Dr. James Dobson to receive ACU’s 5th Daniel Award

Dr. James Dobson to receive ACU’s 5th Daniel Award

Arizona Christian University President Len Munsil announced today that legendary pro-family leader Dr. James Dobson will receive the 5th Daniel Award for Courageous Public Faith at a banquet in his honor April 14 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale. “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to honor Dr. Dobson for the incredible work he has done to strengthen the family, while courageously defending biblical truth in our culture,” said ACU President Len Munsil. “It is almost impossible to measure the influence of this one man on the policies and practices related to parenting and the American family over the past half-century.” Dr. James Dobson is the Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family, including The New Dare to Discipline; Love for a Lifetime; Life on the Edge; Love Must Be Tough; The New Strong-Willed Child; When God Doesn’t Make Sense; Bringing Up Boys; Marriage Under Fire; Bringing Up Girls; Head Over Heels and, most recently, Your Legacy: The Greatest Gift. He was the founding president of Focus on the Family and has been an advisor to three U.S. Presidents on family issues. “Dr. Dobson’s practical wisdom for parents, through his books and radio programs, strengthened tens of millions of American families,” said Munsil. “His public proclamation of the Gospel, his work to advance the sanctity of life, strengthen marriage, fight pornography, build state family policy councils — and with his wife Shirley, to promote the National Day of Prayer – these...
ACU Students Visit the Grand Canyon

ACU Students Visit the Grand Canyon

On Saturday, October 3, ACU students in Dr. Kezele’s BIO/BIB 385 Creation Apologetics class went to the Grand Canyon for a day of fun, fellowship, hiking, and learning. This is the second Grand Canyon trip Dr. Kezele has arranged for his ACU students, but thanks to feedback from students who went on the first trip, this time the trip included a hike down the world-famous Bright Angel Trail. The all-day trip started at 6:30 a.m. when the group departed ACU and headed to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Along the way, Jim Clarke (“resident geologist” for Arizona Origins Science Association) discussed several canyon formation theories and pointed out many interesting geologic features. The group hiked three miles on the Bright Angel Trail, down to the 1½ mile rest house and back. Less than a mile down the trail, some of the Canyon’s majestic bighorn sheep made a surprise appearance. (Actual photo from the trip!) On the trail, students saw pictographs and fossils (including tracks), with a lot of opportunities for photos. In the photo, Dr. Kezele and students examine fossil sponges and other fossils in the Kaibab Limestone. After the hike, everyone stopped for ice cream at the Bright Angel Lodge Patio. Students had time to relax, shop, and further enjoy canyon views. On the way out of the Park, more wildlife came into view including several elk and deer. For one student, it was his first time to ever see the Grand Canyon. Here’s what some of the students (past and/or current) had to say about the trip: “The best part about the trip was hiking around...