Listening to Fresno Pacific

You learn a lot more when you’re listening than when you’re talking. For many of us our roles in life require us to do a lot of talking. One of the differences between being a parent and a grandparent is that parents tend to talk more to children and grandparents often have learned to enjoy […]

Off to a Good Start

As Peggi and I were leaving home this Wednesday morning she mentioned quietly that today was our two-year anniversary. Clearly she was not referring to our wedding anniversary. My calendar for this Wednesday back in 2014 had only two entries: 8:00 o’clock—President’s Office; 3:00 o’clock—Town Hall (with all faculty and staff). The previous Tuesday night […]

The Demands of Discipleship

Mt. 8:18-22 18 And when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave a command to depart to the other side. 19 Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” 20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, […]

Requirements of a Godly Influence

DANIEL 1:1-16 Being a godly influence means helping others comprehend who Jesus is, grow in their understanding of the Word, and make God-honoring choices. To be such a person, we must have strong conviction, solid commitment, and steady courage. In order to have a godly impact on others, we must first be convinced that Scripture […]

A New Breed of Workplace Believers

Written by Os Hillman Speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people…. – Haggai 2:2 Zerubbabel was the governor of Judah 60 years after the great temple built by Solomon had been destroyed. The temple lay in ruins, and […]

University Prayers at The Cross

 Pray for Obedience and submission to the word of God  Pray for us to grow in grace and in the knowledge of God’s Holy word  Pray for love to flourish in the University  Pray for the body to be on one accord  Pray for University wide provisions for ministry  […]

Athletics Lives Out the Mission at FPU

Guest post written by Aaron Henderson, Director of Athletics Another season of FPU athletics is upon us. Our fall sports are in full swing with cross country, volleyball, soccer and men’s water polo each beginning their seasons last weekend as we kicked off our second full year as NCAA Division II members. As I head […]


After many years, I am on my first full-fledged sabbatical. The last 19 years of administration made it difficult to take an extended period of time for study, reflection, and writing or creation of some kind. That, by the way, is a definition of a sabbatical. It is not just time off, but time for […]

Rodrigo Vianna

Rodrigo in Rio

Rodrigo Vianna 2014 BA in Communication: Multimedia Production Owner of All Blue As a Brazilian living in Rio, how have the Olympic games impacted your life? I was very grateful to see the city surrounded by foreign people striving to experience an Olympic event as well as discovering a whole new world: new culture, new […]

With God All Things Are Possible

By a long-standing custom, this first Wednesday provides an opportunity for the president to mark the beginning of the academic year for the residential community on the main campus with a convocation. We sang a powerful and beautiful hymn focused on what the Bible calls “the mind of Christ,” a concept repeated often in the […]