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Living Faith is a Christian blog that interacts with a variety of biblical, theological and practical topics written by Grand Canyon University's College of Theology faculty and specially invited guests of the college. Our content provides practical and biblical advice from a Christian worldview for living our faith in the midst of an increasingly secularized world. In addition, our content wrestles with cultural topics and issues that challenge how we live out our faith as believers. For this reason, contributors to our Christian blog strive to write with compassion and apologetic concern to honor Christ and edify the church in every way possible.
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By Chip Lamca
Faculty, College of Theology

Can you be a missionary in a place that has no apparent physical needs? In 1998, I was on a seminary mission trip to a Central American nation and worked with a translator. He told me that he wanted to be a missionary and that he was going to an island nation in the Caribbean. He said that the island was the only place open to him because it was the only place in the world poorer than his own country. When I asked if he had ever considered Uruguay or Costa Rica, he said that it would be impossible to be a missionary in either of those countries because they had the best economies in Latin America.

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By Numa Gomez
Faculty, College of Theology

If God created us, then who created God?

Sincerely,

Theophilus

Dear Theophilus,

The question of who created God is usually brought up in philosophical discussions. It is a major objection that atheists place to justify their disbelief. It is also usually brought up in the question of the origins of the universe.

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By Jaerden Willingham
Student Worker, College of Theology

The College of Theology at Grand Canyon University is embracing its commitment to help students gain a deeper understanding through education; this is reflected in a student named Baron Decker. Baron is currently a senior earning a Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts with an Emphasis in Worship Ministry. At this time, his pursuits have led him to an opportunity with a local congregation to serve as their tech manager, but Baron has more plans and passions for his future!

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By Steve Sherman
Faculty, College of Theology

My academic writing project on “The Knowledge of God” made me realize both what a HUGE topic this was and why, as a Christian I needed to dive deeply into the Scriptures for grounding and meaning of a truly biblical perspective. After months of research (and 85 written pages later!), I set out to summary the findings, which are presented here for your consideration—and in hopes of encouraging you to “know God”—in the ways the Bible itself describes.

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By Justin McLendon
Faculty, College of Theology

Our Christmas celebrations often focus upon the drama of the Christmas story. We listen in carefully as we imagine Joseph and Mary and their pursuit of a suitable place for delivery. We are awestruck by their fears and faith. We marvel at the shepherds, minding their own business in a nameless field, whom the Lord reveals a plan far greater than tending sheep. Our curiosity stirs as we inquire about the wise men and their placement in the chronological events of our Lord’s birth. And we equally imagine what it was like to witness our Lord’s birth in a lowly manger. Yet, if we are not careful, we’ll become absorbed in the drama and miss a crucial aspect of the story’s main character.

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By Joshua Greever
Faculty, College of Theology

Happy New Year! Around this time of year, many across the globe make New Year’s “resolutions.” They hope that somehow their own personal past of broken resolutions isn’t a prelude to more broken resolutions in the future. They hope that in some way these resolutions will bring them to live a better lifestyle and enjoy a more fulfilling existence. Whatever resolutions you may have set out to accomplish this year, I want to encourage you in 2018 and beyond to resolve to rest in Jesus.

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By Brett Berger
Faculty, College of Theology

During this season, it seems we cannot help but be more tuned-in to time. The term “Holiday Season” itself forces us to think in terms of time. As we approach Christmas, the pace of time seems to increase as we scurry about in our preparations and celebrations. We may think there is not enough time. As we move past Christmas and come to New Years, we think about the last year, we naturally assess where our lives are and where they are going. Perhaps, we lament another year has escaped us.

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By James Uhley
Faculty, College of Theology

Can humans ever travel to other star systems and have aliens come to earth? How do the answers to these questions mesh with Christianity?

Dear Theophilus,

In fall 2016, Steven Hawking, famous physicist and atheist, said that we have 1,000 years to leave earth and begin to spread among the stars or become extinct. According to an article published on Space.com: “Though only about a dozen potentially habitable exoplanets have been detected so far, scientists say the universe should be teeming with alien worlds that could support life. The Milky Way alone may host 60 billion such planets around faint red dwarf stars, a new estimate suggests.”

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By Anna Faith Smith
Associate Dean, College of Theology 

Having spent the last six weeks of Theology Thursday considering the fall of humanity and the consequences of sin, we can clearly see that we need hope and that we are incapable of providing that hope for ourselves. What should come as no surprise to us is that God knew we would sin. In addition to that, he knew that we would be incapable of restoring our relationship with him after we had sinned.

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