Being Christ-like in an Anti-Christian Culture

New conditions require adaptations. Organizations that do not change fast enough or who make the wrong change fall behind. Recent actions by the courts and various government agencies have altered the ecology within which Fresno Pacific operates. A new legal and social environment requires adaptations. The process is constant. The one constant and dependable assumption […]

Is God up to Something at FPU?

Provost/Senior Vice President Stephen Varvis, Ph.D., is on vacation this week. Please welcome guest contributor Terry Brensinger, Ph.D., president of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and vice president of Fresno Pacific University. I was struck a few days ago by a simple statement in Haggai 2:19. After rehashing various difficult experiences that had left Judah fragile […]

Letting go Tends to be Harder than Hanging on

The Smith House for Ministry is ready for full scheduling by FPU groups and programs. Located about a six-minute drive from the main campus, it has already been used for several major events, including the annual trustee dinner. This dramatic gated estate that adjoins Fancher Creek in Southeast Fresno was the residence of Ted and […]

No Cuts to Cal Grant!

Thank you to all who wrote letters and emails, made telephone calls and visited lawmakers. Thank you Governor Brown. Thank you legislators. Praise God! The proposed 11 percent cut to the Cal Grant has been repealed for the 2015-2016 state budget signed June 16. As California’s higher education financial aid program, Cal Grant makes it […]

Endings and beginnings

Below is the public announcement that we are losing our athletics director who had been with us during three extremely challenging years of change in the university and in our athletics program. As you read this announcement, you can pause to thank God that he had prepared and brought to us a particular person who […]

Taking a moment

A number of groups have worked together through the process of reviewing the year now ending, and starting to plan for the next. Many voices and perspectives bring out the elements of our mission and issues that we each might not see alone. This last week the executive cabinet and the deans met, separately and […]

A true Champion is beautiful two ways

For the second year in a row the Fresno Pacific University baseball team was the national champion in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) World Series in Ohio. At midseason it looked to me like the team was unlikely to even qualify for post-season play. But the players never quit working hard. They kept […]