Academic Quality

The question of academic quality is one of our preoccupations and rightly so. But it has risen in importance in this time of continuing change in “the ecology of higher education.” Today FPU, and every institution of higher education, faces increases in economic pressure as well as scrutiny from governmental agencies, the larger public and […]

Looking Foolish is No Fun

Sometimes it is called 20-20 hindsight. Looking back on a situation we often can see clearly what we should have done. We regret the wrong words that caused confusion,the angry words that damaged a precious friendship, the business decision that wasted a small fortune and made people lose their jobs, the one dumb play call that lost […]

Training, Education and Learning

An article on C. S. Lewis and other writers in the “Inklings” group in the magazine Christian History (highly recommended) reminded me how Lewis can state an insight with elegant simplicity. The author drew upon a little known essay that I had not read for many years called “Our English Syllabus,” a brief talk on […]

The Creator’s Cosmic Conundrum

It is natural for a Christ-centered university like Fresno Pacific to mark the Christmas and Easter celebrations with holidays from our normal work as servant-learners, and with special worship events such as the Choir Concert last Sunday and Lessons and Carols last Christmas season. In these ways we mark the beginning and the climax of […]