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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Please Pray for Fresno Pacific

The spiritual work we do every day at Fresno Pacific is impossible in human terms. But we firmly believe that “with God all things are possible,” and depend on your prayers every day. Your faith is the simple, powerful way to worship God by asking him to do these miracles. What follows is a list […]

FPU’s Part in the Future of Tech in the Valley

Guest column by Karen Cianci, Ph.D., dean of the School of Natural Sciences, and Simon Sultana, Ph.D., software engineering program director What’s going on in downtown Fresno? And what is FPU’s involvement? Bitwise Industries, the Valley tech hub, has just purchased several additional buildings in downtown, bringing their total space to just under 300,000 square […]

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Disabilities and Civil Rights

Guest column Melinda Gunning, director of academic and disability support services Just as my generation grew up under the (then) recently enacted Civil Rights Act of 1964, today’s traditional-age college student has grown up under another important piece of civil rights legislation: the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA of 1990, amended in 2008 to […]

Connecting Business and Mission

The world needs more Christian businesspeople. In fact, the world needs more Christian billionaires! Evidence of this bold assertion will be on display at 4 o’clock on Thursday afternoon, February 9, right here on the Fresno Pacific University main campus. The CEOs of two highly successful national corporations in the food industry will speak as […]