Be Careful Not to Forget the Lord Your God

In the eighth chapter of Deuteronomy Moses reminds the people of the promise and vision of God for their future. He also reminds them of the laws, statues, ceremonies and traditions to maintain, so that they will be “careful not to forget the Lord their God” in the midst of their work and prosperity. Three […]

An Engaged Presence

God sends his word to the earth in the form of a child to express his love for all. This gift of love gave us access to understanding God’s heart for relationship with all mankind. He sent his presence through Jesus the Christ to draw us into a kingdom where abides as Father. In the […]

Seeing the Possibilities: Doing the Common in Uncommon Ways

Our branding theme this year is “Possibility Happens Here.” You will find the Scriptures from Matthew 19:26 accompanying our communications about possibilities. Jesus says: “with God all things are possible.” So, this year we are looking forward to expanding the possibilities for our students and growing our engagement in Fresno and the Central Valley. Years […]

Strategic Priorities II: Living Out the Vision

The FPU Board of Trustee’s approved Vision for the university is “… to be known for its Academic Excellence, Innovative Programming and Spiritual Vitality.” The Fresno Pacific Idea provides the philosophical framework for moving towards this vision. This semester we have coined a phrase that provides direction for its application: Engaging the Cultures and Serving […]

Presidential Priorities: Reframing Our Thinking

Fresno Pacific University has become a regional university of the San Joaquin Valley. The university extends its influence from Bakersfield to Merced through five campuses. It not only provides a Christ-centered education throughout the Central Valley, but serves as a catalyst for change in areas of spiritual development, social and cultural growth, economic development and […]

Coming Together to Honor God in Convocations

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” Dorothy Day “Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing.” Wendell Berry Four times a year the university has the tradition of coming together—two commencement services […]

God’s University

A little over a year ago, Yvette and I visited several South Korean Christian universities. Our university in Pakistan had developed partnerships with several of these institutions, and my job was to broaden opportunities for collaboration. Handong Global University was particularly impressive. Though all these institutions were Christian, we were stunned by a message that […]