1. EIC Photo

    Letter From The Editor

    The Fall 2014 theme for The Point Magazine is Perspectives. These stories exemplify different perspectives or a way in which God has radically shifted how a writer sees things. We are able to enjoy the blessing of seeing things differently than the people around us. Whether it be negative or positive, we have all undergone experiences that shape us and have crafted our mindset.

    By Alissa Sandoval

  2. Modesty Piece


    Being a freshman can be stressful. Well, stressful is an understatement: new classes, new home, new friends, new town and new weather. For many, the first few weeks are a hectic, chaotic blur that gets forgotten and tucked away as you adjust. For me, not so much. I had difficulty adjusting to two things in particular: the heat — San Diegans never get weather above 90 degrees — and the dress code.

    By Morgan Mitchell

  3. Secular Perspective

    Lackluster: Why Hide Your Light?

    Musicians in worship bands are all religious… Right? Matt and Danny defy this assumption. The two young atheist friends were enjoying their Friday night in Downtown Disney sitting by the fountain in front of the House of Blues. The melodic sounds of that night’s band played softly in the background. With hearts and love for music, the two men use their rhythmic talents to play for church services on Sunday mornings.

    By Elise Anderson

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    Suitably Sacred

    Grammy for “Best Gospel Album.” Mixtape downloaded over 100,000 times in 48 hours. A breakthrough into secular music. $3 million net worth. Newest album debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with nearly 89,000 copies sold in the first week. And a relationship with Jesus Christ.

    By Jennifer Wenzel

  5. importance of Art

    Expansive: Why Christian Artists Can Be Bold

    Nery Gabriel Lemus, whose exhibit _I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me_ was displayed in Biola's Earl and Virginia Green Art Gallery this fall, is a local artist from the Los Angeles area. Choosing no preferred medium, he lets art take him where it leads him.

    By Candace Guereque

  6. Wired

    Wired: We Have The Technology

    Surely the warmest spots “Down Below” are being saved for the plague of transhumanism, recently landed upon the as-of-yet unsuspecting Christian community. What is transhumanism, you ask incredulously, perhaps wondering to yourself why you’re talking to a magazine. It sounds dangerous! It sounds new-fangled, and not old-fangled at all! Probably, you narrate, the devil’s work.

    By James O’Hearn

  7. Weightless

    Weightless: Starving Our Words of Meaning

    “And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?”

    By Torie Hamilton

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    Hemmed In

    Walking from a dorm room to the Caf, one will pass a diverse community of students, often laughing, saying hi to every person on every corner, surrounded by groups of friends. Never once would it seem that any one of those students was struggling to find himself or herself, or was feeling completely lost in a crowd.

    By Melissa Wills

  9. Northern Wildnerness

    The Northern Wild

    I sat outside by the fire for a long time, staring into the warm tongues of flame as they wrapped themselves around the dry pine logs, wondering why I couldn’t write. Every time I picked up a pen or opened my laptop to place words where they should be, my mind would drift away, leaving nothing but a frustrating inability to produce any work and another long evening staring at blank pages.

    By Stephen Day

  10. listpiece


    The Point has enjoyed eight years of publication, yielding 18 issues that have tackled controversies and unearthed some bizarre nuggets of information. These 11 stories from our archives provide an apt retrospective on The Point's bold, diverse work so far.

    By Mystiana Victorino