Students gave a huge thumbs-up to the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work in the classroom. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Initiative is a leap of faith and learning in classroom

April 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The Integration of Faith, Learning and Work initiative at GCU proved popular with both students and faculty. Students said it helped them take a new look at their faith, and faculty members saw it as a useful way to incorporate more prayer into the classroom.

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GCU alums minister to needs of Ugandans during medical mission trip

April 22, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Today Magazine A group of health care professionals who studied together at Grand Canyon University before going to medical school traveled to western Uganda last year to bring medical care and God’s love to people for whom modern necessities are scarce. Among them were Dr. David Engstrom and his wife, Jamie, a physician’s assistant, who operate Pinnacle Family Medicine in Litchfield Park, Drs. Nicole and Brent Nedella, Courtney Mitchell and Stephanie Bradley, all GCU alumni. (Photos courtesy of the Nedella family)

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Philosopher bares his soul in campus talks

April 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Faculty and students both turned out in large numbers Tuesday and Wednesday to hear Dr. J.P. Moreland, a prominent Christian philosopher from Biola University who takes delight in refuting neuroscience’s claims about the soul.

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LoGo students cleanse spirits through homeless outreach

April 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University students shared their love for humanity early Thursday by washing the feet of homeless people and helping in other ways in the homeless community in central Phoenix. The effort was organized through GCU’s Office of Spiritual Life through a partnership with Phoenix Dream Center’s Church on the Street.

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Chapel: Get your ‘hope’ app up and running

March 31, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Monday’s Grand Canyon University Chapel featured a double dose of motivation. First, President/CEO Brian Mueller shared his thoughts about the weekend memorial service for Ashley Laneri, and then the main speaker, Kent DelHousaye of Bethany Bible Church, used his experience in a footrace to underscore his point about running away from immaturity and sprinting toward a life of righteousness.

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Celebrating the ubiquity of Ashley Laneri: 1993-2015

March 30, 2015 / by / 4 Comments

Like a memorable performance in a stage play or choir concert, Ashley Laneri won’t soon be forgotten, it was apparent during her memorial service Saturday on campus. About 450 family members, students, faculty and staff and others gathered to pay tribute to the life of the GCU senior who died March 13 from injuries she sustained in a car accident in Phoenix.

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Pastor Christopher Brooks of Evangel Ministries in Detroit led the first Chapel after spring break. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Chapel: Pray to find key to your city

March 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Christopher Brooks of Evangel Ministries in Detroit reminded the first post-spring break Grand Canyon University Chapel audience that in order to follow the spirit of the second commandment, to love thy neighbor as thyself, Christians must explore cities where they might make the greatest impact. It’s not all about a one-on-one with God, he said. In Detroit, Phoenix and other U.S. cities, people are hurting and in need of help. He challenged students to pray for a path to the city where God wants them.

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‘Tales from Dugout’ shows strength in vulnerability

March 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The crowd at “Tales from the Dugout” Sunday night at the Arena was treated to an hour of storytelling by two prominent baseball players — Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks and Jeremy Affeldt of the San Francisco Giants — and umpire Ted Barrett about how they carry their Christian faith on and off the field. All three talked of how their vulnerability has become a strength.

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Professor’s book illuminates Biblical stories

March 13, 2015 / by / 4 Comments

Dr. Pete Charpentier, an assistant professor in the College of Theology, has published a new book, “Truth from the Trenches — Using God’s Word to Illustrate Timeless Truths.” GCU Today has the story of how Charpentier was inspired to write it, why COT faculty is encouraged to do this kind of work and what the book is designed to accomplish.

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Chapel: Hope of the world is in local churches

March 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU graduate Samson Dunn urged Chapel attendees Monday to find a local church if they don’t already have one and make it a front-and-center part of their life. “The local church is the hope of the world,” he said.

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