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January 3, 2022

Praise Night Resounds in Student Center

In November, Christian Union Vox and Agape Christian Fellowship united to host Praise night in the Collis Student Center at Dartmouth College. Traditionally, the event has been held off campus, but this fall student organizers Sidra Goldner and Evan Yang wanted to host Praise Night at the student center to provide a larger event and a greater witness to the Dartmouth community.

December 22, 2021

Mott Center Christmas Party Is One of Many Highlights

Christian Union Vita enjoyed a warm, festive Christmas celebration at the John R. Mott Center in December. Students decorated Christian Union’s ministry home at Cornell, complete with a hand-cut Christmas tree. They wore ugly sweaters, built gingerbread houses, and exchanged gifts through a white elephant.

December 21, 2021

Dr. Flanigan, Infectious Disease Specialist, Speaks at CU Libertas Series

In November, the CU Libertas’ Leadership Lecture Series featured Dr. Timothy Flanigan, a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Miriam and Rhode Island Hospitals and Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His message was entitled “Faith, Suffering, and Practicing Medicine in the Midst of the Pandemic.”

December 17, 2021

Will You Join Our National Effort?

Many Christians are familiar with the first condition God sets before His people in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves…” However, not many Christians are aware that fasting is the primary way to humble oneself according to Scripture. 

December 16, 2021

“The Feeling of Christian Community Is Palpable”

“Something is afoot at Harvard Law School. God is on the move.”

December 15, 2021

Author of Irreversible Damage Delivers Poignant Message at Princeton

In our increasingly polarized society, university campuses have become a hotbed of cancel culture and diminished free speech. Though organizations like Academic Freedom Alliance have emerged from leading institutions with the sole purpose of defending professors' and students' constitutional right to freedom of speech, majority views tend to dominate public thinking and discourage dissent, even when dissent is grounded in research. 

December 14, 2021

CU Caritas Offers Discipleship, Spiritual Refreshment to Students

Justin Woyak, Christian Union’s ministry director at Stanford University, understands that even the most intellectually-gifted young people need something more than academic achievement, social activities, and camaraderie during their college careers.

December 10, 2021

A Yale Student's Reflection on Seeking God Consistently

Editor’s note: The following article was reprinted with permission from The Yale Logos, a student-led Christian Journal. One of my favorite parts about Sunday mornings is walking into church and smelling the musty pews gently speckled with the mid-morning sun, and seeing the rows upon rows of pews, pews that are  usually littered with hymnals and psalters. I have been doing some reflection on this recently. What does it mean that hymnals or psalters are usually distributed as separate books as opposed to the rest of the Bible?

December 8, 2021

Student Leaders Welcome Freshmen; Resume In-Person Ministry

The first floor of the Melrose Center is reduced to a low hum; sounds of chatter from a senior women’s Bible course waft down the stairs to join the smell of Domino’s pizza. A few people sprinkle the chairs in front of the TV in the extended dining room, while others hover in the back, laptops out, pens pressed to paper. It’s a typical Monday night for Christian Union Nova at Princeton, where Monday Night Football and studying late into the night has become a Melrose norm.

December 8, 2021

Early Years of Christ's Life Marked By Suffering and Trauma

Christmas plays always end with Jesus in the manger, the heavenly host singing around Him, and the shepherds and wise men bowed at his feet. But that is hardly where the birth narrative ends in the gospel of Matthew. 

December 6, 2021

Caitlin Vera Is a Former Marine

Caitlin Vera didn’t have ministry on her mind when she left home to join the Marines. The eighteen-year-old enrolled in the service as a way to leave a small, rural town and be part of something bigger than herself. 

December 2, 2021

Simoni '23 Has a Passion for Evangelism

Many Christians get nervous when they think about evangelism. Thoughts of difficult questions they cannot answer well or the possibility of offending another often lead believers to say less than they ought, and often to say nothing at all of the riches of Christ.