Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of GCU's College of Theology (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Theology announces M.Div. degree program

July 01, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

“Essential degree” for those called to a ministry career has been a long time coming to GCU. The 90-credit-hour program will take most students three to four years to complete.

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Wednesday's lecture at Ethington Theatre on the integration of faith and learning brought a message of hope from representatives of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.
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Zacharias speakers bring message of hope

June 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Speakers Stuart McAllister and Michelle Tepper of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, along with Dr. Jacqueline Chadwick of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, spoke on campus about the integration of faith and learning.

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Bart Millard is director of GCU's new Center for Worship Arts. Photo by Darryl Webb
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Q&A with Bart Millard about worship arts

June 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

An edited transcript of a recent interview with the new director of GCU’s Center for Worship Arts.

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GCU officially launched the Center for Worship Arts on Tuesday with (left) Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology, and MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard, who will direct the Center.
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GCU introduces Center for Worship Arts

May 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU pulled out all the artistic stops Tuesday evening with the official launch of its Center for Worship Arts, which will begin training students in worship ministry this fall. The event was filled with lights, inspirational music by the University’s Chapel band, and a conversation between Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology where the Center is housed, and Bart Millard, co-founder and lead singer of MercyMe, an internationally acclaimed contemporary Christian group.

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Bishop Hannington Bahemuka
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Ugandan bishop shares inspirational message

April 11, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

A campaign launched by Bishop Hannington Bahemuka to teach the principles of Christian stewardship rallied those living in refugee camps in western Uganda.

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Christian hip-hop star KB gets the crowd's hands raised at his April 3 show.
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Thunderground to become worship arts hub

April 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

As the University introduces its Center for Worship Arts this fall through the College of Theology, the Thunderground venue will move away from hosting national Christian shows to providing a deeper, more intimate level of student creative engagement.

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Dr. Craig Hazen at Friday's meeting of the Defenders Club in the North Dining Hall of the Student Union.
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Defenders Club hosts speaker Craig Hazen

March 31, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Apologist from Biola University says Christianity provides an excellent place for spiritual seekers to start.

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Worship or concert? In this case, it's a service at megachurch Christ's Church of the Valley. (Photo courtesy of Todd Clark/Christ's Church of the Valley)
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The message in the music: New worship arts program to put Scripture before song

March 17, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Doug Carroll GCU News Bureau “David and the whole company of Israel were in the parade, singing at the top of their lungs and playing mandolins, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals.” — 2 Samuel 6:5 (Message translation) Never mind his big victory over Goliath or his 30-year reign as Israel’s king. David was a worship leader with one rocking resumé. As the Eric Clapton of his time, young David played the harp so beautifully that he chased away the blues of King Saul. He was a prolific lyricist, credited with writing approximately half of the 150 psalms in the Bible. His dance moves, displayed on one occasion while wearing a tight-fitting garment of questionable taste, disgusted his status-conscious wife, who then received a stinging rebuke from him: “In God’s presence I’ll dance all I want! I’ll become even more undignified than this!” With such a rich heritage of making a joyful noise to the Lord, it’s no wonder that Christians place a king-size emphasis on worship. On Sundays in American churches, a sizable portion of most services is devoted to music, although the harpist/psalmist/mosher of old wouldn’t recognize today’s tools: electric guitars and amplifiers, wireless microphones, soundboards, computerized lighting, […]

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The stage at Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix, scene of two days of commencement.
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Day 1 blog: Commencement at Comerica Theatre

March 14, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Highlights from Friday’s graduation of nearly 900 students in four of GCU’s colleges: Arts and Sciences, Theology, Doctoral Studies and Business.

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Keith Baker and Samantha Murphy
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Stellar Hall of Fame class inducted at homecoming

March 03, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Samantha Murphy, who redefined “student-athlete” at the University on the basketball court and in the classroom, and six others were honored at Ethington Theatre on campus.

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