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Theology Thursday: Promoting acceptance and unity

August 16, 2018 / by / 11 Comments

“I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. What I mean is that each one of you says, ‘I follow Paul,’ or ‘I follow Apollos,’ or ‘I follow Cephas,’ or ‘I follow Christ.’” (1 Corinthians 1:10-12) By Pastor Jim Miller GCU Corporate Chaplain Either/or.  Both/and.  I got to thinking about those distinctions over vacation. (Yes, this is what I do on my vacations!) In John 17, Jesus prays that his followers would be one, that they would experience the same oneness that Jesus and the Father experienced, and if they did then the whole world would know that they had been transformed by Jesus. Now that’s a pretty profound prayer! Paul has to have that in mind when he encounters this early church and, well, its dysfunction. Can’t you just hear him? “What are you thinking? You’re supposed to be one, to be unified, to be both/and kinds of people. This is how people will be attracted to […]

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Move-In volunteers bring a welcoming warmth

August 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Professors, staff and fellow students all lend a hand for GCU’s unique Move-In. It is part of the culture of the University for employees as well as students to lend a hand at the start of the academic year. While many volunteers would rise early and haul boxes for nothing, the Welcome Week organizers show their appreciation with stylish T-shirts, colorful bandanas and fanny packs for all and a dinner, movie night and pool party for the student volunteers.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: How to handle conflict

August 14, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade suggests ways to resolve conflict. It actually can be healthy and productive, but only if it is handled the right way.

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Fitness Facts: Avoiding germs

August 14, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert has some useful tips for avoiding germs.

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Antelope Intros: Jennifer Pellish and Tara Condon

August 13, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s edition, we learn why Jennifer Pellish shouts “Lazar Wolf” at her 18-year-old son and Tara Condon explains what Gaelic football is.

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Theology Thursday: Rejoice in suffering?

August 09, 2018 / by / 8 Comments

This week, Pastor Jim Miller explains the oxymoron “rejoice in suffering.” He writes that “God is using our suffering in our lives to bring about something that we need.”

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Fitness Facts: Oral health

August 07, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert shares some surprising facts about how your oral health can affect the rest of your body. This goes way beyond cavities and gum disease.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Avoiding extremes

August 07, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade goes to extremes — how being too busy or not busy enough both can affect our mental health. She also provides insights into what a balanced life looks like.

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Antelope Intros: Brian Roth and Laura Di Meo

August 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition introduces an “urban cowboy” from New York City and a bird-watcher from the suburbs of Chicago.

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Theology Thursday: The Body of Christ exists at GCU

August 02, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

In this week’s Theology Thursday, Pastor Jim Miller focuses on the connectivity of the Christian community — and the GCU community as well. “When you hurt, I hurt,” he writes, “and when you succeed, I’m happy for you.”

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