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Get a taste of what it was like to be at Nexus 2019: The Christian Union Conference on Faith in Action!



To learn more about Nexus 2019, click here
The Cornell team won the SpokenWord competition at Nexus.

In the video below, students from Cornell University deliver creatively combined portions of Scripture in a dramatic performance at the conference. (4:21)

Students from Yale University deliver creatively combined portions of Scripture in a dramatic SpokenWord performance at Christian Union's Nexus 2019 conference. (4:24)

Students from Princeton University deliver creatively combined portions of Scripture in a dramatic SpokenWord performance at Christian Union's Nexus 2019 conference. (5:59)

Students from Dartmouth College deliver creatively combined portions of Scripture in a dramatic SpokenWord performance at Christian Union's Nexus 2019 conference. (4:38)

Students from Columbia University deliver creatively combined portions of Scripture in a dramatic SpokenWord performance at Christian Union's Nexus 2019 conference. (4:07)

Students from Stanford University deliver creatively combined portions of Scripture in a dramatic SpokenWord performance at Christian Union's Nexus 2019 conference. (5:26)

At the conclusion of Christian Union's Nexus 2019 SpokenWord competition the audience enjoyed the performance of Baraka Kwa Wimbo. Members are Cornell students: Iyaniwura Olarewaju, Maame Akosua Ohemeng-Tinyase, Maxine Nzewgwu, Rachel Mends, Kaitlyn Blake and Adaeze Okorie. (8:22)

Matt Bennett is founder and CEO of Christian Union. A native of Houston, Texas, Matt earned BS and MBA degrees from Cornell University and holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He worked for Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) at Princeton University for 12 years, and developed that ministry into one of the largest in the history of the Ivy League. In 2002, he founded Christian Union. The ministry has been featured in The New York Times, PBS, NPR, Christianity Today, and World Magazine. Matt resides in New York City.

Matt Bennett kicked off Christian's Union Nexus 2019 conference by inviting students to consider the example set by one of the kings of the Old Testament: Jehoshaphat. As a leader, Jehoshaphat "set his heart to seek God", was obedient to walk in God's ways, and was took bold initiative to lead his people to the Lord.

Matt emphasized the grace that God offers and urged students to take time with God to search their hearts. He asked: Does anything prevent you from being courageous in the ways of the LORD? (32:53)

Jimmy Lin, MD, PhD, MHS Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Oncology at Natera Dr. Lin has devoted his life to beating cancer. His work in clinical research includes Johns Hopkins, Washington University in St. Louis, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In addition, he has leveraged the technological advances in cancer to fight rare diseases as the Founder and President of the Rare Genomics Institute.

Here, he addresses college students about his faith in Jesus Christ and what it means to be 'courageous in the ways of the Lord'. Dr. Lin has published over 100+ papers, abstracts, and book chapters, in top academic journals, such as Science, Nature, Cell, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, Nature Biotechnology, Genome Research, and PNAS. He has presented at top scientific conferences and institutions including Harvard, Stanford, Yale, NCI/NIH, Vanderbilt, and Johns Hopkins. (41:58)

 
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