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chapel

By Paige Ferrari
Global Outreach Student Leader

Kent DelHousaye, senior pastor of Bethany Bible Church, spoke at one of the last Chapel services of the 2014-15 school year here at Grand Canyon University. He spoke about running. When we run a race, we are running toward something and away from something else.

He spoke about 2 Timothy 2:22. The word “flee” in this verse is the same word used for a fugitive running away from being captured. The apostle Paul instructs us through his letter to Timothy to flee from the things that would hold us back and chase after righteousness.

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weekly-devotional

By Paige Ferrari
Global Outreach Student Leader

Matthew 7:13-14, John 8:1-11 

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
(Matthew 7:13-14)

Spring break happened. Choices were made. Some good. Some maybe… not so good. Spring break is iconic for being a time to blow off steam and possibly make some poor life choices.

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By Dana Shreve
MLIS, MS, Reference Manager
and Ashley Duncan, MLIS, Reference Librarian

You will find that your GCU assignments require you to use the Grand Canyon University Library. Why? You know how to use Google, right? Put in your topic in the search bar and BAM! Websites by the millions! You might even use Google Scholar, just to refine the search to articles instead of websites. So, why isn’t that good enough for your assignment?

Here a just a few reasons why the GCU Library has what you need:

Free Full Text Articles
The library has 99 databases and millions of journal articles free for you to use. If you were to continue to search on Google, they may request that you pay for an article.

Different Types of Articles
Need to have an article that is peer reviewed or scholarly or research based? Well, you can’t sort your results by those types in Google or Google Scholar. In the library databases, you have options to limit and filter your results to what the assignment requirements are.

Thousands of eBooks
The library has over 150,000 of eBooks available for use 24/7. To view the library catalog (LopeCat), click on ‘Find Books & More,’ Enter your topic and click search.

Experts in Finding Information
There is a staff of reference librarians with their masters degrees here for you, ready to answer any question you may have. They are experts in finding information. Let them help you choose the best database and keywords for your research question.

There is a librarian available seven days a week

  • Contact by phone: Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Toll free 1.800.800.9776 ext. 6396641
  • You can chat with us Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • You can email us 24/7
  • You can come to the library, third and fourth floors of the Student Union: Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Citation Creation
Not only do the library databases help with creating your references in APA, MLA or Turabian, but so can the librarians. Need to cite a webpage, interview, line from a movie? No problem! View the citing sources guide by going to http://library.gcu.edu and click on ‘Citation Guidelines’ from the left menu.

A Rule to Remember
If you spend more than 15-20 minutes searching, stop and give us a call; we’re happy to help you with any question you may have!

Crown-Thorns

By David Farbishel
Faculty, College of Theology

We live at a time in history when Christian persecution is alarmingly high. Last month the world was shocked at the horrible beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya. For believers who live in such places as North Korea, Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan and Somalia (to name a few), persecution is very much a part of life. They live with the constant threat of being attacked, robbed, abducted, imprisoned or killed for being a believer in Christ.

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chapel-rewind

By Paige Ferrari
Global Outreach Student Leader

When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. (Nehemiah 1:4)

Focusing on the story within Nehemiah rebuilding a city, Chris Brooks emphasized the things Christians should be bringing into cities:

  1. Truth
  2. Beauty
  3. Justice
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Wednesday, April 1

Grand Canyon University welcomes JP Moreland to campus for his presentation “Neuroscience, Consciousness and the Soul,” a discussion on Christianity’s impact in history.

It is claimed that modern science, especially advances in neuroscience, has made belief in immaterial consciousness and a soul irrational and obsolete. Dr. Moreland will show why this thinking is wrong, but defining consciousness and the soul, giving arguments for why they are immaterial and not physical, and explain why neuroscience is largely irrelevant to the question of the nature of consciousness and the soul.

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chapel

By Paige Ferrari
Global Outreach Student Leader

Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
(
Matthew 22:37)

Chris Brooks from Evangel Ministries in Detroit, Michigan came and shared his passion to the audience at Monday Morning’s Chapel Service. Opening up the Chapel service saying that, “all of God’s redemptive plan can be divided to two love stories.”

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weekly-devotional

By Paige Ferrari
Global Outreach Student Leader

Luke 15:11-322 Corinthians 5:1-5

“My son,” the father said, “you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”
(Luke 15:11-32)

Running away from pain is the default reaction for a lot of people. If you do something horrendously embarrassing and hurt yourself, you leave the scene of the crime. You run away from the pain. You think that getting away from that dreaded spot will bring healing.

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