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Spring 2016

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May 20, 2016

Q & A with John Seel

Christian Union: The Magazine recently interviewed Dr. John Seel, a "cultural renewal entrepreneur." Seel is a senior fellow at Cardus, a think tank focused on North American social architecture. The former director of cultural engagement at the John Templeton Foundation, he is also principal of John Seel Consulting LLC, a cultural impact consulting firm specializing on millennials.

At Christian Union's recent Nexus Professional Conference in New Haven, Connecticut, Seel was a keynote speaker. His two messages were entitled Evangelical Exiles and the Challenge of Culture Engagement and Faithful Presence in American Babylon.

May 20, 2016

Drexel '16 Has a Heart of Compassion for Immigrants

by Catherine Elvy, Staff Writer


A former student leader with Christian Union's ministry at Yale University is pursuing plans to utilize his passion for the underprivileged to assist on the frontlines of the refugee crisis in Europe.

Bill Drexel '16, who has been aiding refugees in Connecticut since he arrived at Yale, is formalizing plans to spend the summer in Southern Europe to serve the wave of refugees arriving from Syria and other countries.

May 20, 2016

Robert Louis Wilken Speaks at CU New York Forum

by Catherine Elvy, Staff Writer

Wilken2Spiritual freedom allows Christians to flourish, just as they were designed to do.

Robert Louis Wilken offered that insight when the University of Virginia professor emeritus appeared at a Christian Union New York Forum in January. The prolific author spoke on Spiritual Freedom: Freedom Nourished from Within on January 19 at Scandinavia House in Manhattan.

May 20, 2016

Princeton Faith and Action Hosts Distinguished Guest

by Catherine Elvy, Staff Writer

Bingham1God will supply for His beloved servants, even in the midst of forbidding circumstances.

Rev. Lincoln Bingham offered that inspiration when the longtime pastor and grandson of a slave spoke as part of Princeton Faith and Action's commemoration of Black History Month.

The Kentucky minister told students who attended a TruThursday series how both his grandfather and father, a sharecropper, maintained their faith, despite living through some of the darkest chapters of American history.

May 20, 2016

Christian Union Ministry Hosts Panel Discussion

by Catherine Elvy, Staff Writer

arts-panel1As a reflection of His exquisitely artistic nature, God fashioned humans to showcase creativity while crafting paintings, poetry, music, and other expressions.

That was one the fascinating topics that emerged during a recent panel discussion on Christians and the arts on behalf of Christian Union's ministry at Columbia University.

On January 28, dozens of students gathered in a lecture hall inside Columbia's Mathematics building to hear four artists from New York City probe the crossroads of their faith and the creative realm.

April 29, 2016
Nexus Conference Networks, Inspires Students and Professionals
By Eileen Scott, Senior Writer

CU_Nexus_2016_145Nexus: The Christian Union Conference on Faith and Action explored the convergence of culture, career, and Christianity for 317 students from some of the nation's most influential universities.

The Omni Hotel in New Haven, Connecticut, just a couple blocks from Yale University, was home to a weekend of vibrant worship, continuous and intercessory prayer and engaging messages from powerful plenary speakers on April 1-3. Students from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale attended the conference, which offered insight, inspiration, networking, and practical advice on discerning God's purpose for life, campus, and career.