By Mike Baird
Faculty, College of Theology
The Freedom of the Blessed
The Jacob Journal is a reflection on the life and times of the biblical character of Jacob, son of Isaac and Rebekah.
Was it a coincidence that I left home for the first time only after I had received a blessing from my father? I had never been away from the tent more than a day at a time and then seldom had I ventured far.
Although I had stolen the blessing and had to leave in a hurry to try to escape the murderous wrath of my brother, Esau, I still felt a strange assurance. I was afraid of what Isaac might think, afraid of what might meet me on the journey, but still not afraid to leave, to be out on my own.
By Josh Sugata
Faculty Training and Development Specialist, General Editor
I always thank my God for you because of His grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in Him you have been enriched in every way.
(1 Corinthians 4-5)
How are you doing with First World problems?
One of my biggest frustrations recently has been a leaking pool motor that I was able to fix for $18 thanks to a gasket and seal rebuild kit that I purchased on Amazon.
By Sydney Knight
College of Education Student, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Emphasis in Math)
June, July, August. Aren’t these summer months one of the perks of teaching?
I always thought that as an educator I would have the summers off. But, I actually discovered that opportunities to learn are at a peak during the summer, especially for teachers.
By Chris Cunningham
Local Outreach Coordinator
How Fiji Ruined Netflix for Me
I’m not sure if I’m looking forward to this.
Are we really doing this?
Is it too late to back out?
By Kevin Walling, JD, MPA
Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
If you’ve driven in the city, you may have had the startling experience of a disheveled-looking man approaching your vehicle at a traffic light that spits on your windshield and wipes off your windshield with the arm of a soiled jacket.
Once having completed this task, the disheveled man will stick out a hand, palm up, requesting that you pay for the services rendered of having had the vehicle windshield “cleaned.”
Has Christianity declined in numbers?
This week’s Trending Faith explores whether Christianity has dwindled in numbers and what this means moving forward.
GCU Pastor Tim Griffin believes some statistics suggest the American church community has plateaued in recent years relative to many other countries around the world. But he noted places of growth at a fast rate include Latin American and Southeast Asian countries.
By Katy Long, MEd
Online Faculty, College of Education
Most people associate the word “learning” with school. While learning should and does take place in schools, real-world, authentic learning experiences are just as important for students.
Students need opportunities to practice, apply and discuss in context the concepts they are learning within the four walls of their classroom.
Grand Canyon University Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin delivered the final Summer Chapel message of summer 2015, before students and staff return to GCU’s campus in late August.
With an overarching theme centered around the excitement and anxieties which come with the imminent start of a new school year, Pastor Tim told a story of Daniel, a man from Romania and a church leader whom he met in Southern California.
By Todd Forrest
Faculty, College of Theology
After serving at Fountain Hills Christian Center for five years, it was time.
Time to pause, rethink why we do what we do, recalibrate who we are and realign with our vision to assure we are being all we feel God has called us to be.
By Nathan R. Hale
Life Leader Manager
Ephesians 5:18-21; 1 Corinthians 6:19
Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:18-21)
Have you been filled with the Spirit? As a Christian, there’s no doubt that you are indwelt by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19).