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By Holly Christman
MLS, Reference Librarian

Imagine this scenario: You did your research yesterday and found the perfect article for your paper. Today, you have time to read this perfect article in detail, but you didn’t save it!

You try to retrace your steps: sign in to a library database, enter keywords, click ‘search.’ Nope, can’t find the article in the results page. Choose another database, same keywords, click ‘search.’ Review the results. Still not there! Alas, you can’t find the article! What to do? Contact the library at http://library.gcu.edu/AskALibrarian or call 602-639-6641 (toll free 800-800-9776 x6396641) and we can help you retrieve the article.

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But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. (Matthew 6:6)

Preston Morrison shared about the intimacy that God has with us when we pray. When we enter into a time of prayer, it is like having the “private cell phone number of the creator of the universe” (13:40). When we enter into this intimate conversation with God it should be like coming in and shutting the door waiting to hear him speak.

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By Chris Cunningham
Local Outreach Coordinator

Fear is a good thing. Our ancestors relied on fear to inform them of oncoming danger. They used it to interpret the presence of a nearby predator or to sense the signs of an oncoming natural disaster. Fear is an integral part of the human experience. What then, is fear? Fear is the biological warning that some danger is soon to befall us. This fear, handed down to us from our ancestors, is useful but often irrational. We no longer have to live in fear of being eaten by a saber-toothed tiger (not most of us anyway), but there are potential disasters that could be far more terrifying…

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Ministry Forum Event
March 9, 2015
(5-6 p.m. at CAS 6-105/107)

Hear dialogue about the beloved book of Psalms from a variety of perspectives. Pete Charpentier will host an extended conversation with theology faculty about the doxological, theological and pastoral significance of the Psalms. Faculty panelists will also respond to questions and comments from students. Featured speakers include:

The College of Theology regularly hosts Ministry Forum events in order to engage key discussion points related to theology and ministry. The forum aims to connect students with Christian leaders and theologians as they discuss modern-day challenges facing the church.

This event is open to theology majors and students interested in theology. Pizza and drinks will be provided.


By Hector Llanes
Faculty, College of Theology

The recent discovery of part of the Gospel of Judas has sparked a renewed debate concerning the so-called Gnostic Gospels. Many are confused when reading of the existence of a Gospel from Judas; is this an authentic Gospel written by the disciple of Jesus? What about other Gospels, such as the Gospel of Thomas? Can we trust the Gospels in the Bible?

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By Nathaniel Cooperrider
College of Theology student, Christian studies with emphasis in biblical studies

Dr. Paul Copan’s message of “Jesus-Shaped Cultures” on February 25 in Peet’s Coffee was one of encouragement. The hustle and bustle of the coffee shop began to fade into the background as Dr. Copan spoke of how Christianity shaped cultures around the world with love and virtue.

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By Charles Seymour
PhD, MLS, Reference Librarian

Are you researching a topic in computer science? The Grand Canyon University Library has recently strengthened its holdings in this field with the addition of four databases. You can find these new additions on the “Find Journal Articles” button on the library’s website. Browse by alphabetical listings or find the new database additions under the “Computer Science” subject heading.

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Sophomore Jackie Cleek gave some of her reflections of Chapel on Monday morning. As part of the Chapel band and the new Worship Arts program at Grand Canyon University, Jackie is always extremely involved with the behind-the-scenes work of putting on Chapel. However, her favorite part every week is hearing the different speakers that come to inspire and encourage herself and her peers. Pastors and ministry leaders from across the Valley and the United States come in every week to speak to the students and encourage them in their young adult life.

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