Hobby Lobby Founders Honored with ACU’s 4th Daniel Award for Courageous Public Faith

Hobby Lobby Founders Honored with ACU’s 4th Daniel Award for Courageous Public Faith

Arizona Christian University on April 9 presented Hobby Lobby Founders David and Barbara Green with the 4th Daniel Award for Courageous Public Faith in honor of their stand for the sanctity of life and religious freedom, combined with running a successful business that closes on Sundays and takes great care of its employees. The Greens received the award at a banquet in their honor at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort with nearly 400 people in attendance. During the banquet the Greens participated in a question and answer time with ACU President Len Munsil, in which they discussed their journey in growing Hobby Lobby from its modest beginning to now having more than 600 stores totaling over $3.65 billion in sales in 2014. The Greens also discussed their decision to stand up for the sanctity of life through a lawsuit challenging the HHS contraceptive/abortion mandate. The lawsuit resulted in a 5-4 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that protects our freedom to operate businesses consistent with our religious principles. The banquet also featured messages from President Munsil regarding ACU’s future, encouragement from ACU student Josiah Friedman about the difference ACU has made in equipping him as a pro-life leader, musical selections from current ACU students, prayers from Pastor Tommy Barnett of Phoenix First Assembly and ACU Trustee and Pastor Larry Anderson of North Bible Church, and was emceed by ACU Trustee Floyd Brown. In addition to the banquet that evening, David and Barbara Green addressed the ACU student body in the university’s chapel service on campus Thursday morning. This was also a question and answer time with President Munsil, where the...
Hobby Lobby founders David and Barbara Green to receive 4th Daniel Award for Courageous Public Faith at a Dinner in their Honor

Hobby Lobby founders David and Barbara Green to receive 4th Daniel Award for Courageous Public Faith at a Dinner in their Honor

Arizona Christian University President Len Munsil announced Thursday that Hobby Lobby Founders David and Barbara Green will receive the 4th Daniel Award for Courageous Public Faith at a banquet in their honor April 9 in Scottsdale. “We are thrilled to be able to honor the Greens for the stands they have taken for Christ as business owners,” Munsil said. “Not only have they been huge job creators who are renowned for taking care of their employees, but they have been willing to stand up to unjust governmental decrees that violate their conscience, religious freedom and commitment to the sanctity of every human life.” The Greens’ willingness to stand up for the sanctity of life through a lawsuit challenging the HHS contraceptive/abortion mandate resulted in a landmark 5-4 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in 2014 that protects our freedom to operate a business consistent with our religious principles. Previous recipients of the Daniel Award include the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, evangelist and Samaritan’s Purse CEO Rev. Franklin Graham, and Grammy winning recording artist Michael W. Smith. “The purpose of the Daniel Award is to honor those who have stood for Christ in our culture, no matter what sphere of influence or vocation, and to provide an example for our students who are studying for degrees in the same field,” Munsil said. “With President Bush, Franklin Graham and Michael W. Smith, we honored those who led in politics, full-time Christian ministry, and the world of arts and entertainment and music.” “Our business administration degree is one of the most popular degrees at ACU,” Munsil said....
Dr. Mary Poplin to Speak in ACU Chapel

Dr. Mary Poplin to Speak in ACU Chapel

Arizona Christian University is excited to welcome Dr. Mary Poplin to campus Thursday, February 19, to speak in our chapel service. A native of Texas, Mary Poplin earned her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Texas. She began her career teaching elementary school and special education, later becoming a professor at Claremont Graduate University in California where she was director of the Teacher Education Program, 1985-1995 and Dean of the School of Educational Studies, 2000-04. Between those positions Poplin worked with Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. She has hosted a Summit on Accountability and Social Justice which sought to define the major principles inherent in accountability systems in the U.S. that have been found to be effective in closing the achievement gap between rich and poor and between racial and ethnic groups. She is the author of “Voices from the Inside: A Report on Schooling from Inside the Classroom” (1992). More recently, Poplin has begun to work on the application of the intellectual, social, and psychological principles of the Judeo-Christian worldview as they apply to higher education, particularly among culturally and linguistically diverse peoples and the poor. Poplin has published two books with Veritas through InterVarsity Press: Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews (2013) and Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service (2008). Join us for chapel at 10:30 a.m. this Thursday, February 19, to hear from Dr....
Music and Worship Clinic

Music and Worship Clinic

Are you interested in learning more about ACU’s music program? Do you play an instrument, sing, or are you in a worship band? Then join us for our Future Firestorm Music and Worship Clinic! At the clinic you’ll have the opportunity to hear from some of ACU’s distinguished music faculty, choose from multiple demo sessions, perform and get pointers from faculty members, and learn more about ACU’s music programs. The night includes dinner, giveaways, and ends with a concert! Be sure to bring your guitar, violin or other instrument! High school seniors or transfer students who are interested in auditioning for ACU’s music program will have the opportunity to audition prior to the event check-in. Event has an optional overnight opportunity for those who are interested in seeing what life in the dorms is like. Click here to register! When: Friday, April 10th, 2015, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Check-in at 3 p.m. in the Welcome Center) Where: Arizona Christian University; 2625 E. Cactus Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85032 Music auditions are available prior to Future Firestorm events for students interested in attending ACU in the Fall 2015 semester who want to major or minor in music. Click here to Register! Click Here to...
Firestorm Fridays

Firestorm Fridays

Join Arizona Christian University for Firestorm Fridays! Firestorm Fridays offer you a stress-free, low-key environment to learn more about Arizona Christian University on your terms. All Firestorm Friday events begin at 3 p.m. in ACU’s Welcome Center and include a presentation by the admissions team, information on financial aid opportunities, a tour of campus, and the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the college decision-making process. Plus, we’ll have light refreshments and all attendees will receive a free gift! If you want to learn more about Arizona Christian University, gather your friends and join us for an upcoming Firestorm Friday! Space is limited so be sure to RSVP here. 2015-2016 Firestorm Friday Dates:   Dec. 2nd, 2016 Dec. 16th, 2016 Jan. 13th, 2017 Feb. 10th, 2017 Feb. 17th, 2017 Mar. 10th, 2017 Mar. 24th, 2017 Apr. 7th, 2017 Apr. 21st, 2017 May 12th,...
Fall Chorale Concert

Fall Chorale Concert

The Arizona Christian University Chorale and Folk Band are presenting “Beauty is…” for their Fall Concert. Join us at the Scottsdale Bible Cactus Campus at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 19 and enjoy some music from these talented groups. Go HERE to find out more about the Music Department at...
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