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May 13, 2022

Nehemiah: An Extraordinary Leader in an Extraordinary Time

A Steadfast Devotion to Fasting and Prayer  

By Justin Yim

 

And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire.” As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven. - Nehemiah 1:3-4 (emphasis added)

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May 2, 2022

The Urgency of Evangelism: Inspiration from D.L. Moody

CU Rise Campaign Is Proclaiming the Good News to Students

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

“What shall you do then with Jesus which is called Christ?”

That was the question posed by preacher Dwight Lyman Moody at his Illinois Street Church in Chicago on October 8, 1871. In the sermon, he paraphrased the question asked by Pontius Pilate in the Gospel of Matthew (27:22). Moody challenged the congregation to think about it during the week and return to church the following Sunday with an answer—would they crown Christ as Lord or, like Pilate and the misguided mob of that time, deny his supremacy? However, as Moody finished his sermon, a warning bell began to ring. The Great Chicago Fire was raging. There was no next week at his church, which burned to the ground like many of the buildings in the city.

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April 28, 2022

God’s Not Dead - He’s on the Move at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Brown and Beyond

Christian Union Celebrates 20th Anniversary

By Anne Kerhoulas, Staff Writer

 

“They say Aslan is on the move—perhaps he has already landed.” 

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April 19, 2022

Why I Believe in the Life-Changing Potential and Power of CU Rise

Fondly Remembering An Evangelistic Blitz from 1985

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

Christian Union is currently in the midst of an ambitious evangelistic initiative called CU Rise, which includes social media campaigns and outreaches at the nine universities where it hosts leadership development ministries. CU Rise will run for eight weeks.

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April 11, 2022

The Social Network: Bold Testimonies Highlight CU Rise

Campaign Features Answers to Tough Questions

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

This spring, Christian Union is mobilizing students on its ten campuses to share the gospel more boldly, strategically, and frequently than ever.

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March 17, 2022

A Class Day Discourse

Mwabe ’19 Exhorts Graduates to Go beyond Comfort Zone 

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of  Christian Union: The Magazine and is reprinted as a "Throwback Thursday" feature in conjuction with the year-long celebration of Christian Union's 20th Anniversary in 2022.   

As part of commencement exercises, Harvard College selected a co-president of Christian Union’s ministry for one of its top honors. 

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March 10, 2022

CU Rise Campaign Is Good News for Influential Universities!

Christian Union Unveils Historic Evangelistic Outreach

By Anne Kerhoulas, Staff Writer

 

You have one business on earth - to save souls. - John Wesley

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March 3, 2022

Calling, Courage, and Christ

Students Challenged to Be Salt and Light at 2019 Nexus Conference

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

Editor's note: This article, which features coverage of Christian Union's Nexus Conference, originally appeared in the Spring 2019 edition of  Christian Union: The Magazine and is reprinted in conjuction with the publication's "Throwback Thursday" series.  

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March 2, 2022

Harvard CU Gloria Lecture: ‘The Beginning and End of Sex’

Nick Nowalk Focuses on Bible Narrative, Romance, and Marriage

By Anne Kerhoulas, Staff Writer

Have you ever noticed that the Bible begins and ends with a wedding? The creation story of Genesis 1-2 culminates in the marriage covenant between Adam and Eve when God declares that it is not good for man to be alone and how a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife as one flesh. The story of God begins with a wedding, but it also ends in the same fashion as Jesus, the bridegroom, is finally united to his Bride, the Church, in Revelation 21-22. 

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February 25, 2022

Knowing God and Obeying Him

"If you love me, keep my commandments"

By Fady Ghobrial

Editor’s note: The following devotional was written in conjunction with Christian Union Day and Night’s recent two-week fast: “National Obedience Brings National Revival.”

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February 17, 2022

Harvard and the Pursuit of ‘The Flourishing Life’ 

Flynn Cratty Speaks at CU Gloria Lecture Series

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

“Harvard is a place of extraordinary achievement, but not always true flourishing.”

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January 26, 2022

From Desperation to Deliverance for Harvard Kennedy School Alumnus

“Don’t Stop Pressing In!”

By Jacob Hawkins, Harvard Kennedy School ’20

About a year ago, my mom asked me, “When did it all change for you?” Without thinking, the answer was clear. “When I started to read my Bible every day,” I responded. 

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January 12, 2022

Holy Spirit 101 at Harvard

Twelve Things You Need to Know About the Third Person of the Trinity

In the fall semester, Fady Ghobrial, a Christian Union ministry fellow at Harvard University, challenged students to go deeper in their faith when he delivered a message about the Holy Spirit during DOXA, Christian Union Gloria’s Leadership Lecture Series. Ghobrial’s lecture, “Twelve Things You Need to Know About the Holy Spirit,” covered thematic threads through scripture, church history, and systematic theology, and was followed by a question and answer session that unpacked even more teaching about the Holy Spirit. Below is a summary and highlights of the twelve points:

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January 5, 2022

Christian Union Book Recommendations for 2022

From New Releases to Classics

Everyone needs a good book on hand. To help you decide where to start in the new year, Christian Union ministry faculty and staff have put together a recommended booklist for 2022. Ranging from new releases to old classics, there is sure to be something that will bless and challenge you this year. Take a look! 

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December 16, 2021

A United Effort to Pray and Fast for Revival at Harvard Law School

“The Feeling of Christian Community Is Palpable”

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

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

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November 11, 2021

A New Season of (Face-to-Face) Ministry at Harvard

CU Gloria Reaches Out to Freshmen, Returning Students

By Anne Kerhoulas, Staff Writer

It’s easy to recall March of 2020. The growing alarm about the COVID-19 pandemic, cases emerging in various parts of the country, the uncertainty of what might happen, the beginning of lockdowns, working from home, and some hospitals overflowing with patients. It was a traumatic time for everyone and the beginning of what would be many losses for individuals, families, businesses, and our nation. 

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October 29, 2021

Harvard Alumnus: From Obsessive Intellectualism to Biblical Obedience

 ‘I Am Deeply Grateful for How God Uses Christian Union to Engage Students’

By Daniel Norton, Harvard ’14

I grew up attending Catholic mass most weekends with my family. When I enrolled at Harvard in 2010, my faith could best be described as moralistic deism–I felt compelled to attend mass, do my best to behave biblically, and label myself as a good Christian. Yet my faith was built on a weak foundation, rooted in a flawed belief system that I could somehow win God’s favor through church attendance or by occasionally behaving more biblically than my college peers. 

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October 27, 2021

A Seeking God Lifestyle Seminar for Students

Christian Union Event Inspires Young Leaders

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

Students with Christian Union ministries at some of the nation’s most influential universities gathered virtually last spring for a Seeking God Lifestyle Seminar. For eight evenings, attendees heard inspiring teaching on topics ranging from repentance to revival, gathered in cohorts, and sought to draw closer to the Lord.
 

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October 14, 2021

In One Accord at Harvard Law School

A New Season and A Great Commision for CU Gloria Law

By Kelly Parks, Staff Writer

As members of the student executive team of CU Gloria Law prayed about the vision for the current academic year, each sensed the Lord calling them to focus on evangelism and discipleship. CU Gloria Law is Christian Union’s leadership development ministry at Harvard Law School.

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October 8, 2021

Exodus and Seeking God

Online Study Is Fruitful for CU Gloria Students

By Kelly Parks, Staff Writer

A group of students with CU Gloria at Harvard University systematically studied the book of Exodus during the summer. 

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