Having A Heart Like Christ for Haiti and Africa

God knew I would be a missionary. He knew I would fight against being a missionary, too, but he also knew that responding to his call would change and challenge my life, my thoughts, my ideals and what I thought about who I thought I was. Being a missionary was never on my radar screen. […]

The Joy of Reading and Travel

What could be better than having the assignment to read, reread and talk about C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and other Christian writers of England? That is what I have been doing and preparing for over the last several months. I can’t read everything they wrote, but I am through The Hobbit (much, […]

Why Global Education?

Students who study abroad at Fresno Pacific unanimously come back with stories of awe, surprise and shock. The awe emerges at the grandeur of the Acropolis in Greece, the glittering gold-plated Dome of the Rock in Israel, the graceful enormity of the Hagia Sophia cathedral in Istanbul, the sheer immensity of the Angkor Wat ruins […]

Lori_Dave_ Kleschold Profile

God Gives Couple a Second Chance

Lori (Jantzen Regier, BA ’84) and Dave (SM ’03, BA ’82) Kleschold At first it was just another college romance. Lori Jantzen and Dave Kleschold briefly dated as Fresno Pacific students, then went their own ways after graduation. Twenty-five years later they became husband and wife. The two immediately caught each other’s attention upon first […]

It’s a New Season to Give God Praise, So Let’s Worship Together!

In John 12: 20-22, there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip came and told Andrew, and in turn Andrew and Philip told Jesus. This very familiar passage […]

Conquerors or Grasshoppers: Worship Matters

When Moses’ spies returned from Canaan, they concluded their report by marveling at how large and imposing the people they observed were. “We even saw the Nephilim there. To ourselves we seemed as grasshoppers, and we must have seemed the same to them.” (Numbers 13:33) As the spies shared their observations, many of the Israelites […]