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Pepperdine University Spiritual Life Blog

Embedded in all of our days, weeks, and years are opportunities to grow deeper in faith and closer in community. And we often take advantage of this special, transitional time of the year to commit to new spiritual habits — to devote time to God and to our spiritual growth.

We have an astounding number of faith resources available in this community among our faculty, staff, students, and guests. So this year, I am launching a spiritual life podcast and blog that will make those resources more widely available across our five schools, in hopes that we can better support and connect to one another in our spiritual lives. It is my hope that the regular messages may encourage and teach you something new on your commute, afternoon walk, or lunch break.

-Sara Barton, University Chaplain


This is a podcast about how people in the Pepperdine community, along with friends and guests, are finding and joining God's good work in the world. Join conversations hosted by University Chaplain, Sara Barton, where she speaks with guests who seek to follow Jesus' words, "seek and you shall find."

  • Podcast 1: Andrew K. Benton, President of Pepperdine University
  • Andrew K. Benton has served as the seventh president of Pepperdine University since 2000 and continues to lead Pepperdine to prominence among the nation's top universities. A lawyer by training, President Benton regularly teaches courses within the University and is deeply involved in the lives of students—often being called "the students' president."

  • Podcast 2: Albert Tate, Founding Pastor of Fellowship Monrovia
    Albert Tate is the founder and lead pastor of Fellowship Monrovia. From Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA in Pearl, Mississippi to Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California, Albert Tate has been preaching the Gospel to people of all ages and races. Hearing the call from God, Albert and his wife LaRosa planted Fellowship Monrovia a Gospel-Centered, Multi-Ethnic and Intergenerational church in January 2012.



Read along with the Pepperdine Community, through the journey of discovering God's Kingdom breaking out at Pepperdine and around the world.