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September 26, 2022

What Harvard Is Really Like

A Current Student Gives An Honest Assessment of the Institution


By Anne Kerhoulas

For the past 20 years, Christian Union has ministered at some of the most influential universities in our nation. As one of these schools, Harvard has a long history of excellence and prestige, but what is Harvard like for the students attending its hallowed halls?

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September 13, 2022

How Social Justice Became A New Religion

America Is Becoming Less Christian, But Not Less Religious


By Anne Kerhoulas

The stats are in; America is becoming less and less Christian. But that doesn’t mean we are becoming less religious. 

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September 12, 2022

Being People of Peace

Christians Are Called to Pursue the Wholistic Flourishing of a Community


By Anne Kerhoulas

In her new book, Agents of Flourishing: Pursuing Shalom in Every Corner of Society, Amy Sherman explores what it means for Christians to be a people of peace in their communities and spheres of influence. 

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August 17, 2022

The Parallels Between 5th Century Roman Culture & Our Secular Moment

What The Fall of Ancient Rome Teaches Us About the Future of the Church

By Anne Kerhoulas, Staff WRITER
 

Much of the modern world operates with a total disregard for history. Where previous generations would look to the rich history of those who had gone before them and their collective wisdom to learn from them, our culture today operates as if we have no intellectual or historical inheritance. We believe, as Marx argued, that history is merely the story of oppressed vs oppressor, and rather than the past being a source of knowledge and insight, the future is where human good lies. 

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August 8, 2022

For "Pro-Abundant Life" Organizations, Roe v Wade Is Just the Beginning

The overturning of Roe has ushered in a new era of the pro-life movement

By Tom Campisi

Roland Warren is the president and CEO of Care Net, a network that serves pregnancy centers across North America. The Princeton University and Wharton Business School alumnus recently celebrated the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, but also emphasized that the need for a holistic approach to unplanned pregnancies remains the same. 

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August 4, 2022

How Humble Leadership Really Works

Empowering employees through listening and valuing their ideas pays off big when it comes to creating a successful work environment

By Anne Kerhoulas

Servant leadership might sound like a Christian phrase, but this Harvard Business Review article describes how servant leadership is actually the most effective leadership strategy—for everyone. 

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July 22, 2022

‘The God Hypothesis’ - CU Nova Hosts Lecture by Dr. Stephen Meyer

Event Engages, Challenges Princeton Students

By Leah Smith, Princeton ’20

In the spring semester, Christian Union NOVA at Princeton University hosted a lecture with Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle. Meyer, who received his Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge, helped students—both Christians and seekers—understand particular attributes of God: His creation, His omniscience, and His centrality to the story of the natural world.

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July 21, 2022

The Transforming Power of Knowing God

'Knowledge of God and Self Go Hand in Hand'

“Transformation is the gift of the Christian life,” says Jen Wilkin in a recent talk for The Gospel Coalition.

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July 18, 2022

The Power of Hospitality

“Welcome One Another as Christ Has Welcomed Us"

Welcoming people into your home may not seem like a supernatural act, but as Marshall Segal posits in his article for Desiring God, “There’s a spiritual power that pulses through the floors and walls and furniture of a Christian home — a strong, even overpowering aroma, a wild and compelling story unfolding for anyone who comes close enough to hear. Beneath the dirty clothes, behind the unwashed dishes, just below the dusty surfaces, a glory hums and unsettles and woos. A 1,500-square-foot sermon.”

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July 1, 2022

As Law, Roe Was Always a Bad Ruling

Roe was an "Indefensible Decision"

By Dr. Michael L. Brown

Despite being reinforced and even expanded by the Casey decision of 1992, Roe was a bad ruling by the Supreme Court that simply had to go. It had no legal ground on which to stand and no Constitutional logic behind it. That’s why few, if any, pundits are challenging Justice Alito’s legal reasoning in dismantling Roe. That’s also why late last year, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch openly targeted Roe in conjunction with the Court agreeing to hear the Dobbscase.

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June 29, 2022

The Work Is Just Beginning for the Pro-Life Movement

David French: Humility, Absence of Malice Are Paramount

The overturning of Roe v. Wade was momentous. But as David French argues in this article for The Atlantic, what happens next is just as important. 

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June 27, 2022

Pro-Life Evangelicals Celebrate Roe v. Wade Ruling

The Power of Persevering Prayer

Friday, June 24, 2022, will go down in history as a momentous day—the day Roe v. Wade was overturned. Though much of America roils at the decision, for Christians, the ruling is not only a giant step toward saving the lives of thousands of children every year, it is an answer to decades of prayer for the Lord to intervene. 

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June 22, 2022

The Great Gospel Opportunity

Report Details ‘Pivotal Moment’ for Gen Z and Millennials

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

Editor's note: This Throwback Thursday article originally appeared in January of 2021.   

With its report, The Great Opportunity: The American Church in 2050, the Pinetops Foundation examines the fruitfulness, or lack thereof, when it comes to the engagement of today’s teens and young adults. According to its 2018 report, approximately one million young people are leaving the church each year—but a “great opportunity” exists if we can reverse the current trends assigned to Generation Z and younger Millennials. 

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June 13, 2022

Faulty Discipleship: When the Church Becomes a Machine

Maturity in Christ Is Never Formulaic

The church exists to make disciples of all men and women, sending them out to love and transform the world as ambassadors of Christ. But how exactly do churches make disciples? 

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June 6, 2022

CBN Report: Seeking God for Revival at Harvard Law School

CU Gloria Director: ‘We Want to See Christ Lifted High’

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

Christian Union Gloria and other ministries at Harvard Law School were recently featured on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). The report, seen on major television stations and online, highlighted a strong Christian presence there and a unified desire to see God move mightily.

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May 31, 2022

Harvard Alumni Panel: Community at the Cross

Young Professionals Reflect on CU Gloria, Post-College Life 

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

 

On Good Friday, six Harvard College alumni gathered for "Community at the Cross," a panel discussion hosted by Christian Union Gloria.

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May 30, 2022

Do Answered Prayers Depend on My Holiness?

John Piper Podcast Addresses the Question

The relationship between holiness and answered prayer appears throughout Scripture. John 15:7 says, "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." Psalm 66 says, "I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer."

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May 30, 2022

The Beautiful Differrence of Complementarianism

Male and Female and the Word of God 

Complementarianism, the idea that men and women are not identical, but rather equal and distinct, is a concept we see written throughout Scripture. And as Andrew Wilson argues in this comprehensive article for The Gospel Coalition, it is also written into creation.

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May 23, 2022

What Is Civil Discourse and How Did We Lose it?

Scholar Clearly Defines Popular Phrase

There’s been a lot of talk about civil discourse lately—and how we’ve forgotten how to do it. In a recent conversation with Public Discourse,author Teresa Bejan notes that there is a lot of confusion about the meaning of civil discourse. Bejan is a Professor of Political Theory and a Fellow of Oriel College at the University of Oxford.

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May 17, 2022

NYU Professor: "Social Media Is Making America Stupid"

Jonathan Haidt Shares His Views on Russell Moore Show

Jonathan Haidt thinks things changed in 2014. The NYU professor, psychologist, and author recently wrote a lengthy article for The Atlantic"Social Media Is Making America Stupid." He has been trying to put his finger on what has been shifting in our culture for the past eight years. 

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