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August 22, 2022

Introducing CU America

A Letter from Founder and CEO Matt Bennett

Christian Union is entering its third decade of ministry; praise God and thanks to you! I thank God for the lives that have been changed and the honor the Lord has received over the past twenty years. 

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August 8, 2022

Inner Healing Brings Transformational Life Change

Christian Union students and alumni experience radical healing through healing prayer methods

By Anne Kerhoulas

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed. - Luke 4:18

inner healing

The ministry of Jesus is a wildly supernatural ministry. But today, many churches focus on the teachings of Jesus more than the power of Jesus when he performed miracles, healings, deliverances, and raised the dead. Though the teaching of Jesus is essential to every church and every believer, the supernatural works of Jesus are such an enormous part of His ministry that they cannot be overlooked. And yet that’s exactly what is happening across America. 

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June 21, 2022

Does Your Community Need a CU Fire Retreat?

Christian Union Is Offering Hosting Opportunities

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

 

Christian Union will host its next CU Fire Retreat on October 14-15 in living rooms across America—it’s a small group experience designed for the rejuvenation and inspiration of Christians.

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May 25, 2022

Why We Shouldn’t Call America a “Post-Christian Nation”

The United States Has Been Marked by Spiritual Ebbs and Flows 

By Dr. Chuck Hetzler

 

The light of the gospel has been fading for many years in the western world. America, along with Canada and many western European nations, are often referred to as “post-Christian.” I’ve caught myself using the term as well, but it’s actually a misleading and harmful catchphrase. Referring to America as a “post-Christian nation” reinforces a false narrative about our country’s Christian history and fosters an ungodly perspective that must be renounced. 

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May 23, 2022

Ukrainian Refugee Finds Support and Community Through Christian Union New York

Young Woman Is Thankful for God's Grace, Providence

By Anne Kerhoulas, Staff Writer

 

“You don’t know what it’s like to leave everything behind to follow Christ until you have to do it. Everything can change. Everything can change in a day. That’s why you need a relationship with Jesus. So you can be sure of him when everything else goes away.”

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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 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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December 21, 2021

Feature Film: Brown Professor Hosts Viewing of C.S. Lewis Biopic

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

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

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.”

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December 17, 2021

CU Day and Night: Fasting and Praying for Revival in 2022

Will You Join Our National Effort?

By Chuck Hetzler, Director of CU Day and Night

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. 

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December 15, 2021

Eric Metaxas: 'Is Atheism Dead?'

Social Commentator Speaks at NYCU Salon

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

Atheism is no longer an option for those who seek to be regarded as intellectually honest, according to Eric Metaxas. The cultural commentator and Yale alumnus of 1984 shared that premise when he spoke at Christian Union New York’s salon on December 15.

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November 8, 2021

Miracles and The Gospel Of The Kingdom

CBN Airs Segment on CU’s New York Conferences

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

In August, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) highlighted some of the supernatural healings and manifestations that have happened at Christian Union’s Gospel of the Kingdom Conferences in New York City. Karen Hetzler, Assistant Ministry Director of Christian Union New York, was a guest on the CBN News Prayer Link program with hosts Wendy Griffith and Charlene Aaron.

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November 4, 2021

CU Fire Burns Brightly Across the United States

Christian Union Multi-Site Event Stirs, Strengthens Believers

By Dr. Chuck HetZler, Director of CU Day and Night

Christian Union Day and Night hosted its first-ever, multi-site version of CU Fire on Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9.  

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October 28, 2021

Os Guinness and ‘A Tale of Two Revolutions’

Social Critic Speaks at Christian Union NY Forum

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

“America, who has bewitched you?” That was the question posed by English author and social critic Os Guinness when he spoke at a Christian Union New York virtual forum on September 21. The title of his lecture was “1776 versus 1789 — A tale of two revolutions and America’s present crisis.”

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August 17, 2021

The Intersection of Faith and Vocation

“Whose Voice Are We Hearing?”

 By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor


At first glance, the career path of Amilee Watkins may seem somewhat random. A trained classical musician, her resume includes employment as a manager of a Starbucks in New York City, assistant director for the Center for Faith and Work at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and COO of a startup that centers on spiritual formation.

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August 12, 2021

Healing, Evangelism, and Revival

Dr. Matthew Suh Speaks at NYCU Salon

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor


Dr. Matthew Suh, a Harvard-educated surgeon, retired from the operating room to become a practitioner of ministry that is focused on proclaiming the good news of the gospel and supernatural healing.

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July 1, 2021

All Hands On Deck To Save A Sinking Nation

Carter Conlon: "We Have Abandoned the Ways of God"

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

Carter Conlon, chairman of the board and general overseer of Times Square Church in New York City, recently compared the United States to a shipwrecked vessel—with more storms on the near horizon. The coming darkness and desperation, however, could usher in a great opportunity for the Church to be a voice of hope and salvation, he said. 

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June 8, 2021

Q and A with George Otis

Prayer, Revival, and Societal Transformations

At Christian Union’s Cities Conference in Manhattan in 2018, George Otis, Jr. talked about the first Great Awakenings in the United States and the ensuing socioeconomical impact that followed in various cities and communities that were “overwhelmed by the grace and presence of God.”

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June 4, 2021

Blessing the City

Pilar Is Christian Union’s Minister of Music

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

 

Linnette Pilar has a heart for worship and a prayerful passion for New York City.

Pilar, executive assistant to Christian Union Founder and CEO Matt Bennett, is a member of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, a six-time Grammy-winning group of singers who minister in their home church and around the world.    

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May 20, 2021

Spiritual Warfare and the Film ‘Chicago: America’s Hidden War’

Christian Union Associate Produces Timely Documentary

By Tom Campisi, Managing Editor

Once a month, Christian Union New York convenes local pastors for an intense, fourteen-hour time of prayer, fasting, Bible reading, and seeking the Lord. Christian Union Founder and CEO Matt Bennett leads the meetings, along with Dimas Salaberrios, a Christian Union ministry associate and a bold Christian leader in New York City.

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May 13, 2021

The Seeking God Lifestyle

Christian Union Manual Satisfies Hungry Souls

PORTLAND, USA - JULY 2 2017: Man is holding a pen in his hand with an open book lying in fornt of him


By Dr. Chuck Hetzler


Marc Minella, of Kingston, Massachusetts, was searching for a discipleship course that could feed his hunger for the Lord. When Marc downloaded the Seeking God Lifestyle manual from Christian Union Day and Night’s website, God met him in remarkable ways.

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