A Flourishing Seminary, a Flourishing University

Guest column by Terry L. Brensinger, Ph.D., president, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary You’ve perhaps heard that the Fresno Pacific University Board of Trustees voted at its meeting last October to give Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and its committee far greater authority in overseeing the work of the seminary. This decision came after a rather lengthy […]

An Extreme Make Over

Mark 1:40-45 40 A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” 41 Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured. […]

How to Get More from God

Every year at this time all of us at Fresno Pacific are deeply engaged in making the plans that will guide our priorities in the new fiscal year that begins on May 1. The visions, hopes and dreams always far exceed the available financial and human resources. This is normal, but that doesn’t make it […]

Guided Inquiry Design Workshop

On March 14th and 15th, several FPU Teacher Librarian Program students attended the first two days of a workshop focused on Guided Inquiry design (GId).  The workshop was hosted by Selma Unified (thanks to Maria Petropulos, District Library Coordinator and adjunct instructor for our TL Program!) and facilitated by Leslie Maniotes, co-author of Guided Inquiry […]

The Folly of Uniform Diversity

Fresno Pacific works constantly at strengthening healthy diversity in every area of the university, both because our Christ-centered mission and biblically based beliefs and values require it, and because our excellence in Christian higher education depends on it. The larger society and the government are also justifiably committed to diversity as an indicator of the […]

Cliff Downing

A big impact from a small ad

Cliff Downing 1991 BA in Liberal Studies Juvenile Division Director for Fresno County Probation Department Shortly after Cliff Downing graduated he saw an advertisement in The Fresno Bee for a group counselor position at the Fresno County Probation Department. Almost 25 years later, he is still with the Probation Department as a Probation Division Director […]