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By Brenda L. Thomas
Adjunct Faculty, College of Theology  

To begin a discussion about worship, let’s look at the account of Jesus being tempted in the wilderness. (Stay with me; you’ll see where I’m headed.)

Before beginning His public earthly ministry, Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness for 40 days of fasting (Matthew 4; Mark 1; Luke 4). Scripture details three specific temptations by the devil that Jesus faced at that time. One of those temptations involved the devil offering Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if He would worship him.

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The Master of Science in Addiction Counseling program is offered by Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. This degree is designed for students who want to become an addiction counselor.

Graduates of this program will have the academic foundation needed to begin the process of applying for licensure or certification in their home state. After earning this master’s degree from GCU, you may be prepared to work in settings like private practice, hospitals, substance abuse clinics or your own counseling clinic. Continue reading to learn what to expect from a day in the life of a professional addiction counselor:

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Are you ready? Finals are just around the corner! Grand Canyon University students can get ready by checking out our Finals Focus events around campus. The library and Learning Lounge will offer extended hours, and students can participate in a “Mid”-Night Breakfast and Fuel for Finals. In addition to these events, students can get ready by doing the following:

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By Breanna Alverson
Life Leader

“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” (Matthew 28:6)

This is the game changer! The moment that literally divides history between BC and AD. Generations looked forward to this day for centuries, and generations will continue to look back on it until the end of time. It is the moment that changed everything – the moment that confirmed every promise.

It is the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

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

With Easter just around the corner, it’s a time for new beginnings and making the most out of your time. It’s important to reflect on the things in life that are most important to you and take the initiatives that will lead you to the place in life that you desire to be. At Grand Canyon University, there is an unlimited amount of possibilities for you to discover!

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By Jessica Baral
Communications Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

This is it, high schoolers. By fall, you will be entering your last year of high school. You will earn that diploma and will be ready to venture onto your next step in the “adulting” process: college. Before you enter your final high school semesters, make the most of those three summer months to help you prepare for your first college semester. Here is a list of activities we suggest to-be high school seniors complete this summer:

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By Ilse Kremer, MA, MS
Faculty, College of Science, Engineering and Technology 

Introductory Anatomy and Physiology, affectionately known as “A & P,” is rumored to be one of the toughest classes on Grand Canyon University’s campus. I’ve taught this course for over 15 years and in that time, I’ve seen two types of students: those who are actively engaged in class and interact with the material by taking notes and asking questions and those who are just there to collect attendance or participation points. Most of the time, the latter type of student is only halfway listening to a lecture, spending time on Facebook or Twitter, or doing homework for another class. Invariably, the students who pay attention are the ones who score higher on exams and get better grades in the class overall.

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Grand Canyon University’s doctorate programs can prepare you to take on challenges in the work environment while helping you continue your passion for your field. Created in collaboration with authorities in their respective disciplines, GCU’s doctorate programs offered by the College of Doctoral Studies allow you to advance your knowledge and expertise within a collaborative community of faculty and scholars. Are you unsure if a PhD program is right for you? If so, then continue reading to learn why you should earn a PhD:

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By Matt Hampton
Faculty, College of Theology

There are a few passages that help bring things into perspective for every Christian. Romans 8:28 says, “and we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” While John 14:27 says, “My peace I leave with you; My peace I give unto you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful (afraid).”

These words bring great joy to my heart, as my mom used to sing them as she played the piano when I was a kid. These words sing loudly to me when I am in a troubled position in my life or in a time of struggle. It is amazing how God brings joy in the midst of struggles when we are brought back to His words.

I recently saw a blacksmith work on an iron rod. As he heated the iron I reflected on these passages from Romans and the book of John.

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