We’re All in this Together

Well, we have started the year. Students are back. And it was a different start for some of us, and a remarkable beginning from my point of view. In last week’s Connecting Points President Kriegbaum laid out the last-minute challenges posed by the Rough Fire, still uncontained as I write. It had been planned that [...]

University Prayer of Dedication

University Pastor: Dear Father we come today to thank you for what it means to be a community of learners committed to a distinctive vision of Christian higher education. We come to thank you for the FPU idea. Help us today as we try to live faithfully to what your calling is for our lives [...]


I’m a Senior?

Yes, that’s a portion of my first day of school picture…   So, I was informed today that it was my first day of my senior year of college. I don’t believe it. It doesn’t feel like three years have already passed. It doesn’t feel like I’ve already taken 125 units and only have 25 [...]

Let’s study the word of God!

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved. A workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth – 2 Timothy 2:15 Apostle Paul gives this letter to his son in the ministry, Timothy, to encourage, him to be diligent in his studies as he [...]


Prayer Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your request to God. – Philippians 4:6 Today, let’s remember to keep prayer as a critical area in every area of our life. It’s a value and it’s the engine that drives the believer. As Paul’s words to [...]

The World is Coming and the Fires are Burning

New Fresno Pacific University students have arrived from nations around the world and from communities across America and the Central Valley to start the 2015-2016 academic year. From Albania, Avenal, Atlanta, Arizona and Atwater; from Greece, India, Russia and Ripon; from Spain, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Kingsburg; from Denmark, Lithuania, Colombia and Clovis—God is [...]