Taking the Mystery Out of Accreditation

Guest column by Cindy Carter, Ph.D., associate provost for institutional effectiveness and degree completion Accreditation—a word we hear a lot and a process that we know is very important to Fresno Pacific University, even if we’re not all sure exactly what it entails. This Q&A is designed to demystify this crucial procedure. What are the […]

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A city leader lives out his faith

Andy Haussler 2013 MBA 2001 BA in Business Administration Community Economic Development Director for the City of Clovis During his years as a student at FPU, Andy Haussler (MBA ’13, BA ’01) learned the value and importance of living out his faith by serving those around him. Andy has been implementing what he learned throughout […]

From Exploring Ideas to Activating Them

Guest column by Randy White, D.Min., executive director, Center for Community Transformation, associate professor of community transformation, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary Seminaries are where we go to have long, earnest talks about God, right? They are for discussing theological nuances and exploring doctrine and thinking about the afterlife, right? They prepare people to serve inside […]

Rejoice, Pray and Give Thanks

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving each year all the offices on the main campus shut down around 11:30 a.m. and we all go to the Special Events Center, where our Pioneer food service staff serves a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the side dishes and pie for dessert. It is a great feast […]

Keep your hands off of Gods Stuff

A sermon preached by the University Pastor  I Chron. 13:1-14   Then David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader. 2 And David said to all the assembly of Israel, “If it seems good to you, and if it is of the Lord our God, let us send out to […]

The Politics of Fresno Pacific

When I am asked about the effects of the recent election—or other political or economic events—on Fresno Pacific University, I first talk about what hasn’t changed. FPU remains: Unchanged in our commitment to faithfulness, wisdom and service. Unchanged in our commitment to higher education that is centered in the way, the truth and the life […]

Of Sabbaticals and Spouses

Guest column by W. Marshall Johnston, Ph.D., associate professor of ancient history/classics One tradition that most clearly connects the modern professorate to its origin as part of the clergy is the practice of taking sabbaticals for rejuvenation and research. Just as the Lord’s people are to observe every seventh day and every seventh year, we […]