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By Quin Jackson
Local Outreach Student Leader

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made in perfect love. We love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:18-19)

As Christians, it does not come as a shock when we are reminded that we are loved by God. It is an elementary concept, and there are times when we wholeheartedly believe it and we feel the love He proclaims. However, there are also times when Jesus seems silent, and the extent of His love is put in question.

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Gravitational Wave

By Isac Artzi, PhD
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Much has been written recently about the discovery of evidence that points towards the existence of gravitational waves. Rather than repeating what has already been widely reported, let us examine another perspective on this discovery.

Back in 1916, Albert Einstein proposed the existence of gravitational waves as a “side effect” of his general theory of relativity. Einstein noted that since mass and energy are interchangeable, large bodies of mass or large amounts of energy could affect (i.e. distort) space-time, which can be viewed as a fabric. What is commonly referred to as gravitation is nothing other than a bend in the fabric of space-time. Distortions could in turn cause ripples throughout the fabric.

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GCU students watch movie on the lawn

By Daniel Diffey, PhD
Assistant Dean, Grand Canyon Theological Seminary  

Have you had a friend or maybe a group of friends that really resonated with a movie and all that you would have to do was quote a line from that movie to evoke strong emotions and memories? So you and your friends might quote movie lines and laugh and have a shared experience.

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In today’s society, it is becoming more necessary to have an advanced degree in many fields of work. By holding a doctoral degree, you can open many doors in your field, such as a higher position or increased salary.

Not every job requires a doctoral degree, but it may be extremely beneficial to your career and personal growth. Grand Canyon University offers many doctoral degree programs that may help you take that extra step to achieve your academic goals. Continue reading to learn more about how a doctoral degree can prepare you to advance in your field:

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By Jessalyn Johnson
 English and Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Did you know? According to the online journal Washington Monthly, Grand Canyon University is ranked #11 among the best colleges for adult learners. As Arizona’s premier private Christian university, GCU has been the gateway to success for countless scholars and industry leaders for over 65 years.

GCU offers dynamic evening programs as well as online programs to ensure that everyone, whether they are aiming for a bachelor’s degree or doctoral degree, can earn the proper education needed to work towards a bright future. Continue reading to learn about why GCU is one of the best colleges for adult learners:

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A House Built to Last

By Jason Hiles, PhD
Dean, College of Theology

During Jesus’ ministry many referred to him as a rabbi, or teacher, because he regularly taught anyone willing to learn from him. Crowds of curious people came out to see him day after day because they were eager to hear from a man with a reputation for strong teaching, impeccable character and powerful miracles. Although the masses were seldom disappointed, Jesus recognized that a significant gap remained between what he was teaching and what people were learning. They were willing to listen but they were reluctant to apply what they heard.

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Healthcare Administrator

Health care administrators play an essential role in the health care industry. These professionals make sure that their facility is organized and on top of its agenda. In addition, this is a rewarding career that can open the door to many opportunities in the health care field.

Becoming a health care administrator is hard work and requires a lot of dedication; however, the results are absolutely worth it. Here are three reasons to become a health care administrator!

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By Kellianne Holland
Early Childhood Education Major, College of Education

Here at Grand Canyon University, we understand that knowledge is power. GCU empowers students by offering individual college courses that can be taken online. Our individual courses allow for students to reach their goals and explore another area of study without compromising their already busy schedules. These individual courses provide a bridge to completing the bigger picture of a quality education, and students can enjoy the convenience and flexibility that comes with taking these courses online.

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By Cathleen Daly
Communications Major, Honors College

Stay focused. Stay motivated. Get involved.

It’s that time of year again. Classes are in full swing, summer nostalgia may be setting in and distracting you from finding focus and staying motivated this semester. Whether you are a new or returning student, finding the determination to take on everything that this new school year has for you can quite often become a challenge.

At the Honors College, we want you to be able to get into (or back into) the groove of your schedule by providing many resources and opportunities to help you get involved and get connected with one another. Here are a few tips on how to stay focused and motivated this year:

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This week’s episode of Trending Faith explores a topic that crosses the minds of many Christians – is church really that necessary?

Tim Griffin, Grand Canyon University’s campus pastor and dean of students, and Jason Hiles, PhD, dean of the College of Theology, began this discussion by addressing the very reasons believers may feel uncomfortable in an organized religious setting.

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