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July 21, 2016
Transhumanism, the belief that we can use technology to alter our lives in order to outlive our natural lifespans, shares its core beliefs with the ancient Christian heresy, Gnosticism, which rejects the body as evil. James Hoskins, writing for CAPC, explains the connection between the two erroneous beliefs.

July 19, 2016
Christian Union’s 2016 Nexus conference brought together students from all eight of the nation’s leading universities for a life-changing weekend of dynamic worship and world-class speakers. The weekend challenged students to think deeply about their faith, to consider how they might put that faith into action right now on their campuses, to recognize how God can use them in the vocation they pursue to impact culture for Christ, and to grow closer in faith and devotion to Jesus Christ in fellowship with like-minded peers.
July 15, 2016
When Jesus tells His disciples “The poor you will always have with you,” it may seem like He is telling His disciples that caring for those in need is a secondary concern. Some may use this passage as justification for tight-fistedness, but Jesus’ message is actually the opposite.

July 15, 2016
It may appear contradictory at first to say that to love our neighbor best we must love God the most, but it is actually the best way to fulfill Jesus’ two great commandments of love in the gospels. 

July 13, 2016
The biweekly eNewsletter from Christian Union An Unexpected Freedom

July 5, 2016
The recent rape at Stanford University has once again ignited the nationwide discourse about sexual misconduct on college campuses and what it does to students. Anne Maloney with Crisis magazine shares what her experiences with victims of the hook-up culture have revealed about the holes in society at large:

July 5, 2016
When looking for a spouse, young men and women often make the mistake of looking for a person who shares their exact tastes, strengths, and faults. Marriage, however, is more about a commitment to another person than it is about the romantic connection formed early on in a relationship.   

June 30, 2016
From the legality of transgender bathrooms to the morality of physician-assisted suicide, a series of social issues have become emblematic of the stark differences between worldviews vying to be cultural norms in the United States. More fundamentally, these hot-button issues illustrate a gap between starkly different ways of understanding right and wrong. As these differences play out in the public square, too little attention is given to the most basic assumptions made by the opposing positions.

June 30, 2016
Everyone in the world is looking for happiness. As Christians, we have the benefit of knowing that durable happiness lies in our faith in God. Despite this knowledge, many Christians often feel perplexed that they still experience emotions like sorrow. Randy Alcorn from Desiring God explains why Christians can enjoy profound happiness even if they are not perpetually experiencing the emotion that we think of as “happy”:

June 29, 2016
The biweekly eNewsletter from Christian Union Gospel of the Kingdom Conference Audio

June 28, 2016
Proponents of the legitimization of transgenderism try to normalize their agenda on three different—yet interconnected—fronts: social, medical, and legal. Activists for the cause seek to dismantle biologically based perceptions of sex and bend them to fit a vision of the human person that ultimately does not make sense.

June 28, 2016
Yale now offers so-called gender-neutral bathrooms to its student body. This decision comes amid recent national disputes over which bathroom people who claim to be transgendered ought to use. It also signals the university’s enthusiastic endorsement of the notion that sexual identity is “fluid” and contingent on the individual’s perspective, rather than biology.

June 15, 2016
A recent study from the American College of Pediatricians has found that teaching gender ideology in elementary schools psychologically hurts children. To understand gender ideology it is important to recognize an inherent contradiction between its dual goals. On the one hand, it seeks to erase any suggestion of biological distinctions between male and female. On the other hand, it reinforces some cultural roles by suggesting children can and should alter their sex to confirm to what “gender” they feel themselves to be, even to point of hormone treatment and surgical alteration. This ideology dangerously conflates biological sex and its differences with the variables attitudes and roles of the sexes within a society. But all evidence shows that allowing children to “choose their sex” at an age when they cannot fully understand what they are doing will confuse and harm them as they get older.

June 15, 2016
The spiritual disciplines allow us to become like Christ by teaching us to live in the same manner as He did. In an interview with Christianity Today, authors Philip Nation and David Mathis, discuss the spiritual disciplines and how we can implement them into our daily lives.

June 15, 2016
Students at Dartmouth are challenging two closely related, disturbing trends in higher education—the growth of bureaucracy and censorship. In a petition to the Dartmouth administration, five student government leaders and 1,200 signees expressed strong discontent with the ever-increasing number of non-faculty staff employed by the college. The number of non-faculty administrators has risen to 1,000 from 1999 to 2004 and then, despite faculty lay-offs, to 3,497 by 2015. This monumental staff increase has contributed to making the minimum cost $70,000 for a year at Dartmouth. 

June 15, 2016
The biweekly eNewsletter from Christian Union Supporting Heroes and Heroines on the Front Lines

June 8, 2016
Liberal academia claims to champion the progressive ideals of inclusion and diversity. Unfortunately, there exists a systematic discrimination against certain viewpoints, including conservatives and evangelical Christians in many colleges. As colleges pay lip-service to diversity, but discourage it in reality, it is students that lose out on experiencing genuine diversity of thought. Nicholas Kristof addresses this bias in a New York Times op-ed:

June 8, 2016
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 5:9). Though we live in a world filled with discord, we should take His exhortation to heart and through our peaceful dispositions, let our neighbors feel the positive impact of our Christian faith.

June 8, 2016
The environment at the nation’s leading universities is often academically intense, sometimes highly competitive, and highly secular. Prospective students and families considering the pros and cons of attending one of the nation’s top ranked schools are right to wonder if it will be difficult for freshmen who are Christian to stay strong in their faith. However, despite the real challenges they face, Christian students reflecting on their experiences report a wealth of opportunities to grow in their faith.

June 2, 2016
On May 6, 2016, Harvard University announced “members of independent, single-sex, off-campus organizations will be blacklisted from Rhodes and Marshall scholarships and banned from leadership of on-campus organizations or athletic teams.”