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Salon with Aaron Renn

Christian Union New York hosted a salon titled, "The Fall of the Household" on December 4, 2018. Aaron Renn discussed the challenges posed to the family and the church by the changing nature and function of the household.

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January 7-16, 2019

Christian Union Day and Night is leading a ten-day fast, starting Monday, January 7, 2019. Fast for yourself, your family, your church, and our nation. Let’s join together and humbly seek the presence of Jesus in our day. 

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The Witch-Hunt Culture; What is Jesus Worth?; John the Baptist Points to the Real Hope of Advent; A Powerful Lesson as We Remember President Bush; Ambassadors of Reconciliation; What Should Be the Goal of the Pro-Life Movement?; Three Ways to Help Develop Christian Leaders and more, in this issue of Christian Union's bi-monthly email brief.
 
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And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”) For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
— John 1:14-16

by Justin Woyak

I was recently rereading a chapter from a book that God used to get me through a very tough semester when I was a freshman in college. In the last chapter of The Normal Christian Life, Watchman Nee reflects on the story in the Gospels (only a few days before Jesus dies on the cross) when Mary comes to a dinner uninvited, breaks an alabaster jar of ointment—worth a staggering amount—and anoints Jesus with the jar’s entire contents (Mark 14:3–9). Even the disciples were indignant and cried out, “Why this waste!” Judas’s voice may have been the loudest among the disciples (John 12:4–6), but he was not alone (Matt 26:8–9). Nee remarks, “Human reasoning said this was really too much; it was giving the Lord more than His due.”

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Congress made the IRA Charitable Rollover permanent. If you are age 70½ or older, you can make a gift to Christian Union by directly distributing funds tax free from your individual retirement account. 

Profound awe and gratitude permeated the highly anticipated opening of Christian Union’s ministry center adjacent to Columbia University.

Christian Union Dedicates Ministry Center at Columbia  

by catherine elvy, staff writer

Profound awe and gratitude permeated the highly anticipated opening of Christian Union’s ministry center adjacent to Columbia University.

On October 13, staff, ministry faculty, and financial partners of the leadership development organization celebrated the debut of the center on West 113th Street with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

Habits of Purpose in an Age of Distraction

Christian Union Washington, DC, was delighted to host Justin Whitmel Earley on November 29, 2018, for the second of two salons that he led this month. Earlier this month, Justin led a hugely popular salon in New York City titled, "Habits of Purpose in an Age of Distraction." Justin led a second salon on the same topic for graduate students and young professionals in Washington, DC. 

If you missed the details from the New York City salon, the following is what Early shared in Washington, DC, including the audio recording from the event. 

DCSalonJasonWEarleyEarley’s topic, “Habits of Purpose in an Age of Distraction” is practical, but he began the discussion by sharing his personal story.  Once a missionary in Asia, Earley returned to the US to follow a call from the Lord to become a lawyer.  After excelling at Georgetown Law School, landing his dream job, and starting a family all seemed to well.  Yet one day in that first year of work he was overcome by a sense of existential paranoia – he couldn’t sleep, he could no longer handle basic household tasks, his heart and mind raced.  A trip to the ER only diagnosed severe anxiety – but no solution.  Crippling anxiety began to tear down the good life he had established.

For one Princeton University senior, grueling routines are just part of pursuing her Olympic dreams.  “I’m an Olympic hopeful. There’s lots of training and hard times ahead,” said Claire Collins ’19, an accomplished rower.

Collins ’19 Is a Leader on Women’s Crew Team

by catherine elvy, staff writer 

For one Princeton University senior, grueling routines are just part of pursuing her Olympic dreams.

“I’m an Olympic hopeful. There’s lots of training and hard times ahead,” said Claire Collins ’19, an accomplished rower.

In July, Collins ’19 helped the United States capture the 2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championship in Poland. Overall, the United States team took home eight medals. Collins helped the United States to clock a 6:08.04 in the women’s eight, 0.19 seconds ahead of the United Kingdom for the bronze medal.

It would be hard not to find a Cornell student who longs for a relaxing summer vacation. Instead, social and career pressures often compel them to pursue summer internships, research, and more “notable” experiences. Several students with Christian Union at Cornell, however, bypassed resume-building this summer in favor of serving at Christian camps and on missions trips.

Christian Union Students Minister in U.S. and Abroad 

by francine barchett, cornell ’20

It would be hard not to find a Cornell student who longs for a relaxing summer vacation. Instead, social and career pressures often compel them to pursue summer internships, research, and more “notable” experiences. Several students with Christian Union at Cornell, however, bypassed resume-building this summer in favor of serving at Christian camps and on missions trips.