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Recent GCU Grad Huddles Up with Evangelical Athletes in Action

March 12, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University graduate Kasper Axtell found his ministry calling through the non-profit evangelical Athletes in Action.

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The Flexibility of Faith: Holy Yoga Converts Eastern Tradition Into Christian Fitness

March 12, 2013 / by / 1 Comment

Holy Yoga is becoming more popular at Grand Canyon University’s 55,000 square-foot Student Recreation Center as Christian students recognize the spiritual value to the Eastern wellness method.

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‘Community: One Spirit, One Purpose’ Chapel Series Extends Into Spring

November 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The upcoming spring semester will mark the second installment of a Chapel speaker series focused on the theme, with a number of new speakers coming to campus.

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At-Risk Teens Need Love Before Lectures, Theology Dean Says

October 02, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Steve Gerali says youth ministers should make it a point to know teenagers better than teens know themselves.

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GCU Affiliate Organization to Receive Gift of Massachusetts Campus

September 21, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

The Northfield property was founded in 1879 by evangelist D.L. Moody as a seminary but has been unoccupied since 2005. It was purchased three years ago by the owners of the Hobby Lobby retail chain, who have since spent millions of dollars in renovations.

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Chapel Speaker Says Doubt Helps Grow Community

September 14, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

Jeremy Jernigan, executive pastor of creative arts at Central Christian Church of the East Valley, will lead Monday’s chapel service at GCU Arena. He will focus on doubt as a tool to strengthen community, in line with GCU’s Community: One Spirit, One Purpose theme.

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Global Outreach Week Focuses on Foundational Passion for Christ

September 12, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The goal of GCU’s global outreach, according to Jacob Page, is to make a lifetime impact for the Gospel in a world where an estimated 2.7 billion people remain unreached by Christianity.

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Year’s Community Theme to Focus on Inclusion of Commuter Students

August 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Helping to set the community tone will be weekly Chapel in GCU Arena, which could draw as many as 2,000 students on Mondays this fall. Speakers for the semester have been given a choice of the so-called “one another” passages from the Bible.

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A Community United: ‘One Spirit, One Purpose’ Theme Resonates in West Phoenix

August 14, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

By Michael Ferraresi GCU News Bureau Helping refugees learn English. Making sure struggling parents have Christmas gifts for their children. Spending time with aging military veterans, reminding them they are never forgotten. Community service is part of the fabric of GCU. For years, University students and staff have partnered with west Phoenix neighborhood leaders on the streets around campus. That dedication will be amplified this fall with more students on campus than ever before, and the results could be limitless.   A theme being introduced this fall is “Community: One Spirit, One Purpose.” The idea is based on the second book of Philippians, which encourages selflessness and caring for others. Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin said the theme is meant to focus students on staying humble amid the accelerated growth of GCU’s campus — that as the University sheds its image as a quiet little Christian college, it’s perhaps even more important to give back. The larger and more successful GCU becomes, the more resources will become available for programs to help at-risk people who share west Phoenix with the University’s students.  Neighborhoods west of Interstate 17 within several miles of the campus have long fought the stigma of […]

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Getting Tough on Bullying: Dean of Theology Brings Expertise to Troubling Societal Issue

August 14, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

By Bob Romantic GCU News Bureau Like many people, GCU’s dean of theology, Dr. Steven Gerali, was shocked and appalled when a video of junior high students bullying a 68-year-old woman on a school bus in Greece, N.Y., surfaced on the Internet this summer. The students maliciously taunted and degraded school bus monitor Karen Klein with a stream of insults, profanities and threats. At one point, they demanded to know her address so they could steal from her and deface her property. One boy, ridiculing Klein about her weight, said that if he stabbed her with a knife, hamburgers would slide out of her stomach. And, in what may have been the most stinging remark, one of the boys said, “You don’t have a family because they all killed themselves because they didn’t want to be near you.” Klein’s son committed suicide about 10 years ago. “It was an overt display of unfiltered, unrestrained, boundary-less kids,” said Gerali, who has been sought out in radio interviews during recent months as an expert on the subject of bullying. The interviews were aired on nearly 600 stations and reached roughly 2.5 million listeners. “There is a lot we can learn from an incident […]

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