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Christian Union New York warmly invites 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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Vince Vitale Cornerstone Partner Pre-Event
Cornerstone Partners are invited to an exclusive face to face meeting with Dr. Vitale prior to the event at 6:30pm, going beyond the webinar format. Vince will share what is was like for him learn the art of living for Christ in such secular environments as Princeton University and Oxford. As Vince evolved in college from an atheist to an evangelist, he cut his teeth in these most hostile environments, and did so successfully.

He will share his experiences with us and you can engage with him personally in this more intimate setting. This Cornerstone Partner pre-event will seque perfectly into our primary event on workplace relationships. We value our Cornerstone Partners and want to always treat you to something extra valuable. We are so grateful that you are helping us to accomplish our mission of developing and connecting transformative Christian leaders such as yourselves. Please join us! For questions about the Pre-Event, please contact Karen Hetzler at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Is a good “working relationship” good enough? What causes working relationships to break down over time, and how can they be replaced with relationships that not only work but that reflect the gospel and further the mission of God? Dr. Vince Vitale will explore what it looks like to exercise leadership and represent Christ well in the context of secular workplaces and communities. 

Two Skeptics' Journey to Christ; The Bible Makes a Fashion Statement; Pursuing God, Pursuing Truth
Gene Editing and Planned Personhood; A Virtuous Society Involves You: Faith and Work in Perspective; Healing and Word of Knowledge and more, in this issue of Christian Union's bi-monthly email brief.
 
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Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
—  1 Chronicles 16:34

Doxa at Harvard 

Former Christian Union Teaching Fellow Nick Nowalk unpacks a talk regarding the hiddenness of God titled, "The God Who Hides: Reflections on the Central Dilemma of Faith" to Christian Union Gloria students at Harvard. 

The Plausibility of Miracles in a Materialistic Age; The Underwhelming God; Distance Makes the Heart Dig Deeper; Salting the World; Malcolm Gladwell: How I Rediscovered Faith; Mentored by the Dead and more, in this issue of Christian Union's bi-monthly email brief.
 
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I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
—  Ephesians 4:1-7

A discipleship program and personal touches to Bible course bring students together across the globe

By Anne Kerhoulas, Staff Writer

The women of Christian Union Libertas at Brown University are using this season to dig deep. Although the current fall semester is very different than in previous years, with no freshmen on campus, no large group Leadership Lecture Series, and most students taking classes remotely, the women’s side of the ministry has found ways to deepen their connections with one another.

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Ministry Fellow Laurel Copp realized that things would need to look different this semester in order to engage students well, so she took two of the Chrisitan Union foundations, Bible course, and discipleship, and reimagined them. While much is the same, a lot is different, as Copp believes this year can be one of substantial growth.

Dear CU Libertas Cornerstone Partners and other friends of the ministry,

I’m writing this on a snowy afternoon in late October! That’s not too out of the ordinary for us New Englanders, but an all-too-soon preview of the cold winter to come. CU Libertas gives thanks for all the Lord has done since students arrived on campus last month. Yet, the students and ministry faculty pray for even more! More hearts changed to desire Christ, more opportunities to share the gospel, more connections with interested students, and more normalcy in a semester that has been filled with everything but that. And as the weather turns cooler and cooler, we look forward to the unique opportunity of ministering to the Brown community during a rather abnormal holiday season.

Dear CU Lumine Cornerstone Partners and other friends of the ministry,

This is the halfway point for the academic semester at Columbia. Students are still adjusting to a semester unlike any other — instead of grabbing a bite to eat at John Jay and discussing theology with students, our one-on-one’s have been relegated to zoom. I have had the privilege of meeting in person with a handful of students that are staying on or near campus, but the majority of students who are a part of CU Lumine are at home.

Dear CU Vita Cornerstone Partners and other friends of the ministry,

Thank you so much for partnering with us in prayer. Your prayers are being answered! God is working powerfully in so many ways and we rejoice in his unfailing love and faithfulness. Although the virus has limited our ability to gather together in many ways, attendance at our Bible courses has been strong and student engagement in the Word of God and prayer during these times has been very encouraging.

More students are added to our Bible course groups every week, including a freshman guy who had felt overwhelmed with his academics during his first two months at Cornell, but responded to my message last week and joined one of the men’s groups for the first time. The women athletes’ Bible course taught over zoom has grown from 15 women to 25! And one of those women, a freshman hockey player, has joined leadership and is helping head up our communications team.

The CU Vita ministry faculty members have also been meeting with three different students who are considering the Christian faith and/or fellowship for the first time. One of those students comes from an atheist/Hindu background and is meeting with me weekly to discuss the gospel and issues of faith and reason. Finally, the Mott Center is open again, bustling with various Bible courses, prayer meetings, and small group gatherings.

Dear CU Vox Cornerstone Partners and other friends of the ministry:

Greetings from Hanover and Christian Union Vox. We are hastening toward the end of the fall term and fittingly, there is snow falling as I write. In a departure from the normal Dartmouth calendar, students will take exams at home this term and classes end on November 17. It's been a delight to meet the Class of 2024 and I'm grateful that they, and the Class of 2022, were on campus this term. The ministry has seven different Bible courses taking place; our Leadership Lecture Series, The Vine, happens every Friday night; and there are multiple prayer meetings each week.