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November 21, 2019
Mathematical Challenges to Darwin's Theory of Evolution; A Heart for Justice; Harriet; Moving Beyond "God Won't Give You More Than You Can Handle"; God, Seen and Known through Jesus and the Spirit; The Equality Act Poses an Unprecedented Threat to Religious Freedom and more, in this issue of Christian Union's bi-monthly email brief.
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We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
— 2 Corinthians 4:8-10


Mathematical Challenges to Darwin's Theory of Evolution

From The Hoover Institution
01 darwinIn an era in which the academy does not always appear to encourage diversity of opinion, here is a fascinating exchange among scholars on Darwin's theory of evolution and on intelligent design.

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A Heart for Justice

By Catherine Elvy
From Christian Union: The Magazine
A Harvard College and Christian Union alumna plans to integrate her passions for faith and justice by pursuing a career in law. In August, Molly Richmond ’18 entered Harvard Law School with a sense of a calling to become a public interest lawyer...

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By Jenny McGill / Kristin Smith
From Christianity Today & PluggedIn.com
03 harrietThe recently-released film Harriet tells the story of the courageous Harriet Tubman, whose bold Christian faith motivated her — and should challenge us all. Here is an interview with Kate Clifford Larson, author of Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero, about the historical accuracy of the film, Tubman’s deep Christian faith, and the African American spirituals that were key to her rescue missions.

You also might enjoy this review of the film, by Focus on the Family.

Interview from Christianity Today >
Review from Focus on the Family >

Moving Beyond "God Won't Give You More Than You Can Handle"

By Colin Mattoon
From Biblical Counseling Coalition
If you have been a Christian for longer than a month, then I’m sure you have heard someone say, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” I’ve heard pastors, biblical counselors, and many other Christians make this comment. However, we need to think critically about this...

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God, Seen and Known through Jesus and the Spirit

By Jesse Peterson
From ChristianUnion.org

05 seenIt is intrinsic to our conception of God that God is inherently invisible. “You cannot see my face,” God famously told Moses on the mountain, “for man shall not see me and live” (Exod 33:20, ESV). God in himself cannot be seen directly...

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The Equality Act Poses an Unprecedented Threat to Religious Freedom

From Christian Union: The Magazine
Christian Union: The Magazine recently interviewed Andrew T. Walker on the Equality Act and its implications for Christians. In May, the Equality Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. Although many experts believe the bill...

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Prayer Requests

As we approach Thanksgiving, we are thankful for the students God continues to draw into our university ministries. We see many who are growing deeper in their faith as they study the scriptures through Bible courses and fellowship with other Christians. Some are searching and hearing the truth of the Gospel in meaningful ways for the first time. Students are discovering the healing power of God's Holy Spirit and living out their faith touching others. For all of God's mighty work with each of our ministry teams, we invite you to join us in giving heartfelt thanks. May God richly bless you this Thanksgiving season!


We are thankful for the opportunity to have hosted several events this past month - the Finance & Faith Forum (Oct 24th), a salon on evangelism with Ken Fish (Oct 31st) and a forum with N.T. Wright about the research for his new book, The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians (Nov 14th). Please join us in prayers of thanksgiving for these enriching gatherings of our community and pray that God would strengthen us as Christian leaders through the insights shared at these events.


We're thanking God for the ten days of The Great Experiment, which wrapped up November 10th. One participant shared: "Your straightforward teachings in the short videos have been profoundly piercing. God has used me in new ways as I’ve stepped out and stepped it up in His effective, working power." Praise God for impacting the lives of those who sought Him in an intense way during the first ten days of November.

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