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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Editorial Board

Sammy Alfaro, PhD

Faculty and General Editor, College of Theology

Sammy Alfaro headshotDr. Alfaro is a Phoenix native of Latino descent. He has an MA in Biblical and Theological Studies (‘02) and a Ph.D. in Theology (’08) from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He is an ordained minister (Church of God, Cleveland, TN) and pastor of New Day Church in Phoenix.

“In my late teens, I perceived God’s call on my life to full-time ministry… I love becoming a part of the great story being written by God in the life of our students.”

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Steve Duby, PhD

Faculty, College of Theology


Dr. Duby is originally from Michigan and earned a B.S. in Biblical Studies, an M.Div., and a Ph.D. in systematic theology before becoming an online full-time faculty member at GCU. He is especially interested in the doctrines of God and Christ, along with Liverpool Football Club. He and his wife, Jodi, have two children.

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Peter Rasor, PhD

Faculty, College of Theology

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Dr. Rasor is originally from Indiana and earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University. He received a Master of Ministry and MDiv from Cincinnati Christian University and then a ThM in systematic theology and PhD in philosophy from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His interests include epistemology, philosophy of religion, apologetics and systematic theology. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four daughters.

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Manny Cota Jr., MA

Instructor of Christian Worldview and Philosophy, College of Theology

Manny is a native of Arizona, having grown up in the border town of Nogales. He completed an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion, and an M.A. in Bioethics. His interests lie in bioethics, philosophy of science and philosophical theology. He is currently engaged in doctoral study in the intersection between philosophy of science and bioethics. He and his wife Kendra attend Northridge Community Church.

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Steven Sherman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Christian Worldview & Philosophy, College of Theology

Professor Sherman received a PhD in Theology (Philosophical Theology) from Fuller Theological Seminary (2004), an M.Div. from Fuller (1999), an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Trinity Graduate School, Simon Greenleaf University (1994), a B.BS. in Biblical Studies from Calvary Chapel Bible College (1988), and a B.A. in Speech Communication from California State University, Fullerton (1985). He is a Licensed Minister seeking Ordination to Word & Sacrament (2016) with The Evangelical Covenant Church (Chicago, IL). He is married to Lynn and blessed with two adult children and two grandchildren.

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Brett Berger, ThM

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Brett was born and raised in Arizona. He completed an MDiv from Phoenix Seminary and a ThM from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His academic interests include biblical theology and ethics. He and his wife of 17 years, Audra, have three boys. He enjoys coaching their football and baseball teams.

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