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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 / 1 Comment

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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Preston Morrison of Gateway Church in Scottsdale based his Chapel talk Monday on the purpose of prayer. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Chapel: Prayer Week is a time to be all ears

March 02, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Preston Morrison, pastor of Gateway Church in Scottsdale, told the Chapel crowd Monday morning to listen up — to God, that is. To get Prayer Week going, Morrison talked about the three purposes of prayer and said it is critical to listen to what God is telling you.

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Chapel: Another way to make a difference

February 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Chapel had a different look and a different sound but included an important message in the “Making a Difference” theme. Pastor Tim Griffin, GCU’s dean of students, talked about the importance of the “It’s on Us” campaign against sexual violence.

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Chapel: Don’t let stress get the best of you

February 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Tom Shrader is 65 years old and says he thinks about dying every day after a year filled with health issues. But the Redemption Church pastor had a message at Chapel on Monday morning that anyone could relate to: The stress of daily life should never get in the way of our trust in God.

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Palmer Chinchen told listeners at Chapel on Monday, "Of all the instincts, the greatest one to show is compassion." (Photo by Alexis Bolze)
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Chapel: Giving your best, in this case, shoes

February 03, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Monday’s Chapel speaker, Palmer Chinchen of The Grove in Chandler, announced that GCU women’s basketball coach Trent May has asked the fans attending Thursday’s game donate the shoes they are wearing to Chinchen’s ministry, which has sent 40,000 pairs to Africa. GCU Today has the story on where May got the idea and what his coaching staff will do to make the night a little more meaningful.

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