Spiritual Vitality at FPU

Spiritual vitality in the cocurricular traditional undergraduate program is unique in the totality of all that God is doing in the lives of students at Fresno Pacific University. Our ministry service embraces all cultures, all nations and all peoples as gifts of God to the entire world. Our primary objective is to have the kingdom […]

The Path to Sustainable Financial Health

The university finished last year with an operating surplus of $2.2M due to exceptional enrollment in graduate and degree completion programs, and to the salary and retirement cuts which were still in effect at the close of the fiscal year. Without the cuts the surplus would have been $1.2M. Either way, this is a significant […]


A message of hope

Beth Paz 2005 BA in English: Secondary Teaching Minister, Neighbor, Preacher and Kingdom Builder Beth Paz shared a message of hope with thousands of college students as plenary speaker at Urbana’s December 2018 conference. Urbana is sponsored by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF), a parachurch ministry that calls college-age students to whole-life discipleship in Christ. Conferences […]

Good news at Christmas

  We are living in a world where bad news and sadness seems to be prevalent all of the time…. I don’t know about you but I am in love with the good news. I’m also in love with the joy that children bring into our lives. You see I am one of the Grandparents […]

Christmastime “Melody of Messiah”

Recently, while going through some old papers in a desk drawer at home, I came across a poem I had written 30 years ago when I was an administrator at Spring Arbor College in Michigan. At that time, I was asked to bring a brief devotional thought to the faculty-staff family Christmas party on campus. Somehow, I […]

I like history, now…

It happens often. I am asked what I do maybe in a store, or a Dr.’s office, or at a restaurant. Who knows where? All of those have happened this fall. I tell them I am a history professor at Fresno Pacific University. Or an alum comes by the university, and we chat for a […]

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Introduction: Over the past few weeks I have noticed that “The world” has truly got it twisted when it comes to celebrating Christmas. For many people believe […]

Listen Well; then Choose Your Adventure

“Jesus said to Simon, ‘Don’t be afraid. From now on, you will be fishing for people.’ As soon as they brought the boats to the shore, they left everything and followed Jesus.” (Luke 5:10–11 CEB) A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend some time observing and listening as a few of FPU’s […]