The summer 2009 issue of Pepperdine Magazine explores both science and religion from a unique variety of perspectives. Psychologists assess the enduring wounds and courage of America’s veterans; Screenwriter and former nun Barbara Nicolosi forges new ground for the faithful in Hollywood; Publisher Brad Cummings breathes life into The Shack; and Seaver College faculty member Douglas Swartzendruber addresses scientific knowledge and belief in God.

Features

Psychologists explore the enduring wounds and courage of our nation's veterans.
From air quality to water conservation, preserving Machu Pichu begins with the health of its neighbors.
The Union Rescue Mission, located in the heart of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, is the largest mission of its kind in the United States, dedicated to serving the poor and homeless.
Teaching individuals to become not only more enterprising but businessmen as well is beyond the capabilities of an academic business school.

Snapshot

After a stirring final performance with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Emanuele Buono was crowned winner of the prestigious Parkening International Guitar Competition.

Spotlight

A conversation on the classics: see how three professors in Seaver College’s Great Books Colloquium expound on the classics and recommend a few of their favorites.
Sara Banta is instrumental to young Rex Lewis-Clack’s piano success.
David Levy turns family therapist for the Los Angeles Lakers.
GPC All-American quarterback Ed Hyduke passes Waves pride on to basketball star Greg Barlow.
Prosecutor Alan Jackson brings Phil Spector to justice with a long-awaited verdict.
Whoever said biology couldn’t be an adventure?
Screenwriter and former nun Barbara Nicolosi forges new ground for the faithful in Hollywood.
Publisher Brad Cummings breathes life into The Shack.

Inside Voices

Dr. Douglas Swartzendruber addresses scientific knowledge and belief in God.

The Cut

University chaplain Dave Lemley describes why we pray.

Editor’s Letter

Just a few short months ago we launched the new Pepperdine Magazine. Since then e-mails, letters, and comments have poured into our offices and onto the Web.
A collection of letters to the editor for the Summer 2009 issue of Pepperdine Magazine