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Thrive Conference gives family businesses a boost

October 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A few hundred entrepreneurs and small business owners gathered at GCU Arena on Wednesday for the Thrive Conference to share stories and advice about building or sustaining a business, work-life balance, faith and much more. The full-day event was sponsored by the Intentional Living Center and Family Life radio.

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Accident helped guitarist get in tune with God’s plan

October 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Mark Lee, a GCU alumnus who’s the guitarist for Third Day, one of the top Christian bands in the country, was on campus Monday to speak to Center for Worship Arts students, and, boy, did he have an important message for them. Not only could he counsel them on what it’s like to be a musician; he also had an incredible story to tell about the accident that God used to catapult him — literally — into his career.

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Faculty to peers: ‘Practice what you teach’

October 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Making connections between Christian values and classroom teaching can go a long way toward engaging students, even in STEM and technology subjects. Three GCU faculty members shared their insights on doing so during Friday’s “Lunch and Learn” as part of the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work lecture series sponsored by the College of Theology.

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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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