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There’s still plenty of life in campus spirituality

April 06, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

There WAS a Chapel service Monday morning — one in line with the “new normal” of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the usual service in GCU Arena, it was recorded on campus and made available digitally. Here’s a look at what the Spiritual Life staff and Worship Arts students are doing these days to help people keep the faith.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Christian Wilder

March 25, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Christian Wilder, an Online Full Time Faculty member for the College of Theology, has an innovative way of making online students feel more connected to the campus. He also some interesting thoughts about the Old Testament.

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Hall of Famers strive to impact future generations

March 04, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The Homecoming festivities wouldn’t be complete without the induction of some very special Lopes into the GCU Hall of Fame, scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday in the GCU Arena Hall. Making a difference in the lives of future generations was a common theme for this year’s group of inductees, professionals who have spent their careers doing just that.

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‘Eye-opening’ ‘Poverty, Inc.’ sparks conversation

February 27, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Producer/director Michael Matheson Miller wanted to critique the big business of the poverty industry in his award-winning documentary, “Poverty, Inc.,” which ponders the question of who really benefits from all the humanitarian aid and “social engineering” — the new, politically correct word for poverty — directed at poverty-stricken areas of the world. The film was screened on campus Wednesday, and Dr. Jason Hiles, Dean of Theology, says he hopes the screening will start a conversation on campus about how we engage in our work in the community and in charitable causes.

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Conference looks at science through lens of faith

February 24, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

No one should have to choose between faith and science. “Faith is a starting point for knowledge, not the end of the search to understand all that God has done. One who believes wholeheartedly in God can also conduct amazing research projects in ways that enable us to better understand who He is and how He created,” said Dr. Jason Hiles, GCU’s Dean of the College of Theology, who was part of this weekend’s Conference on Faith and Science. Scholars at the two-day conference on GCU’s campus spoke about everything from intelligent design and discoveries in science that point to an intelligent designer, to ethical aspects on new technologies.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Amanda Jenkins

February 24, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

College of Theology instructor Dr. Amanda Jenkins has an interesting specialty that doesn’t seem to come up that often — beauty as it relates to theology. Her work on the topic has been published and also has been featured at national and regional conferences. But she also is attracted to a lot of other interests and activities.

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Students have lifted campus worship to new heights

February 21, 2020 / by / 3 Comments

There was a time, not that long ago, when Spiritual Life leaders weren’t sure if enough students would attend two worship services, Chapel and The Gathering. But worship on campus has grown so much, last fall The Gathering had to be expanded to two services on Tuesday nights just to accommodate all the people who wanted to attend. Reprinted from the February issue of GCU Magazine.

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Honors student documents spiritual journey in book

February 18, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

After a troubled childhood, Christopher Robinson didn’t want a relationship with God. But when he finally opened his heart to Jesus, it made such an impact on him, he wrote a book and wants to become a youth pastor after he graduates. “It got to a point where God was so real, where I could not deny it, I could not continue to do what I was doing prior,” Robinson said. “It just wasn’t possible.”

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Latest issue of GCU Magazine is a keeper

February 14, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The February 2020 issue of GCU Magazine will be a keepsake for students, faculty, staff and alumni. The special dedication to GCU’s stunning transformation in the last 10 years includes stories, photos and videos covering every aspect of this remarkable story — academics, spiritual life, campus life, community outreach, athletics, online education and alumni — plus President Brian Mueller’s personal thoughts about what it has meant to him. Here’s the digital version.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Randall Downs

January 27, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Randall Downs loves music, so it’s easy to see why he loves his role as Worship Arts Coordinator for the College of Theology. He has been a worship pastor for more than two decades and also plays in a folk group. And then there’s the hobby that he finds entertaining.

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