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Prayer Walkers Gather, Cover Campus

August 23, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

About 20 staffers participated in Tuesday morning’s prayer walk, which began at the Student Union with an opening prayer by Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin. “Only the Lord knows what kinds of opportunities we’ll have to shape lives this year,” Pastor Tim said.

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New Mercury Guard Shares Story at GCU Faith and Family Night

August 23, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Family and Faith Night featured GCU Pastor Tim Griffin’s interview with Spencer, the newest acquisition of the Mercury. And while the basketball Saturday night was exciting, with the game resulting in a thrilling 87-81 come-from-behind win over San Antonio, Spencer’s calm words of faith put a cap to a fun evening.

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Week of Prayer to Mark Start of New Year

August 19, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU will begin a new school year by asking for God’s wisdom and blessing on all of those touched by the University. Prayer Week 2011 will feature an hourlong prayer walk at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, starting in front of the Student Union on campus. “With the tremendous excitement over growth taking place on campus, it is important to remember to give the glory to God for these blessings we receive,” says University Relations Manager Nick Knudson, an organizer of the event. “David said it best in Psalm 127:1: ‘Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.’ “It is appropriate to pause from the diligence of the work God has given us, to praise Him and seek His favor.” Online students can participate by taking a few minutes to review what those on the walk will pray for: FOR GCU Wisdom for the executive team Impacting the surrounding community God’s protection and direction To be an example for the community Fulfill the GCU mission and vision FOR STUDENTS God to reveal Himself and grow in relationship with students Sexual purity, resistant to sinful temptations Clarity of mind […]

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GCU Names Tim Griffin New Dean of Students

August 01, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

One year into his role as the GCU’s campus pastor, Tim Griffin is taking on an even larger role. In his own words, he is “drinking from the fire hose.” In July, GCU administration promoted Griffin to vice president of student services and dean of students. He will continue in his responsibilities as campus pastor, but he also will oversee the offices of Student Life and Spiritual Life, Career Services and Event Services.

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GCU Delivers ‘Pray for Japan’ Funds to Food for the Hungry

July 22, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Grand Canyon University Campus Pastor Tim Griffin and Community Outreach Manager Jose Moreno visited the Phoenix office of Food for the Hungry to present a check for $8,000 – funds raised by the “Pray for Japan” campaign.

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Trip to Rwanda Spoke Universal Language of Music

July 15, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

A group of students from GCU, led by Campus Music Minister Gabe Salazar, heard the song in the hearts of African children on a recent 16-day trip to Rwanda that “had a significant impact on all of us,” Salazar says.

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Spiritually Speaking: Don’t Take Grace for Granted

June 09, 2011 / by / 3 Comments

Grace is akin to the extra time an individual gets to live after the doctors have shortened it in their estimation; grace is the brief moment the sun pushes the storm clouds aside on a gloomy day. Grace is quite possibly the most beautiful but also the most abused gift that Jesus gave to us.

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New Life Singers Make the Most of Tour

May 27, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Choir caps a successful first year with a 4,500-mile trip through Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas, giving 16 performances over two weeks and spending time in a recording studio.

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What Would You Do If It’s Over on Saturday?

May 19, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

Let’s assume the guy is right and Saturday is Rapture Day. You’ve got 48 hours to play with, so what would you do between now and then? We set out on campus to put that question to a few people. Here’s what they had to say.

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Rapture Prediction Provides Food for Thought

May 19, 2011 / by / 11 Comments

“Judgment Day Is Coming! The Rapture: May 21, 2011.” No, it’s not the title of the next Will Smith blockbuster. It’s a billboard at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Camelback Road. Maybe you’ve seen it or one like it. They’ve popped up in cities around the country, proclaiming this Saturday as the day life on Earth as we know it will cease to exist.

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