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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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In her Chapel talk Monday morning at Grand Canyon University, Courtney Cleveland explained how a biblical story helped her with her personal struggles. (Photo by Kaitlyn Terrey)
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Cleveland’s Chapel message merits attention

November 08, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Courtney Cleveland used her Chapel talk Monday morning to get into uncomfortable territory for some people: depression and feeling worthy. She said the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well brought some clarity to her feelings.

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Animator discusses new Disney film, ‘Moana’

November 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Darrin Butters, a Walt Disney Animation Studios animator, was at Ethington Theatre to discuss the story behind “Moana,” the new 3D animated film about the fierce daughter of an island chief who embarks on a fantastic voyage. The movie is scheduled for release Nov. 23.

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Campus welcomes new Student Life Building

November 03, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The newly added student offices on the first floor of the Student Life Building have created a warm and welcoming hang-out place while expanding the student experience. “We are here to be a resource to students, and we all have a common goal — to answer questions, help students with difficult problems or just simply to be here for the chance to meet them,” said Alysha Clark, Associated Students chief of staff. “We definitely use our space for working and getting tasks done, but I think the purpose of having this space is so much greater than that.” GCU Today has the story.

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Don’t play head games with God, Buskirk tells Chapel

November 01, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Monday’s Chapel speaker was Ryan Buskirk of Young Life, who trains volunteers to do God’s work on high school campuses. His message was simple and direct: Stop trying to comprehend God’s love for you or think you don’t deserve it. Instead, look to receive it or spread it yourself through relationships.

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Thrive Conference gives family businesses a boost

October 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A few hundred entrepreneurs and small business owners gathered at GCU Arena on Wednesday for the Thrive Conference to share stories and advice about building or sustaining a business, work-life balance, faith and much more. The full-day event was sponsored by the Intentional Living Center and Family Life radio.

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