Darren Duerksen, Ph.D.

Director & Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies
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Darren Duerksen
  • Email: darren.duerksen@fresno.edu
  • Phone: 559-453-2265
  • Office: SEM 207


  • Ph.D., Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2011
  • M.Div., Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

Publications & Presentations

  • “Ecclesial Identities of Socioreligious ‘Insiders’: A Case Study of Fellowships among Hindu and Sikh Communities.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research, 37:2: 86-89, 2013
  • “Must Insiders Be Churchless? Exploring Insiders’ Models of “Church.” International Journal of Frontier Missiology, 29:4: 161-167, 2012
  • “Dependency,” in William A. Dyrness, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Juan F. Martinez and Simon Chan, eds., Global Dictionary of Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press Academic): 230-231, 2008
  • “A Missional Ecclesiology for India: A Mennonite Case Study from Andhra Pradesh,” Dharma Deepika, 8: 21-40, 2004
In my own experience I have been profoundly shaped by teachers and mentors, and am glad that now I have the chance to provide this for students at FPU. Two of FPU’s qualities are particularly exciting for me. First, it has a commitment to following the teachings and ways of Christ, whether locally or globally. Second, FPU has great ethnic and religious diversity, providing me and our community with ongoing opportunities to learn about how to love and serve those different from ourselves