The Bible—both Old and New testaments—have strong words on divorce. But can divorce, painful as it is, be the best, most Christian, of a set of bad options? Quentin Kinnision, Ph.D., Christian ministries faculty, answers a thoughtful Yes in this edition of Scholars Speak.
A pastor preaches book burning and catches worldwide attention, not only for himself but for the faith he claims to espouse. Christianity has been here before, seen as a violent hate-filled religion because of the actions of a few, not those of the many. Who are Christians, really? That's the question Tim Neufeld takes on in this edition of Scholars Speak.
Employers know what kind of workers they want. They’re after people who can think critically, solve problems, communicate and collaborate. Employees and entrepreneurs in the 21st century must also be flexible, adaptive, innovative, creative, understand technological and environmental issues and be able to deal with people from a variety of nations and cultures.
Sound like a tall order? In this Scholars Speak Jo Ellen Priest Misakian tells how to make that happen. Want a clue? Well, Misakian directs the school library program at Fresno Pacific University.
The first marathon runner died at the end of his race; still people by the thousands participate every year in what is perhaps the ultimate test of athletic endurance. Going this distance is also a source of remembered wisdom, or so says Michael Kunz, Fresno Pacific University AIMS professor of science, in this edition of Scholars Speak.
Between the Taliban and troop surges, Afghanistan grabs the headlines--but Pakistan may be the real issue in the region. Such is the case Ken Martens Friesen, Fresno Pacific University history and political science professor, makes in this edition of Scholars Speak.
Guns--cause of crime or means for the innocent to protect themselves? It's one of those questions most voted likely to turn a pleasant discussion into a shouting match, but one that Duane Ruth-Heffelbower takes on in this Scholars Speak.
There’s a lot of discussion around the Fresno County Sheriff’s policy of freely granting concealed weapon permits to qualified citizens. The incident that triggered this discussion was the murder of a delivery truck driver who was shot while doing his early morning rounds.
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How often do our holiday songs take on a blue hue as frustration and impatience shout down love and joy? Fresno Pacific University Psychology Professor Jay Pope has heard this tune and has some ideas on how to get your life back into a major key. He tells you how to make this busy time of year rock in this Scholars Speak.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. In this Scholars Speak, Biblical and Religious Studies Professor Quentin Kinnison issues a call to end this horror, and a challenge to Christians to lead the charge.
Life happens. And it seems like there's always more life happening, not less. So as we juggle all we must do and try to steal a minute for what we want to do, how do we decide when to say No? Is that little word even a part of our vocabulary, or is quality of life synonymous with quantity of life? Wayne Steffen, staff member at Fresno Pacific University and as much a time-management expert as parenthood, employment and the desire to be a contributing citizen can make him, vents on this topic in this Scholars Speak.
Child abuse is a horror. But what happens when it is also a symptom of other abuse that can tear apart a country? That's what Fresno Pacific University student Doug Kulungu fears is happening in his native Congo. He addresses the issue and its implications in this Scholars Speak.
When Christians do not abide by the principles of Jesus, it makes it hard for them to convince nonbelievers or even bring them to Christ.