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Online students get new source of spiritual guidance

June 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Online instructors in the College of Theology at Grand Canyon University get spirituality-related questions from students daily. That was the inspiration for “Dear Theophilus,” a new blog in which COT faculty provides answers to those questions. The goal is to help students from a variety of theological backgrounds, including non-Christians.

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Renowned nun tells her incredible story in GCU talk

May 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe visited GCU on Friday to share her purpose with GCU employees: to heal, mend and love the ‘lost girls’ of Northern Uganda. “I am a dreamer. I dream of making lives a little better. I dream of healing their pain. I dream of mending their brokenness,” she said, bringing her warmth, humor and inspiration to a university where finding one’s purpose is what it’s all about.

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Slideshow: Saturday online commencement ceremonies

May 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic GCU News Bureau Online students in the Colangelo College of Business, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Production, and College of Theology received their diplomas Saturday in two separate ceremonies at Grand Canyon University Arena.   

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GCU awards its first Master of Divinity degrees

April 29, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s first Master of Divinity (M.Div.) graduates were front and center in the spring commencement ceremony Saturday morning. “This is a new day for GCU and a new day for Grand Canyon Theological Seminary,” said Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology. It also represents a new day for several grads who took interesting paths into the program.

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Down-to-earth guide to worship is a natural fit

April 25, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

When he was writing his dissertation earlier this decade, Dr. John Frederick thought about how he might adapt it into a book for public consumption. That was the inspiration for “Worship in the Way of the Cross,” published recently on Amazon. Frederick’s book urges churches to create services that encourage participation.

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Thousands set to gather for GCU commencement

April 24, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

More than 5,000 graduates and their 30,000 guests will be on the Grand Canyon University campus this week for spring commencement. There will be six ceremonies — two each, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., on Thursday through Saturday.

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Theology instructor finds peace in the long run

April 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

College of Theology instructor Gary Osmundsen is a serious athlete. How serious? He has qualified to compete in the Boston Marathon next year. But Osmundsen’s path to distance running was a little different than the norm.

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Canyon Challenge finalists all are mission-driven

April 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This year’s Canyon Challenge, scheduled for Thursday afternoon at GCU Arena, features five mission-driven finalists competing for the $15,000 in prize money. Storage Together, which won an international competition in Barcelona last fall, is among the competitors.

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Purple will be everywhere at Final Four festivities

March 28, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

This weekend’s NCAA Division I men’s basketball Final Four will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium, but the festivities begin at Grand Canyon University Arena on Thursday night with the 29th annual Slam Dunk and 3-point Championships. GCU also will be represented in other ways — by the Thundering Heard Pep Band and by dozens of students who will be volunteering at the various festivities.

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Final ‘Lunch and Learn’ shows what really matters

March 17, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

The Integration of Faith, Learning and Work “Lunch and Learn” series concluded Friday with a discussion about our relationships, especially the most important one — the one with Jesus. Colangelo College of Business instructor Ken Hein shared some personal anecdotes and said, “It takes courage to stand up and sacrifice what might be everything in order to have a permanent relationship with our Savior.”

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