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Christian Union offers events regularly in New York City to connect and strengthen alumni of its ministry and other professionals.

CU Cities Conference 2019



How can we bridge the gap between the questions of culture and the invitation of Christ? By taking seriously the neglected spiritual discipline of conversation. Are you a better conversationalist than you were five years ago? Most people find this a difficult question to answer, but it is a critical question to be able to answer with a confident “Yes.” God finds his way into good conversations; so, practically and concretely, what would it look like to take day-to-day conversation seriously as an essential aspect of Christian discipleship, and to see those conversations consistently leading to others turning to Christ? That’s the question I want to explore together in this session.

CU Cities Conference 2019



The goal is to have a simple plan for caring for your coworkers that leads to establishing God’s Kingdom where you work and live, all while not getting you fired. Join as they share practical tools from beginning a conversation all the way through to forming a new believer church in the workplace, tell current stories of what God is doing in these spheres, and practice in live simulation. 

CU Cities Conference 2019




What is the interface between physical and mental health and a spiritually full life? What is burnout? What is the spiritual perspective on grit? How do you move from being trapped in complacency or barely competent at work, into a life where your work becomes part of something extraordinary as you are supernaturally led through each day of your life?

CU Cities Conference 2019



In this breakout session, Wanda will discuss how easy it is to lead in the flesh, but how do we lead as Spirit-filled people? Looking at the life of Moses, we will study principles of leadership to help us at work, home and in our communities.

CU Cities Conference 2019



What does it look like to thrive in prayer and intercession amidst a full schedule? Pastor and Christian Union Ministry Fellow Qwynn Gross will share her strategies and encouragement toward prioritizing seeking the Lord, and the fruit that comes from it, no matter how busy life gets.

CU Cities Conference 2019



In this breakout session, we will look carefully at Paul's pastoral wisdom as he allows the gospel to reshape our moral and social imagination on topics such as wealth, power, conflict, sexuality, vocation, and personal giftedness. 1 Corinthians fleshes out what following Jesus in the real world (whether ancient or contemporary) entails, in light of the centering conviction that the story of Christ crucified reveals both the heart of God and the portrait of of what it looks like to be fully, genuinely human in a world of idolatry, greed, interpersonal conflict, perpetual heartbreak and structural injustice.


True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World


"The traditional strategies of apologetics — strategies associated with books we are all familiar with — are effective, but maybe not as effective as they were 30 to 70 years ago." This idea was posited in a thought-provoking lecture by David Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, at Christian Union New York's Forum on Monday, May 20th in Manhattan. Professor Skeel addressed topics covered in his book, True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World. In his book and in this presentation, he makes the case that a more effective apologetics approach in seeking to get non-believers to consider Christianity must do at least two things: it must address what he calls the "myth of scientific progress," and it must address social justice.

There is, Professor Skeel notes, a "very common perception that the complexity of the contemporary world is an embarrassment for Christianity. There is a widespread perception in our current culture, that a 2000-year-old religion can't possibly have much to say about the complexities of the modern world..."


Listen now to hear Professor Skeel's response to these perceptions:



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Vocation and the Kingdom of God

On Thursday, 9 May, Christian Union New York was delighted to host Professor N.T. Wright for a breakfast discussion on Vocation and the Kingdom of God. Drawing from his Gifford Lectures (delivered at the University of Aberdeen in 2018) and ideas penned in several of his books (primarily Surprised by Hope and Simply Christian), Professor Wright gave an insightful call to all Christians to advance the Kingdom of God through our vocations by enacting justice, creating beauty and “standing at the dangerous intersection of Heaven and Earth.”



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God and the Newsroom

Twenty-four attendees gathered on Tuesday night to hear from Paul Glader at Christian Union New York’s latest salon. Glader, Associate Professor of Journalism, Media and Entrepreneurship at The King's College, spoke on God and the Newsroom, highlighting both the current tensions between the media and religion and the potential that exists for a mutually beneficial relationship.



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Salon with Chuck Stetson

On Thursday 18 April, Christian Union New York invited Chuck Stetson to speak on Biblical Literacy. With George Barna’s research showing that only 7 percent of Americans have a biblical worldview (whereby the Bible is the primary resource through which one understands the world), Stetson took the evening to tell his audience what can be done to see that number increase and why this endeavor is so important.



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