In Praise of Adjuncts

Having served my share of adjunct and one-year appointments, I finally landed my first full-time tenure-track position. I had arrived! Okay, what I had “arrived at” was the opportunity to serve as the sole faculty member assigned to teach all of the history, political science and geography courses at my small institution. As a result, […]

From Under Our Noses to a High, High Dive

Guest column by Carlos Huerta, CCT program director for community initiatives, and Randy White, D.Min., executive director of the CCT and associate professor of community transformation at FPBS. Some call it stealth, an organization that flies below the radar, exercising a quiet ethic of influence by innovative service that keeps producing fruit. But it is […]

Ending and Beginning

In the life of Fresno Pacific University every beginning depends on an ending. Every starting point has a history. Every commencement depends on a completion. At 10 o’clock Saturday morning May 6, 2017, in Selland Arena the Symphonic Band and organ broke into the rousing fanfare and processional music written by Professor Walter Saul that […]

Marvin Steinert Lives On

Marvin Steinert was an extraordinarily faithful and generous friend and supporter of Fresno Pacific University. He was also a faithful and loving personal friend, a wise counselor and guide, an inspiring encourager when things got tough and a kind but firm pillar of accountability. His earthly life ended on April 22, 2017, but because of […]

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.

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.