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February 22, 2017

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The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
— Lamentations 3:25-26

The Challenge & Opportunity of Gene Editing

By Dr. William Hurlbut
From Christian Union

Christian Union New York's February 7 Forum featured Stanford University Medical School professor Dr. William Hurlbut, who addressed what MIT Tech Review has called the "biggest biotech discovery of the century," the new gene editing technique CRISPR/Cas9. This breakthrough provides dramatic new powers to manipulate genetics at every level of life—and raises numerous difficult ethical questions when applied to direct interventions in human life...

Listen to the audio, or watch a video of the talk here >


Subtle Ways to Abandon the Authority of Scripture in Our Lives

By D.A. Carson
From Themelios

D.A. Carson, research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is the general editor of Themelios, a peer-reviewed theological journal. In the January issue, he wrote an article that reflects on ten subtle ways that even thoughtful, committed Christians may reduce Scripture's authority in their lives...

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Grace-Paced Living in a Burnout Culture

By David Murray
From Gospel Coalition

"Men and women, young and old, leaders and followers, Christians and non-Christians, in all walks and at all levels of life ... are all arriving at the same wrecking yard — overwhelmed, burned out, empty, and broken," writes David Murray in an article on DesiringGod.org...

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A God-Sized Vision

By Catherine Elvy
From Christian Union: The Magazine

When Timothy Dwight took over the helm of Yale College in 1795, the institution was in a "most ungodly state," beset by rampant alcohol consumption, profanity, gambling, and other vices.

Only about 10 percent of the student body affirmed faith, while others were skeptical or rowdies," according to A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories that Stretch and Stir...

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The Gift of Music: Common Grace and Common Ground

By Randy Newman
From Knowing & Doing

"Music does indeed take us to another world," writes Randy Newman, senior teaching fellow for apologetics and evangelism at the C.S. Lewis Institute, in the Institute's most recent newsletter. "Or, more accurately, it points us there. For me, music is one of those stimulators of desire..."

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Don't Miss the Nexus Conference for Professionals

From Christian Union

If you haven't already done so, please consider signing up for Christian Union's annual Nexus Conference for professionals. The conference will take place April 7-9, in Stamford, Connecticut. Don't miss this life-changing weekend of dynamic worship and compelling ideas about faith and its relevance to our work and culture. Regular registration ends 3/17...

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Prayer Requests

As Christian Union's university ministries head into the final third of the school year, please pray for the boldness among students involved in the ministry, that students would share the gospel with their peers, and that God would work through them mightily, drawing many to faith in Christ.

Please pray for the church in New York that individually and corporately we will seek the Lord and wait on him — being faithful, obedient and bold in our callings.

Would you commit to pray for 15 minutes a day to see God move powerfully in the nation? Join thousands of American Christians to pray for sweeping spiritual transformation. Visit DayAndNight.org to sign up or learn more >

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