Brian Kruckenberg of New City Church addresses Chapel on Monday morning.
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Easy does it? Not in Kruckenberg’s Chapel talk

September 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Most Chapel talks challenge listeners to venture outside their comfort zone, but some undoubtedly will find Brian Kruckenberg’s message particularly challenging. Kruckenberg said we must seek to know God and then be willing to do what He wants us to do. “If you don’t feel the tension of walking the Christian life,” the New City Church pastor said, “maybe you’re not walking it.”

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‘Lunch and Learn’ breaks bread on materialism

September 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The first “Lunch and Learn” of the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work speaker series featured a discussion about what it means to not live by bread alone. Dr. Moronke Oke of the Colangelo College of Business stressed the importance of putting purpose, principles and people at the top of our pyramid, and Joshua Danaher of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences talked about being authentic in our daily thoughts and actions.

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Thunder and Havocs with Heart cheered up Phoenix Children's Hospital patients Wednesday.
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GCU Foundation, Havocs bring ‘recess’ to cancer patients

September 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A superhero-themed extended recess inside the “ChildLife Zone” room at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Wednesday night came together because of the partnerships between Grand Canyon University Foundation and its Run to Fight Children’s Cancer charities — PCH and the Children’s Cancer Network (CCN).

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‘Lunch and Learns’ demonstrate faith in faculty

September 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Integration of Faith, Learning and Work is an important part of the classroom experience at GCU, and this year the faculty is having more input than ever into the program. The goal, of course, is to benefit students, and Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology, is confident that will be the result of his decision to form a faculty task force to help him plan and execute the program. Members of the task force already are seeing the benefits.

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Cristian and Dario Castillo with swords and 2 Samuel bible verse during a Canyon Kids event last spring.
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Local outreach program inspires students to serve

September 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

More than 1,200 students every month find purpose in local volunteer work, participating in GCU’s popular Local Outreach Ministries. From helping the homeless to mentoring middle schoolers, participants find peace and joy from giving to others.

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Beth Guckenberger's folksy, what-me-worry style was on full display Monday at Chapel. (Photo by Darryl Webb)
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Guckenberger’s spirit is one the world should adopt

September 13, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Beth Guckenberger was back at Chapel on Monday for the third year in a row, and she quickly has become a must-listen. Guckenberger, who has dedicated her life to helping to helping orphans, told how one orphan became her son and has thrived against incredible odds. “Nothing is impossible with God,” she said.

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Chapel gives students and staff a chance to gather and worship as a group.
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A Chapel message that’s not to be forgotten

August 30, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU President Brian Mueller traditionally addresses the first Chapel of each semester, which traditionally draws a huge crowd to GCU Arena. But Monday’s gathering was the largest in Chapel history (more than 7,000), and Mueller’s message, appropriately, was big, too: He thanked students for their devotion to serving the community and reminded them that such service is central to Christianity.

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Thousands of candles ignited from a single flame during GCU's ceremony.
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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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