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Each month in Centennial Review, we publish essays on the fundamentals of a free and just society, adapted from speeches given by leading voices at our think tank or in the CCU community. Read this month’s Centennial Review to find out what we’re discussing.


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December 2023
Dec 05
December 05, 2023
Colorado Christian University, 8787 W Alameda Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226 United States

Colorado Christian University (CCU) is hosting an evening of unity, bringing together Jewish and Christian leaders who share a common commitment to supporting Israel to unite in prayer for peace. At CCU, we firmly stand in support of Israel against the recent attacks by Hamas....

April 2024
Apr 12
April 12, 2024
Colorado State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave
Denver, 80203

Join the national March for Life and Pro-Life Colorado for the Colorado March for Life! Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe on the national level, the fight for the preborn has moved to the states. Colorado has some of the most radical abortion laws in...

June 2024
Jun 03
June 03, 2024
Colorado Christian University, 8787 W Alameda Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226 United States

You’re invited to the Western Conservative Summit Youth Congress! June 3-9, 2024 at Colorado Christian University Spend an extraordinary week at Colorado Christian University and the Colorado Convention Center with like-minded young Christian Conservatives. Enjoy the Colorado summer while gaining the knowledge and skills to...

Listen to the Frontier Freedom Hour

  • Thanksgiving: A Celebration of Christian Influence in America

    Dr. Donald Sweeting joins Jeff Hunt on the Frontier Freedom Hour to discuss the importance of gratitude and thanksgiving in the Christian faith. They reflect on the lack of thankfulness in the culture and the importance of countering that with daily, weekly, and yearly acts of gratitude. They also discuss the upcoming event at CCU titled CCU for Israel, which aims to honor Israel and support the Jewish community in the face of rising anti-Semitism.

  • Chancellor Donald Sweeting discusses the importance of gratitude on Thanksgiving

    Dr. Donald Sweeting discusses the importance of Thanksgiving and cultivating a grateful heart. He emphasizes that gratitude is not just beneficial for our health, but it is also a response to the blessings we have received from God. Dr. Sweeting mentions the practical reasons for giving thanks, such as improved physical health and mood. However, he believes that the main motivator for gratitude should be recognizing the countless blessings we have received from God. He references Psalm 103, which encourages us to bless the Lord and not forget His benefits. Dr. Sweeting also shares the stories of the Israelites in Deuteronomy 8 and the ten lepers in Luke 17 to illustrate the tendency to forget God's blessings. He encourages people to be thankful for both the big and small things in life, and to remember that they have already won the lottery by being alive and healthy. Dr. Sweeting also addresses the challenge of finding gratitude in the midst of pain and suffering, emphasizing the importance of trusting in God's sovereignty and the hope of eternal life.

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