Restorative Justice in the Holy Land

Guest author: Alicia Herrick If anywhere needs conflict resolution and reconciliation, it’s the Middle East, right? For many Americans, the region containing Israel and Palestine is the first place that comes to mind when they think about international conflict and the need for peacemaking. Some Americans believe that this area has always been in conflict, […]

Spotlight and Pivot Questions: Alicia Herrick

Alicia Herrick is a graduate student with the Center for Peacemaking & Conflict Studies at Fresno Pacific University, pursuing a Master’s Degree in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies. Originally from Holland, Michigan, Alicia completed her undergraduate studies in International Relations at Hope College and then moved to California shortly after graduation. Through her work at a […]

Christine Lollar

Mercies are new every morning

Christine Lollar 2011 BA in Business Management Communications Officer at First 5 Kern in Bakersfield, CA Once a single mother of three, working three jobs and making $10 too much per month to qualify for any public assistance, Christine Lollar knows what it is to face hardship. Fresno Pacific University: Bakersfield Campus, helped her overcome, […]

Times of Transition

Connecting Points readers, During this time of transition as Fresno Pacific University welcomes Joseph Jones, Ph.D., as president, along with the Independence Day holiday, there will be no Connecting Points this week. Look for the series to resume weekly starting July 12, 2017 with contributions from President Jones and other members of the FPU community. […]

Connected Educators

Just recently, some of our graduate students finished our “Creating on the Web” course.  This course is part of our Master’s in Educational Technology.  One of the goals for the course is for students to become a “Connected Educator.” A Connected Educator is an individual who uses 21st-century technologies to connect and collaborate with other […]

A Brief Farewell Message

This is my final Connecting Points. It is brief, like this presidency, which was a couple months short of three years. By the impressively dedicated, often sacrificial and consistently competent and faithful efforts of the vast majority of faculty, staff, trustees, prayer supporters and donors, a very great turnaround was accomplished. Despite significant external and […]

Beauty and Unity in the Reformation

We have been in two “Reformed” centers, two very, very, very beautiful cities, having left the Luther Towns of Germany. First we were in Heidelberg on the Neckar river, the old town wedged in a narrow valley. This is the city of the famous Heidelberg Catechism, which begins by asking and answering, “What is your […]