Welcome to Our Think Tank

The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University works to enhance public understanding of the most important issues relating to faith, family, and freedom.

As part of this endeavor, the institute focuses its efforts on conducting research, analyzing public policy options, and sponsoring seminars, conferences, and other activities that involve students, faculty, staff, and outside experts.The Institute and all sponsored activities are guided by the University’s Strategic Priorities.

Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University was established in 2009 and is directed by Jeff Hunt, reporting to CCU President Dr. Donald Sweeting.


Centennial Institute sponsors research, events, and publications to enhance public understanding of the most important issues facing our state and nation. By proclaiming Truth, we aim to foster faith, family, and freedom, teach citizenship, and renew the spirit of 1776.

Our Team

Director of the Centennial Institute is Jeff Hunt, a leading conservative voice in our state and nation. Chairman of the Institute is Dr. Donald Sweeting, President of Colorado Christian University. Learn more about the Institute Leadership and Fellows.

Our Vision

Centennial Institute’s work is guided by the Strategic Priorities of Colorado Christian University, among which are:

• To be seekers of truth and to debunk ‘spent ideas’ and those who traffic in them.

• To impact our culture in support of traditional family values, sanctity of life, compassion for the poor, Biblical view of human nature, limited government, personal freedom, free markets, natural law, original intent of the Constitution and Western civilization.

• To be a magnet for outstanding students and prepare them for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, and professions by offering an excellent education in strategic disciplines.

Our Role

• We analyze public policy and seek to influence legislation. We frame alternatives and advocate civic engagement on the most pressing issues facing our nation.
• We encourage competitive politics and constitutional debate, but we are not for or against any political party.
• We mentor students and work with Colorado Christian University professors. We serve the God of the Bible, but we are not exclusive in our outreach to Americans of all beliefs and viewpoints

About Colorado Christian University

Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.

Colorado Christian University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Founded in 1914, CCU is the flagship Christian university in the Rocky Mountain region. A leader in higher education, the University is consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

CCU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees for traditional and adult students through its College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online. CCU is an NCAA Division II university in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). Visit CCU Home Page.