The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther, Dr. of Theology, planted on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, in Saxony, Germany, 95 theological theses for discussion and debate. It was the standard academic procedure for announcing a debate. Soon, very soon, his words (not couched in formal academic prose and occasionally satirical and acerbic) […]

Fake News

Last week, two bills were introduced in the California State Senate and Assembly to address the “fake news” phenomenon that has plagued our digital landscape in recent months. AB-155 Pupil Instruction: Civic Online Reasoning proposes adding Section 51226.8 to the Education Code, to read: (a) The Instructional Quality Commission shall develop, and the state board […]

Cheers for the Next President!

The next president of Fresno Pacific University has been appointed. In contrast to the political tensions, conflicts and uncertainties surrounding the next President of the United States of America, the appointment of the next president of FPU has been marked by a strong consensus of support. Here is the official public announcement of the appointment […]

What We Believe @ FPU

One of the greatest privileges I have as a University Pastor is upholding the doctrinal position of our Institution. This great ministry founded long ago by pilgrims of the faith, who had a vision for making disciples excites me to no-end. The same Jesus that they fell in love with and followed to the end […]

It’s Personal

On the application form for anyone seeking employment at Fresno Pacific we ask each candidate to write a statement describing “[their] relationship with and commitment to Jesus Christ and the church and how [they] relate [their] Christian faith to [their] profession.” We do this not only because FPU is an explicitly Christian institution, but because […]

Provost Convocation Prayer for 2017

  Our Great God and father thank you for the precious privilege, to be present here in this place, thank you for the new beginnings on this journey. We praise you for your mercy, kindness and Grace. Holy Father, we honor you today for what you are doing in the life of our University. Thank […]