Spotlight and Pivot Questions: Ray Nickson

Ray Nickson was born in Adelaide, South Australia. Ray completed his undergraduate work at Flinders University (South Australia) where he received the Bachelor of Arts (honors) degree in English Literature and Criminology and the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (honors) degree. While completing his law degree, Ray was sent to the Legal Service Commission […]

Jeanne d’Albret and Gracious Leadership

I have been thinking a lot about the Reformation these days. At least I have when I have a few minutes between preparations for new classes. We are heading out on a tour of Reformation Germany, Switzerland and The Netherlands in just about eight weeks. (If you are interested you can find more about it […]

Days and Nights Full of Why

Life is a constantly flowing stream of decisions about what, why and how. This is true for each of us as individuals, and it is also true for organizations. We make most such decisions automatically. What do I need to do? Why do I need to do it? Why does it matter? Usually the why […]

Making Dissent Meaningful

Guest column by Quentin P. Kinnison, Ph.D., associate professor of Christian ministry, biblical & religious studies division chairperson

It seems we live in a time filled with dissent. Often protest and dissent seems unruly, disrespectful, even chaotic. Many of us at Fresno Pacific experience dissent in different ways that are not nearly as spectacular as recent national events, but which may be just as unsettling.