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Author discusses election from Christian perspective

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A large crowd turned out at Ethington Theatre on Monday to hear Dr. Wayne Grudem of Phoenix Seminary give his views on “Faith and Politics.” Grudem urged everyone in the audience to get out and vote, and he encouraged students to run for office if they are motivated to do so.

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Kimmel’s Chapel talk leaves no stones unturned

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Tim Kimmel, who founded and operates the Family Matters ministry, had an interesting take on David vs. Goliath at Chapel on Monday morning. Kimmel noted that David put five stones in his pouch and listed five pieces of ammunition we need to fight Satan and deal with daily life. Some of Kimmel’s stones aren’t necessarily things you’d think of first.

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Slideshow: Friday afternoon commencement

October 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Moments of triumph and delight highlighted fall commencement exercises Friday afternoon at Grand Canyon University Arena.

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Purdins’ radio show is rooted in Christian values

October 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Wayne Purdin is lead curriculum editor at GCU during the week, but on Saturdays he has a different assignment: He and his wife, Julie, offer their views on Christianity in their “God and Country” radio show on KFNX (1100 AM). “We’re all looking for answers,” he said. “Whatever the religion or politics, it seems like God is missing and we need to get back to our roots.”

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College of Theology professor co-authors wealth vs. virtue editorial

October 07, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU College of Theology professor Dr. Joshua Greever and Dr. David Kotter explore the Bible’s treatment of those who achieve wealth (money, land, animals, crops, etc.). Greever and Kotter found the Bible was “remarkably consistent” in its treatment that those who achieve wealth through “positive-sum games” (conducting business that is mutually beneficial to both parties) were commended. Those who achieved wealth by “zero-sum games” (one person’s wealth or advantage is only achieved by reducing or negatively impacting another person) were condemned. In addition, accumulating wealth through “positive sum-games” is a necessary but not always sufficient approach for divine commendation.

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Laura Roberts preaches responsibility, sustainability in CCOB talk

October 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Pantheon Enterprises’ co-founder and CEO Laura Roberts’ message to Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business students Wednesday was widely applicable for future business professionals: Learn. Think critically. Understand. Act. And, if necessary, rebel.

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GCU students help bring TEDx to campus

October 06, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Project Management Club and business students are collaborating to host what may be the largest TEDx program ever held in Arizona. The all-day TEDx event, scheduled for March 1 at GCU Arena, will feature short, powerful talks on a almost any topic. ” I have no doubt we will fill the Arena for the local program,” said business student Jedidiah Woods.

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GCU Family Weekend ready to return

October 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

An event-packed celebration with tours, soccer games, outdoor movies, bowling, chapel, a nine-hole golf tournament, fun run and hugs — that’s just part of the fun at Family Weekend, scheduled Oct. 7-9. “It’s a great time of year, and students have been on campus long enough to have gained their footing. The time is right for a weekend visit with their parents, their families,” said Jeanne Lind, Parent and Family Programs Coordinator for GCU Office of Student Engagement.

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Ministry Forum dives into religious freedom

October 04, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

The College of Theology’s Ministry Forum Monday took a look at religious liberty, a foundational freedom of American society. The three panelists all provided thoughtful responses which examined the Biblical, historical and practical dimension of the subject.

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Chris Brown rivets Chapel with prodigal son story

October 04, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Pastor Chris Brown mesmerized GCU Chapel Monday with a modern retelling of Luke 11:15. The main message: “You are not a slave, you are a son or daughter to the Creator of the Universe,” Brown said. “You are the most dangerous, most loved, most powerful, most valued college students on the planet not because of who you are but because of Whose you are.”

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