31 May 2017
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Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
— Psalm 119:105

SpokenWord 2017

By Various 
From Christian Union

 

On Saturday night of the Nexus 2017 conference, students unleashed spokenWord. In a high-voltage contest of memory and expression, teams from Christian Union ministries at six schools dramatized biblical passages from one or many sources in the New and/or Old Testaments. This was not simply a Bible memorization contest — these students brought Scripture to life with energy, creativity, and drama.

Watch the winning entry from the Penn team (2:58 in length), and other finalists here >

 

What Should We Pray For?

By John Piper
From Desiring God

In this timeless article from John Piper, he reminds believers that prayer is a wartime walkie-talkie, not a domestic intercom. "To pray what the New Testament prays is a safe and powerful way to pray," writes Piper. Here is a tremendous list of things the early church prayed for...

Read (and pray) now >

 

The Roar Heard Round the World

By Timothy George
From First Things

In the wonderful miracle story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead Timothy George notes we see Jesus wait, wail (or rage), and then weep. In this article, he considers Jesus' outburst in John 11:33 and his weeping in verse 35.

Read now >

 

How Oxford and Peter Singer Drove Me from Atheism to Jesus

By Sarah Irving-Stonebreaker
From Veritas

Sarah Irving-Stonebraker, a Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Western Sydney University in Australia, recounts her journey to from atheism to faith in Christ.

Read now >

 

Called to Service

By Tom Campisi
From Christian Union

Gregory Escobar, a third-year student at Harvard Law School and a member of Christian Union’s ministry, is ready for deployment. Escobar graduated in May and has accepted a position with the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps as a staff officer in the United States Navy. It’s a law career and a calling.

Read now >

  

Prayer Requests

UNIVERSITY MINISTRIES
Please pray as Christian Union is in the midst of its hiring season. The ministry needs to make some imporant hires for its university ministries in the coming weeks — please pray that God would superintend this process, and that He would be glorified as He leads us to the right people..

CITY MINISTRIES
June is a month of transition for most graduates. Please pray for those transitioning to New York — that they will find churches and a broader spiritual community to replace what they are leaving behind at university. Pray for relationships in which they will be strengthened and able to strengthen others in the faith.

CHRISTIAN UNION DAY & NIGHT
Pray for a sweeping spiritual transformation of America. May God guide the ministry’s upcoming spiritual initiatives and usher in the greatest revival this nation has ever seen. Please join us!

 

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By God's Grace, Christian Union develops Christian leaders to transform culture. We resource student organizations at nine of the most strategic university campuses in America, and work in key cities to build networks of Christian leaders.

240 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ 08542
t. 609 688-1700 f. 609 688-1795