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May 23, 2019
Vocation and the Kingdom of God; Harvard Betrays a Law Professor — and Itself; Congratulations, Graduates!; The Spirit-Filled Life; Alabama's Challenge and more, in this issue of Christian Union's bi-monthly email brief.
 
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If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
— Col 3:1-4

 

Vocation and the Kingdom of God

By N.T. Wright
From New York Christian Union
1 nt wrightThe renowned N.T. Wright is the professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He recently spoke at a Christian Union breakfast event in New York City, and you won't want to miss this thoughtful — and thought-provoking — presentation on vocation and the will of God.

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Harvard Betrays a Law Professor — and Itself

By Randall Kennedy
From New York Times
In a recent op-ed piece in the New York Times, Randall Kennedy, who teaches law at Harvard writes: "I have been a professor at Harvard University for 34 years. In that time, the school has made some mistakes. But it has never so thoroughly embarrassed itself as it did this past weekend. At the center of the controversy is Ronald Sullivan, a law professor who ran afoul of student activists enraged...

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Congratulations, Graduates!

By Sarah Camp
From Christian Union
3 graduatesAt end-of-year banquets held in their honor, students involved with Christian Union donned formal attire and enjoyed evenings of remembrance and celebration of their beloved seniors. As they dined, many seniors rose to share memories and thanksgiving for the way God has worked in their lives. “No other community on campus expressed this kind of love to me,” one student, who had recently been baptized, shared.

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The Spirit-Filled Life

By Nick Nowalk
From ChristianUnion.org
How do I know when the Holy Spirit is active and present in my life? What must I do to engage in the Spirit-filled life? What sorts of criteria may I employ to recognize and discern the leading of the Spirit as I follow Jesus in faith? Throughout the New Testament an unbreakable, indelible link connects the cross-shaped story of Jesus for the people of God to the empowering ministry of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the people of God...

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Alabama's Challenge

By Kristan Hawkins
From FirstThings.com

5 alabamaBy passing a law that protects life in the womb, Alabama has accomplished the unthinkable—according to the highly profitable abortion industry. Notably, the new law puts the focus on abortionists — not mothers. Committing an abortion in Alabama is now...

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Opportunities for You

Please consider joining Christian Union for one of the following events.

2019 Christian Union Cities Conference
You are cordially invited to the Christian Union Cities Conference in New York, June 21-22, 2019. The Conference brings together culture, career, and Christianity and will feature a slate of world-class speakers including James K.A. Smith, Vince Vitale, and others.

The Great Experiment
The Great Experiment asks believers across America to seek God in extraordinary ways from June 1-10, 2019, to see what remarkable things He will do. Please consider signing up today.

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Prayer Requests


UNIVERSITY MINISTRIES
Please join us in thanking God for the many graduates who learned to seek and walk with God through their involvement with our Christian Union university ministries. Please pray that the Lord would order their next steps, that they would walk faithfully with the Lord for the rest of their lives, and that God would graciously use them to make a difference in the lives of others.

CITY MINISTRIES
We are grateful for a busy month, including the N.T. Wright breakfast (above), and events on faith and media, and on understanding how Christianity makes sense in our increasingly complex world. Please give praise with us for the ways God has used insightful men and women to draw attendees deeper into what it means to be faithful and redemptive in a world that needs the hope of the gospel.

DAY & NIGHT

We are praising God that some of our recent work on social media has gone viral, allowing us to reach more than 4 million people so far in May with Bible verses, quotes, and short prayers. Pray that biblical truths will go out to more and more men and women through these efforts. Pray for the success of other Christian leaders and organizations who are also leveraging social media to spread the good news of Jesus, that our nation might turn to God. And please pray that thousands would take bold steps of faith as part of the upcoming upcoming Great Experiment (see above).

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