News Archive (2017)


  • September 20, 2017

    The surgeon takes great care operating on the person who’s voluntarily come for help just to keep living a normal life. The artery is damaged and in need of repair just to maintain daily living. Carefully the surgeon navigates a stent graft up into place on the inside of the...

  • June 20, 2017

    Imagine a lightbulb that casts light, and a variety of lenses around the bulb. Each lens may have a shape or color on it so that when the light shines through it, images or colors can be seen in the surrounding room. But if the bulb is too close to...

  • May 30, 2017

    Everything seems to be important. You look around and wonder how you will fit it into your day, your schedule, your life. What could you possibly eliminate? It seems that you just have to squeeze it in somehow because everything is important. Certainly that can't be true! There must be...

  • May 22, 2017

    One day Jesus was in a boat with a bunch of guys sailing across a small lake. He was tired after a hard day so he took a nap while others sailed the boat. A storm came up and the boat started to flood. These guys were worried to the...

  • May 15, 2017

     It seems that the risks and possibilities around your investments just keep getting more and more difficult to manage. Everyone wants to protect their money. Unless you are an expert, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by circumstances that you can't control. It makes you want to hide your money under...

  • May 7, 2017

     If you are like many others, there have been times you’ve been lost in the city – before Google Maps. Driving around corners, through neighborhoods, and under bridges – you have no clue where you are. Even worse, you don’t even know what direction you’re headed. A sinking feeling grabs...

  • May 1, 2017

     Commencements – everybody has one at some time or another. It's a high school ceremony, or a college event, or perhaps a graduate school celebration. At whatever level, commencements have come to mean a giant milestone of achievement – an accomplishment, an ending of a season of study and preparation....

  • April 27, 2017
    Approximately 1,702 students will graduate from Azusa Pacific University on Sat., May 6, 2017, at the university’s spring commencement ceremonies.
  • April 24, 2017

     We’ve all wondered what the wind looks like, right? We sit in the park, on the back patio, or on the beach and feel the breeze – how refreshing! But we can’t see the wind itself. You can look around and see the trees rustling, the hair on the small...

  • April 17, 2017

     Imagine sitting in seat 14c of the airplane getting ready to take-off from LAX for Dallas. The pilot comes on the intercom…"Ladies and gentlemen, it's a great day to travel. Today we'll leave LA, travel east on the 105 freeway, head north on 605 to the 10, and then east...

  • April 13, 2017 by Abigail E. Peck
    Commemorating the final day of Jesus on earth, Azusa Pacific University exhibits the Stations of the Cross on West Campus in the Duke Hallway.
  • April 10, 2017

    Today is the first day of Holy Week. In this week we remember the last few days of Jesus’ life. I would like to invite you to do two things this week:


    1. As you engage with the everyday activities of your job, family, or school reflect a bit on...

  • April 2, 2017

     You may get a chance in the coming spring months to take a ride in a speed boat. Maybe to go skiing or just for fun. After speeding along on the water, notice how if you slow down too fast the water behind the boat pours in over the gunwales....

  • March 27, 2017

     There are occasional days when heavy clouds fill the sky. They might even start generating lightning and rain. Through the breaks in the clouds, though, you can see a blue sky. Though it may feel like gray, cloudy, and rainy is just the way it is, actually blue is normal....

  • March 19, 2017

    Out on the open highway you've probably noticed how when you follow behind a big truck it always seems easier on the car you're driving. You get better gas mileage, and you feel as though you are being dragged along behind in the wake of the truck. In fact that...

  • March 15, 2017
    The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities has received a grant of $100,000 in order to conduct research on the economic impact of Christian higher education.
  • March 13, 2017

     You're in a steam bath and somebody leaves the door open.  All the steam and heat are pouring out.  You or someone else would probably complain or get up and close the door. Leave it open too long and all the heat is lost.  The inside becomes no different than...

  • March 6, 2017

     All the pieces of the portable stage were strewn across the gym floor awaiting assembly.  Cryptic numbers appeared on each piece and no two pieces were the same.  Clearly, there was only one way for this stage to be assembled.  If too many pieces were missing or misplaced, the stage...

  • February 26, 2017

    You've probably been part of a selection process that whittles lists of possible candidates down gradually – first cut, second cut, and the short list. A lot of people walk that path with anxiety and a lot of fear. Whether it's the NFL draft or a career making job –...

  • February 21, 2017

    The crane had a giant jack-hammer attached at the end of the boom.  Systematically it was moving across the cement floor of the building next door punching holes and demolishing one floor at a time.  As it completed one floor, it was lowered down to the next.  Over two days...

  • February 15, 2017
    Azusa Pacific University and Fellowship of Christian Athletes invite Southern California teenagers, as well as their pastors, coaches, teachers, parents, and friends to campus for a dynamic evening with Oakland Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr.
  • February 13, 2017

     I sat across the table from a man who was about to lead his gospel choir in singing for our banquet. Julius was a middle aged man who had given his life to music. He talked about musicianship, and pretty soon started using language I didn’t understand. Technical things that...

  • February 6, 2017

     You can’t really escape the widespread differences of opinions today surrounding political issues – especially the immigration issue. At first glance, it presents itself as something where there is a right and a wrong position and the extremes become pretty radical; protests and harsh words create tension. With a bit...

  • January 30, 2017

     Some people spend a lot of time wishing they were somewhere else. When they get there, the same refrain starts all over. Perhaps you’ve run into folks like that. They sort of suck the life out of the place they are and then wish they were elsewhere. The problem is...

  • January 23, 2017

    You get up, have devotions, pray before breakfast, and drive to work listening to music that may actually be focused upon God. You get to work and you have learned how to invite God into your day – into the routine, the schedule and the pattern. You go home, greet...

  • January 17, 2017 by University Relations
    From comforting soldiers to coaching swimmers, Michael-David “Mo” Morales ’00, seeks to strengthen spirituality in others and train up young leaders for faith-based and secular environments.
  • January 16, 2017

     Have you ever watched a car get restored? It looks mediocre when you take it in. After a while of restoration work, it looks awful! The chrome is off, the rust spots are fully exposed, patchwork primer makes the car look spotted, and there are parts lying all over the...

  • January 10, 2017

    Have you ever really struggled to draw a picture just right? You concentrate, carefully draw, erase a small portion, do it over, try again. You adjust, tweak, sigh and finally after a measure of frustration you just erase the WHOLE thing and start over with a blank slate! Sound familiar?...