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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.

February 16, 2016

Inter-Ministry Task Force Responds to Campus Tension

Editor's note: The following letter, reprinted from the Website www.loveforyale.com, was written by an inter-ministry task force at Yale in response to racial tension and protests on campus in the fall semester. The document was signed by over 100 Yale students and staff members from various ministries, including Athletes in Action, Living Water, Yale Christian Fellowship, Chi Alpha, Yale Graduate Christian Fellowship, Yale Faith and Action, Yale Students for Christ, Yale Gospel Choir, and United Church of Westville.To Our Campus:We are writing to you as a family of brothers and sisters in Christ. We have been deeply moved and affected by the pain experienced by many on our campus. We affirm that there is real, legitimate, and deep pain endured by communities of color here at Yale, not just as a result of recent events, but rather the result of lifelong experiences.

February 16, 2016

University Cites Program as Part of 150th Anniversary Celebration

By Catherine Elvy, Staff WriterAs part of its sesquicentennial celebration, Cornell University recently spotlighted the institution's former training program for missionaries on furlough, including the course's ties to a global evangelist.In November, the university's official newspaper paid tribute to the Cornell School for Missionaries, which operated from 1930 to 1964.

February 16, 2016
"My wife, Judy, and I became aware of Christian Union in its early years on the Princeton campus," shares Dennis Sweeney. "Matt Bennett (Christian Union founder and CEO) contacted us and explained what Christian Union was doing. We felt a clear, immediate, strong call to become supporters," he said.Dennis, Class of 1975, was an economics major at Princeton and a member of Cottage Club, one of the university's storied eating clubs.

February 15, 2016

Historian Notes Link between Prayer and Revival

by Catherine Elvy, Staff WriterAt their core, major manifestations from God involve prayer movements."Prayer movements have been fundamental to the advancement of Christ's kingdom as long as we can trace," says Bob Bakke, a church historian, author, and pastor."God is drawn to united prayer."

February 15, 2016

Historian Notes Link between Prayer and Revival

by Catherine Elvy, Staff WriterAt their core, major manifestations from God involve prayer movements."Prayer movements have been fundamental to the advancement of Christ's kingdom as long as we can trace," says Bob Bakke, a church historian, author, and pastor."God is drawn to united prayer."

February 12, 2016
In a society that often values self-indulgence and entertainment over education and study, what should God’s workers do with the Word of Truth? This question was put forth by Gary G. Hoag in an article for Christian Leadership Alliance.

February 11, 2016
An Interview with Dr. Vincent Bacote By Christian Union From YouTube.com “Faith ought to impact every facet of our lives and society.” Dr. Vincent Bacote, Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College, observed in a forum hosted by a ministry of Christian Union at Princeton. Bacote explored key considerations for Christians engaging pressing issues, whether on campus or in society more broadly...Watch Video >

February 1, 2016
Recent graduates and professionals come together for a weekend of compelling speakers and dynamic worship. April 1-3, 2016Omni New Haven HotelNew Haven, ConnecticutExperience two days of excellent plenary speakers and seminars addressing what it means to engage and transform culture as Christians in the marketplace. Vibrant worship and connections with others round out an enriching weekend. Learn more...

February 1, 2016
Our labors have a greater purpose that cannot be measured in dollars and cents. There is something about the weekend that we look forward to throughout the work week. Then, as Monday comes, we again settle into our quotidian work schedule and routine. Yet no matter how relaxing the weekend, how long the vacation, or how successful a completed task, we are never truly satisfied with this cycle. The paycheck and minor progress we secure hardly satiate our inner longing for something more. We desire fulfillment.

January 28, 2016
Announcing the Beta-Release Launch of Christian Union Day and Night By Christian Union From cudayandnight.org Christian Union has launched a beta version of its new initiative, Christian Union Day and Night. Watch morning and evening three-minute video devotionals from respected Christian leaders — for free...Learn More >

January 22, 2016
New York City Christian Union Forum Speaker Dr. Robert Louis Wilken   January 19, 2016, Dr. Robert Louis Wilken, Professor Emeritus of the University of Virginia and prolific author, addressed the topic of Spiritual Freedom.Read more about the speaker...

January 13, 2016
How the Gospel Gives Us True Rest By Kevin Antlitz From YouTube Princeton Ministry Fellow Kevin Antlitz continues the "Why Good News?" series by revealing that the gospel invites us to deny the dangers of worldly success by engaging in purposeful, constructive rest –– the Sabbath...Watch Now >

January 4, 2016

Article shows despair some residents experience

by Catherine Elvy, Staff WriterFor medical residents in obstetrics-gynecology, abortion training can prompt deep soul searching.That scenario was well illustrated when a Brown University clinical instructor and pro-choice advocate recently penned a disturbing article for a leading medical journal reflecting the divergent experiences of young doctors as they confronted the realities of abortion training.

December 31, 2015

Students Invited to Pick their Pronoun

According to an Associated Press Article, students registering at Harvard this fall were entitled to choose from various pronouns to describe themselves on their forms. The offerings included: he, she, and the "gender-neutral" options of they and ze.

December 31, 2015

Yale Paper Identifies Religious Trends

By Eileen Scott, Senior WriterA Yale Daily News survey of the class of 2019 revealed that, while a majority of students identify with some form of religious belief, a large portion of the incoming class has no spiritual moorings.

December 31, 2015

NYCU Hosts Lecture by Anthony Bradley

by Catherine Elvy, Staff WriterLaboring in the marketplace is part of a divine calling.That was the message from scholar and theologian Anthony Bradley when he spoke to a crowd of professionals at a New York City Christian Union Forum this summer in Midtown Manhattan.