest under the shadow . . .

Who is God's Candidate?


For several months now, I’ve been peppered with questions about the upcoming election. How can God allow it to come down to these two candidates? Is there a lesser of two evils this time around? And often bluntly, Who are you going to vote for? My response—and my great comfort as this election cycle comes to a conclusion . . .