The very foundations of western civilization are being attacked. America is abandoning the values upon which it was founded. In the timespan of a single generation, the vast majority of American young men and women are no longer introduced to a biblical worldview, and the consequences are evident in the media every day.

The Cultural Research Center was formed by Arizona Christian University, in partnership with Dr. George Barna, the most respected researcher in America, to produce credible research and analysis establishing the transformational impact of a biblical worldview on American culture.

Dr. George Barna

President of the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University

George Barna is a professor at Arizona Christian University, and is the President of the Cultural Research Center at ACU. He is also the founder of the Barna Group, a research company that has set the standard for understanding trends in American culture. Dr. Barna has written more than 50 books, including numerous award-winners and New York Times bestsellers. He is also a Fellow at the Townsend Institute, has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, and has pastored two churches.  Dr. Barna is often called “the most quoted person in the Christian Church today.”

Dr. Tracy Munsil

Executive Director of the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University

Dr. Tracy Munsil is the Executive Director of the CRC, and is also an Associate Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Government, History and Philosophy at Arizona Christian University. Dr. Munsil chaired the collaborative process to develop the ACU CORE liberal arts curriculum, and teaches Humanities courses as well as political science at ACU. She was a full-time lecturer in the ASU School of Politics and Global Studies, and was appointed by Arizona Gov. Ducey to the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments. Her doctorate was her third degree from ASU, after earning both a political science master’s and a bachelor’s degree in journalism. At ASU she met her husband, ACU President Len Munsil. For 14 years she home-educated their eight children.


Our Work

The Cultural Research Center is a part of Arizona Christian University, whose mission is to transform culture with biblical truth.  This is only possible when future Christian leaders are equipped to influence the world with a clear, strong and compelling biblical worldview.  

One objective of the Cultural Research Center is to track the state of American culture and the prevailing worldviews of Americans.  The Center will conduct ongoing national surveys and distribute the results to media, faculty, donors and ministry partners, using the information to assist in identifying and addressing cultural challenges while establishing Arizona Christian University as a leader in cultural transformation/restoration.

The Center will also measure and inform Arizona Christian University’s CORE educational curriculum. The CORE is unique among American universities, and is designed to equip students with a biblical worldview, enabling them to succeed in their vocations and transform the cultures of their arenas of influence.

Changed lives change the world.  The CRC will provide a credible manner to measure the impact of ACU’s graduates, and provide empirical evidence required to validate their impact on cultural transformation.

You can become a valuable partner of the Cultural Resource Center.

Individuals who make a financial investment in the CRC will have early access to research findings and publications.  In addition, investors will be invited to special VIP briefings from ACU President Len Munsil and the Dr. George Barna.

Most importantly, investors will have the satisfaction of knowing they have helped establish the nation’s leading research center designed to measure the impact of a biblical worldview in transforming culture.

For more information

Contact James Griffiths at
(602) 489-5300
[email protected]

Cultural Research Center
Arizona Christian University
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306