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This Lope goes to great heights for Special Olympics

December 07, 2017 / by / 2 Comments

GCU freshman Sarah Shea on Saturday will be stepping off the edge of CityScape, one of the tallest buildings in Phoenix, and will be dressed in a Spider-Man suit, no less. The special education major is afraid of heights, but she is making like a superhero by participating in Over the Edge, which benefits Special Olympics Arizona. She’s doing it in honor of two friends she met in third grade — one has Down Syndrome, the other has cerebral palsy.

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Final Chapel message of semester is filled with love

December 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Tom Shrader of Redemption Church asked to be the speaker in the final Chapel of the fall semester because he wanted to tie in his message to Christmas. But he was talking about receiving more than giving — his focus was on receiving God’s perfect love.

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No fear: 1st time’s a charm in Rinnier’s Chapel debut

November 28, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Danielle Rinnier, Director of Spiritual Life, was a little nervous about her first Chapel talk — which, appropriately, was about turning to God when we’re fearful. But her delivery was impeccable, and GCU Today talked with her about the experience.

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Employees dig deep for Habitat, Donate to Elevate

November 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU employees’ hearts were with Habitat for Humanity one recent Friday morning as a group of about 20 volunteers completed landscape work at a home near the campus. But dig deeper and it was easy to find more goodwill, as many of those employees also give to Habitat via Donate to Elevate.

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GCU club engineers hope for Ruby

November 20, 2017 / by / 4 Comments

What mechanical engineering major Grant Goodman thought would be a weekend project turned into a seven-month labor of love for him and members of GCU’s electrical engineering club. The club made a specialized wheelchair for Ruby Saunders, whose mobility is limited by cerebral palsy and other health issues.

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Kruckenberg brings the whole truth to Chapel

November 14, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The search for truth has been never ending in the history of the world, Brian Kruckenberg of New City Church told Chapel on Monday. But he said truth can come from only one source, and it certainly isn’t us.

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Garcia keeps it real with Chapel message

November 07, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

All of the listeners to Noe Garcia’s Chapel talk Monday morning could identify with his message, for one simple reason. “We’re all struggling with sin in this place. Everybody,” he said. The solution: Turn to God, even if it feels hypocritical.

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Lessons of Reformation still resonate today

October 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Ministry Forum on Monday evening was devoted to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and five College of Theology instructors shared their thoughts about the Five Solas and the reasons why the Reformation happened.

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Guckenberger turns Chapel into story of true giving

October 31, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Talks by Beth Guckenberger of Back2Back Ministries have become annual highlights at Chapel, and Guckenberger left her audience both laughing and crying Monday with a succession of stories about her work with orphans. Her message is both down to earth and in a different world.

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Trusting God brings contentment, Crist tells Chapel

October 24, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Being happy and content can be tricky, Terry Crist of Hillsong Church Phoenix told Chapel on Monday. But true contentment doesn’t require sacrificing our ambitions, Crist said. The answer is simply to trust God.

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