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By Steve Sherman
Faculty, College of Theology

For many of us, especially if committed to serving well in God’s kingdom work, potential or actual obsession with our station (i.e. occupational position) is a constant temptation. Cornelius Plantinga encourages controlling our work parameters wisely: “No matter what our primary occupation, we can’t let it become a preoccupation” (2002, 139). Our personal and communal lives ought to substantially exceed workplace limitations. Vocation is much broader than work, although the former includes the latter.

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By Sheila Jones
Program Manager, Strategic Educational Alliances

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4)

I recently lost my dad to cancer. Like so many stories we hear almost daily, it was a heart-wrenching journey to watch someone I love wither away to cancer.

Cancer may have taken my dad, but it gave me more than I could have ever imagined. 

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By Brianna Samonte
Biology Pre-Medicine Major, Honors College

Last summer, I had the amazing opportunity to go on a vocational mission trip to Jarbacoa, Dominican Republic with eight other honors students.

I was assigned to the healthcare site due to my interest in pursuing medicine. I had the opportunity to work alongside Fernando (MD, OBGYN), Rachel (PA), Katie (RN) and five other college students. When I signed up for this ministry, I figured we would be shadowing professionals in a hospital, observing procedures and performing basic tasks such as checking vital signs.

Boy was I wrong.

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Grand Canyon University has been welcoming students from diverse cultures and encouraging a sharing of student perspectives for more than 65 years. In this time, GCU has developed into one of the nation’s premier private universities. Examples of countries from which students come to learn at GCU include China, Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Denmark, United Kingdom and Sri Lanka.

Are you considering enrolling as a full-time F-1 Visa student at GCU? If so, then please refer to our International Student Office can help guide you through the visa process.

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By Andrew McClurg
Faculty, College of Theology

I was recently asked a question about the possibility of a second chance after one has died. The question was along these lines: What happens to souls that pass before they can attempt to make it right with Jesus? Do they have an opportunity to respond to Jesus Christ after they die but before the day of judgement?

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Are you passionate about helping others find the greatness within them? If so, then the Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology from Grand Canyon University may provide you with the ideal professional and academic foundations to pursue your career goals. Offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the BS in sport psychology was designed for individuals with an interest in sports, health, fitness, performing arts or mental health fields. The following are just a few examples of the potentially rewarding careers that graduates of our program may go on to pursue:

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