Feature Story Archive:

A Return to Eden: Redeeming Sexuality

Published: Spring 2011
A Return to Eden: Redeeming Sexuality

by Tremper Longman III, Robert Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies. An edited excerpt from his presentation in the March 9, 2011, chapel service. Sexuality is a controversial topic; people disagree passionately about it, especially where to draw the line... Read More

Clinging to the Bedrock of Christ

Published: Spring 2011
Clinging to the Bedrock of Christ

by McKenna Mitchell ’11 2011 Baccalaureate Remarks Good evening Westmont parents and family, faculty and fellow students. It’s an absolute honor to be here tonight, and I’m proud to stand on the stage with the amazing group of people... Read More

Civil Disobedience and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Published: Winter 2011
Civil Disobedience and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

by Chandra Mallampalli, Associate Professor of History I would like to begin by declaring my deepest gratitude for the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I am grateful to Dr. King for holding this great country of ours... Read More

I Told Me So

Published: Winter 2011
I Told Me So

by Gregg Ten Elshof ’92 Associate Professor of Philosophy, Biola University An edited excerpt of his October 2010 talk at Westmont My topic is self-deception, sadly, perhaps an all-too-familiar topic for many of us. Scripture, as it turns out,... Read More

Open House

Published: Fall 2010
Open House

Step inside Adams Center for the Visual Arts and take a first look at the spacious Westmont Museum (above), which opened in September with a show by longtime professor John Carlander. In his 31 years at Westmont, he has... Read More

Reverence: The Church Without Shoes

Published: Fall 2010
Reverence: The Church Without Shoes

by Greg Spencer An edited excerpt from his book “Awakening the Quieter Virtues” At a worship service recently, when people in the congregation were told they were about to enter into the presence of deity, they audibly gasped. The... Read More

The Humiliation of the Word in Our Day

Published: Summer 2010
The Humiliation of the Word in Our Day

2010 Commencement Address by Richard J. Foster Author and Founder of Renovaré At the beginning of time the debar Yahweh, the Word of the Lord, brought the universe crashing into existence. God said, “Let there be light,” and the... Read More

Finding Hope Amid the Horrors of Human Trafficking

Published: Summer 2010
Finding Hope Amid the Horrors of Human Trafficking

Reflections by Megan Moore ’13 on a 2010 Westmont Mayterm Trip Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get... Read More

The True Vineyard

Published: Spring 2010
A vineyard in autumn

An excerpt from “Commentary on the New Testament” by Robert Gundry John 15:1–4: “I am the true vineyard, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2Every vine in me that doesn’t bear fruit—he takes it away. And every vine that... Read More

Bringing Help to Haiti

Published: Spring 2010
A tent village in Haiti

How three Westmont alumni worked together to assist earthquake victims by Jenise Steverding ’97 Gunshots and screaming woke me up at 2:30 a.m. Lying on the cold, rocky ground in the Haitian tent city, all I could do was... Read More