Dr. Peter Williams speaks at Grand Canyon University on Thursday night. (Photo by Mark Heller)
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Bible expert explains reasons we should trust it

January 13, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Peter Williams’ specialty is studying the Bible, and he brought a different perspective with him from Tyndale House, a research center at the University of Cambridge in England. That made for a riveting presentation Thursday night on campus.

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GCU President Brian Mueller said in his Chapel talk Monday morning that God is the only reason that good things have happened to the University. (Photo by Slaven Gujic)
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Star search begins, ends at God, Mueller tells Chapel

January 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU President Brian Mueller traditionally kicks off the new semester with a talk at Chapel, and on Monday morning he delivered a message that might seem untraditional to the mainstream, celebrity-obsessed media: Being worshipped is totally unnatural to human beings. We were made to solely worship God, Mueller said.

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Chapel draws a large crowd to GCU Arena on Monday mornings. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Chapel schedule for spring features diverse speakers

January 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Chapel schedule for the spring semester features a diverse group of speakers, including four first-timers. The first Chapel of the new year is at 11:15 a.m. Monday in the Arena.

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A visit with Santa was one of the highlights for the kids at Canyon Cares Christmas. (Photo by Slaven Gujic)
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Children flock to GCU’s Canyon Cares Christmas

December 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Canyon Cares Christmas event Sunday cheered the hearts and filled up space beneath the Christmas tree for hundreds of families who might not otherwise have any gifts for their children. Hundreds of neighbors, staff members and volunteers enjoyed the celebration of giving.

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Scot Madison Quiggle performs
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From pain comes gain in Worship Arts Showcase

December 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The fall 2016 Worship Arts Songwriter Showcase highlighted a dozen songs from Worship Arts students, molded around each other through a common theme of “struggle,” that affects everyone throughout life. The 12 songs will be combined with a dozen from spring semester and finalists will be chosen for a 12-track compilation CD.

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Emotional tribute to open Winter Dance Concert

December 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Inspired by Kayla Castro’s life and the song created by friend and former roommate Kristyn Roberts, “Dancing by Your Side” is an emotional opener to this weekend’s “Impermanence” program performed by the Ethington Dance Ensemble as they explore the tension and opportunities created by change.

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GCU spreads drug and alcohol awareness

November 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students and staff at Grand Canyon University launched a campaign Monday to prevent drug abuse and create awareness. “At GCU we are fairly straight-edge and we are trying to keep students away from drugs for as long as possible,” Sean Thomason, student senator. “The hope of the campus is to produce and send off leaders into the world. That means having people who are educated on the destructive behaviors of such substances.”

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Tim Beal of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship urged his Chapel audience to not let life's circumstances take their focus away from God. (Photo by Kaitlyn Terrey)
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Beal gets real in Chapel about life’s circumstances

November 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Tim Beal of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship used the 11th chapter of Matthew to drive home his Chapel message Monday morning: Life is going to be filled with all sorts of circumstances, many of them challenging, but they should never take our focus away from Jesus.

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Female theologians discuss women’s place in ministry

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A high-powered panel of women theologians at GCU tackled the question, “Does God Call Women into the Ministry?” The answer may seem obvious, but it was’t and was the subject triggered interesting debate.

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Chad Moore of Sun Valley Community Church stressed the importance of humility in his Chapel talk Monday morning. (Photo by Kaitlyn Terrey)
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Chapel message on humility is anything but meek

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Chad Moore of Sun Valley Community Church is a forceful speaker, which worked well with his message Monday morning at Chapel. Moore talked about the importance of humility and stressed that it should not be confused with being timid. Instead, it’s about being the real you.

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