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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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Chapel: Blessings of Boyle’s ministry go both ways

October 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Fr. Greg Boyle’s talk at Chapel on Monday told stories of a ministry that truly makes a difference — for both the former gang members he employs and for him. “If we go to the margins, we all find rescue,” he said.

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Chapel: Shlemon’s talk is a matter of life and death

October 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Advancements in science and technology can be great, Alan Shlemon of Stand to Reason told Chapel on Monday, but killing human beings in the name of progress must never be tolerated by Christians. “We are witnessing the death of the idea that human beings are special in some significant way and that they are valuable and that we should care for them,” Shlemon said.

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Top philosopher defends Christian worldview

October 05, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. J.P. Moreland, considered one of the top 50 living philosophers in the world, has been one of the most prominent and popular speakers to be invited to campus, and his two talks Wednesday drew large crowds. The talks were part of the One Foundation series.

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Be aware of spiritual warfare, Griffin tells Chapel

October 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau The timing of Dr. Tim Griffin’s good news on Monday couldn’t have been more appropriate.   It came at a time when the world had woken up to new notifications of a mass shooting that killed more than 50 people in Las Vegas. Griffin delivered a passionate Chapel message about the reality, difficulty and tragedy of spiritual warfare that is present today, to a packed crowd of students and staff in GCU Arena. Then, he reminded them of the best news they could ever hear: Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ever lives to make intercession for those who know Him and love Him. “We come to a space like this after a day like today and we want to just have a respite from the pressures of life. We kind of want to escape into this dark room with these great songs and be with our friends who are exalting Christ. … Church can sometimes provide that for us but my fear is that we will march off into the rest of our lives not being aware of how difficult it is, and where the land mines are that can injure us if we […]

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Rare elsewhere, chaplains are an Ethington Theatre tradition

October 03, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Chaplains are a relative rarity in the world of theatre, but GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production has made chaplains as integral a part of Ethington Theatre productions as the role of stage manager or assistant director. It’s only fitting, junior Tarnim Bybee said: “We are theatre people, but we are also Christian people.”

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Chapel: God is the interior designer of relationships

September 26, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The Chapel message Monday morning took listeners on what can be a bumpy ride for a lot of people — the path toward healthy relationships. Don and Renee Worcester of Young Life broke down where we go wrong and how God can make it go right.

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