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The Bill Armstrong I knew

(By John Andrews) What rare good fortune for any of us to have in our lives a person who’s both a towering hero to us, and at the same time a friend.  That’s who Bill

Honoring Bill Armstrong

President Bill Armstrong By Jeff Hunt, Director of the Centennial Institute Working with President Armstrong has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. In addition to being an effective leader, President

Newt Gingrich wins VP straw poll at 2016 Western Conservative Summit

DENVER — July 3, 2016 — Results of the 2016 Western Conservative Summit Vice Presidential Straw Poll are in and the winner is Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, with 20

I Have a Dream

(By Ellen Densmore, 1776 Student Scholar) Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice reality for all God’s children. One hundred years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation, Martin Luther King, Jr. led black Americans in the charge for civil rights. In the 1860s, they were freed from the literal bondage of slavery. In the 1960s, they sought liberty and equality legally and culturally—they sought to secure those rights that were acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence:

Beware, politics isn’t everything

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Who do you like for President? Many Americans this year seem inclined to answer that question with another: What’s today? The polls are volatile. We’ve already seen surprises, and we’ll see more.

Jim Wallace remembered with Centennial Institute award

James B. Wallace, the elder statesman of Colorado’s oil and gas industry and a founding member of Centennial Institute’s Board of Advisors, who died on November 5 at the age of 86, was honored with the 2015 Zebulon Pike Award at a reception on December 3.  “Jim Wallace was always there for us

Ten reasons I chose CCU

(By Branden Yeates, CCU Student) It’s pretty common for people to ask me why I chose to study at CCU, transferring here this fall as a sophomore. The subject makes for pleasant small talk; however, CCU is not a small talk university.

Hugh Hewitt’s 16 keys to the 2016 race

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Much like a sportscaster providing “keys to the game” ahead of an NFL kickoff, author and radio host Hugh Hewitt suggested 16 keys to the 2016 presidential race at an issue forum at CCU last night.  The fervent Ohio State and Cleveland Browns partisan pled for audience sympathy

As Carson comes calling, CCU students shine

Among the hundreds of Colorado Christian University students in the capacity crowd that heard presidential candidate Ben Carson spell out his vision for leadership at the CCU Event Center on Thursday morning, Oct. 29, were dozens who personally hosted Carson and helped

Big-name beat goes on with Cheney upcoming

Centennial Institute programs roll along at high intensity even as founder John Andrews hands the captain’s chair to former marketing director Jeff Hunt.  Scarcely is presidential front-runner Ben Carson done with his Oct.29 stop at CCU when the spotlight shifts to Hugh Hewitt on Nov. 5, Dick Cheney