Jesus said, a city set on a hill cannot be hid. The same is true of a university like Pepperdine, a beautiful Church of Christ school on the Pacific coast. It is ranked 53rd in the nation in Best school lists, costs $53,000 a year to attend (tuition, fees, room and board— tuition and fees alone is $39,000), has about 3,400 students, and has schools of law, public policy, education, as well as a variety of undergraduate degrees. The religion department is not large, but has quality faculty and students. They are extremely gracious and hospitable hosts, and oh yes, besides students wandering the campus, there are deer as well (see below). Here are a few more shots of the school where the Christian Scholars Conference was held the week of June 15th. Frankly I don’t see how you get much scholarly work done in a beautiful place like this. You just want to be outside soaking up the beauty and grandeur of the view and nature in general in a place like this. But what do I know? Anyway, a good time was had by all at Pepperdine.