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‘Ignite’ inspires unified vision in Class of 2020

August 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Thousands of freshmen holding lit candles raised their flames to the heaven Tuesday night and became a single group, the Class of 2020, united in their desire to make a difference in the world. It was the crowning moment of the Ignite ceremony, now in its fourth year at GCU, which is at once one of the most solemn and joyful events of Welcome Week.

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The Chapel service draws a big crowd every Monday morning in GCU Arena.
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Fall lineups for Chapel, The Gathering announced

August 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The fall schedules for Chapel and The Gathering are set, and both will once again raise spirits and provoke deep spiritual thought. “It’s how I hit the reset,” said Josh James, a Christian Studies major.

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Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology, said the 2016-17 Ministry Forum sessions are designed to "bring more light than heat to potentially contentious issues."
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Ministry Forum to tackle tough topics in 2016-17

June 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The 2016-17 Ministry Forum schedule was announced, and it contains some hotly debated subjects — everything from social justice to religious liberty to immigration. “Students continue to wrestle with the challenging issues of our day, so we’ve decided to join the struggle by engaging tough topics,” said Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology.

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Grand Canyon Theological Seminary starts this fall

June 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is making another major academic advancement with the unveiling of Grand Canyon Theological Seminary, which is accepting students and will begin classes this fall. The Seminary will teach the same doctrinal principles and Biblical truths as the rest of the University and also will be interdenominational. Unlike many seminaries, it will offer students a rich campus experience and opportunities to serve in the community.

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Davis felt a higher calling … to join the Marines

May 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

During her time at GCU, Kelsey Davis found that she really had to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. After research, trial and error and academic advising, she finally settled on a career path. However, just a couple of weeks before graduation, she felt a different calling from the Lord — to join the Marines. Now, she is a testimony of how GCU helped her find her purpose.

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As your plot thickens, heed this Chapel message

March 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The final Chapel talk of the academic year Monday featured Pastor Tim Griffin’s humorous description of why he’s the guy you want to avoid when you go to the movies. Griffin used that bit of humanity to demonstrate what Peter must have been thinking right after Christ’s resurrection and how that Bible passage relates to our lives today.

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From start to finish, Brown’s Chapel talk is direct

March 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The opening was long but captivating. The ending was succinct and direct. And throughout his 30-minute talk Monday morning, Chris Brown of North Coast Church in Vista, Calif., once again showed his Chapel audience why he’s such an effective communicator.

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Chapel talk interrupts this life for a special message

March 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Chapel was all about interruptions Monday morning. Nicole Cottrell urged her listeners to allow God to interrupt their lives and to use His power to interrupt situations that need to be addressed. It probably won’t be comfortable, she said, but it’s necessary.

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Chapel message: It’s God’s mission, so accept it

March 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A member of The Traveling Team turned his Chapel talk Monday morning into a missionary appeal. The Traveling Team is all about sending out more people on mission trips, and it sets an example by touring the country speaking at universities. Callison urged listeners to put helping those in need at the top of their must-do list.

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Lennox brings faith-sharing formula to Chapel

February 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When he spoke at Chapel Monday morning, Dr. John Lennox provided one of those quotes that should be pasted on a refrigerator or pinned on the wall of a workstation, and he also shared a number of other strong opinions. Lennox boldly proclaimed why Christianity must be defended in a society that increasingly seems to be moving away from it.

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