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September 7, 2017
The Closing of the Modern Mind; Lessons in Leadership; We Can Be Hopeful for Houston: The Church is There; The Magnanimous Man: In Remembrance of Michael Cromartie; No One Actually Follows Their Heart; and more, in this issue of Christian Union's bimonthly email brief.
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The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.. — Nahum 1:7


The Closing of the Modern Mind

By Tim Keller & Jonathan Haidt 
From The Veritas Forum

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Pastor, theologian, and best-selling author Tim Keller and prominent social psychologist, best-selling author, and  NYU professor Jonathan Haidt — an atheist — engage in a tremendous discussion on religion, morality, and pluralism.

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Lessons in Leadership

By  Catherine Elvy
From Christian Union

As an emerging leader at Columbia University, Kerry Manion ’18 was struck by the relevance of the lessons inside the ancient book of Judges.

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We Can Be Hopeful for Houston: The Church is There

By Trevin Wax
From The Gospel Coalition

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I just watched a video from my cousin who was canoeing down the streets of his brother-in-law's neighborhood, his paddles occasionally hitting car roofs submerged in the waters. Like many others, he's doing what he can...

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The Magnanimous Man: In Remembrance of Michael Cromartie

By Anne Snyder
From The Public Discourse

It was a stroke of good luck and providential mischief that I crossed paths with Michael Cromartie. His death last week leaves an aching hole at the center of a warm and unique web of journalists, scholars, devout souls, and honest skeptics. Michael spent his life weaving this web, and even after his departure, it continues to nurture some of the best in public life and models something even better in private.

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No One Follows Their Heart

By  Jon Bloom
From Desiring God

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No one actually follows their heart. I know that sounds odd, given the prevalence of our cultural creed to "follow your heart." But if we think carefully about what the "heart" really is and how it functions, we will see that this creed doesn’t make sense, and why it ends up confusing and misleading people.

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Prayer Requests

Please continue to pray especially for freshmen whose college careers have just begun. Pray that God would open their hearts; that he would supernaturally lead them to connect with Christian Union students and ministry faculty; that more students than ever before would enroll in Christian Union Bible courses; that they would experience a spiritual hunger; and that the Holy Spirit would move powerfully, both in Christian Union's ministries and in the other great ministries on these campuses as well.

CU New York is organizing community groups for those new to the city and those already here. Please pray for these groups to bring about spiritual growth in the Word and in community for all who participate.

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