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April 29, 2016
Nexus Conference Networks, Inspires Students and Professionals By Eileen Scott, Senior WriterNexus: The Christian Union Conference on Faith and Action explored the convergence of culture, career, and Christianity for 317 students from some of the nation's most influential universities.The Omni Hotel in New Haven, Connecticut, just a couple blocks from Yale University, was home to a weekend of vibrant worship, continuous and intercessory prayer and engaging messages from powerful plenary speakers on April 1-3. Students from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale attended the conference, which offered insight, inspiration, networking, and practical advice on discerning God's purpose for life, campus, and career.

April 29, 2016
Hebrews 12:1-2 by Columbia Ministry Director Jim Black Christian Union's Ministry Director at Columbia University, Jim Black, gave this message on Hebrews 12:1-2 during a plenary session at Nexus 2016, the Christian Union Conference on Faith & Action. (42:21)

April 20, 2016
The biweekly eNewsletter from Christian Union You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit

April 12, 2016
Our job as Christians isn't just gospel proclamation - it's culture creation. It's about building up the social and civic structure in communities across the nation through the work that we do. That is integral to culture making and living out God’s calling.

April 8, 2016
What is love? Does love mean supporting someone in doing whatever they feel gives them present satisfaction? Or is love telling someone the truth, even when it’s difficult?

April 7, 2016
Why Culture Matters By Gabe Lyons From Q Ideas People of faith differ on how much concern we should pay to the culture at hand, questioning what good can we really do engaging in a broken world. Can we really make a significant difference? Does God share these concerns? Every generation must answer these questions in the same way creatives, artisans, industry and civic leaders have done for two millennia... Watch Now >

March 24, 2016
Building a thriving culture, whether within a single organization or on a larger societal level, requires time, patience, and serious dedication. A healthy culture is, after all, shaped by its leadership, so those in leadership roles and managerial positions – like it or not – can expect organizational effectiveness to be directly tied to their own values and attitudes.

March 24, 2016
God seeks relationship with those who don’t yet know him. He seeks a deeper union with those who do. As we seek him, we can be confident that he is earnestly seeking us as well. –Leigh McLeroy

March 23, 2016
With all the contestation surrounding religious freedom and difference in beliefs, there are certainly times where we might think that the world would be better without such conflicts, or any differences for that matter. But differences are what enrich our lives, sharpen our minds, and expand our creativity.

March 23, 2016
Technology, Faith, and Human Shortcomings By Billy Graham From TED Talks In a throwback video, Billy Graham speaks at TED in 1998. It is still great today...Watch Now >

March 14, 2016
Students entered the lecture hall to find the chalk boards clear of their typical dizzying array of equations, and instead saw four artists sitting on the raised platform at the front of the room. The event was facilitated by Columbia Faith and Action (CFA), a Christian ministry on Columbia’s campus, and hosted by Columbia College sophomore Migueyli Rivera.

March 14, 2016
With the death of Antonin Gregory Scalia, the nation has lost one of its greatest jurists and a man who embodied the principle of fidelity to the Constitution. Requiescat in pace. –Prof. Robert P. George

March 10, 2016
“If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.” -Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Nobel laureate

March 9, 2016
Where Do Good and Evil Come From? By Peter Kreeft From Prager University A five-minute video by widely respected Boston College professor of philosophy Peter Kreeft exploring various views as to the origins of morality...Watch Now >

March 7, 2016
Christians who embrace a seeking God lifestyle are urged to consider their role in engaging culture an important aspect of their God-given calling in the world. But what precisely does this mean? In an insightful article for BreakPoint, author and speaker Eric Metaxas addresses this very question.

March 1, 2016

Theologian: Male-Female Relationship Is Foundational

by Catherine Elvy, Staff Writer Theologian Robert Gagnon has been the subject of both praise and contempt for his stance equating homosexual acts with sin.The notoriety followed his appearances and prolific writings across myriad media, where the Dartmouth College alumnus of 1981 unabashedly declared that God designed men and women to complement one another and join together to form a whole."The twoness of the sexes is the foundation for the twoness of the sexual bond," said Gagnon during a recent lecture.At its core, a male-female relationship is a prerequisite for a godly sexual union.

February 24, 2016

Andrew Bean '17 Adds His Voice to the Conversation

by Eileen Scott, Senior WriterWhen the American Association of Universities released a study about the sexual climate on 27 campuses around the country, Andrew Bean '17 thought the results were "horrifying."The survey was designed "to assess the incidence, prevalence, and characteristics of incidents of sexual assault and misconduct" on campuses across the nation.And after reading that an estimated 18 percent of Yale undergraduates reported an undesired sexual encounter involving force or incapacitation, this member of Christian Union's ministry at Yale knew it was a problem he wanted to address.

February 24, 2016
Not Talk, But Power By Dr. Chuck Hetzler From cudayandnight.org "First, we need to realize that the level of God's power in our lives can be greater than it is currently." Dr. Chuck Hetzler expands on this thought in a brief devotional posted Monday on Christian Union's new twice-daily video devotional site, Christian Union Day & Night...Watch Now >

February 16, 2016

With Our Whole Heart, Soul, and Mind

by Justin MillsBut from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find Him, if you search after Him with all your heart and with all your soul (Deuteronomy 4:29).The Bible is full of such promises as this one in Deuteronomy 4:29, with a straightforward equation for intimacy with God. Unsurprisingly, these promises of seeking the Lord and finding Him include conditionality, such as the requirement that you seek after Him with all your heart and soul.We know of God's holiness and the need, as the preacher says, to guard our steps when we go to the house of God (Ecclesiastes 5:1).

February 16, 2016

Columbia Sophomore Perseveres through Trials

by Catherine Elvy, Staff WriterA Columbia University undergraduate is sharing the lessons she gleaned from the trenches of extraordinary financial hardships to inspire participants in Christian Union's leadership development ministry on campus.Migueyli Rivera '18 readily offers fellow students some of the spiritual and practical insights she gained as a strapped, often displaced teen in Lawrence, Massachusetts. "When I was going through homelessness, I really hung onto my faith," said Rivera.

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