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Turnout, music are a hit at Canyon Worship concert

October 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Canyon Worship West, the first concert by students whose work appeared on the Canyon Worship 2018 album, drew an appreciative crowd Tuesday at Harvest Bible Chapel West Valley. “These guys came into this church, set up three hours before, and walked in like they’d been playing here for 10 years,” said Genaro “Gin” Giurgiu, the church’s Director of Worship.

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‘American Idol’ finalist wows Chapel audience

October 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Monday’s Chapel was unusual. The Worship Team got the week off, but there still was plenty of great music — oh my, was there ever. Scott MacIntyre of “American Idol” fame was the guest speaker and, in between a half-dozen songs, delivered his message about making the most of the talent God has given you. MacIntyre certainly has — he’s blind.

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Shirer is right on point at packed GCU appearance

October 15, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Priscilla Shirer drew a huge crowd to her appearance Saturday at GCU Arena, and it’s no wonder: Her down-to-earth talk shows why so many women have tuned into her work. “I love her transparency. I love how she’s a normal mom. She’s folding her own clothes,” one attendee said.

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Shirer’s appearance at Arena promises to be special

October 11, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Priscilla Shirer is the daughter of a prominent evangelist, but she has blazed her own trail with her Going Beyond Ministries, producing multiple books and frequently speaking at major conferences. Her appearance Saturday at GCU Arena is sold out.

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Kruckenberg delivers life-defining Chapel talk

October 09, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Though he has spoken at Chapel each of the last five years, New City Church Lead Pastor Brian Kruckenberg always brings a fresh message. Monday, he asked his audience, “How do you define your life?” There’s only one proper way to answer that, he said: “We live from Jesus, through Jesus, for Jesus, period. Because … to live is Christ.”

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Griffin at Chapel: Find quiet time to listen to Jesus

October 02, 2018 / by / 4 Comments

This is the time of year when students start getting into the thick of school, when they will hear many voices telling them it’s really important to be engaged in this activity and that activity, and that they need to make those groups or events or projects a part of their life. But Dr. Tim Griffin, GCU Pastor and Dean of Students, said, “Next thing you know, Jesus will be pushed to the end of the day — to the edges of our life — and we can’t hear his voice because we’re so busy.” At Chapel on Monday, Griffin urged students to take a step back from the business of life, be mindful, find a quiet spot and think about how important it is to hear from Jesus. “Sit in front of Him and let Him speak to your heart,” he said.

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Koehne’s Chapel visit puts face on forgiveness

September 25, 2018 / by / 3 Comments

Many Chapel speakers draw from personal experiences to deliver their message, and Mia Koehne’s message about forgiveness Monday at Chapel was that much stronger because her lapse into pain and brokenness was so deep. She’s so thankful God exposed her sin. “That was His gift to me,” she said.

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A celebration of the sanctity of life

September 18, 2018 / by / 4 Comments

A mixture of logical debate strategies for pro-life arguments and anecdotes about the sanctity of human life highlighted GCU’s second annual Bioethics Conference, Human Dignity: Clash of World Views. One speaker refused to abort her daughter and refused to use stem cells from fetuses to aid her brain damaged son. Another speaker shared heartfelt steps to ease grief from the loss of a newborn.

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Tada delivers a moving call to action at Chapel

September 18, 2018 / by / 3 Comments

Joni Eareckson Tada’s heartfelt talk Monday at Chapel was all about getting up and doing something for people with disabilities. “Christians are the agents of comfort and mercy,” she said, “and when you reach down and help the least and the last of the brethren, you not only give them the Gospel of friends, you’re becoming the Gospel to them.”

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Human dignity headlines Bioethics Conference

September 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The second annual Bioethics Conference, titled “Human Dignity: Clash of World Views,” is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 20, at GCU Arena and the First Southern Baptist Church.

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