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October 24, 2023

United in Faith, Transformed by the Spirit

CU Fire Retreats Continue to Blaze Across America

By erin conner


“Once again CU Fire Retreats Delivered! Amazing!,” claimed one participant following the past Christian Union America Retreat held on October 13-14.  CU Fire Retreats are multi-site, two-day simulcast retreats focusing on spiritual strengthening through prayer, fasting, repentance, and seeking the Lord. CU Fire Retreats are a part of Christian Union America’s efforts to bring sweeping change to our nation for God’s glory through the development and connection of transformative Christian leaders.    

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December 5, 2022

Understanding and Responding to the Transgender Moment

CU New York Hosts Dr. Ryan T. Anderson


Christian Union New York invited Christian Union Alumni, CU New York participants, and friends of Christian Union to gather on November 29, 2022, for a virtual forum with Dr. Ryan T. Anderson. Drawing on the best insights from biology, psychology, and philosophy, Dr. Anderson offered a nuanced view of human embodiment, a balanced approach to public policy on gender identity, and a sober assessment of the human costs of getting human nature wrong. 

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May 31, 2022

“The Marriage Paradox: Why Marriage Matters More Than Ever Even as It Retreats”

Professor Brad Wilcox, University of Virginia & Institute for Family Studies

Christian Union New York invited Christian Union Alumni, CU New York participants, and friends of Christian Union to join us on May 31, 2022 at 7:30pm for a virtual forum with Professor Brad Wilcox.

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March 17, 2022

Revival or We Die: A Great Awakening Is Our Only Hope

CU New York Forum with Dr. Michael Brown

Christian Union New York invited Christian Union Alumni, CU New York participants, and friends of Christian Union to join us on March 17, 2022 at 7:30pm for a virtual forum with Dr. Michael Brown.

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December 15, 2021

Eric Metaxas: 'Is Atheism Dead?'

Social Commentator Speaks at NYCU Salon

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

Atheism is no longer an option for those who seek to be regarded as intellectually honest, according to Eric Metaxas. The cultural commentator and Yale alumnus of 1984 shared that premise when he spoke at Christian Union New York’s salon on December 15.

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November 16, 2021

Christian Union Prayer for America

Seeking God

On November 16, 2021, Christian Union Founder and President, Matt Bennett gathered virtually with Christian Union’s Cornerstone Partners from around the country to pray for America’s rescue and revival, and that the God-given mission of Christian Union would be accomplished. The evening was organized by leadership from all three branches of Christian Union’s ministry.

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September 28, 2021

Matt Bennett, Founder and President of Christian Union, Joins Forerunners Podcast

Seeking God Lifestyle

Free Offer: Get the "Seeking God Lifestyle" Bible Course Manual. Download this 67-page, 5-lesson course in PDF format. Please email: Andy.Woodard@christianunion.org.

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September 21, 2021

1776 versus 1789 — A tale of two revolutions and America’s present crisis

A Christian Union Virtual Forum held on September 21, 2021

Social critic and author Os Guinness wove together Scripture, history, and a nuanced, thoughtful assessment of the crisis now facing our country. He began by detailing the history of revolutions and the lessons we can learn from that past. He tackled challenging questions from audience members on a huge range of topics about a world that so often seems to set on disobeying God. Os finished his commentary with a powerful call to all faithful Christians: "Let's make sure that we understand great biblical truths like human dignity and justice, and we are known to be the champions and defenders of the highest views of human justice and freedom that the current world knows."

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March 23, 2021

Boundaries of Humanity

Humans, Animals, and Machines in the Age of Biotechnology: A Conversation with Stanford Professor William Hurlbut

Are humans, as some maintain, ‘just another ordinary animal species’? What role will technology, and the cultural ideas that guide them, play in shaping our future? How do these questions relate to our destiny, individual and collectively, as a species made in the image of God?  

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February 9, 2021

Healthcare in a Pandemic

Christian Union New York

The challenges during this pandemic season have been significant — and at times even overwhelming — for healthcare providers. Christian Union invited three faithful doctors to share their experiences at a webinar on Christian Perspectives on Healthcare in a Pandemic on Thursday, February 9, 2021. 

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December 15, 2020

Bringing Hellfire to Heel: A Lawyers Guide to Mastering the Tongue and Speaking the Truth

Christian Union New York

Due to technical issues, the recording begins a couple minutes into the conversation.

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November 30, 2020

CU New York Forum with Vince Vitale

Working Relationships and Relationships that Work: Fostering A Redemptive Corporate Culture

Christian Union New York invited Christian Union Alumni, CU New York participants, and friends of Christian Union to join us on November 30 at 7:30pm for a virtual forum with Vince Vitale. 

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August 27, 2020

Perspectives on Homelessness

Christian Union New York Virtual Salon

On August 26, 2020 Christian Union New York hosted a virtual salon on Perspectives on Homelessness with Ed Morgan.

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June 3, 2020

Connecting with Christian Union’s 2020 Graduates

Our New Alumni

During the past several weeks CU New York has partnered with Christian Union’s recently hired Vice President of Alumni Engagement Christine Foster, to coordinate meetings with our ministry fellows and graduating seniors. CU New York reaches out to CU’s seniors annually in an effort to facilitate connections within professional networks and to build the Christian Union community in cities across the nation.

Initially, these connections were to be made in person on each of the campuses in which CU is currently present, but under the circumstances of COVID-19, these meetings have migrated to Zoom. Using a virtual webinar platform has actually provided a unique opportunity for an even greater involvement of our CU alumni, as they were able to dial in from across the country. On each call, CU alumni shared testimonies and practical advice to these graduating seniors on how to navigate the challenging transition from college to the workplace.

Call with CU Martus (UPenn)

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May 27, 2020

The Power to Shake a Nation: Exploring The Power of Fasting

A CU New York Virtual Forum featuring CEO & Founder Matt Bennett

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April 13, 2020

The Lost Art of Dying Well: A Perspective of Hope in an Anxious Season 

A Webinar with Dr. Lydia Dugdale

Guest speaker, Dr. Lydia Dugdale spoke to the changes in our perception of death throughout art and history in CU New York’s first virtual forum on Monday, April 13, 2020. This webinar hosted more than 100 guests from across the nation - a unique opportunity for CU New York supporters, friends, and CU Alumni to commune together at this challenging time.

With reference to her forthcoming book The Lost Art of Dying, Prof. Dugdale began her presentation with an examination of the Triumph of Death, a work of art completed by Dutch painter Peter Bruegel (the Elder) in 1562. The work depicts the struggle of society to logistically handle the dead and escape death itself during the Black Death plague of the 14th century. The images in this painting - piles of bodies, skeletal-like figures, a man begging for mercy from a skeleton with his sword raised - are strikingly morbid to our modern eyes. She used this piece to reference the sharp contrast between the modern perception of death and the prominent reality of death throughout history.

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February 27, 2020

Man’s Laws but God’s Justice: Learning to Stay in Our Lane

A CU New York Lunch & Learn featuring Olga Statz

On Friday, February 21, 2020, CU New York was honored to host Olga Statz*, Acting General Counsel at the City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, as the guest speaker for a Lunch & Learn. Olga began her talk on Man’s Laws but God’s Justice: Learning to Stay in Our Lane with a personal recollection of a moment early in her law career.  For the first time she felt the true responsibility expected of her as an advocate, recognizing what it meant to stand between a defendant and the full weight of the State. At this moment Olga was confronted with this underlying truth: the secret of a lawyer’s ability and power lies in process. To this point, Olga emphasized the importance of understanding our roles as professionals and as humans, of  understanding our authority in Christ and God’s authority over our lives, in understanding how to submit to Christ and to submit to the procedural standards of our justice system.

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January 20, 2020

Undefiled - A Ten Day Fast Inspired by Daniel's Life

Monday, January 20 - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Christians across America participated in a ten-day fast (fasting from food). Participants followed the example of men and women of Scripture who humbled themselves and sought the Lord through fasting. Our country needs the spiritual renewal that only God can bring. 

From Monday, January 20, 2020, participants sought God through the biblical practice of fasting. Some fasted from all foods for the entire ten days—drinking only liquids—or you may choose to fast one or two meals each day. For some, health limitations will require a different type of fast (see fasting resources). 

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January 17, 2020

Carpe Diem Redeemed: Seizing the Day, Discerning the Times

CU New York Forum with Dr. Os Guinness

On Friday, January 17, 2020, CU New York had the privilege of hosting esteemed author and friend of the ministry, Dr. Os Guinness, for a forum on his most recent novel Carpe Diem Redeemed: Seizing the Day, Discerning the Times. Dr. Guinness challenged the audience to consider the true meaning and significance of time, our own mortality, and how intentionally we choose to live out our callings for God’s purposes. These biblical ideals about time stand in stark contrast to many common perceptions of time in today’s cultures, especially those in the west.

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